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Food insecurity declines to prerecession levels

Food-insecure households in the United States, defined as those who “had difficulty at some time during the year providing enough food for all their members due to a lack of resources,” declined to prerecession levels last year, USDA's Economic Research Service reported Wednesday.
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Japan trade deal still taking shape

White House officials are telling the U.S. ag sector that they are going to win big in the miniature trade pact announced on Aug. 25 after Presidents Donald Trump and Shinzo Abe met on the sidelines of the annual G7 summit, but details are either not being divulged or haven’t yet been nailed down, government and industry sources tell Agri-Pulse.
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Agri-Pulse Daybreak West Sept. 3-6

Broad environmental and labor bills advance * Bill to fix Friant-Kern Canal held * Grants for chlorpyrifos alternatives * Steyer’s test ranch in California * SB 1 now affects wetlands * Newsom signs ban on fur trapping * California ag exports rise
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