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Ag, Trade, and the President-elect

 Groups stress importance of exports; USDA encourages use of ‘best if used by’ date labels on food; House ag committee turnover continues; U.S. to become energy net exporter; it takes a village, and a banker, to raise a child. Read more

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Assessing the Global Climate in 2016

Climate Change – 2016 Globally Averaged Temperature over Land and Ocean Surfaces was the “… highest since record keeping began in 1880 …”, according to the latest ‘State of the Climate’ Report released by the National Centers for Environmental Information of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) which notes[…]

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Trump to name Perdue as agriculture secretary

Former Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue selected by President-Elect Donald Trump for nomination to serve as Secretary of the Agriculture, according to multiple media sources – In January 2003, Perdue became the “… first Republican to serve as Georgia’s governor since 1872. Governor Perdue won reelection by an overwhelming margin in[…]

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D.C. Circuit to Hear Case on Pesticide Danger to Species

Court will hold oral arguments on March 6 on whether the EPA violated the Endangered Species Act in approving a pesticide.  The eventual decision will set the stage for a suite of similar pesticide challenges and answer pivotal legal venue questions. Read more

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