Industry News | 4-15-2019

US and Japan to Begin Trade Talks Today

Preliminary trade negotiations between the US and Japan are scheduled to begin today. Japan is the largest value market for US beef and pork and US Meat Export Federation president and CEO Dan Halstrom says rapid progress on these talks is extremely important.
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Not the First Time World Pork Expo Canceled

It was April 11, 2001, when the National Pork Producers Council called off the 14th annual World Pork Expo. That year the Expo was expected to attract approximately 40,000 pork producers and consumers. "It was a tough decision, but definitely the right decision," says Barb Determan, who served as NPPC president that year.
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3 Tips for Checking Irrigation Equipment After Flood Damage

As floodwaters recede, it's time to start examining structures and equipment to make sure it survived the flood. Reinke Manufacturing offers farmers tips for farmers to check their irrigation equipment.
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Ag Census: Producers Get Older, Number of Female Farm Owners Tops 1 Million

Farmers in the US got older between 2012 and 2017 despite a number of younger producers entering the industry in the boom years of 2012 and 2013, while the number of women and minorities who own their own farms increased, according to the recently released Census of Agriculture.
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Ashes to Ashes Convoy Pays it Forward

Ol' Blue is a survivor. A wildfire survivor. And now it's being used to repay the favor. The rebuilt Peterbilt truck survived the 2017 Starbuck fire in Clark County, Kansas, and recently returned from a 500-mile trip delivering hay to farmers and ranchers in need following the devastating floods in Nebraska.
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