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U.S. dairy industry cautions Japan to respect current trade relationships during review of EU’s list of geographical indications for foods

Japan’s agriculture officials must respect current market access between Japan and its trading partners, including the United States, when reviewing a list of geographical indications (GIs) proposed by the European Union (EU), or else risk disrupting one of the world’s largest consumer marketplaces, the U.S. dairy industry urged. In a …

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Stink bugs headed indoors

By now, most of us are familiar with the brown marmorated stink bug, the new invasive stink bug that feeds on soybean, corn, fruits and vegetables.  As the cool weather returns over the next few weeks, we will see BMSB come into homes — and infestations can be large. They …

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Autumn turkey hunting season opens soon

If you haven’t considered hunting turkeys this time of year, you have 11 more reasons to do so this season. That’s how many counties have been added to the list of those open to the autumn opportunity this year. Hunters this month and next have their choice of 67 counties …

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Value Added Producer Grant workshops

There are four opportunities scheduled around the state to learn more about how the USDA Rural Development Value Added Producer Grant can be used to help develop and market a product that will bring additional income back to a farm operation. Attendees should bring questions and ideas and get any questions …

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