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Daily Harvest -- 11/5/2013
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Agri-Pulse: RMA releases harvest crop insurance prices
Link - USDA's Risk Management Agency (RMA) released their harvest price levels today, allowing growers who purchased revenue assurance with the harvest price option to compare with spring-projected prices and estimate whether or not they may be eligible for insurance claims.

Agri-Pulse: Senate names conferees for water resources development reauthorization
Link - The Senate announced its conferees tonight for upcoming negotiations with the House over the Water Resources Reform and Development Act (H.R. 3080), moving closer to final congressional approval.

Agri-Pulse (Audio): Committee shows some consensus on conservation and crop insurance
Link - One area where there seems to be general need in the farm bill conference committee is the need for a conservation program, and most of the members of the committee who mentioned it last week are in favor of tying crop insurance to conservation compliance.

Agri-Pulse: Biofuel groups seek to intervene in latest legal challenge to RFS
Link - The Renewable Fuels Association, Growth Energy and the Biotechnology Industry Organization filed Friday a motion with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia to intervene in a lawsuit filed by the oil industry in September challenging EPA's implementation of this year's Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS).

The Hill: Fear: Farm bill ripe target for Ryan ax
Link - One of the leaders of the conference committee on the farm bill said lawmakers have reached the point in the process where there will need to be give-and-take to reach an agreement.

Associated Press: Federal appeals court halts horse slaughter
Link - A federal appeals court has temporarily halted plans to resume domestic horse slaughter.


POLITICO: How the produce industry got Elmo
Link - Kids across the country soon will be nagging their parents to buy them carrots, broccoli and apples, thanks to Michelle Obama.

Wall Street Journal: Retailers Brace for Reduction in Food Stamps
Link - Retailers and grocers are bracing for another drain on consumer spending when a temporary boost in food-stamp benefits expires Friday.


Wall Street Journal: Canada Agriculture Minister 'Very Confident' U.S. Meat-Labeling Rule Will Be Repealed
Link - Canadian Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz said Monday he is "very confident" that the U.S. will repeal a contentious meat-labeling in the Farm Bill.

Financial Times: Snacks and sweets face price sting from humble bee
Link - The demise of the humble honey bee has long been bemoaned by naturalists. Now it is alarming traders.

Jerusalem Post: Israel and Vietnam establish joint agriculture R&D fund, work toward free trade agreement
Link - Agriculture Minister Yair Shamir and Vietnamese government officials agreed to establish a joint agriculture research and development fund, and worked toward completing a free-trade accord, during meetings in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City over the past week.


Religion News Service: Washington voters weigh the ethics of genetically modified foods
Link - Grocery aisles in Washington state could look a little different in 2015 if voters approve a ballot measure on Tuesday (Nov. 5) to require product labels to disclose when genetically modified crops are included.

San Francisco Chronicle: Tax on soda to be floated in San Francisco
Link - Supervisor Scott Wiener plans this week to introduce a ballot measure that would set a tax on sugary beverages. The proceeds would fund health, nutrition and activity programs for city youth.

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