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Farmers Decide Yea Or Nay On Genetically Modified Crops
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FDA to Redefine “Healthy”; Ag Lenders Expect Rise in Loan Demand

**The FDA will have to sift through hundreds of comments containing often-conflicting advice as it tries to redefine the term “healthy” for use on food products...

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Snow Damages Kansas Wheat and Branstad Ambassador to China

**A foot of snow fell on a good chunk of the western Kansas wheat crop last weekend, striking a devastating blow to a region known for robust wheat production...

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Senator Dick Durbin Tours New Healthy Lunch In Schools Program
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USDA Holds Changes to School Lunches; FFA Questions Perdue

**USDA is putting a hold on regulations in the National School Lunch Program requiring less salt and more whole grains in cafeterias.

At an elementary school in Leesburg, Virginia, Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue also said USDA will lift restrictions to allow schools to serve flavored, 1 percent milk instead of the non-fat now required by law...

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Senator Dick Durbin Tours New Healthy Lunch In Schools Program
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Ag Weighs In As Lawmakers Haggle Over NAFTA, SNAP, Trump budget

Now that U.S. efforts to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement are ramping up, lawmakers are asking President Trump to focus on what they call Canada’s increasingly protectionist dairy policies...

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Meat Demand Is Up; Ag Employers to Invest in Employees

**The USDA’s latest cold storage report showed strong retail and export demand for meat.

Pork was down 10% on the year, despite record pork production during March, including a 68% drop in bellies, and beef supplies were 4% lower, even after a 7% year to year increase in production last month...

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John Deere Reports Lower Quarterly Profits
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EPA Asked to Stop Analyzing Insecticides; Tractor Sales Up

**Three big names are asking the Interior and Commerce departments to stop analyzing the effects of three widely used insecticides on endangered species, arguing that EPA evaluations have overstated the risks to wildlife and the process used is deeply flawed...

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Ag Job Outlook Up and Technology to Prevent Bird Flu

**A new jobs outlook report shows interest in agricultural careers is increasing.

Erika Osmundson with AgCareers.com tells Brownfield job opportunities last year were about average with almost 60,000 postings on their site and 2017 is starting out strong...

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Food Safety Is Monitored In Beijing
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China Looks to USDA for Food Safety Help; Ag Donates to GOP

**China, the world’s largest meat-producing and consuming country, is overhauling its food safety system to assure 1.3 billion people they won’t be harmed by the chicken, beef and pork they eat...

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Trump Calls Out Canadian Dairy; Japan to Try TPP Without U.S.

**President Trump has promised Wisconsin dairy farmers the administration will resolve trade inequities with Canada.

Trump made his first comments condemning Canadian dairy trade policies during a stop in Wisconsin last week...

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Tainted Beef Scandal Threatens Brazil's Meat Industry
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63 Indicted in Brazilian Meat Scandal and Trump Budget

**63 people have been indicted for their role in the Brazilian meat scandal and corruption in the Ministry of Agriculture. Federal auditors are accused of taking bribes in exchange for fraudulent sanitary permits...

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EPA Proposes Changes To Ethanol Mandate In Gasoline
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Dairy Council Trade Mission; Census of Agriculture 2017

**The American Coalition for Ethanol has outlined regulatory reform priorities it wants for the EPA.

Executive Vice President, Brian Jennings says their top priority will be for the EPA to revise emission standards to allow E15 and higher ethanol blends to be sold year-round...

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Reebok Making Corn-Cotton Shoes; Biofuels Doubt Trump

**President Trump is being asked by U.S. dairy groups to take immediate action against Canada’s trade policies.

Last week’s request by National Milk Producers, the International Dairy Foods Association, state Ag departments, and the U...

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