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Greg Martin Agribusiness Update for Monday 7/1/13
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Program: The Agribusiness Update
Date: July 01, 2013

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President Obama says the US delivered for the American people with its vote to approve the Border Security, Economic Opportunity and Immigration Modernization Act of 2013 - bringing us a critical step closer to fixing our broken immigration system once and for all. The President says the bipartisan bill was a true compromise. 

Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack says the nation’s students will have healthier food options during the school day under USDA’s new Smart Snacks in School nutrition standards. USDA was required to establish nutrition standards for all foods sold in schools by the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010. The nutrition standards announced last week carefully balance science-based nutrition guidelines with practical and flexible solutions to promote healthier eating on campus.

Citing the Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus - Mexico has restricted live pork imports from the United States. At this time - Mexico’s Agriculture Ministry says the virus has not been detected in Mexico. The Ag Ministry will review imports on a case by case basis and those pigs imported from the U.S. before May 17th will be quarantined and closely observed.

That’s today’s Agribusiness Update from the Ag Information Network. 

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