September 2, 2014

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Tyson To Divest Sow Purchasing Business

The U.S. Justice Department announced Wednesday that it will require Tyson Foods to divest Heinold Hog Markets in order to proceed with its $8.5 billion acquisition of The Hillshire Brands Company.  The department said it would require the sale of the sow purchasing business because the transaction with Hillshire would have combined companies that account […]

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EPA Releases Maps Detailing Waters of U.S. Rule

 Environmental Protection Agency released maps detailing the extent of the Waters of the U.S. proposal on Wednesday.  The maps were handed over to the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology.  Similar maps were made by tthe National Cattlemen’s Beef Association and other agricultural organizations.  NCBA alleges the maps show individual states facing upwards of […]

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North Dakota Department of Ag, Port of Vancouver Announce Shipping Agreement

The state of North Dakota and one of the nation’s leading ports are teaming up to increase the shipment of North Dakota agricultural commodities to the West Coast, while bringing more supplies and industrial products into the state. Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring and Todd Coleman, CEO, Port of Vancouver USA signed a memorandum of agreement […]

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U.S. Government To Impose Tariff On Mexican Sugar

The U.S. government, through the Commerce Department, on Tuesday announced that they will be looking to tax Mexican sugar imports at a rate as high as 17.01% as soon as next week. The move follows a host of rhetoric and litigation that began in March as U.S. sugar producers lodged a complaint with the Commerce […]

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