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NPPC President Sees Many Trade Opportunities Ahead

 

Late last week, USDA released its outlook for U.S. Agricultural Trade and is projecting fiscal year 2013 ag exports will reach $ 140 billion. That would be a new record. National Pork Producers Council President Randy Spronk says there’s a lot of opportunities on trade going forward.

Spronk says because there are so many vital trade programs involved in USDA’s budget, passage of a full five year farm bill becomes even more important as the September 30 deadline looms.

Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack says that trade promotion programs return 35 dollars in economic benefits for every dollar invested.

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A look at the big stories that made news this week and the headlines you may have missed.

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Americans are really angry with Washington

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Americans are angry with the handling of issues ranging from healthcare reform to the rise of Islamic State militants.

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Rail Plan Approved

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The state Rail Board approved the new South Dakota rail plan at their meeting this week.

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Siren Project Nixed

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Bidding for the emergency siren project in the lake area of Yankton closed yesterday, but at their meeting yesterday afternoon, Commission members agreed not to go ahead with the project and to reject any received bids.

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Minnesota Farm Bureau Members Lobbying Congress

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Minnesota Farm Bureau members are in Washington D.C. this week making hill visits. Cass County Farm Bureau President Miles Kuschel,…