President Trump Dismissed Fear of Long-lasting Trade Dispute with China

President Trump Dismissed Fear of Long-lasting Trade Dispute with China

The US Treasury Department declared Monday it had determined for the 1st time since Y 1994 that Beijing was manipulating its RMB Yuan. Then early Tuesday, President Trump dismissed fears of a protracted trade dispute with China, ignoring a bluster warning in the Beijing press that labeling it a currency manipulator would have severe consequences […]

US and China Had Highly Constructive Trade Meetings in Shanghai to Continue in Washington in September

US and China Had Highly Constructive Trade Meetings in Shanghai to Continue in Washington in September

FLASH: Chinese side confirmed their commitment to increase purchases of United States agricultural exports. The US and Chinese negotiators wrapped up a round of trade talks on Wednesday with visible signs of progress and scheduled their next meeting in September in Washington, DC. Both sides issued brief statements after the 1st face-to-face meetings since President […]

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update

FDA begins to move on allowing hemp-based CBD products, Florida’s legal battle over medical marijuana takes another twist, and more. National FDA Begins Process of Allowing Hemp-Based CBD Products. After President Trump signed the 2018 farm bill into law late last year, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a press release pledging to pursue […]

US Congress Quietly Passed a Law that Likely Signals a ‘Boom’ for the $1-B Cannabis-based CBD Industry

US Congress Quietly Passed a Law that Likely Signals a ‘Boom’ for the $1-B Cannabis-based CBD Industry

This week, the plant that’s nearly identical to marijuana is set to become legal to grow in the US.  Thanks to the US Farm Bill, which the House passed Wednesday in a 369-47 vote, American farmers will be able to plant and harvest hemp, a strain of the same plant species from which marijuana originates. The bill passed […]

Antigua, Guatemala: November Thru April is the Time to Travel There

Antigua, Guatemala: November Thru April is the Time to Travel There

Antigua, Guatemala: November Thru April is the Time to Travel There From its pastel-colored colonial buildings to its church ruins, you might think Antigua lives up to its name (ancient). But there is a youthful energy that flows throughout the city, from its bustling markets to the slopes of neighboring volcanoes. Antigua is Guatemala’s most-visited […]

Cox Plate Day Success for Larneuk

Cox Plate Day Success for Larneuk

Cox Plate Day Success for Larneuk Winx dominated the news on Cox Plate Day and deservedly so, an incredible effort to put together 4 Cox Plate wins and delight an entire nation made headlines around the world. Cox Plate Day always offers a day of sensational racing and Saturday was no exception. The day also […]

US Farmers Hurry to Harvest Crops as Hurricane Florence Looms

US Farmers Hurry to Harvest Crops as Hurricane Florence Looms

US Farmers Hurry to Harvest Crops as Hurricane Florence Looms $WEAT, $CORN, $SOY As powerful Hurricane Florence moves closer to the southeastern United States Tuesday, farmers in North Carolina rushed to harvest Corn and Tobacco and stock up on pig rations, while the danger of deadly flooding threatened a state where millions of farm animals […]

Get Lucky at Larneuk

Get Lucky at Larneuk

Get Lucky at Larneuk Welcome to LARNEUK STUD – the thoroughbred world’s answer to Perfect Match!. What’s not to like? Swipe right for CLUSTER, a Group Two winning son of Champion Sire and Sire of Sires, Fastnet Rock. Swipe right for HONORIUS, who raced from two to seven and has plenty of staying power. Swipe […]

US Farm Aid Package Includes Direct Payments to Farmers

US Farm Aid Package Includes Direct Payments to Farmers

US Farm Aid Package Includes Direct Payments to Farmers $SOY, $CORN, $WEAT Monday, the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) said its $12-B farm aid package would include $4.7-B in direct payments to farmers to help offset losses from retaliatory tariffs on American exports this season. The bulk of the payments, $3.6-B, would be made to Soybean […]

The Farm Bill Now Focused on Hemp

The Farm Bill Now Focused on Hemp

The Farm Bill Now Focused on Hemp US Hemp producers and several advocacy groups have agreed that legislation offered by Senate Majority Senator Mitch McConnell, (R-KY), could have a dramatic impact on the US Hemp industry. Hemp, predominantly used a fiber, is part of the cannabis family like marijuana. However, Hemp contains much lower levels […]

President Trump’s ‘Team’ to Review TPP Agreement

President Trump’s ‘Team’ to Review TPP Agreement

President Trump’s ‘Team’ to Review TPP Agreement US President Donald Trump has asked his administration’s trade officials to explore the possibility of the United States rejoining negotiations on the Pacific Rim agreement after he pulled out last year as part of his “America First” agenda. Farm-state lawmakers said Thursday after a White House meeting with […]

