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WASHINGTON, Aug. 23, 2016 - Recruiting military veterans and youth into farming should be a major goal of the next farm bill, USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack said today at a U.S. Chamber of Commerce event to highlight its Hiring our Heroes program.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 23, 2016 - Louisianans are
still waiting for the water to recede, cleaning up the damage, taking stock of
their losses and trying to salvage what they can from the devastation of recent
WASHINGTON, Aug. 22, 2016 - Agriculture and construction equipment giant John Deere today announced layoffs at two Iowa manufacturing plants. The news comes days after the company reported profit for its fiscal third quarter fell from the year-earlier period.
As the agricultural economy enters a down period in which
low commodity prices have strained farm incomes and concerns about liquidity
have reached an all-time high, agricultural bankers are ready and willing to
help America's farmers and ranchers.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 22, 2016 - China National Chemical Corporation (ChemChina) announced that the Committee on Foreign Investment in the U.S. cleared its proposed $43 billion takeover of Syngenta - removing one of the biggest potential obstacles to the deal.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 18, 2016 - From underwater fields to
drowned cattle, the damage to Louisiana farmers and ranchers from the recent
storms and continued flooding is extensive, but state officials say they are
doing what they can to prevent losses.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 18, 2016 - The Environmental Protection Agency has been taken to the woodshed by its Office of Inspector General, which said the agency has failed to provide legally required reports to Congress.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 17, 2016 - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack awarded almost $18 million in funding for projects impacting beginning farmers and ranchers on the heels of a roundtable discussion in his home state with producers who are just getting started.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 17, 2016 - Slickspot peppergrass, a plant that lives on about 60,000 acres of sagebrush-steppe habitat in southwestern Idaho, will once again be considered a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 16, 2016 - Donald Trump's campaign has set up a geographically diverse team of agricultural leaders that includes congressmen, governors, state agriculture commissioners, trade association leaders and producers of grain, livestock, poultry and fruits and vegetables.
This week's guest on Open Mic is Leif Magnusson, President of CLAAS Global Sales Americas and the 2016 Chair of the Association of Equipment Manufacturers. This interview includes the status of an industry bearing the burden of a significant fall in US net farm income and the equipment manufacturers' perspective on global trade agreements. AEM supports the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal and Magnusson shares possible consequences of a failure to ratify the trade pact. Magnusson addresses the crucial connections between the need to develop rural infrastructure, maintaining manufacturing jobs in the country and keeping US agriculture competitive.