Lighthizer: Japan Trade Deal, “Important For Farmers”

The Japanese trade deal which was recently signed will bring the United States almost on the same level with Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) member countries, in a bilateral deal. The benefits to agriculture will be up into the billions of dollars.

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John Deere Collectors 2020 Conference Announced

Organizers recently announced the 11th Gathering of the Green Conference in Davenport, Iowa. The event, planned for March 18-21, 2020, is a conference for John Deer enthusiast and collectors. Organizers say the conference site at the RiverCenter in downtown Davenport, Iowa, will transform into a County Fair atmosphere with elaborate displays that focus on the 2020 theme, “It’s Fair Time.” Gathering of the Green board member Ken Reese says it’s also important because county fairs “were an important place for Deere and John Deere Dealers to exhibit and market their latest equipment in the 1930-1970s.”

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Weekly Iowa Crop Progress Report

Statewide Iowa — Excessive rainfall throughout Iowa limited farmers to only 1.6 days suitable for fieldwork statewide during the week ending October 6, 2019, according to the USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service. Very little harvesting took place this past week as farmers wait for field conditions to improve with drier weather. Read more


New York City Bans Processed Meats In School Lunches

New York City, New York — Kids are notorious for their love of hot dogs, but they won’t get them in New York City schools this year for lunch. Local news reports say the Board of Education will no longer allow processed meats in public school cafeterias following a resolution passed by the New York City Council.

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