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Perdue says passage of farm bill good news

Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue says the new farm bill approved by Congress provides helpful provisions, and much needed security, for ag producers. He calls the 2018 version an “evolutionary” farm bill, “It builds on the ’14 which provided a unique kind of safety net for agriculture primarily with crop insurance as the anchor tenant of …

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Cattle futures steady ahead of widespread cash business

At the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, live cattle futures closed mostly steady to firm as the market waits for direction from the cash trade.  Feeder cattle futures found some support in the days weaker move in corn.  February live cattle closed $.05 lower at $122.85 and April live cattle closed $.10 lower at $124.80.  January feeder cattle …

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New partnership to enhance Wendy’s beef supply chain

Wendy’s Company has announced enhancements to its beef supply chain.  The restaurant is partnering with the Progressive Beef program to improve its beef supply chain accountability, transparency, and traceability. The program will focus on cattle care, food safety and antibiotic use, and environmental sustainability.  Wendy’s will implement the third-party verification program in a significant portion …

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Tim McGraw tours his new TruMav gym, opening next month in Nashville

ABC/Image Group LA The new gym concept Tim McGraw has developed with Snap Fitness is set to open its first location in Nashville early next year. It’s called TruMav, and will be located in the part of town known as The Gulch. The location’s owner is Wirth Campbell, a former Auburn football player who also appeared on the …

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Senate votes to stop US support for Yemen war, condemns Saudi crown prince

CIL868/iStock(WASHINGTON) — The Senate voted Thursday to withdraw U.S. military assistance for Saudi Arabia’s war in Yemen in a 56-41 vote, a sharp rebuke to President Donald Trump for his steadfast defense of the kingdom despite bipartisan outrage over the alleged Saudi role in the murder of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi. It’s the first …

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Suspect in deadly shooting in France ‘neutralized’ during standoff with police, authorities say

Ben185/iStock(PARIS) — The suspect in a deadly shooting in France has been “neutralized” after a standoff with police, French officials said. Cherif Chekatt, 29, is the suspected gunman who killed 3 and injured another 13 during a shooting in Strasbourg on Tuesday, the prosecutor’s office told ABC News. This is a developing story. Please check …

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