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ARC/PLC paying on 2014 crop losses for half of enrolled farms

NCGA commends FSA revision to administrative rules for ARC

Study: High soymeal concentration in pig diets may help curb diseases

TPP could top session talks at Ohio Grain Symposium Dec. 17

‘Nutrient Challenge’ will award prizes in best manure recycling

   
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Executive branch, ag groups backing passage of final TPP

Farm groups last week joined the federal departments of Agriculture and Commerce to praise the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), as the U.S. Trade Representative and White House continued pushing for what would be the world’s biggest free trade agreement to date.
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USDA leads trade visit to Africa to boost exports

The USDA is leading a trade mission this week to Sub-Saharan Africa to increase U.S. ag exports in the region, which is a growing market for U.S. table-ready food.
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Coalition to Congress: Avoid federal crop insurance cuts

A coalition of 49 organizations representing a broad variety of interests sent a joint letter to Congress urging legislators to not cut crop insurance from an upcoming omnibus appropriations bill.
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Chinese firm buying Dow Ag’s oxyfluorfen business

In the five months since the world’s agribusiness giant, Swiss-based Syngenta AG, brushed off a $47 billion takeover bid by St. Louis’s Monsanto Co., boardroom members across the globe have been thinking: What’s next?
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Soybeans top 80 bushels in Indiana test

Benton County, located on Indiana’s border with Illinois west of Lafayette, experienced wet fields and excessive rainfall this season – but soybeans in the area rebounded.
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Indiana’s leaders respond to national debate on coal

The debate ramped up again this week on President Obama’s Clean Power Plan after the Senate voted, 52-46, in favor of two resolutions that disapproved of EPA’s regulations of new and existing coal power plants.
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Increased volatility in ag markets due to La Niña?

Ag markets may react with increased volatility in 2016 due to the current El Niño and its potential impact on future weather patterns, said the senior economist at CME Group, a leading derivatives marketplace.
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Costs rising for feed law licenses across Michigan

Recent changes to Michigan’s animal feed law will mean some higher fees for commercial feed distributors. The changes to the law, now known as P.A. 83, went into effect Oct. 1.
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National Pork Board releases info for proper antibiotics use

The National Pork Board (NPB) has debuted a new infographic showing how U.S. pig farmers are working with their veterinarians to “use antibiotics responsibly.”
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ERS projects 38 percent drop for net farm income

Farmers in the United States are having to really tighten their belts, judging by a noticeable drop projected in their incomes for 2015.
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