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    FERRISBURGH, Vt. (WCAX) – Vermont’s slaughter and processing industry is bottlenecking, and the state says that’s holding back fresh, local meat from the market. A major investment by the USDA is aimed at alleviating some of that backup and helping farmers. “Give us an opportunity to do more for the farmers we do have and ...
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    WILLMAR — Vaxxinova US , originally called Epitopix, is looking to expand in the Willmar area by purchasing additional land surrounding its manufacturing facility northwest of Willmar. Brian Harberts, Vaxxinova’s director of finance, reached out to the Kandiyohi County and City of Willmar Economic Development Commission to discuss purchasing some of the land which the ...
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    Breitinger Wheat and natural gas, two commodities closely associated with the war in Ukraine, took a sharp drop midweek. Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky offered “genuine peace talks” and President Vladimir Putin began pulling troops out of Rherson, a city viewed as important because it has been held by Russia since the early days of the ...
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    Wheat and natural gas, two commodities closely associated with the war in Ukraine, took a sharp drop midweek. Ukraine President Zelensky offered “genuine peace talks” and President Putin began pulling troops out of Rherson, a city viewed as important because it has been held by Russia since the early days of the invasion. Troop withdrawal ...
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    Even at first glance, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s recently announced $3 billion dollar “Partnerships for Climate-Smart Commodities” sounds like doublespeak, an Orwellian invention that reverses the meaning of words. Or, more plainly, how can today’s commodity-centered, industrialized agriculture be remotely “climate-smart” when everyone in the food business readily acknowledges it’s an oil-gulping, climate-changing juggernaut? ...
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    Western Forest Products Inc. reported third-quarter results Thursday. The company sees North American housing market fundamentals supporting lumber demand. Market outlook volatile, supported by North America Lumber markets remain volatile following demand regression in the third quarter caused by ongoing economic uncertainty and recessionary pressures. “We believe that strong North American housing market fundamentals will ...
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    ʻIke Kūpuna will broaden participation in the natural resource sciences by incorporating indigenous knowledge into ecological coursework (Co-PI Andrea Kealoha) or ʻIke Kūpuna will Build self-sufficiency of local Indigenous farmers to monitor water quality The University of Hawaiʻi recently received a total of $1.9 million from the federal government to promote and strengthen its ability ...
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    Even at first glance, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s recently announced $3-billion-dollar “Partnerships for Climate-Smart Commodities” sounds like doublespeak, an Orwellian invention that reverses the meaning of words. Or, more plainly, how can today’s commodity-centered, industrialized agriculture be remotely “climate-smart” when everyone in the food business readily acknowledges it’s an oil-gulping, climate-changing juggernaut? The short, ...
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    Even at first glance, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s recently announced $3-billion-dollar “Partnerships for Climate-Smart Commodities” sounds like doublespeak, an Orwellian invention that reverses the meaning of words. Or, more plainly, how can today’s commodity-centered, industrialized agriculture be remotely “climate-smart” when everyone in the food business readily acknowledges it’s an oil-gulping, climate-changing juggernaut? The short, ...
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    Even before the coronavirus pandemic hit in 2020, the agriculture industry was dealing with a number of headwinds, from hurricanes and poor planning disrupting crop growth cycles to the impact of retaliatory tariffs slashing exports. When Covid hit, it highlighted existing issues and brought new ones, including supply and demand shocks to the food system ...