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  • Former U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, Mike Johanns, is joining alliantgroup as the firm’s new Chairmen of Agriculture.
  • Mahindra North America and RFD-TV are honoring first responders with an essay contest.  Police departments, firefighter departments, and EMTs are eligible to be nominated by anyone over the age of 18.
  • U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue has appointed three positions within the USDA’s Food, Nutrition, and Consumer Services (FNCS). Brandon Lipps will serve as Administrator of the Food and Nutrition Service and also Acting Deputy Under Secretary of FNCS until the Senate confirms a permanent appointee.  Maggie Lyons has been named Chief of Staff and senior advisor to the Under Secretary and Kailee Tkacz is a policy advisor.
  • MGEX, a Designated Contract Market and Derivatives Clearing Organization,  has broken the July monthly volume record.  The previous record, set in July 2015, was 188,361; volume through Wednesday of this week was 191,324 contracts.
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