Trends & Topics: The Best Ag News a Little off the Beaten Path vol. 5

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The Best Ag News a Little off the Beaten Path

Trends & Topics is the best ag news–a little off the beaten path. It’s a weekly look at some of the most important food and agriculture news you might not see if you don’t stay tuned to this channel. We think you’re sure to learn a thing or two from the best ag news to make your business better. You can decide whether or not you want to share it with the farmers down at the coffee shop.

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Top Story: What Reform of Japan Tariff on Beef Mean to US Producers?

USDA Economic Research Service Says Tariff Reform a Win for US Beef

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

Purdue Has Public Health and Medical Entomology 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

Environmental Ideas

Science Daily Feature Story on Oregano’s Properties for Cattle

May reduce methane in cattle belches/burps.      Read more: Oregano and Methane

Women in Agriculture

CropLife International Article Highlights 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

Goat-Loving Couple Cares for Animals and Makes Goat Pillows

These are adorable. Definitely worth a look.      Read more: Goat Pillows

Market Minute

Haiti’s US Rice Imports

In case you missed it, here is an update/outlook.      Read more: Haiti Rice Imports

Goat pillow by Nancy Arcement


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