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In addition to an ongoing legal challenge in Montana, state beef checkoff programs in 13 additional states are now facing legal challenge.

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U.S. trade has been at the forefront of concerns as trade negotiations continue with several countries. One concern was put to rest when, just hours before the Sept. 30 midnight deadline, U.S. and Canadian officials signed an agreement on a new trade deal between themselves and Mexico, revamping NAFTA after more than a year of touch-and-go negotiations.

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Hurricane Michael slammed into the Florida Panhandle on Oct. 10 as a Category 4 storm with winds of up to 155 miles per hour. It is being hailed as the worst storm to hit the continental U.S. since Hurricane Andrew in 1992. 

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Bovine tuberculosis was recently confirmed in a large beef herd in Alcona County, Michigan. This is the 73rd cattle herd to be identified with bovine TB in Michigan since 1998.

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U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue swore in Vicki Christiansen as the 19th chief of the USDA Forest Service this morning in Washington, D.C. Christiansen has been serving as interim chief since March of this year. Following his announcement yesterday, Perdue issued the following statement:

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Just hours before the midnight deadline, U.S. and Canadian officials reached an agreement on a new trade deal between themselves and Mexico, revamping the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) after more than a year of touch-and-go negotiations.

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