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Shutdown Spawns Vacuum In Farm Market Information

Since the U.S. Agriculture Department’s local farm services offices also have been shuttered, farmers can’t apply for new loans, sign up acreages for government programs or receive government checks for programs they’re already enrolled in. And at a time when researchers who are seeking new wheat varieties and plant traits should be planting experimental plots, all work has ground to a halt.


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GM CEO: Gas Mileage Rules “Ambitious”

During a meeting with lawmakers Friday, Akerson raised concerns about fuel efficiency requirements that are being discussed for the 2017-2025 model years.