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What the Humanization of Pets means to Agriculture

The humanization of pets and its impact on pet nutrition provides challenges for global agriculture. Micheal Clements has more for SFN.

NC Delegation Supporting USDA Relocating Key Agriculture Operations to Research Triangle

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Wednesday, Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC) led a letter from the North Carolina Congressional delegation to United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Perdue to advocate for the selection of North Carolina as the new home of the

Trade Mitigation Round Two Coming as Soon as Thursday

Sources close to the president say another aid package aimed at helping producers hurt by the ongoing trade war with China could be announced as soon as Thursday. Bloomberg reports that the trade mitigation package, similar to the one implemented

Economic Growth Means Higher Demand Ahead for Animal Proteins

USDA economist Mildred Haley expects pork production to increase 3.5 percent to 28.3 billion pounds in 2020. The increase comes in response to higher international pork prices caused by pork deficits in China, which are caused by the African Swine

China Delaying Trade Talks

Beijing says it’s in “no rush” to get talks going again between the U.S. and China. The South China Morning Post says the country is prepared to not meet with President Trump if he’s “not prepared to be realistic.” In

Max on Trade: Market Projections

Max Armstrong of This Week in Agribusiness talks markets, trade and crop projections with Tommy Grisafi, Commodity Risk Management Advisor, Advance Trading.

Commissioner Hugh Weathers: Homegrown by Heroes

Commissioner Hugh Weathers is here to talk about the “Homegrown by Heroes” initiative that helps educate and support veteran farmers. Here in South Carolina we love our veterans and try to support them in any way that we can. Purchasing

A New Fresh Bacon Index

The CME Group announced it will begin publishing a new fresh bacon index. Chad Smith has the story for SFN.

U.S. Beef Now has Full Access to Japan

Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue says the United States and Japan have agreed on new terms and conditions that eliminate Japan’s longstanding restrictions on U.S. beef exports. That paves the way for expanded sales to the United States’ top global beef

Trump Administration Lifting Steel and Aluminum Tariffs

The United States has reached a deal to lift the steel and aluminum tariffs imposed on imports from Canada and Mexico, which have been a major obstacle to passing the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement. The Canadian and American governments said Friday