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Agri-Pulse: Washington Week Ahead: All eyes focused on possible farm bill conference
Link - This could be the week agricultural stakeholders have been waiting a long time for as the farm bill principals are expected to release a firm framework for long-term legislation. While a conference meeting has not been officially scheduled, sources and reports have indicated conferees are likely to meet this week.

Agri-Pulse: USDA recommends deregulation for Dow's 2,4-D resistant corn and soybeans
Link - USDA said in a draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) today that full deregulation is the “preferred alternative” for Dow AgroSciences' corn and soybean traits resistant to the herbicide 2, 4-D.

Agri-Pulse: Reid expects long-term farm bill done this month
Link - Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., told Agri-Pulse today that he fully expects a long-term farm bill to be completed in Congress by the end of the month.

National Journal: GOP Has Much at Stake in Farm Bill
Link - As Congress returns to take up the farm bill this month, pressure is finally growing on Republicans to pass a new bill for the most basic of reasons: political survival.

The Hill: Battle over jobless benefits will consume start of 2014
Link - Senate Democratic leaders feel cautiously optimistic they have the 60 votes they need to advance unemployment benefits legislation on Monday, but that marks only the start of the congressional battle.

The Plain Dealer: Food stamp fraud and errors are at historic low, while need is high, USDA report shows
Link - With the congressional food fight over benefits for the poor about to resume, the federal government quietly released a report on New Year's Eve that suggests there is still a high need for food stamps.

The Republic: Texas ranchers looking to rebuild cattle herds decimated by drought facing tough choices
Link - After a dispiriting stretch of years, many Texas ranchers are optimistic as drought, expensive feed and other conditions that decimated their cattle herds start to loosen their grip.


Agri-Pulse: Jonathan Schrier on Open Mic
Link - (Audio) Jonathan Shrier, the acting Special Representative for Global Food Security and Deputy Coordinator of Diplomacy at the State Department, describes the 'Feed the Future' initiative, which involves ten agencies, led by the Agency for International Development.

Agri-Pulse: General Mills says Cheerios no longer include genetically modified ingredients
Link - General Mills' original Cheerios cereal no longer includes genetically modified products. There are no genetically modified oats - the main ingredient in Cheerios - which will enable General Mills to label the original product as GMO free.

Wall Street Journal: Pricey Beef Is Set to Test Appetites
Link - U.S. cattle prices jumped to a record Friday, setting up a fresh hit of sticker shock for consumers at the grocer's meat counter.


The Hill: Democrats need to come 'halfway' on immigration, Rand Paul says
Link - Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) on Sunday said immigration reform legislation could quickly get through Congress, if Democrats are willing to meet Republicans “halfway” on key issues.


Agri-Pulse: Judge extends injunction blocking horse slaughter startup
Link - A New Mexico judge has extended his injunction blocking Valley Meat Co. from starting horse slaughter operations until at least Jan. 13 to allow for testimony in a lawsuit brought by state Attorney General Gary King.

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