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Politics | 8/30/2012 10:14:19 AM

USDA Report reveals conservation efforts have strong, positive impacts in watershed

WASHINGTON, Aug. 30, 2012 - A new study shows that conservation practices have made great strides in reducing pollutant losses from cultivated cropland in the Missouri River Basin.
Politics | 8/30/2012 9:59:31 AM

Vilsack extends emergency grazing to assist ranchers impacted by drought

WASHINGTON, Aug. 30, 2012- Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced a two-month extension for emergency grazing on Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) acres this week

Politics | 8/30/2012 9:56:01 AM

 Chairman Lucas: Just give me floor time to move a farm bill

TAMPA, August 29-2012 - House Agriculture Committee Chairman Frank Lucas, R-OK, is ready to get a farm bill done. So ready that he told those attending
Politics | 8/29/2012 3:37:14 PM

ERS report weighs influences on China's DDGS export market

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
Politics | 8/29/2012 9:07:44 AM

 2012 farm income expected to hit record level

WASHINGTON, August 29, 2012- USDA's Economic Research Service updated its 2012 Farm Sector Income Forecast yesterday, indicating a record income value for farmers in 2012 despite
Politics | 8/29/2012 8:07:37 AM

Monsanto announces schools selected to receive education funds

BOONE, Iowa, Aug. 28, 2012 - Monsanto announced at the Farm Progress Show on Tuesday that its education program chose 176 school districts in 35 states to receive grants of up to
Politics | 8/29/2012

 Ag leaders rally for Romney and Ryan, provide more farm policy details

TAMPA, Fla., August 29, 2012 - Over 500 agri-business leaders, lawmakers, lobbyists, three former secretaries of agriculture, and even a few farmers gathered at the Great American Farm Luncheon
Politics | 8/27/2012 9:39:50 PM

USDA clears California meat plant after cow handling reforms

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
Politics | 8/27/2012 3:32:01 PM

Retail food price inflation remains unchanged

WASHINGTON, August 24, 2012-The Consumer Price Index (CPI) USDA released today noted that the Midwestern drought is raising corn and soybean prices, but that the impact
Politics | 8/27/2012

Early corn harvest moves forward

WASHINGTON, August 27, 2012- USDA's Crop Progress report from the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) released Monday confirmed the continuing early harvest
Politics | 8/24/2012 11:42:28 AM

 Better crop insurance industry controls needed to identify new producers

WASHINGTON, August 24, 2012 - Crop insurance providers need to do a better job verifying and documenting growers who qualify for new producer eligibility
Politics | 8/24/2012 9:25:29 AM

Crop insurance payoffs vary for harvesting poor crops

DES MOINES, IA. August 24, 2012 - Drought-stricken growers who lost most of their crops may decide not to harvest this year, but those who have crop insurance
Politics | 8/24/2012 9:14:35 AM

Retail food price inflation remains unchanged

WASHINGTON, August 24, 2012- The Consumer Price Index (CPI) USDA released today noted that the Midwestern drought is raising corn and soybean prices, but that the impact will not
Politics | 8/24/2012

USDA announces Conservation Innovation Grant winners

WASHINGTON, Aug. 24, 2012 - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced $26 million in Conservation Innovation Grants awarded by USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) to
Politics | 8/23/2012 2:07:05 PM

USDA approves 30-day voluntary waiver on livestock program

SPOKANE, Wash., August 23, 2012 -- USDA's Risk Management Agency (RMA) announced approval of the voluntary waiver of Livestock Risk Protection (LRP) Basic Provisions 30-day
Politics | 8/23/2012

Romney supports RFS in energy plan

WASHINGTON, August 23, 2012- Republican presidential nominee Gov. Mitt Romney supported the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) in his energy policy released today. The main goal
Politics | 8/22/2012 5:30:09 PM

Evidence of animal abuse at California slaughter facility prompts investigation

WASHINGTON, August 22, 2012— USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) halted the slaughter operations at Central Valley Meat in Hanford, Calif. after receiving video depicting
Politics | 8/22/2012 5:02:30 PM

Farm Bill Now coalition of ag groups announces upcoming events

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
Politics | 8/22/2012 1:15:51 PM

NPPC applauds issuance of wholesale pork reporting rule

WASHINGTON, Aug. 22, 2012 - USDA released a final rule today to implement the wholesale pork reporting provision of the federal mandatory price reporting law, which requires
Politics | 8/22/2012 9:31:26 AM

Russia officially joins the WTO

WASHINGTON, August 22, 2012- Russia officially becomes the 156th member of the World Trade Organization (WTO) today, 19 years after it first
Politics | 8/22/2012

Farm Bill Now coalition of ag groups announces upcoming events

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
Politics | 8/20/2012 4:54:00 PM

EPA opens 30 day comment period on RFS waiver requests

WASHINGTON, August 20, 2012- The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published a Federal Register notice opening a 30 day comment period on requests from the
Politics | 8/20/2012 9:05:56 AM

Brett Begemann named as President of Monsanto Company

ST. LOUIS (August 20, 2012) - Monsanto Company today announced that Brett Begemann, 51, has been named as the company's
Politics | 8/20/2012

Salmonella outbreak linked to cantaloupes from Indiana farm

WASHINGTON, August 19, 2012- A farm in southwestern Indiana is linked to an outbreak of salmonella in cantaloupe, which the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported
Politics | 8/18/2012 5:56:42 PM

Rep. Hartzler: Failure to act on ag disaster bill a true shame'

WASHINGTON, August 18, 2012 - Rep. Vicky Hartzler a freshman member of the House Agriculture Committee, delivered the weekly GOP address today and criticized
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