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Record Number of Poultry Facilities Recognized for Outstanding Safety Performance

During the 2019 National Safety Conference for the Poultry Industry in Florida, a record 230 chicken and turkey facilities received safety awards by the Joint Industry Safety and Health Council. The companies were honored...

Trump Asking Japan to Purchase U.S. Ag Products

President Trump is asking Japan to purchase U.S. farm products as the two nations seek a small trade deal including agriculture. Trump asked Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to buy a “huge amount” of...

Private Firm Predicts 12 Billion Bushel Corn Crop, 3.7 Billion Soybeans

A private firm forecast of the nation's crops greatly differs from Department of Agriculture data released this week. That's true for many expectations, but the data from USDA still sparked a negative market reaction...

WSSA Issues Statement Regarding Glyphosate Registration Process

An organization of weed science professionals is voicing concerns regarding the glyphosate reregistration and recent court decisions. The Weed Science Society of America released a statement Tuesday supporting a science-based approach to evaluating glyphosate...

Kind: Purdue Ignoring Wisconsin Farmers, Gives Trade Aid to Largest Producers

A Wisconsin lawmaker is demanding changes to Department of Agriculture trade aid distributions. Democrat Ron Kind, a U.S. Representative from Wisconsin, says the current Market Facilitation Program favors large farmers. In a letter to...

Trump Delays Tariff Hike Until December

The Trump administration will delay part of a planned tariff increase on China until December. The U.S. Trade Representative’s office made the announcement Tuesday the administration would not implement the planned tariffs. Instead, the...

Growth Energy and GasBuddy Partner to Launch Unleaded 88 on GasBuddy App

Growth Energy and GasBuddy Tuesday announced the inclusion of Unleaded 88 in the GasBuddy mobile app and database. Unleaded 88 is a fuel with 15 percent renewable biofuel approved for cars 2001 and newer,...
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The National Corn Yield Contest Deadline August 15

The National Corn Yield Contest entry deadline is Thursday, August 15, 2019. To participate and receive recognition for your yield, enter online. All harvest entries will be due by November 15. Contest winners will be...

Blood Orange Pictures to Debut ‘SILO’ at the Farm Progress Show

Blood Orange Pictures, a New York-based film and television production company, today announced the upcoming release of the narrative feature film SILO. Set to launch at this year’s Farm Progress Show in Decatur, IL...

Tyson to Pay Employees, Rebuild, Following Fire at Kansas Facility

Tyson Foods is pledging to pay employees and rebuild a Holcomb, Kansas, plant after a fire partially destroyed the facility. In a news release, Tyson officials say they are still assessing the damage and...

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