Larnuek Shines at Day 1 Of The Championships

Larnuek Shines at Day 1 Of The Championships

Larnuek Shines at Day 1 Of The Championships Close to 20,000 people enjoyed Day 1 of the prestigious carnival with four Group 1 events on the 10-race program. The opening day of The Championships has produced a a Group 1 winner and a placing in the Country Championships for Larneuk. O’ So Hazy (by O’Lonhro) […]

New Farm Bill Moves to Legalize Hemp as Agricultural Product

New Farm Bill Moves to Legalize Hemp as Agricultural Product

New Farm Bill Moves to Legalize Hemp as Agricultural Product Monday, US Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) announced a bill to legalize the hemp industry by classifying it as an agricultural commodity. Senator McConnell announced the Hemp Farming Act of 2018, co-sponsored by Sens. Ron Wyden, (D-OR)., and Rand Paul, (R-KY), alongside Kentucky Agriculture […]

Chances are You Only Think You Eat Healthy

Chances are You Only Think You Eat Healthy

Chances are You Only Think You Eat Healthy The good news? Americans think they are eating well; in fact, 60% say they eat a very healthy diet. The bad news? Perception and reality may not be aligned. As recent research conducted by ORC International on behalf of supplements leader MegaFood finds, 62% OF U.S. ADULTS […]

Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale News

Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale News

Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale News The sale of stakes winner Uptown Twirl, a half-sister to recent Sentient Jet Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (G1) winner and probable 2-year-old champion male Classic Empire, for $1.075-M and the popularity of horses in the Complete Dispersal of Ernie Semersky and Dory Newell’s Conquest Stables generated increases in gross, average […]

Pure Harvest Plans UAE Tomato Farm after $1.1-M Shorooq Investment

Pure Harvest Plans UAE Tomato Farm after $1.1-M Shorooq Investment

Pure Harvest Plans UAE Tomato Farm after $1.1-M Shorooq Investment The company said its climate-controlled growing system can be used to grow fruit and vegetable year-round in the Gulf Agricultural technology firm Pure Harvest Smart Farms has announced plans to launch operations in the UAE after a $1.1-M investment from Abu Dhabi’s Shorooq Investments. Under […]

Dubai’s Ruler Receives $1.22-M in UK Farming Subsidies

Dubai’s Ruler Receives $1.22-M in UK Farming Subsidies

Dubai’s Ruler Receives $1.22-M in UK Farming Subsidies Greenpeace said Sheikh Mohammed was one of the biggest beneficiaries of UK farming subsidies UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum has been revealed as one of the biggest beneficiaries of UK farming subsidies over the […]

Farm Aid 2016 Good Food From Family Farms

Farm Aid 2016 Good Food From Family Farms

Farm Aid 2016 Good Food From Family Farms Recognizing that severe economic conditions threaten commodity farmers across the country, Farm Aid 2016, which took place today at Jiffy Lube Live in Bristow, emphasized how collaboration and innovative problem-solving can strengthen food systems and family farmer livelihoods. The annual music and food festival celebrating family farmers […]

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update The DEA again rejects marijuana rescheduling, a North Dakota initiative makes the ballot, a South Dakota one doesn’t, a Missouri one hangs on by a thread, and more. National Thursday, DEA again refused to reschedule marijuana. The DEA today again refused to reschedule marijuana, arguing that its therapeutic value has not been […]

Pesticides are Not Just Found on the Farm, Protect Yourself

Pesticides are Not Just Found on the Farm, Protect Yourself

Pesticides are Not Just Found on the Farm, Protect Yourself $CORN, $WEAT, $SOYB Industrial farming uses a large amount of pesticides, 86% of Corn and 96% of Soybean grown in the US are also engineered to produce their own pesticide within the plants themselves. Over 122-M pounds of glyphosate was sprayed over Soybeans planted in […]

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update A 2nd Arkansas medical marijuana initiative is still alive (one has already qualified for the ballot), Boston gets its 1st dispensary, Minnesota chronic pain patients now qualify for medical cannabis, and more.  ArkansasLast Friday, a medical marijuana got more time to gather signatures. Arkansans United for Medical Marijuana, the group behind the […]

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update Some US senators take the 1st step on medical marijuana, a California cannabis-growing county approves a massive cannabis growing farm, Montanans will have the chance to reinstate their medical cannabis system in November, and more.  National Last Friday, a CBD research bill was filed in the Senate. Four members of the Senate […]

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update National State Department Says NIDA Monopoly on Research Marijuana Unnecessary. The Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement at the State Department has gone on record stating that the United States could issue multiple licenses for the cultivation of cannabis for medical and scientific purposes without violating the United Nations Single Convention […]