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Farmers Got a Look at Brazil Farmland

Brazil is a major competitor of the United States on the global commodities market, and a group of U.S. farmers got a chance to get a firsthand look at Brazil’s agriculture on the Commstock Investments Brazil Farmland Tour. Alan VanNahmen, …

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Taming Canada’s Grocery Cartel

Canada is moving closer to a grocery industry Code of Conduct. It’s an attempt to level the playing field for fresh produce farmers, food manufacturers, and for independent grocers. Canadian consumers have very few choices in where they buy their …

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Corn Growers Praise Biden Officials for Stance on Biotech Corn

The National Corn Growers Association praised the Biden administration for issuing an official rejection of a recent proposed compromise from Mexico on biotech corn imports into the country. The development came during a meeting between Mexican officials and U.S. Department …

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Defining Sustainability in the Beef Value Chain

Trying to define what sustainability is within the beef value chain has been a long, and ongoing, process, unique for each aspect of the chain. Rod Bain reports.

Our Pets May Be Too Fat for Their Own Good

 If you are still trying to keep your New Year’s resolutions to lose weight, one expert says maybe you should include your pets in those resolutions. On this edition of “Agriculture USA,” Gary Crawford reports on what some say is …

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More Encouraging Agricultural Export Numbers

The latest USDA trade numbers show continued strength in U.S. agricultural product exports. Gary Crawford has this report.

Meyer Concerned on Fourth Quarter Hogs

The outlook for the hog market in 2023 will come with hurdles in production, input costs and export opportunities. Dr. Steve Meyer, an economist with Partners for Production Agriculture and Ever.Ag, said costs for the producer are high. “We’re not …

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Senators Reintroduce Bipartisan Beef Labeling Act  

WASHINGTON — U.S. Sens. John Thune (R-S.D.), a longtime member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, Jon Tester (D-Mont.), Mike Rounds (R-S.D.), and Cory Booker (D-N.J.) today reintroduced the American Beef Labeling Act, legislation that would reinstate mandatory country of origin labeling (MCOOL) for …

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SC Commissioner Weathers: SC Agritourism Farms Share Info at Annual Conference

I understand you’re at the 2023 South Carolina Agritourism Association’s annual conference this week. Tell us about it, Commissioner! Well, agritourism is booming in South Carolina. We have 545 agritourism farms listed on our site. Agritourism is any activity carried …

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Foundational Elements of High Corn Yields

As farmers plan for the 2023 growing season LG Seeds agronomist Robby Meeker wants them to think about what they can do to achieve higher corn yields. He says it comes down to three foundational elements: genetic selection, balanced nutrition …

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