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Soil Health: If it’s Good for Farmers, It’s Good for the Environment – DTN

Soil Health: If it’s Good for Farmers, It’s Good for the Environment – DTN

πŸ‘€By Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor 🕔May 19, 2017

The Soil Health Institute unveiled its action plan on Thursday for advancing soil health in research, policy and on-farm practices. Β  The institute — created by the Oklahoma-based Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation and the Farm Foundation — held an event

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USDA Re-Organization Plan Getting Thumbs Up, Big Job Ahead – DTN

USDA Re-Organization Plan Getting Thumbs Up, Big Job Ahead – DTN

πŸ‘€By Chris Clayton, DTN Ag Policy Editor 🕔May 15, 2017

The former head of the Farm Service Agency under the Obama administration is among those supporting at least parts of the USDA reorganization plan rolled out this week by Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue. Val Dolcini, who led FSA from 2015

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Cleveland on Cotton: Limit Locked as Prices Went Higher – Watch Out!

Cleveland on Cotton: Limit Locked as Prices Went Higher – Watch Out!

πŸ‘€By O.A. Cleveland, Consulting Economist, Cotton Experts 🕔May 12, 2017

Mad cow disease. Driven by mill on-call fixations cotton prices shot more than 5 cents higher at week’s end, locking limit up. Likely, the price surge is not done yet as going into the week mills needed to fix the

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USDA: Secretary Perdue Announces Creation of Undersecretary for Trade

USDA: Secretary Perdue Announces Creation of Undersecretary for Trade

πŸ‘€From USDA 🕔May 11, 2017

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced the creation of an undersecretary for trade and foreign agricultural affairs in the U.S. Department of Agriculture, a recognition of the ever-increasing importance of international trade to American agriculture. Perdue made the

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Rose on Cotton: Politicians Took Swipe at Cotton Industry; WASDE Reports Next Week

Rose on Cotton: Politicians Took Swipe at Cotton Industry; WASDE Reports Next Week

πŸ‘€By Louis W. Rose IV, The Rose Cotton Report 🕔May 5, 2017

The bulls held their own through Thursday, but on Friday they either ran out of steam or just simply threw in the towel. The July and Dec contracts finished the week with losses of 110 and 50 points, respectively. The

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First U.S. Beef Delivered to Brazil in 14 Years

First U.S. Beef Delivered to Brazil in 14 Years

πŸ‘€From USDA 🕔May 4, 2017

Secretary Sonny Perdue announced today that the first shipment of fresh U.S. beef has arrived in Brazil following a 13-year hiatus.Β  The entrance of American beef into the Brazilian market ushers in promising long-term economic opportunity for U.S. beef producers.Β 

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Agriculture is 100% Science Based – DTN

Agriculture is 100% Science Based – DTN

πŸ‘€By Emily Unglesbee, DTN Staff Reporter 🕔Apr 25, 2017

The rain didn’t deter the thousands of protesters who streamed into the nation’s capital on Saturday, April 22, to join the March for Science. They wrapped their signs in plastic, donned ponchos and marched on as the clouds alternated between

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Sonny Perdue Sworn in as 31st U.S. Secretary of Agriculture

Sonny Perdue Sworn in as 31st U.S. Secretary of Agriculture

πŸ‘€From USDA 🕔Apr 25, 2017

Sonny Perdue was sworn in as the 31st U.S. Secretary of Agriculture by fellow Georgian and Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court Clarence Thomas in a brief ceremony today (4/25) at the Supreme Court building.Β  The U.S. Senate confirmed

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USDA Considers Release of 2 Genetically Modified Organisms – DTN

USDA Considers Release of 2 Genetically Modified Organisms – DTN

πŸ‘€By Emily Unglesbee DTN Staff Reporter 🕔Apr 24, 2017

In the past two weeks, USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has released documents on proposals to release two genetically modified (GM) organisms: diamondback moths and a virus designed to control the citrus greening disease attacking the citrus

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Cleveland on Cotton: Mills and Exports Keeping the Charts Moving

Cleveland on Cotton: Mills and Exports Keeping the Charts Moving

πŸ‘€By O.A. Cleveland, Consulting Economist, Cotton Experts 🕔Apr 21, 2017

Cotton prices made a run higher this week as export sales and inquiries continue to provide support to the market. The May contract, moves to first notice day and July become the spot month on Monday, April 24. Β The continuation

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