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WASHINGTON, Jan. 24, 2013 -
The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) and U.S. renewable
fuel organizations expressed disappointment today following the recent European
WASHINGTON, Jan. 23, 2013 - The House approved legislation (H.R. 325) today that would allow for a short-term increase in the nation's debt limit and would withhold salaries from members of Congress if either chamber fails to approve a budget.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 23, 2013- Investments in conservation programs and the passage of a full, five-year farm bill are included as priorities for the nation's sportsmen in the Teddy Roosevelt Conservation Partnership's (TRCP)
WASHINGTON, Jan. 22 - Members of Congress,
industry leaders, and other distinguished guests were decked out in their
finest to celebrate the 57th presidential inauguration and a bipartisan gala
Jan. 18, 2013 - With the extension of the 2008 farm bill through Sept. 30,
2013, there's been a lot of confusion over exactly which USDA farm and
conservation programs will be available this year.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 17, 2013 - The ability of
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits to promote food
security and a healthy diet can be measured and influenced by several factors
including household resources and environmental surroundings
WASHINGTON, Jan. 18, 2013 — The Internal Revenue
Service (IRS) announced today that it will issue guidance in the near future to
provide relief from the estimated tax penalty for farmers and fishermen unable
WASHINGTON, Jan. 15, 2013 - The House approved legislation (H.R. 152) late today, on a 241-180 vote, that would provide the Agriculture Department with $222.4 million as part of a larger disaster assistance package to help states dealing with the impacts of Hurricane Sandy.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 15, 2013 - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced today a "microloan" program aimed at boosting small and new farms by providing loans of up to $35,000 at an interest rate of less than five percent.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 15, 2013 - The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia today refused attempts to rehear an earlier case in which the court struck down challenges to an Environmental Protection Agency
The FDA and USDA have said that genetically modified crops are safe and should not warrant additional food labels. Others argue consumers have a right to know if the foods they purchase include ingredients from such crops. At least 30 states have considered additional food label requirements. Vermont recently became the first state to pass their own GMO labeling laws that now are seeing legal challenge from the GMA and others