Industry News | 01-14-2019

Farm Bureau Celebrates 100th Annual Convention in New Orleans

In front of a celebratory gathering of approximately 7,000 farmers and ranchers from across the nation, American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall opened AFBF's 100th Annual Convention on Sunday by outlining a few of the organization's many historic accomplishments - from leading the way on the nation's first farm bill in the 1930s to helping develop the Food for Peace Program in the 1950s.
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AMVAC to Acquire Brazilian Agricultural Distributor

American Vanguard Corp. has announced the acquisition of two affiliated Brazilian limited liability companies, Agrovant and Defensive.
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Consumer Demand for High-Quality Beef is Strong and Growing

Beef. It's What's For Dinner. rang true in 2018 as beef prices remained strong and consumers regularly visited the meat case. According to the latest retail sales data from IRI/Freshlook, beef demand is up 15 percent since 2012.
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Plan Ahead for Pest Control in Stored Grain

The first few weeks of January are shaping up to be warmer than normal, and for farmers storing their grain, that means a little extra attention is needed.
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Why Government Shutdown is a Detriment to Agriculture

The partial U.S. government shutdown has now surpassed the previous record for the longest government closure ever. As the majority of the government is stalled, it's impacting major USDA reports - including the January WASDE and Crop Production reports.
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