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U.S. ag sector seeks opportunities in face of challenges

CNS Canada — With shrinking farm income and a rising debt-to-asset ratio, the U.S. agriculture industry’s leaders are eyeing opportunities that could help it return to a point of profitability. U.S. net farm income is forecast to decline in 2017, with projections from the U.S. Department of Agriculture showing an 8.7 per cent drop, bringing […] Read more

U.S. hog farmers see ‘significant progress’ in Trans-Pacific talks

Washington | Reuters –– U.S. pork producers on Monday hailed “significant progress” in Asia-Pacific regional trade talks and urged lawmakers to give the White House authority to fast-track trade deals, a sign that a deadlock with Japan may be softening. An impasse between the U.S. and Japan, the two biggest economies in the 12-nation Trans-Pacific […] Read more