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BEIJING, Jan. 19, 2014 - For the eleventh consecutive year, the Chinese government's major policy document focuses on how to improve the rural economy and food security for the nation's 1.35 billion citizens, in an attempt to
SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 17, 2014 - Gov. Jerry Brown (D) declared a state of emergency today in California directing state officials to take necessary actions to combat serious drought conditions as farmers there are dealing
WASHINGTON, Jan. 16, 2014 - Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, said the most recent estimate from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) shows that the payment-limit provisions he wants included in the farm bill would save $387 million over 10 years
WASHINGTON, Jan. 15, 2014 - Though Moran is not a member of the House
Agriculture Committee, he has influenced ag issued through his ranking
membership on the Appropriations Committee's Subcommittee on Interior,
Environment and Related Agencies
This week's guest on Open Mic is Senate Minority Whip Dick Durbin. The Illinois Democrat sees promise in the opening weeks of the 114th Congress. Senator Durbin says more open floor debate may lead to compromise on complex issues including trade and nutrition, however, he believes tax reform and immigration may be too divisive for this Congress to resolve. During this in-depth interview, he also offers interesting perspective on crop insurance, estate taxes, GMO labeling, the Renewable Fuel Standard and the EPA.