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7 ag stories you might have missed this week - Oct. 11, 2019

U.S., Chinese negotiators meet in Washington, Roundup trial postponed and Land O'Lakes CEO featured on 60 Minutes

Janet Kubat Willette, E-Content Editor

October 11, 2019

2 Min Read

Missed some ag news this week? Here are 7 stories to catch you up.

1. Land O’Lakes CEO Beth Ford talks about the challenges of the farm economy with Lesley Stahl and shares insights from Land O’Lakes members Dave Estrem, Candice White and Amanda Condo. –

2. Top Chinese and U.S. negotiators met Thursday in Washington as they try to end the ongoing trade war between the two nations. It’s the first time the two countries have met for face-to-face talks since July. - Reuters

3. The last scheduled trial of the year over Bayer AG’s Roundup herbicide has been postponed at the request of both parties, indicating settlement talks may be progressing.  – Farm Futures

4. Milk-n-More Tequila Naomi, a 7-year-old Jersey bred and owned by Milk-n-More Farms of Cecil, Wis., was named the 2019 Wisconsin Cow of the Year during an Oct. 2 ceremony at World Dairy Expo in Madison, Wis. – Wisconsin Agriculturalist

5. The deans of UW-Madison’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, UW-Platteville’s College of Business, Industry, Life Science and Agriculture and UW-River Fall’s College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences toured a 1,000-cow robotic dairy operation in Grantsburg while promoting new funding aimed at helping the state’s struggling dairy industry. Starting in 2020, the universities will split $7.8 million that could pay for as many as 26 new faculty. – Wisconsin Public Radio

6. Thursday’s World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report pushed soybeans higher, but corn and wheat prices dropped. The primary surprise was the agency’s soybean yield forecasts, according to Farm Futures senior grain market analyst Bryce Knorr.

7. Connecticut’s Agriculture Department had 170 checks in a locked safe for up to five months. The auditors’ report covers January 2017 through May 2017. The money was submitted with applications for commercial feed. –

And your bonus.

Tufton Farm, in the shadow of Jefferson’s Monticello, is a prototype of sustainable agriculture and eventually a tourist destination for families. The farm fits with Jefferson’s experimental nature. – The Washington Post

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