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Agri-Pulse: Boehner throws kisses, Lucas smiles: What’s not to like about the farm bill?
Link - Chairman Lucas was upbeat about farm bill passage after a series of votes yesterday and withdrawal of some of the toughest amendments.

Agri-Pulse: House set to resume debate on farm bill amendments today
Link - The House is expected today to resume consideration of its five-year farm bill (H.R. 1947) and plow through another series of amendments.

Agri-Pulse: Group working to repeal death tax
Link - A group of legislators, led by Sen. Thune, R-S.D., and Rep. Kevin Brady, R-Texas, ,is proposing the permanent repeal of the estate tax, better known as the “death tax.”

Capital Press: Farm bill: House votes to cut food stamps by $2 billion
Link - The chamber rejected 234-188 a Democratic amendment to the five-year, half-trillion-dollar farm legislation that would have maintained current spending on food stamps, now called the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP.

LA Times: Effort to protect California egg law in House farm bill fails
Link - The measure in the farm bill now before the House would prohibit one state from imposing conditions on another state’s production of agricultural goods. The prohibition was sought by Rep. Steve King, a Republican from Iowa, the biggest egg-producing state.

The Hill: Fiscal group enraged by limits on House farm bill amendments
Link - Deficit hawks at Taxpayers for Common Sense said the Rules Committee did not abide by Speaker John Boehner’s (R-Ohio) call for an open farm bill debate.

Politico: Farm bill advances in House
Link - Midwest corn and soybean interests were suddenly without a sponsor as Rep. Bob Gibbs (R-Ohio) pulled down his amendment challenging a new price-loss program important to Southern crops.


Agri-Pulse: Three biotechnology scientists awarded 2013 World Food Prize
Link - Three distinguished scientists — Marc Van Montagu of Belgium, and Mary-Dell Chilton and Robert T. Fraley of the United States — were today named the winners of the 2013 World Food Prize during a ceremony at the U.S. State Department.

Bloomberg: Dunkin’ to Sell Gluten-Free Doughnuts in Fast-Food First
Link - Dunkin’ Donuts is poised to beat McDonald’s Corp. (MCD) and Starbucks Corp. in introducing the fast-food industry’s first gluten-free pastries nationwide.

New York Times: Executive at Monsanto Wins Global Food Honor
Link - When it comes to agriculture, the World Food Prize is the equivalent of the Oscars. This year, the prestigious award went the mastermind behind Monsanto’s big move into genetically modified crops.


Agri-Pulse: USTR nominee Froman confirmed
Link - United States Trade Representative (USTR) Michael Froman was easily confirmed by the Senate today, 93-4. Froman will take office just weeks before Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) negotiations begin July 8.

Financial Times: UK government makes strongest statement yet in favor of GM food
Link - (Subscriber only) Britain should embrace the benefits of genetically modified crops and push other EU countries to drop their opposition to GM food, the environment secretary will say in a speech on Thursday.


Agri-Pulse: House committee approves Goodlatte farmworker bill
Link - The House Judiciary Committee today approved the Agricultural Guestworker “AG” Act in a vote of 20-16. House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., sponsored the bill, which replaces the existing H-2A agricultural visa program with a new H-2C program.

Bloomberg: CBO: Senate bill still allows illegal immigration
Link - Illegal immigration into the United States would decrease by only 25 percent under a far-reaching Senate immigration bill, according to an analysis by the Congressional Budget Office that also finds the measure reduces federal deficits by billions.

Politico: Border security deal boosts immigration bill hopes
Link - The Senate’s Gang of Eight and a pair of Republicans are near a deal that would beef up the immigration bill’s border security language and break a major impasse between the two sides, senators and aides say.


New York Daily News: ‘Pot pigs’: Seattle farmer finds success in pork raised on pot
Link - A Seattle pig farmer is selling pork that's been raised on pot and claims the "Pot Pigs" gain weight 20% quicker than their traditionally raised pals, which purportedly gives them a "more savory" taste.

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