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Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced on Sept. 7 the realignment of a number of offices within the USDA in order to improve customer service and maximize efficiency.

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Hay marketers have reported Pacific Northwest fires and smoke are impacting hay quality, mainly due to discoloration.

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Nine researchers were the beneficiaries of the first-ever U.S. Alfalfa Farmer Research Initiative (USAFRI), a farmer-funded investment in alfalfa-related research.

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Cargill has reached an agreement to acquire the animal feed business of Richmond, Virginia, based Southern States Cooperative Inc., a move that will help the company better serve its customers in the eastern U.S. The transaction is expected to close within 90 days, subject to customary approvals. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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The University of Illinois will be offering dairy and forage classes in the fall 2017 semester.

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AGCO, a worldwide manufacturer and distributor of agricultural equipment, and The Climate Corporation, a subsidiary of Monsanto Company, announced on July 26 that a definitive agreement has been signed for AGCO to acquire the Precision Planting LLC equipment business.

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