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Potato researcher warns of new disease threat
Potato researcher warns of new disease threat
Some growers in Idaho are concerned about a bacterial disease of potatoes long found in Europe, called dickeya, that is now spreading throughout the U.S.

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Vilsack on Clinton’s list of potential running mates?
Vilsack on Clinton’s list of potential running mates?
With his Midwestern ties, experience in elected office, policy record in Washington and strong links to rural America, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack could bring some key advantages to the Democratic ticket.
TV personality-avocado farmer speaks at GOP convention
Of the avocado-growing business, Kimberlin Brown said, “I’ve seen firsthand our domestic market flooded with imports that harmed local farmers and even drove some out of business.”
Washington tribe joins legal challenge over modified salmon
The tribe says it is worried the genetically modified salmon can escape and harm wild salmon runs.
Nebraska farmers nearly done harvesting winter wheat
At least 75 percent of the winter wheat crop has been harvested.
Sausage linked to political campaign
Students cannot sell the sausage with the label that promotes the passage of State Question 777, the “Right to Farm and Ranch Amendment.”
South Dakota oat, winter wheat harvests ahead of normal
More than one-third of the oats and more than half of the winter wheat is in the bin.
Brexit impact minimal on global agriculture, economist says
Brexit impact minimal on global agriculture, economist says
An economist says Britain's exit from the EU will have little effect on world food trade.
Ag opponents plan attacks on water, climate issues
Ag opponents plan attacks on water, climate issues
An official who tracks issues in agriculture says organizations that oppose conventional farming are upping their spending, working together and coalescing their attacks on water and climate.
Potato, sugar leaders laud GMO labeling bill
Potato, sugar leaders laud GMO labeling bill
Potato leaders say the GMO labeling bill that has passed Congress is a good compromise.
U.S. dairymen fare better than global counterparts
U.S. dairymen fare better than global counterparts
Large global inventories and weak demand will stretch out the rough patch for dairymen, but most of the major exporting regions have put the brakes on milk production.

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