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Daily Harvest -- 10/13/2016
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Agri-Pulse Daybreak for Oct. 13, 2016
Link - (Audio) Trump talking points on regulation, trade, immigration; two ag advisers ask off Trump team; GOP House members targeted on food issues; EWG releases conservation database; EPA extends RIN crackdown.

Agri-Pulse: AFBF trying to inform members about farm bill issues
Link - (Audio) The American Farm Bureau Federation is hoping that a group of farm bill information documents can get its membership talking about desires for the next piece of legislation.

Agri-Pulse: GAP Report: Agricultural productivity growth stalls
Link - (Subscription only) Report: Global demand for agricultural products is skyrocketing, but for the third year in a row, the rate of global agricultural productivity growth has failed to meet its target.

Concord Monitor: Dairy relief board asks Legislature for $3.6M amid drought
Link - The potential future of the state’s dairy industry – now rests on the shoulders of the New Hampshire Legislature.

Nebraska Radio Network: Nebraska farmers take $645 million share of federal safety-net payout
Link - Nebraska farmers are receiving help for last year’s low commodity prices.


Delaware Public Media: A more environmentally-friendly, cost-effective way to produce ethanol
Link - University of Delaware researchers and a biofuels lab are making it more cost-effective to produce ethanol.

KCCI: Small Iowa town houses state's largest solar farm
Link - A small town about 120 miles east of Des Moines now has one of the biggest solar farms in the state.


St. Louis Post Dispatch: Food of the 1990s: A revolutionary change
Link - Fads come and fads go. But in the 1990s, one thing happened that perhaps changed the way we cook and eat in America forever.

The Washington Post: Food prices are dropping. Restaurant prices aren’t.
Link - While food price deflation may be good news for grocery shoppers, it’s having a boomerang effect on the restaurant industry.

The Wall Street Journal: America’s Dairy Farmers Dump 43 Million Gallons of Excess Milk
Link - U.S. dairy farmers are dumping tens of millions of gallons of milk in the midst of a supply glut which has also resulted in warehouses full of cheese.

New Food Magazine: USDA announces plans to purchase surplus cheese and create growth for dairy industry
Link - The USDA offers to purchase $20 million of cheddar cheese to reduce a private cheese surplus that has reached record levels.


Benzinga: How Dairy Stocks Could Milk Gains From The Trans-Pacific Partnership
Link - The controversial Trans-Pacific partnership (TPP) could be a boon for the dairy industry.

The New Yorker: Trump’s Muse on U.S. Trade with China
Link - Should Donald Trump be elected President, Peter Navarro would likely become the single most powerful economic adviser in the United States.

Farmer’s Journal: Potential market for dairy breeding stock in Russia
Link - After a visit to the Russian dairy show Golden Autumn, Irish livestock exporters are confident that a market opportunity exists there for Irish dairy stock.

Fresh Plaza: Agritrade helps Guatemalan producers
Link - Agritrade is a platform created by the Guatemalan Exporters Association to promote agricultural exports, which also organizes and gives its name to Central America's agricultural sector's largest trade fair.

Caixin Media: ChemChina-Syngenta Deal Faces Investor Concern
Link - Investors are expressing concern that ChemChina’s proposed $43 billion acquisition of Swiss agribusiness giant Syngenta has run up against new challenges.


The Columbian: Columbian white-tail deer rebound
Link - Officials say populations strong enough to reclassify creatures as threatened.

LA Times: Tripadvisor to stop selling tickets to attractions where animals and humans interact
Link - One of the nation’s most popular travel booking sites is taking a stand on animal welfare by halting the sale of tickets to attractions that let tourists ride or touch wild or endangered animals.

WRAL News: Environmentalists fear coal ash spills from flooding
Link - Thousands of gallons of water flowed out of a cooling pond at a retired Duke Energy power plant on Wednesday after part of the retaining wall on the 545-acre pond gave way.


Santa Maria Sun: Overdue time: After decades of exemption from overtime laws, California farmworkers will receive equal protection
Link - Last month Gov. Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill 1066 into law, requiring growers to pay their farmworker employees overtime for workdays exceeding eight hours and workweeks exceeding 40 hours.

York Daily Record: State cultivates farm labor at high school
Link - Pennsylvania will need to fill about 75,000 jobs in the agriculture sector in the next 10 years, the state says.

The New York Times: In City Built by Immigrants, Immigration Is the Defining Political Issue
Link - For both sides, how to deal with immigration has become a defining political issue.


Business Standard: GM crop is as safe as any other form of breeding. It's probably safer'
Link - Mark Lynas defends the government's recent decisions on GM mustard. After Acquisition, Deere and Ag Leader Will Sell Precision Planting Products
Link - Deere announced that the company has reached an agreement with Ag Leader, which will allow the precision agriculture competitor to offer Precision Planting products.

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