Industry News | 5-20-2019

Canada Vows 'Full Steam Ahead' on Ratifying Trade Pact After U.S. Lifts Metals Tariffs

Canada will move quickly to ratify the new North American trade pact, Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland said on Saturday, a day after the United States agreed to lift tariffs on Canadian steel and aluminum.
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NCBA Applauds Greater U.S. Beef Access to Japan

"Great News," will hopefully lead to elimination of more non-tariff, non-science-based trade barriers in near future.
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USDA: GPS Guidance Used on About Half of Planted Acres for Major Crops

Guidance systems use global positioning system (GPS) coordinates to automatically steer farm equipment like combines, tractors, and self-propelled sprayers. This helps reduce operator fatigue and pinpoint precise field locations within a few inches.
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Tyson Food to Build a Beef and Pork Plant in Eagle Mountain, UT Employing More Than 800

One of Utah's fastest growing cities will soon be home to a major food production plant. Eagle Mountain announced Thursday that Tyson Fresh Meat will invest nearly $300 million in the facility that will initially provide 800 jobs, and the company expects that to expand to 1,200 jobs within three years. The company says the plant will open in 2021.
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USDA Opens Signup for New On-Farm Trials Effort

The USDA is investing up to $25 million per year over the next five years to help support the adoption and evaluation of innovative conservation approaches on agricultural lands. The Natural Resources Conservation Service is accepting proposals through July 15, 2019, for On-Farm Conservation Innovation Trials.
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