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Food Safety Concerns drop revenue for McDonald in China and Japan

(NAFB)--McDonalds reports a significant negative impact in China and Japan stemming from 

MO Farming Rights Amendment Passes

For many in Missouri Agriculture, it’s a win after Tuesday’s primary election. 

School Meals Study Paints Positive Picture

(NAFB)--A study by researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago and Michigan State 

Dairy Companies Try to Make Comeback

(NAFB)--According to the Wall Street Journal - the trend of looking for healthier food choices 

15th National Farmers Market Week

(NAFB)--August 3rd through the 9th has been declared as National Farmers Market Week. This 

Corn Crop Maturity Keeps Pace, Quality Remains High

(NCGA)--The percentage of corn acres having reached the silking stage remained one point 

Fresh Produce Pavilion at School Nutrition Association Conference

(NAFB)--The United Fresh Foundation has a Fresh Produce Pavilion at the School Nutrition 

Process Turns Barley into High Protein Fish Food

(NAFB)--Barley typically contains 10 to 12-percent protein - but carnivorous fish - like rainbow 

TPP Meeting Ends Without Forward Movement

(NAFB)--The Japan Times reports Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiators finished their meeting in 

State Fair Food Drive Cans Make 4-H Clover

(SEDALIA, Mo.) – Visitors to this year's Missouri State Fair can help alleviate Missouri hunger 

The State of Missouri Agriculture

At the first State of Missouri Agriculture event held in Jefferson City, State Senator Brian 

Missouri Food Prices Trend Higher

(MFB)-- Missouri shoppers paid more for food in the first quarter of 2014 than the same period last year

Agritourism to be Highlighted at Conference

Missourians have the opportunity to learn more about agritourism and urban agriculture at the 

Update on Situation Regarding U.S. DDGS Imports to China

Kevin Roepke - U.S. Grains Council Director of Trade Development in China - says the situation 

CBO Releases Analysis on Renewable Fuels Mandate Situations

The Hill reports the Congressional Budget Office recently released an analysis based on 

Immigration Reform Labeled Dead

According to the Washington Post - lawmakers on both sides of the immigration

Quarterly Hogs and Pigs Report Released

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service released its Quarterly Hogs and Pigs report Friday. 

USDA Acreage Report

(USDA)--Acreage Report

Studies Test Possible Alternative to Antibiotics in Pigs

(NAFB)--According to Pig Progress - a naturally occurring enzyme - lysozyme - is being tested 

Expanding the Soil Renaissance

(NAFB)--The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation and Farm Foundation have been working to

House Ag Subcommittee Holds Farm Credit Hearing

(NAFB)--The House Ag Subcommittee on Livestock, Rural Development and Credit held a...

Congresswomen Introduce Legislation Regarding Salmonella Recalls

(NAFB)--Representatives Rosa DeLauro of Connecticut and Louise Slaughter of New York 

USDA Accepting Content Suggestions for 2017 Census of Agriculture

The recent release of the 2012 Census of Agriculture is the end of an ongoing 5-year cycle that 

U.S. Consumers Among Most Wasteful Regarding Food

A recent survey by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Service estimates 

Debate on Shutdown of Ex-Im Bank

On Sunday - incoming House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy called for the expiration of the 

House Passes CFTC Reauthorization Bill

The U.S. House of Representatives has passed H.R. 4413 - the Customer Protection 

MO State Fair Seeking Applicants for Women in Agriculture Award

(SEDALIA, Mo.) – The Missouri State Fair is calling for entries from female agriculturalists 

USDA MO Crop Progress Report

(USDA)--Wheat harvest is underway in Missouri, with farmers harvesting 29 percent of the crop 

Missouri Agritourism Conference Next Month

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Missourians have the opportunity to learn more about agritourism and 

Congress Worried About Dietary Guidelines Committee Focus

(NAFB)--Since 1980 - the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and U.S. Department 

New Threats for the Pork Industry

(NAFB)--According to Farm Futures - PEDv has spread to 30 states and killed 8-million pigs 

Supreme Court Grants EPA Most of What it Wants to Cut Carbon Emissions

(NAFB)--On Monday - the Supreme Court said the Environmental Protection Agency could not 

International Virus Experts Meet This Week

Around 1,400 virus experts from around the world will visit Colorado State University this week 

Pork Retail Prices Expected to Increase

(NAFB)--According to Meatingplace - data from USDA’s Agriculture Marketing Service and the 

Dairy Industry’s Progress in Sustainable Food System Role

The Radio Oklahoma Network reports the Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy has announced the 

"USDA Provides Funding to Aid CRP Pollinator Initiative”

(NAFB)--The U.S. Department of Agriculture has announced 8-million dollars in Conservation 

Senators Introduce Legislation to Prevent Proposed EPA Water Rule

(NAFB)--On Thursday - Kansas Senator Pat Roberts and 29 other Republican Senators 

Japanese Milling Executives to Visit West Coast Wheat Industry

ARLINGTON, Virginia — Senior executives representing six Japanese flour milling companies 

Representative Calls for Briefing with FSIS on Recalled Beef

(NAFB)--At the end of last week - Connecticut Representative Rosa DeLauro requested a

Chinese Delegates Tour U.S. Beef System to Potentially Reopen Market Access

(NAFB)--A delegation from China’s food safety agency is coming to the U.S. to review American 

Update on Ag Appropriations Bill Status

(NAFB)--Current House Majority Leader Eric Cantor has announced the House will take up 

Vilsack Meets with Ag Officials in Europe

(NAFB)--U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack is in Europe this week and has already met 

It's Time for Hay & Forage Expo

BOONE, IOWA, 06-16-2014 - Hay and forage producers can learn more about hay and forage 

Latest Crop Progress Report

(DOWJONES)--About 76% of U.S. corn was in good or excellent condition as of Sunday, up from

USGC Looks at DDGS Export Situation to China

(NAFB)--Last week - reports that China may suspend the issuance of new import permits for 

USDA Provides More Information Regarding PEDV Reporting

(NAFB)--USDA recently issued a fact sheet to address frequently asked questions about its 

House Passes Tax Extender Legislation

(NAFB)--The House voted 274 to 144 to pass tax extenders - including the expiring section 179 

Action on House Ag Appropriations Bill Delayed

(NAFB)--Members of the U.S. House of Representatives voted on a series of amendments to the 

Mo. Company Recalls Beef on BSE Concenrs

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri company has recalled possibly tainted beef products 

DDG Exports to China Threatened

(USGC)--Last week exporters were rocked by reports that China may suspend the issuance of 
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By Andy Marso KHI News Service TOPEKA — The state’s privatization of Medicaid is complicating efforts to detect fraud and ...Read More
Teen driver hospitalized after rollover accident
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Man shot, killed in confrontation with KC police
KANSAS CITY (AP) - Kansas City police say a man has been shot and killed during a confrontation with officers. ...Read More
Ferguson's flashpoint sparks national outrage
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Willa Cather letters to be available online
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Letters from Willa Cather, the renowned author of "My Antonia" and "O Pioneers," are expected to ...Read More
Researchers find food safety habits vary by country
MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Kansas State University researchers have found widespread variations in the food safety practices used in different ...Read More
Stories that Need to be Told
BY ROBERT OVERMANN With Missouri Farm Bureau’s impending centennial anniversary on March 24, 2015, I had an opportunity this summer ...Read More