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Friday, January 29, 2021
Source: Successful Farming; January 26, 2021
Chinese buyers bought 1.36 million tonnes of U.S. corn, their fifth largest purchase of U.S. supplies of the grain, the U.S. Agriculture Department said on Tuesday. Read More…
Source: CNBC; January 26, 2021
Shipping carriers rejected U.S. agricultural export containers worth hundreds of millions of dollars during October and November, instead sending empty containers to China to be filled with more profitable Chinese exports, a CNBC investigation found. Read More…
Source: Successful Farming; January 25, 2021
America may still be a land of family farms – 96% of the 2 million farms in the country are owned by families, according to a new USDA report on farm types. Yet there are more and more non-family farms, and they account for a growing share of agricultural production. Read More…
Source: The Washington Post; January 22, 2021
Maryland farmer Trey Hill pulled in a healthy haul of corn last fall and then immediately planted rye, turnips, clover and other species, which are now spreading a lush green carpet over the soil. While his grandfather, who started the family farm along the Chesapeake Bay, always planted in the spring in a clean field, in Hill’s approach to farming, “you never want to see the ground.” Read More…
Source: Successful Farming; January 22, 2021
China failed to meet its “phase one” target for imports of U.S. food, agriculture, and seafood products despite a surge in purchases that began late last summer, said the Peterson Institute for International Economics on Thursday. Chinese customs data show food and ag imports totaled $23.5 billion in 2020, or about two-thirds of the goal of $36.6 billion. Read More…
Source: Food Safety News; January 22, 2021
In one of his final acts before leaving the USDA, Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue signed an agreement ending a turf war between his department and the Department of Health and Human Services. It shifts oversight of gene-edited livestock to USDA. Read More…
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