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FOOD & AG HUB

The Food & Agriculture RoadMap (FARM) for Illinois, wants to have a new Illinois Council on Food & Agriculture in place by the end of next month, project director Leland Strom told farm, business, academic leaders and others at a briefing held Monday by the Economic Development Council in Bloomington-Normal.

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AG DAY

Tuesday is Agriculture Day at the Illinois State Fair.  The Sale of Champions will be the highlight of the day’s event.

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NEW JOBS AHEAD

There will be 57,900 annual job openings in food, agriculture, renewable natural resources, and environment fields between 2015 and 2020, according to new data from the USDA.

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TRADE SINCE NAFTA

USDA says intraregional agricultural trade among the United States, Canada, and Mexico has more than tripled (in inflation-adjusted value) since the implementation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) in 1994. In 2011-13, agricultural imports from NAFTA partners accounted for 80% of Mexico’s total agricultural imports, 63% of Canada’s imports, and nearly 40% of… read more

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AG CONTRIBUTIONS

A new study of agriculture in Illinois shows agriculture is a critical component of Illinois’ overall economic well-being, contributing about $120.9 billion of total economic output — more than several other Illinois industries, including the financial, transportation and construction industries.

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AG’S FUTURE

The Des Moines Register is publishing this week another series on how farmers will feed a growing world.  This week’s series focuses on Chinese farmers and how they are modernizing.

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40 MAPS

 The online blog Vox has an article today that focuses on 40 maps that explain today’s agriculture and food production in the U.S. Go to:  http://bit.ly/1kdup4y.  

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