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USDA recalls workers to help with farm loans, taxes; data uncertain

Washington | Reuters — The U.S. Department of Agriculture will reopen about 980 Farm Service Agency (FSA) offices for three days starting on Thursday to help process farm loans and tax documents during the partial federal government shutdown. About 2,500 FSA employees who have been furloughed by the partial shutdown that began on Dec. 22 […] Read more


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Louis Dreyfus to exit dairy by mid-2019

Paris | Reuters –– Louis Dreyfus Co. said on Wednesday it would sell or wind down its small dairy business by the middle of this year as part of an overhaul to revive growth at the agricultural commodity giant. Privately-held Louis Dreyfus had previously earmarked dairy as one of several activities to be sold or […] Read more

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U.S. grains: Corn rebounds in export demand, bargain buying

Chicago | Reuters — U.S. corn futures firmed on Wednesday in a bargain-buying and short-covering bounce as the market’s steep drop to six-week lows in the previous session triggered renewed demand for the feed grain. Wheat and soybeans also rebounded after both markets hit two-week lows on Tuesday, although buying interest evaporated late in the […] Read more


Ag Days shares with Manitoba’s agriculture community

The Ag Days Gives Back program has returned more than $300,000 to community groups in the past several years

Manitobans love a good 50/50 draw, and Ag Days participants are no exception. In 2018 the winner took home $11,250 for the price of a $10 ticket. But the big winner wasn’t the lucky ticket holder, it was the community groups that benefited from the Ag Days Gives Back community giving program which was the […] Read more


Keep an eye out for new products

There are new innovations sprinkled throughout the 2019 show

Patrons taking in the many agriculture displays and booths at Manitoba Ag Days should keep an eye out for new products throughout all the display areas of the Keystone Centre. “The Manitoba Ag Days New Product competition has 19 entries with everything from new genetics to new fertilizers to new concaves,” said Andrea Guthrie, Manitoba […] Read more



Can artificial intelligence aid conservation mapping?

Microsoft is betting it can speed up this labour-intensive process with modern tools

Thomson Reuters Foundation – In December 2016, environmental group Chesapeake Conservancy unveiled one of the largest, high-resolution land-cover maps made in the United States. It analyzed every square metre of satellite data in the 207 cities and counties that touch the watershed of the Chesapeake Bay on the U.S. eastern seaboard. The bay, North America’s […] Read more




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U.S. livestock: Live cattle hit contract highs on storm forecast

Chicago | Reuters — Live cattle futures rose to life-of-contract highs at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange on Tuesday, lifted by worries that severe winter weather could prompt beef packers to pay higher prices for animals in the U.S. Plains, traders said. Technical buying and short-covering also buoyed cattle prices while lean hog futures finished narrowly […] Read more




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