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  • Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller Issues Statement on Lifting of Chinese Ban on U.S. Beef Imports

    September 26, 2016

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    From: texasagriculture.gov Yesterday, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack confirmed that China’s Ministry of Agriculture will lift a ban on imports of U.S. beef from animals under 30 months of age. It’s been more than 12 years since China imposed the ban on U.S. beef imports. In 2003, China imported around $10 million of beef ...
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  • EPA: Glyphosate Not Carcinogenic

    September 19, 2016

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    From: www.dtnpf.com By Todd Neeley, DTN Staff Reporter OMAHA (DTN) — Glyphosate is likely not carcinogenic to humans, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says, again, in an issue paper posted to a federal regulatory website on Friday. The paper’s release comes ahead of a scientific advisory panel meeting scheduled to run from Oct. 18 to Oct. 21 in Washington, ...
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  • Plains Cotton Growers Commends USDA, USTR, Members of Congress for Working Toward a Level Playing Field for U.S. Agriculture

    September 18, 2016

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    TownTalk Radio received the following New Release from Mary Jane Buerkle, Director of Communications and Public Affairs, Plains Cotton Growers, Inc. Plains Cotton Growers commends the United States Department of Agriculture, the United States Trade Representative, and a bipartisan group of Members of Congress who announced that they are launching enforcement actions against China at the ...
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  • Another year of Farm Tour Success

    September 15, 2016

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    The 61st Annual 2016 Farm Tour, hosted by Terry Soil & Water Conservation District and USDA-NRCS, kicked off around 9:00 a.m. when the two Cub buses and Bronco bus pulled out of the American Legion parking lot, with police escorts from the Sheriff’s Office and Police Department. Before the buses pulled out coffee and donuts were ...
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  • 2016 Outstanding Farm Family

    September 15, 2016

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    During the 61st annual Farm Tour hosted by Terry Soil & Water Conservation District and USDA-NRCS the 2016 Outstanding Farm Family was named. John Mark Addison and family were the proud recipients of this award. There was a video about John Mark presented by the Grad students in the Ag Communications Department at Texas Tech University. John Mark ...
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  • 2016 Outstanding Young Farmer

    September 15, 2016

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    Every year on the Farm Tour an Outstanding Young Farmer is announced. The recipient for 2016 is Aaron Martin. Attendee’s were able to watch a video put together by some Grad students of the Ag Communication Department at Texas Tech University. Aaron said in his video he always remembers being on the farm, driving a tractor or checking irrigations ...
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  • Bayer clinches Monsanto with improved $66 billion bid

    September 14, 2016

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    From: www.reuters.com By Greg Roumeliotis and Ludwig Burger   German drug and crop chemical maker Bayer clinched a $66 billion takeover of U.S. seeds company Monsanto on Wednesday, ending months of wrangling with a third sweetened offer that marks the largest all-cash deal on record. The $128-a-share deal, up from Bayer’s previous offer of $127.50 a share, has emerged as the signature deal ...
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  • Todd Van Hoose: A Competitive & Innovative Farm Sector Requires a Sustained Investment

    September 13, 2016

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    From: www.farmpolicyfacts.org By: Todd Van Hoose Editor’s Note: Farm Policy Facts is pleased to publish a guest editorial from Todd Van Hoose on the importance of our continued investment in farm policy and crop insurance. Van Hoose is the president and CEO of the Farm Credit Council and a strong advocate for America’s farmers and ranchers. I did not pursue ...
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  • New USDA Commitments to Help Build Up Next Generation of Farmers and Ranchers

    September 8, 2016

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    From: USDA Farm Service Agency Bulletin USDA prioritized $5.6 billion over the next two years within USDA programs and services that serve new and beginning farmers and ranchers. A new, tailored web tool was designed to connect burgeoning farm entrepreneurs with programs and resources available to help them get started. The new web tool is available at www.usda.gov/newfarmers. The ...
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  • LISTEN NOW: Dan Jackson on Ag Update

    September 7, 2016

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    Dan Jackson talks about the Bayer/Monsanto Deal, he also talks to Chairman of the House Ag Committee Mike Conaway about the importance of trade deals and some other topics on Ag Update. Click the player below to listen to the full interview.
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