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Cattle

Cargill acquires Diamond V

Cargill, the nation’s largest privately-owned company, signed a binding agreement to acquire Diamond V, a leading global provider of innovative natural solutions and technologies that improve animal health, animal performance, and food safety.


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USDA gets experts’ advice for improved surveys

WASHINGTON, Oct. 18, 2017 - USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) needs an array of updated and alternative tools and new statistical models to achieve 21st century bean counting on American farms and ranches, says a coast-to-coast team of statistical experts, economists and others who released their findings this week in a National Academy of Sciences report.
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Despite some relief last winter, West Coast still needs more rain

WASHINGTON, Oct. 18, 2017 – West Coast states are thirsting for a friendly long-term weather forecast, and the region’s upcoming rainy season can’t arrive fast enough, following a typically rainless summer in largely arid Southern California and recent months of drought across Northern California and the Pacific Northwest.
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USDA to withdraw GIPSA rule

WASHINGTON, Oct. 17, 2017 – The Department of Agriculture is planning to withdraw an interim final rule from the Obama administration that would have set proof of harm standards under the Packers and Stockyards Act.
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