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April 05, 2018

Chinese Tariffs Trouble Illinois Farm Economy

Illinois farmers are among the targets of new Chinese tariffs. Beijing this week said it will impose a tax on American soy and pork products, two of Illinois' chief exports. The move is a response to President Trump’s announced tariffs on Chinese steel and aluminum.


Make some room in your stomach, because the USDA says you'll eat more than 220 pounds of meat protein in 2018.
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March 15, 2018

Meat Madness: Americans Expected To Eat Record Amounts Of Protein In 2018

When two big meat companies – Tyson and Cargill – recently invested in a lab-grown protein start-up, some said Americans’ love affair with meat had cooled. Actually, it’s quite the opposite. The U-S is expected to eat a record amount of red meat and poultry this year. 


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