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Agri-Pulse: Open Mic with NMPF Pres. Jim Mulhern
Link - (Audio) Jim Mulhern, the new President and CEO of the National Milk Producers Federation, emphasizes that the conflict over dairy programs will not prevent the 2014 Farm, Food and Jobs Act from being brought to the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives. He expresses his desire to "call the bluff" of the Speaker of the House but realizes that political pressure on the chairman of the House Agriculture Committee won't allow that option.

Agri-Pulse: New USDA pork forecast factors in PED spread
Link - (Audio) Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea (PED) has continued to spread during the winter montsh and has been confirmed in more than 20 states since last May. The Pork Checkoff expected the virus to spread through the winter, but also expects that the summer will slow down the spread of the virus in many parts of the country.

Inforum: Minn.'s Collin Peterson mulls political future
Link - As Republicans look at the Minnesota election map this year, many believe their best chance of picking up a congressional seat is the 7th District, which covers the western half of the state and runs from the Canadian border almost all the way to Iowa.

Politico: James Lankford announces Senate bid
Link - Oklahoma Rep. James Lankford announced Monday he will seek to fill Sen. Tom Coburn’s Senate seat.

The Hill: Farm bill favoritism
Link - American Enterprise Institute policy experts write in this opinion piece that debate over dairy policy in the farm bill is a microcosm of the broader farm subsidy discussion that pits the welfare of consumers, taxpayers, and the poor against the interests of agribusiness and farm lobbies.


NPR: How Food Hubs Are Helping New Farmers Break Into Local Food
Link - Lots of consumers are smitten with local food, but they're not the only ones. The growing market is also providing an opportunity for less experienced farmers to expand their business and polish their craft.


Agri-Pulse: Lawmakers press for fast-track trade promotion authority
Link - Lawmakers and congressional witnesses recently urged passage of legislation that would give the president “fast-track” trade promotion authority (TPA).

Agri-Pulse: China aims for more rural reforms, farm subsidies
Link - For the eleventh consecutive year, the Chinese government's major policy document focuses on how to improve the rural economy and food security for the nation's 1.35 billion citizens, in an attempt to continue rural reforms and develop more modern agricultural practices.

Reuters: Food security, rural environment top China's policy agenda in 2014
Link - China's top policy priorities for 2014 will be improving the rural environment and maintaining food security, according to a a key policy document published by the official Xinhua news agency on Sunday.

Bloomberg: Farm Ministers Say World Faces ‘Immense Challenges’ to Feed All
Link - Efforts to rid the world of hunger face “immense challenges” as farmers deal with resource scarcity, climate change and loss of soil fertility, agriculture ministers from 65 countries said.


The Hill: Democrats must decide how far to bend on immigration reform
Link - House GOP leaders plan to release as soon as next week their principles for rewriting the nation’s immigration laws, a document that could be followed by a series of legislative proposals.

Wall Street Journal: States Take Lead in Boosting Immigrants
Link - While Congress mulls an immigration overhaul, state legislatures across the country are passing bills aimed at integrating illegal immigrants rather than cracking down on them.


Fox News: 10 injured in explosion at Omaha, Neb., animal feed plant
Link - At least 10 people were hurt and others could be trapped after an explosion and partial building collapse rocked an Omaha, Neb., animal feed processing plant.

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