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Articles by Bill Tomson

USDA finds BSE infection in Florida cow

Meat from animal never entered human food chain
The USDA has discovered that a cow in Florida was infected with bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), more commonly known as mad cow disease, according to government and industry officials. A USDA spokesman confirmed that the Florida cow suffered the rare "atypical" type of BSE that is believed to develop randomly in cows.
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Agriculture celebrates US-Mexico trade deal

There’s plenty for the U.S. agricultural sector to like in the U.S.-Mexico deal announced today, but the biggest win for farmers and ranchers is the agreement to continue the arrangement of zero tariffs on farm goods between the two neighboring countries.
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USDA to buy up to $50M of fluid milk

The USDA announced today it will be buying up to $50 million worth of fluid milk in an effort to bring financial relief to the dairy industry, which is suffering from high production and foreign trade tariffs.
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China threatens higher tariffs on $60 billion in US exports

China today promised to strike back once again over a planned escalation of U.S. import taxes. The Chinese Finance Ministry announced it will increase tariffs on an additional $60 billion worth of U.S. products if the U.S. follows through with a plan to add tariffs to $200 billion of Chinese goods by September.
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