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American Farm Bureau works to provide safe practices information for Ag industry

| April 1, 2016

A coalition of more than 70 universities from every state in the union is backing a major effort to make farms safer places to work and live.

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KMZU Celebrates National Ag Week

| March 21, 2016

Last week was National Agriculture week, and KMZU paid a visit to several area elementary classrooms.

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Trade, Ag groups ask that talks start early

| March 21, 2016

The 113 organizations representing trade and agribusiness groups are asking the parties to conclude labor talks before the expiration of the current contract.

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President Obama scheduled for Cuba visit this week, Ag leaders show enthusiasm

| March 21, 2016

Salmonsen says Obama’s Cuba visit, the first by a sitting U.S. President since Calvin Coolidge in 1928, is a “big symbol” for improving trade with Cuba.

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Department of Labor announces $81 million in funds for seasonal farmworkers

| March 16, 2016

Funds will provide additional employment, training and housing to migrant and seasonal farmworkers.

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Newly proposed version of GMO bill remains voluntary, again drawing critism from Democrats

| March 16, 2016

Democrats attacked a new version of a committee-passed bill to create a voluntary national standard for biotech food labeling and spur ways consumers can get more GMO information.

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National Ag Week: Promoting agriculture and ag careers in a developing society

| March 16, 2016

Yesterday was National Ag day, centered in the middle of National Ag week, and many Missouri schools are taking this opportunity to focus on agriculture and the role it plays in our everyday lives.

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NFU changes positon on GMO labeling

| March 15, 2016

The change in position came after wrenching debates that pitted traditional NFU membership against farmers that are more likely to be growers of organic food crops.

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Agriculture vulnerable after budget hawks decline cuts to Social Security and Medicaid

| March 15, 2016

House GOP leaders will try this week to win over budget hawks opposed to last year’s deal to boost spending.

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