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Daybreak

Agri-Pulse Daybreak for Feb. 23, 2017

WASHINGTON, Feb. 23, 2017 - USDA’s 93rd annual Agricultural Outlook Forum kicks off today outside the nation’s capital. House Agriculture Chairman Mike Conaway will keynote the morning session, and the crowd will also hear from President Trump’s nominee for ambassador to China, Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad.
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SNAP

Grocers step in to stop USDA from releasing SNAP data

WASHINGTON, Feb. 22, 2017 - A six-year fight by a South Dakota newspaper to obtain retail-specific data on Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program sales will likely last another year after supermarkets were able to secure a delay in the planned release of the information by USDA’s Food and Nutrition Service.
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Lawmakers remind Trump about importance of a strong RFS

WASHINGTON, Feb. 16, 2017 - During a campaign stop in Iowa last year, then GOP candidate Donald Trump made it very clear that he supported the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). But as president, a number of his key advisors and cabinet members have strong ties to the oil industry. And that has some RFS supporters worried
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farmland

Trouble on the horizon: Farmland values drop, debt increases

WASHINGTON, Feb. 15, 2017 - When USDA Chief Economist Robert Johansson testifies today at the House Agriculture Committee, he won’t be painting a rosy picture of the farm economy. The value of farmland across the country continues to decline while credit remains tight for producers and net incomes fall.
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