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  • Midwest Flood Damage Total Approaching $1 Billion
      The federal government may have to step in with extra resources to help states like Nebraska and Iowa recover from flood damage.  Floodwaters are still receding in the wake of the “bomb cyclone” that hit Midwest
  • Brazil Opens Up to More U.S. Wheat Imports
      U.S. wheat growers are thrilled about a joint announcement from Washington and Brazil that says the South American country will establish a 750,000-ton quota for tariff-free wheat imports.  A Small Grain Dot Org article says U.S.
  • Jury Finds Roundup Caused Plaintiff’s Cancer
    A second California jury found that a man likely developed cancer after being exposed to the Roundup weed killer he used in his yard.  The Wall Street Journal says it’s the second case to go to trial
  • ASF Outbreak Spreading Throughout Asia
    The African Swine Fever virus is continuing to march through parts of Asia and Europe.  A National Pork Board update says it’s causing increasing disruption to the world’s pork production.    Much of the ASF concern centers
  • DFA Sales Drop More Than $1 Billion in 2018
      The largest dairy cooperative in the nation had a “challenging” 2018 and lost a lot in net sales numbers from the previous year.  The Dairy Farmers of America cooperative held its annual meeting in Kansas City,
  • Georgia Student Wins National Collegiate Discussion Meet
    Kylie Bruce of Georgia is the winner of this year’s American Farm Bureau Federation Young Farmers and Ranchers Collegiate Discussion Meet.  The announcement took place at the Farm Bureau’s FUSION Conference.    Bruce was awarded the top
  • China Could Triple U.S. Ag Purchases
    Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue this week again said China could triple its purchases of U.S. agricultural products.  The U.S. and China are still hashing out the details of a trade agreement, now thought to conclude in June. 
  • Livestock Group Calls Beef Trade with Brazil Risky
    Livestock groups warn any trade allowing Brazil to export beef to the U.S. would put the U.S. beef industry at risk.  President Donald Trump and his counterpart from Brazil discussed trade issues Tuesday, including beef, sugar and