Impact of COVID-19 on Agriculture

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Pandemic Sparks Beef Market Volatility

April 2, 2020 | Newsline

The COVID-19 pandemic sparked volatility in beef and cattle markets. Micheal Clements has more.
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Expanded Interview Waivers for H-2A Program is Welcome News

March 31, 2020 | Newsline

The American Farm Bureau Federation says a commitment to processing H-2A applications ensures continued access to a stable food source. Micheal Clements has more.
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Coronavirus Relief Package Provides Help to Rural America

March 26, 2020 | Newsline

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act passing through Congress this week includes relief for rural America. Micheal Clements has more.
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Coronavirus Stalls New H-2A Visa Processing

March 24, 2020 | Newsline

A State Department decision to not process new H-2A visas means agriculture lacks access to new workers. Micheal Clements has more.
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USMCA Countries Working on Implementation

March 19, 2020 | Newsline

The U.S., Mexico and Canada are working towards implementing the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, now that all countries have approved the deal. Micheal Clements has more.
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Farmers Working to Help Keep Food on Store Shelves

March 17, 2020 | Newsline

The American Farm Bureau Federation is concerned about the effect of the coronavirus outbreak on agriculture. Chad Smith has more.
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Coronavirus Emphasizes Challenges for Rural Communities

March 12, 2020 | Newsline

The Coronavirus outbreak sending workers and students home emphasizes the need for quality broadband access in rural America. Micheal Clements has more.
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Gene Editing Offers Benefits for Consumers, Farmers

March 10, 2020 | Newsline

Gene editing can help farmers adapt to changing weather, changing consumer demands and be more sustainable. Micheal Clements has more.
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New Rules Would Limit Drone Use on the Farm

March 5, 2020 | Newsline

A recent FAA proposal would limit drone use in rural America, according to the American Farm Bureau Federation. Micheal Clements has more.
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Staying Safe on the Farm

March 3, 2020 | Newsline

During Agriculture Safety Awareness Week, the Minnesota Farm Bureau president has some tips for farmers to help them stay safe when working in and around their grain bins. Chad Smith has more.
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