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US ag free trade campaign focuses on export opportunities

Farmers for Free Trade campaign to ensure US agriculture industry does not suffer from lack of export activity
As a former U.S. ambassador to China, Max Baucus has seen firsthand the demand for agricultural products there. But will countries other than the United States be filling that demand?
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Minister MacAulay heads trade mission to Europe

As part of the Canadian government's efforts to foster growth for farmers through new export opportunities and well-paying jobs, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Lawrence MacAulay will lead a trade mission to Germany, Belgium and Italy through Oct. 17.
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University of Tulsa Lift Up America and Tyson Foods team up to fight hunger

Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma receives 30,000 pounds of protein
For the seventh consecutive year, Lift Up America, The University of Tulsa and Tyson Foods will donate more than 30,000 pounds of protein to more than 40 partner programs serviced through the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma as part of an effort to feed people in need and promote public awareness of hunger in America.
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Iowa hires first emergency management veterinarian

Dr. Judith LaBounty will help state prepare for possible animal disease outbreaks and organize disease response exercises
The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship has hired Dr. Judith LaBounty as its new emergency management veterinarian.
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PETA, ACLU among groups to sue Iowa over ag-gag law

Law makes it illegal to enter or try to obtain employment at agricultural operations under false pretenses
The State of Iowa is being sued by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) and other non-governmental organizations (NGOs) who allege the law violates people’s constitutional rights.
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Poultry industry leader Nick Zimmerman dies

Retired University of Maryland poultry specialist was active in Poultry Science Association, Maryland Feed Industry Council, Delmarva Poultry Industry and American Poultry Historical Society
Dr. Nickolas “Nick” Zimmermann, retired University of Maryland associate professor and poultry specialist, passed away on September 29 after many years battling a brain tumor.
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