Anna-Lisa LacaOnline and Business Editor

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Articles By Anna-Lisa Laca

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Jul 08, 2020

Livestock Industry Praises USDA’s First Vaccine Bank Purchase

APHIS will invest $27.1 million in foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) vaccine the Agency can use in the event of an outbreak to protect animals and help stop the spread of disease.

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Jul 01, 2020

Dairy Industry Celebrates USMCA, Emphasizes Enforcement Needs

Dairy industry leaders applaud the U.S. Trade Representative’s office and Congress for getting the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) done.

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Jun 24, 2020

Lighthizer: Trade Deal is Intact, Chinese Purchase Commitment to Stand

As large Chinese purchases of soybeans continue to roll in while rumors of a broken relationship abound, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer assured farmers on Wednesday that the deal is still intact.

COVID-19 Farm Scene
Jun 24, 2020

CDC Releases Checklist for Creating a COVID-19 Control Plan on Farms

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) this week published a checklist for agricultural employers to use to prevent and slow the spread of COVID-19.

China trade
Jun 23, 2020

Wiesemeyer: “We Are in a U.S.-China Centric World”

The market reaction and quick clarification following Navarro's comments confirm both the necessary trading relationship between the U.S. and China, and the market’s desire for Phase One to be completed.

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Jun 22, 2020

Judge Denies Request to Block New WOTUS

The new rule will be implemented on Monday.

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Jun 18, 2020

Transition Trials - Environment Impacts Cows More Than We Think

The environment the cow is in during the transition period is tremendously impactful.

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Jun 15, 2020

Will Milk Price Strength Extend into the Second Half of 2020?

Naomi Blohm of Total Farm Marketing says Thursday’s milk production report from USDA will be the first challenge these markets face.

Money
Jun 15, 2020

One-Fourth of Dairy Farms Have Received CFAP Payments

USDA last week noted 7,700 dairy producers have applied for and have received $337 million in Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) payments.