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Agri-Pulse: Ag groups focusing on immigration reform
Link - (Audio) Now that the farm bill is complete, agricultural organizations are able to focus more on immigration reform. The American Farm Bureau Federation just updated a study that shows a devastating impact if Congress does nothing to change immigration law or focuses solely on enforcement.

CBS News: Paul, McConnell help announce new hemp projects in Kentucky
Link - Among the many pet projects lawmakers were able to tuck into the farm bill that passed Congress earlier this month was a measure that will allow states to grow industrial hemp for research.

Los Angeles Times: California egg farmers laying the groundwork for roomier hen roosts
Link - After losing several legal attempts to overturn upcoming henhouse rules, California farmers are remodeling coops and building so-called cage-free systems for egg-laying hens.

Wisconsin State Journal: Dairy farmers squeezing white gold from cows
Link - Most milk manufactured in Wisconsin becomes cheese, but it’s also turning into white gold for dairy farmers in America’s Dairyland, because demand has never been higher and prices for it are rising at meteoric rates.

New York Daily News: Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, other Democrats to ask for delay of law cutting food stamps
Link - Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand lined up lawmakers to sign off on a letter to be sent to Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on Tuesday. The Democrats would like a delay in one of the provisions of the recently passed farm, which cuts $8 billion in food stamp aid.

CNN: Food stamp use among military rises again
Link - Food stamp redemption at military grocers has been rising steadily since the beginning of the recession in 2008. Nearly $104 million worth of food stamps was redeemed at military commissaries in the fiscal year ended Sept. 30.

Financial Times: Bumper profits threaten US ethanol support
Link - (Subscriber only) The US ethanol industry is enjoying bumper profits again, placing it in an awkward position as it battles plans by the Obama administration to scale back government support.


New York Times: A Big Bet on Gluten-Free
Link - In dollars and cents, sales of gluten-free products were expected to total $10.5 billion last year, according to Mintel, a market research company, which estimates the category will produce more than $15 billion in annual sales in 2016.

Wall Street Journal: Food Industry Prepares for Gloomy News
Link - Mondelez International Inc., ConAgra Foods Inc. and J.M. Smucker Co., all reported lackluster financial results last week, reflecting the packaged-food industry's continued struggle with weak consumer spending and cutthroat competition.

Mother Jones: No, GMOs Won't Harm Your Health
Link - Dr. Steven Novella argues that many of the fears surrounding genetically modified crops are unsupported.

ABC News: US Olive Oil Pushing Gov't to Test Imported Oils
Link - It's a pressing matter for the tiny U.S. olive oil industry: American shoppers more often are going for European imports, which are cheaper and viewed as more authentic.


Wall Street Journal: Obama Seeks Agreement With Mexico, Canada on TPP
Link - President Barack Obama will strive to come to an agreement with his Mexican and Canadian counterparts on the Trans-Pacific Partnership as the three leaders meet this week to discuss how the members of Nafta will fit into the new, far-reaching trade pact.


Wall Street Journal: Political Drought Diversion
Link - Democrats must have told the President he needed to show some concern over the state's record drought, and so naturally Mr. Obama devoted about a third of his remarks to a lecture on global warming.

Kansas City Star: Howard Buffett wants US farmers to protect soil
Link - Philanthropist Howard Buffett wants his fellow farmers to pay more attention to soil health and consider using cover crops.

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