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U.S. growers face loan defaults over Mexican sugar dispute
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U.S. growers face loan defaults over Mexican sugar dispute
The U.S. Department of Commerce has set a June 5 deadline for new agreements to be reached regarding the alleged continued dumping of Mexican sugar onto the U.S. market.

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Simplot seeks injunction against supply disruption
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Idaho ag export value increases for first time since 2014
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