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NGFA, Ag Transportation Working Group, urge STB to hold CSXT accountable

The Agricultural Transportation Working Group - a diverse network of national farm, commodity group and agribusiness organizations, including the National Grain and Feed Association - called upon the Surface Transportation Board on Aug. 17 to aggressively continue its efforts to examine the underlying reasons for the precipitous, deteriorating rail service being provided by CSXT.
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Applegate introduces its first sugar-free bacon

New bacon variety adds sizzle to brand's expanding selection of sugar-free products
Applegate, the nation's leading natural and organic meat brand, continues to deliver clean, crave-able food options with the launch of Applegate Naturals No Sugar Bacon.
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Infographic: Global mycotoxin occurrence

Biomin Mycotoxin Survey examines finished feed and raw commodities from 63 countries
For its latest World Mycotoxin Survey, Biomin conducted more than 33,000 analyses on 8,452 finished feed and raw commodity samples from 63 countries from January to June 2017.
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How to combat wheat streak mosaic virus

Virus has caused losses of $76.8 million and 19.2 bushels of wheat this year
Wheat streak mosaic virus, which stunts growth in wheat crops and has been known to cause 100 percent crop mortality, has caused at least $76.8 million in direct losses to wheat farmers this year, and a loss of 19.2 bushels of wheat, according to one expert.
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Fipronil scandal causes waves outside the Netherlands

Authorities say Fipronil was being used on the country’s poultry farms as long ago as November 2016
Food safety officials in the Netherlands were tipped off that the banned pesticide, fipronil, was being used on the country’s poultry farms as long ago as November last year, and the company involved was also named.
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Animal rights meeting focuses on achieving vegan agenda

Animal Agriculture Alliance releases report from the Animal Rights National Conference
The Animal Agriculture Alliance has released a report detailing observations from the Animal Rights National Conference, held August 3-6 in Alexandria, Virginia.
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Maple Lodge Farms recalls chicken frankfurters

Maple Lodge Farms and Zabiha Halal products may have bone fragments in them
Maple Lodge Farms is recalling certain chicken frankfurters because of the possible presence of bone fragments that could be unsafe, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) announced.
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