Glyphosate has a 40 year history of safe and effective use. Daily Harvest News Service
Daily Harvest -- 3/23/2015
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Agri-Pulse: Washington Week Ahead: Budget, biotechnology and WOTUS
Link - Budget resolutions will be on the floor this week in both the House and Senate and, with little or no Democrat support available, Republican leaders need to keep as many GOP votes as possible.

Agri-Pulse: House ag subcommittee chair considers biotech and research priorities
Link - (Audio) The chairman of the House Agriculture Subcommittee in charge of biotechnology and research was a part of an Agri-Pulse panel.

Agri-Pulse: Open Mic Interview with Jim Walker, Vice Pres. Case IH North America Ag Division
Link - (Audio) Walker says a more predictable tax code and relief from estate taxes would help farmers and the agriculture equipment industry weather the downturn in commodity prices.

Agri-Pulse: WHO committee claims glyphosate is 'probably' cancerous
Link - The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), an arm of the World Health Organization, announced today it ranked the herbicide glyphosate as “probably carcinogenic to humans,” inspiring fierce rebuttal from the agricultural science community.

Agri-Pulse: House ag subcommittee chair considers biotech and research priorities
Link - Illinois Rep. Rodney Davis talks about the types of issues his subcommittee will address this year and offers suggestions for constituents who want to make their voices heard.

ABC 30: Fresno jobs program receives $10M from USDA
Link - Fresno is one of just ten communities chosen by the USDA to help people find well-paying jobs

Quad-City Times: Rural Route 4: U.S. agriculture touches many lives
Link - Did you know that last week was National Ag Week? It's a week that is set aside to recognize the contributions of farmers to our society.


Wall Street Journal: How the Oil Export Ban Chokes the Fracking Boom
Link - President Obama may love America, but it would be nice if he also loved a few energy executives who could warn him that a serious public-policy glitch is about to blow up on his watch.

Des Moines Register: Ethanol debate could come to a head in Washington this year
Link - The ethanol and oil industries have dug in for what could be a pivotal year for the future of the renewable fuel mandate in Washington, with the victor poised to add jobs and reap millions in profits at the expense of their bitter rival.


Agri-Pulse: FDA concludes Arctic Apples and Innate Potatoes are safe
Link - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) concluded today that genetically engineered (GE) apples developed by Okanagan Specialty Fruits and GE potatoes developed by JR Simplot Company are as safe and nutritious as their conventional counterparts.

Agri-Pulse: USDA to grant $200 million for SNAP recipient job training
Link - USDA announced today $200 million in funding that will go toward the development and implementation of job training programs for Supplemental Nutrition and Assistance Program (SNAP) participants in 10 states.

News Observer: Vermont farmers grapple with significant drop in milk prices
Link - Milk prices paid to Vermont dairy farmers have plummeted this winter from a record high last year as farmers head into the spring planting season when they need to buy seed and fuel.

Science 2.0: The Ugly Food Movement Is Winning Friends
Link - The next emerging European food trend that may have the biggest impact on what we buy each week is “ugly food”.


Financial Times: Milk, pork and salmon lead UK exports drive into China
Link - China’s appetite for British milk, pork, Yorkshire tea and salmon led to a 12 per cent jump in food exports to the country last year but the industry says it needs more government support to exploit rising overseas demand.

Tallahassee Democrat: Mayor Gillum stresses ‘leveling the playing field’ in international trade discussion
Link - Gillum was among several Florida mayors and Deputy Secretary of Commerce Bruce Andrews on a conference call touting Florida’s role in boosting the country’s exports and future opportunities.


The Sacramento Bee: Jerry Brown: Opposition on climate change ‘borders on the immoral’
Link - Gov. Jerry Brown said opposition to steps President Barack Obama is taking on climate change “borders on the immoral,” as he tore into Republicans in an interview aired Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”

Treehugger: Maine legislators move to speed up GMO labeling law
Link - Some legislators in Maine want GMO labeling to kick in sooner so they proposed a new law that would remove the requirement that relies on other states.

The Beacon: Rep. Kraus announces passage of legislation to improve water quality
Link - A bill addressing some of the most important issues pertaining to water quality in Ohio, including the recent, harmful algal blooms in Lake Erie, passed the Ohio House.

Des Moines Register: Iowa agriculture survives off carcass of prairie soil
Link - (Opinion) Iowa’s original prairie produced as much diversity as the Amazon but today we live in the most biologically altered state in North America.


Santa Cruz Sentinel: Affordable housing a problem for California farmworkers
Link - With low wages and rising rents, affordable housing is a problem for many farmworkers in California's agricultural communities.

Washington Times: Obama dealt series of setbacks on immigration, takes fire from all sides
Link - President Obama’s immigration policies suffered a rough week, faltering in the courts, taking fire on Capitol Hill, angering his political base and even having his own deportation chief undercut his message as he struggles to find a middle-ground path to overhaul the nation’s immigration system.


Delaware Online: A look at DuPont if Peltz gets his way
Link - If Nelson Peltz's plan for DuPont is implemented, the company – which already has announced the spinoff of Chemours – will be leaner at the top and possibly split into two more separate units.

Des Moines Register: Agriculture: More than food for thought in 2016 presidential race
Link - (Opinion) Bruce Rastetter, organizer of the Iowa Summit, opines on the importance of agriculture and presidential politics.

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