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National Cotton Council: NCC strongly supports 2018 Farm Bill

The National Cotton Council (NCC) strongly supports the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 released today and urges Congress to quickly pass the meas...
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USA Rice: USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue Names New NRCS Chief

Monday, USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue announced the appointment of Matthew Lohr to serve as Chief of the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). ...
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USA Rice: Farm Bill conclusion in sight

The “Four Principals” of the Farm Bill Conference Committee – House Agriculture Chairman Mike Conaway (R-TX) and Ranking Member Coll...
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Field performance of selected soybean varieties in a Southern Root-Knot Nematode infested field, 2018

The southern root-knot nematode (Meloidogyne incognita) is the most important yield-limiting plant-pathogenic nematode that affects soybean production...
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Milk wars: Controversy over plant-based ‘milk’ explained in Ag Law Center white paper

Although debate and conflict have surrounded the term “milk” since 1997, there have been recent strides in the dairy industry’s conflict regardi...
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U.S. rice sale to Iraq is a shot in the arm

Following closely on the heels of a 30,000 MT award in August (see USA Rice Daily, August 22, 2018), Iraq has just announced another purchase of 90,00...
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U.S. Rice in new Japanese trade talks

Last week President Trump and Japan’s Prime Minister Abe issued a joint statement announcing that the two nations intend to enter negotiations o...
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Senator Boozman advocates for Arkansas farmers in Farm Bill Conference Committee meetings

 U.S. Senator John Boozman (R-AR) —a member of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry— delivered remarks during the first...
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China trade troubles continue

Representatives from the U.S. and China concluded two days of negotiations over trade issues last Thursday with no resolution being reached.  The mee...
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Trade war relief coming into focus

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) yesterday released details on the Administration’s $12 billion trade war mitigation plan intended to p...