Perdue to Meet with Mexico’s Ag Minister

It has been a few steps forward and potentially a step back in the trade relationship between the U.S. and Mexico. President Trump said Monday that Mexico is sending a delegation to Washington to discuss immigration issues, which could stall a threat of new tariffs. Meanwhile, Secretary Perdue plans to meet with Mexico’s agriculture minister soon.

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A Teacher Said ‘Invent Something,’ and a Piece of Farm Equipment Emerged

Two young entrepreneurs built a piece of farm equipment in response to a science class assignment. Hearing their story affirmed for us the importance of supporting teachers who will encourage careers in the shortline industry. Take a look at the schools where teachers will pursue such specialized training. Their studies have been funded in part by this Association, and you are invited to reach out to scholarship recipients near you.

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Ag Census Confirms Trends, Offers Data to Guide Federal Decision-Making

Results of the once-every-five-years ag census show that the numbers of large and small farms are increasing while mid-sized farms are on the decline. Big farms are getting bigger, and we have fewer farmers managing the land. A thin percentage of producers represents a significant majority of all sales. And, as everyone in the industry knows, profits are down. Take a dive into the numbers.

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