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Florida Commissioner’s Spotlight: FRESH! Recipe – Mozzarella Eggplant Melt

On this week’s Commissioner’s Spotlight, Florida’s Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam is joined by Executive Chef Justin Timineri to talk about one of the chef’s favorite sandwiches featured in this week’s Fresh! Recipe video.   Find out more about preparing this exciting Florida Eggplant, Tomato and Mozzarella Melt sandwich here. You can follow Florida Commissioner Adam Putnam on Facebook, Twitter, …

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U.S. and China Reach Agreement to Boost Dairy Trade

The U.S. Dairy Export Council says the agreement reached this week between the U.S. and China will make it possible to significantly expand American dairy exports. An Agri-Pulse report says 80 U.S. processors are now officially cleared to immediately begin exporting to China, thanks to the Memorandum of Understanding between the countries. The agreement will also make it possible for …

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Weekly Livestock Market Reports

Here are the Alabama and Georgia livestock market reports for the week ending June 16th, compiled by the Livestock Market News Service for both states.   AL Livestock Market Report: At Alabama Livestock Auctions for the week ended June 16, 2017, receipts at 21 markets totaled an estimated 12,100 head compared to 11,294 last week and 11,222 a year ago. …

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Questions about GIPSA Rule

The Department of Agriculture’s extended comment period for the Obama-era rules to reform the buying and selling of livestock and poultry expired this past Monday. The rule is set to take effect October 19th under the Trump Administration’s new timeline, but there’s still uncertainty over its fate. So the question now is, will the so-called GIPSA marketing rule that’s divided …

Rancher Discusses Death Tax

One of the top issues being discussed in our nation’s capital right now is tax reform, and that, of course, includes the estate tax, or death tax, as many know it. It is something the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, among other groups in agriculture, would like to see repealed. Ed Frank talks with NCBA President-elect and fifth-generation California rancher Kevin …

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NMPF Board of Directors Supports NAFTA Modernization

Process Should Preserve Trade Successes in Mexico, Address Canada Dispute The National Milk Producers Federation Board of Directors voted unanimously to support modernizing the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) in a way that enhances and protects the United States’ current dairy market access opportunities and addresses Canada’s constant use of trade-distorting measures. At its June meeting here, NMPF’s board …