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America’s farmers need a swift resolution to the ongoing trade war between the U.S. and China, American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall said in a letter to President Trump. The six-year downturn in farm prices that has produced “near-unprecedented economic uncertainty and hardship” is worsening as a result of...
In a recent column, Forbes contributor John Brinkley pointed out that although President Donald Trump and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker reached an agreement in July on negotiating parameters of a hoped-for U.S.-EU trade agreement, agriculture was not open for discussion, except for soybeans. Now, “The White House is up...
What does it mean to honor the harvest in the 21st century? This is the question that Erin Fitzgerald, CEO of United States Farmers & Ranchers Alliance (USFRA), set out to answer in her recent presentation at AEM's March Ag Sector Board Meeting. Fitzgerald discussed public perceptions of agriculture and...
"The carbon tax will financially hurt farmers. At a time when there is great uncertainty in the agriculture economy, this additional cost will greatly impact farm finances. The federal government wants us to grow the agriculture sector and yet the carbon tax will impede it," stated Gunter Jochum, Manitoba...
At the start of 2019, the 27-year AgCredit veteran Patrick Zeka assumed the role of Chief Executive Officer for Oklahoma AgCredit, succeeding Butch McComas. Earlier this week, Zeka sat down with Radio Oklahoma Ag Network Farm Director Ron Hays to discuss the current health of the member-owned cooperative as...
As part of Budget 2019, the Manitoba government is partnering with the Manitoba Agricultural Services Corporation (MASC) to increase the maximum amount eligible for the Young Farmer Rebate program to $200,000 from $150,000 , Agriculture Minister Ralph Eichler announced today. “One of our government’s priorities is to increase the number...
In an effort to improve mental health support for farmers, ranchers and farmworkers, National Farmers Union (NFU) and a broad coalition of leading farm and rural advocacy groups are urging Congress to fully fund the Farm and Ranch Stress Assistance Network (FRSAN) in fiscal year 2020. FRSAN provides grants for...
Manitoba Canola Growers continues to work on behalf of growers through the Canola Council of Canada on the challenges that persist for canola seed exports to China. Chinese buyers remain unwilling to purchase Canadian canola seed, and the licenses of two companies (Richardson and Viterra) to export canola seed...
Grain Growers of Canada (GGC) welcomed initiatives in Budget 2019 that will help make the value-chain more competitive, including the exemption of farm fuel bought at cardlocks from the carbon price, investments in rural broadband, and a commitment to reform the Canada Grain Act and the Canadian...
Results from the survey conducted by profi – the magazine for professional farming technology – found that spare parts from Fendt are the best value for money. profi Issue 3 - 2019 compared the cost of spare parts for 120 kW/170 hp performance tractors. The Fendt 718 Vario was...

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