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Trump Nominates Agribusinessman for UN Ag Post

President Donald Trump has nominated a northern Indiana agribusinessman to be the nation’s next ambassador of agriculture to the United Nations.

 

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U.S. Farm Sector Profitability – The USDA Economic Research Service (ERS) has issued its 2016 outlook for net farm income which is forecast to “… decline for the third straight year. Net cash farm income for 2016 is forecast at $90.1 billion, down 14.6 percent from the 2015 estimate. Net[…]

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The U.S. Government’s 20 Seed Banks

When you buy a new car, you buy insurance to protect it. The same can be said about seeds. When agriculturalists discovered their irreplaceable value, they realized seeds needed to be protected. As a result, there are 20 gene banks in the U.S. alone that hold hundreds of thousands of[…]

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