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Top Story: What Reform of Japan Tariff on Beef Mean to US Producers?
If Japan opens up its beef market to the United States in an agreement similar to JAEPA, projections indicate a $130 million net gain for U.S. beef. Read more: ERS Tariff Reform Report
Zika Virus and Mosquito Experts
The first case of Zika virus in an Indiana resident has been confirmed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Read more: Zika Virus Update
May reduce methane in cattle belches/burps. Read more: Oregano and Methane
Women in Agriculture
Today, more than one billion people work in agriculture around the world. In developing countries, 43 percent of those workers are women. Read more: Women in Agriculture
Just Because They’re So Darned Cute
These are adorable. Definitely worth a look. Read more: Goat Pillows
In case you missed it, here is an update/outlook. Read more: Haiti Rice Imports
Goat pillow by Nancy Arcement