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WASHINGTON, August 29, 2012- While China's
demand for feed ingredients makes it an important export market for U.S.
distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS), or the residual co-products from
ethanol production, the volume
WASHINGTON, Aug. 27, 2012 - A week after pulling federal inspectors out of Central Valley Meat at Hanford, Calif., effectively shutting it down, USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service allowed the plant to reopen
WASHINGTON, August 22, 2012- The "Farm Bill Now" coalition, which includes 39 of the nation's agricultural organizations, continued its public awareness campaign today with a new website and event announcements to encourage Congress to pass a new, comprehensive, five-year farm bill
"This is the worst drought in forty years and maybe ever," says Congressman John Garamendi, who represents agricultural areas of the highly productive state of California. He projects reductions in water usage from twenty to one hundred percent this year. As a result, he wants to build new water storage lakes in a state that has said no to such construction for fifty years. Along with support from other California Congressmen, he introduced HR 4300: "The Sacramento Valley Water Storage and Restoration Act of 2014." Garamendi comes from a strong agricultural and public policy background. He grew up on a California ranch and still has livestock interests. He holds a degree in business from Berkley and an MBA from the Harvard Business School. Garamendi served as Lt. Governor and chaired the Economic Development Commission. He served in the state legislature, rising to Senate Majority Leader and later became California State Insurance Commissioner. In 1995, President Clinton appointed him to be Deputy Secretary of the Department of the Interior. He was elected to Congress in 2009.