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USTR is working on Brazil’s U.S. ethanol import tariff

The president of the National Corn Growers Association says the chief ag negotiator in the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative is trying to resolve a proposed tariff increase on U.S. ethanol imports to Brazil.  Harold Wolle met with Doug McKalip today in Washington... Read More.

MSU working to prevent cover crop failure

A conservation agronomist is working with farmers to overcome challenges that come with incorporating cover crops. Madelyn Celovsky with Michigan State University Extension tells Brownfield weather can be a barrier. “This year was especially challenging, with harvest being delayed,” she shares. “Farmers that were planning on... Read More.

US working to increase demand for pork loin in Mexico

U.S. pork exports to Mexico have already set an annual record.  Lorenzo Elizalde with the US Meat Export Federation says pork cuts like bone-in hams and picnics have always been popular in Mexico, but work is being done to improve demand for the loin. ... Read More.

Lawmakers start working on budget

Congress is working out the details of a new budget after an agreement was reached on a $1.6 trillion funding limit over the weekend and an agricultural lobbyist says the work will take priority over advancing a new farm bill. Randy Russell with the... Read More.