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The Cost of Raising a Child and 2017 Farm Economy Outlook

If you’ve been blessed with starting a family in recent years, a fair warning that it’s going to cost you.

That's apparent from USDA's latest “Cost of Raising a Child” report, which estimates that for a child born in 2015, a middle-income married couple will spend $233,610 (in 2015 dollars) on child-rearing expenses until the child turns 18...

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New Dairy Standards; Latest on Monsanto-Bayer Merger

New standards have been set for grass-fed dairy producers.

The American Grassfed Association’s Marilyn Nobel tells Brownfield producers requested the dairy standard to bring uniformity to the niche market, saying it’s good for the animals and delivers what consumers think they’re getting when they see grass-fed on the label...

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Sugar Tax Proposed Following WHO Global Report On Diabetes
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Why Trump Won; Refined Mexican Sugar

Donald Trump is headed to the White House because he upset Hillary Clinton in the “outstate” sections … counties beyond the metropolitan areas in Iowa, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin...

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Vilsack to head Dairy Exports and Trump’s Clean Power

According to sources, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack will become president and CEO of the U.S. Dairy Export Council when he leaves office this month...

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Balance Of Power At Stake As Midterm Elections Draw Near
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Perdue Emerges as Possible Ag Secretary; U.S. Trade Rep Named

Former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue is emerging as President-elect Donald Trump's selection for agriculture secretary, but no official announcement has been made...

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Kubota Donates to Vet and Holiday Hams Pollute

Kubota has donated another tractor to a farmer veteran as part of their “Geared to Give” program. Chad Tackett served in the U.S. Air Force before he came home to manage 200 acres of pines, hardwoods and pasture ground with his wife Shirlene...

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High Gas Prices Have Rental Car Companies Going Green
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List of Choices for U.S. Ag Secretary and Record Year for Ethanol

Former California Lt. Gov. Abel Maldonado was scheduled to talk to Trump about the job at the president-elect's Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida...

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Discount Grocery Outlet Sells Overstocked And Out-Of-Date Food
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Trump Talking With Ag Secretary Candidate As Latest Food-Expenditure Numbers Come Out

lsa Murano, a former undersecretary for food safety at USDA and former president of Texas A&M University, will be interviewed by President-elect Trump to become secretary of Agriculture.

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GDP Shows Economy Slowing, As Exports And Imports Fall
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WTO Win for U.S. and Beef Trade to China

A WTO trade enforcement panel ruled in favor of a challenge to wide-ranging restrictions on agricultural products. The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative says the barriers are restricting the import of millions of dollars’ worth of American fruits and vegetables, beef and poultry and other ag and hort products...

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Vancouver Grain Terminal and EPA Wins Appeal Over NBB

Canada's G3 Global Holdings has announced it will start construction of a grain terminal at Port Metro Vancouver in March, committing to a project that’s been under consideration since last year...

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Trade Concerns with China and Another Ag Secretary Name

Chief Ag negotiator for the office of US Trade, Representative Darci Vetter wants the playing field with China leveled for American farmers.

The Obama Administration has accused China of failing to meet its World Trade Organization market access commitments for rice, wheat, and corn and recently issued a trade enforcement challenge...

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Trump’s EPA Pick Causes Ripples Among Ethanol Interests

Some ethanol interests are understandably concerned about President-elect Trump's selection of Oklahoma AG Scott Pruitt as head of the EPA, considering his previous opposition to the Renewable Fuel Standard...

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