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The U.S. is unlikely to impose extra tariffs on a new $160 billion swath of Chinese goods including toys and smartphones come Sunday, Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue said.

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OPINION  The U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement is a big win for American workers and the economy, especially for our farmers and ranchers. The agreement improves virtually every component of the old North American Free Trade Agreement, and the agriculture industry stands to gain significantly. President Donald Trump and Ambassador Robert Lighthizer are laying the foundation for a stronger farm economy through the agreement. I thank them for all their hard work and perseverance to take the agreement across the finish line. While I am encouraged by the breakthrough, we must not lose sight that the House and Senate need to work diligently to pass it by Christmas.

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House Democrats plan a vote next week on the U.S.-Mexico-Canada free-trade agreement, Speaker Nancy Pelosi told her members, saying the deal was changed to meet her demands.

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PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) — The apple tree stands alone near the top of a steep hill, wind whipping through its branches as a perfect sunset paints its leaves a vibrant gold. It has been there for more than a century.

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OPINION  One of America’s many innovative dairy companies, Chobani Inc., is drawing attention with a new line of oat-based products meant to capitalize on diverse consumer tastes.

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A company called mobius is the winner of the third-annual “AgSharks” competition. The company produces biodegradable polymers from agricultural, food and forestry wastes.

INDIANAPOLIS — Retiring Indiana Soybean Alliance and Indiana Corn Marketing Council CEO Jane Ade Stevens received an Honorary American FFA Degree during the National FFA Organization’s annual convention in Indianapolis.

TUCSON, Ariz. — The U.S. Meat Export Federation added Indiana Soybean Alliance board member Mark Legan, a farmer from Coatesville, Indiana, to its Executive Committee during its Strategic Planning Conference in Tucson. Legan accepted a position on the committee representing the Oilseed Producing sector.

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Constant change is a staple of a cattle producer’s life. Sometimes it’s instigated by the producers themselves. Sometimes it’s a requirement demanded by outside forces, including government agencies. The question of whether to choose a covered-roof or mono-slope building to house livestock may depend on location, but there’s no doubt government regulations tend to expand rather than shrink.