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U.S. Farm Chief Presses EU to Throw Doors Open to American Foods

(Bloomberg) — U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue signaled that a renewed transatlantic trade truce will require more ambitious European Union efforts to ease imports of American foods. Perdue criticized an idea being pursued by the bloc of a piecemeal accord that would scale back European regulatory barriers to individual American products such as shellfish, saying…

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Trump Signs USMCA, Sealing Political Win With Bipartisan Deal

(Bloomberg) — President Donald Trump signed into law a new trade pact with Canada and Mexico on Wednesday, sealing a political victory that will help neutralize Democratic attacks on his economic record.   The U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, or USMCA, delivers on one of Trump’s core campaign promises: to replace the Clinton-era North American Free Trade agreement that…

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Beyond Meat Gets the Boot from Tim Hortons in Canada

Beyond Meat products are getting booted off the menu at Tim Hortons in Canada, FOX Business reports. Tim Hortons restaurants have stopped selling the plant-alternative protein products at its coffee and donut shops across two of Canada’s biggest provinces. The chain had been serving the Beyond Burger and a Beyond Meat breakfast sandwich made with…

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CAB Insider: Opportunity Cost of Occupancy

A relatively quiet week in the fed cattle market last week with a sideways direction for the cash fed cattle price, now in its 4th week at the $124/cwt. level. Live Cattle futures, in the meantime, have been dramatically lower in recent days. The big harvested head count at 647K was a whopping 39K larger…

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USDA Invests $1.6 Million in Broadband for Rural Arizona Communities

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GOLDEN VALLEY, Ariz., Jan. 29, 2020 – Today, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development Arizona State Director Jack R. Smith announced USDA has invested $1.6 million in a high-speed broadband infrastructure project that will create or improve rural e-Connectivity for 1,492 rural households, 27 pre-subscribed businesses, six educational facilities, four pre-subscribed farms, three critical…

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At The Table: What And Why Are They Buying?

The views expressed in this commentary are those of the author.  Trust: it’s a bond not easily formed, but effortlessly broken. From Watergate to Exxon, the Clinton scandal, sub-prime mortgage crisis, BP oil spill, Lance Armstrong’s fall from glory and today’s #MeToo movement, media narratives have conditioned us to be skeptics. Generations of headlines have…

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TAHC Establishes BVD Rule

The Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) adopted a rule to mitigate the risk of uninfected cattle being exposed to bovine viral diarrhea virus persistently infected (BVDV-PI) cattle. The rule was passed at the December commission meeting, and will go into effect February 2, 2020. The newly adopted rule defines which cattle are classified as BVDV-PI,…

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Secretary Perdue Statement on USMCA Signing

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(Washington, D.C., January 29, 2020) – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue issued the following statement after President Donald J. Trump signed the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). “Today is a good day for American agriculture. Throughout this process, there were many detractors who said it couldn’t be done. But this is further proof that President Trump’s…

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USDA Invests $55.3 Million in Broadband for Rural Kentucky and Tennessee Communities

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COLUMBIA, Ky., Jan. 29, 2020 – Today, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Deputy Under Secretary for Rural Development Donald “DJ” LaVoy announced USDA has invested $55.3 million in four, high-speed broadband infrastructure projects in rural Kentucky. These projects, part of the first round of USDA’s ReConnect Pilot Program investments, will create or improve rural e-Connectivity…

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USDA Invests $2.4 Million in Broadband for Rural Washington Communities

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SEATTLE, Jan. 29, 2020 – Today, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development Washington State Director Kirk Pearson announced USDA has invested $2.4 million in a high-speed broadband infrastructure project that will create or improve e-Connectivity for approximately 250 households and home-based businesses in rural Mason County in southwest Washington. This is one of many…

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