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  • Consumer Preferences and the Meatless Meat Industry
    Introduction In the U.S. and Western Europe, agri-food systems are changing in response to consumer preferences for foods that appear to be healthier and better for the welfare of animals and the environment. The past twenty years have seen an…
  • 2022 Crop Budgets Contain Higher Costs
    Non-land costs for 2022 corn and soybean production are projected to be at all-time highs. Despite these high costs, corn and soybean production is projected to be profitable in 2022 because projected prices are considerably higher than average prices from…

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HISTORY ETCHED IN CLEARVIEW FARM’S NEW SUNFLOWER FIELD –

When members of the public visit Clearview Farm’s 25-acre sunflower field this summer, they’ll be able to walk through the rendering of the barn carved out in the field. It’s similar to a corn maze but simple enough that it’s meant to be more of a path with a few clearings for people to go for a walk and take photos in a stunning field of sunflowers. (The News-Gazette)

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WASDE MAINTAINS FORECAST FOR SOYBEAN OIL USE IN BIOFUEL –

The USDA maintained its forecast for 2021-’22 soybean oil use in biofuel production in its latest World Agriculture Supply and Demand Estimates report, released on July 12. The expected price of soybean oil was lowered. (Biodiesel Magazine)

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U.S., UK TRADE CHIEFS MEET, AGREE TO STRENGTHEN BILATERAL TIES –

U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai and her British counterpart Liz Truss agreed to continue working to strengthen bilateral ties in a meeting in Washington on Tuesday, Tai’s office said in a statement. (Reuters)  

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CLIMATOLOGIST SAYS RECENT RAIN DOESN’T SPELL THE END OF DROUGHT FOR NORTHEASTERN ILLINOIS –

With 3% of the state in extreme drought, farmers nearing the breaking point, especially in the northeastern zone, have looked gratefully upon recent rain, but experts warn optimism could be premature. (Washington Examiner)

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