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Politics | 5/29/2013 9:39:43 AM
SMITHFIELD, Va., May 29, 2013- Smithfield Foods, the largest U.S. pork producer, and Shuanghui International today announced the Chinese meat processing enterprise offered to buy
Politics | 5/29/2013 7:24:30 AM
WASHINGTON, May 27, 2013 - The cost of the average Memorial Day grill-out may be coming down according to data from the Economic Research Service.

Politics | 5/29/2013
WASHINGTON, May 29, 2013- The break in bad weather across much of the nation created a surge in crop plantings, which is reflected in USDA's Crop Progress Report released Tuesday afternoon
Politics | 5/26/2013 7:59:37 PM
WASHINGTON, May 27, 2013 - The cost of the average Memorial Day grill-out may be coming down according to data from the Economic Research Service.
Politics | 5/24/2013
WASHINGTON, May 24, 2013 - Ahead of the Memorial Day recess, the Senate resumed consideration Thursday of its five-year farm bill (S.954) and worked through several amendments
Politics | 5/23/2013 8:33:12 PM
WASHINGTON, May 23, 2013 - The European Union finally got its day in court yesterday - or maybe just its day at the
Politics | 5/23/2013 3:47:35 PM
WASHINGTON, May 23, 2013 - Aid reform proponents got a boost yesterday, when food giant Cargill released a statement in support
Politics | 5/23/2013 3:15:16 PM
WASHINGTON, May 23, - Livestock groups are disappointed in a USDA ruling they claim
Politics | 5/23/2013 9:25:17 AM
WASHINGTON, May 23, 2013 - The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has issued a final rule to modify the labeling provisions for muscle cut commodities covered under the Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) program.
Politics | 5/22/2013 9:16:36 PM
WASHINGTON, May 22, 2013 - The House approved, with a mostly party-line vote of 245-175, legislation (H.R. 3) that would make a presidential permit not necessary
Politics | 5/22/2013 8:51:44 PM

WASHINGTON, May 22, 2013 - The Senate will continue its march forward Thursday on debating amendments to a five-year farm bill (S.954) after rejecting an attempt Wednesday to end
Politics | 5/22/2013 11:32:06 AM
WASHINGTON, May 22, 2013 - USDA is seeking applications for a two-year term to serve on the government's
Politics | 5/22/2013 9:31:34 AM
WASHINGTON, May 22, 2013 -- The drive to require labeling of food with biotech ingredients "is not going to go away," former Deputy Secretary of Agriculture
Politics | 5/22/2013
WASHINGTON, May 22, 2013 - The U.S. Department of Agriculture's new methods for surveying animal health need to be fine-tuned to include more informative action plans,
Politics | 5/21/2013 8:57:13 AM
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., May 21, 2013- Touting North Carolina as one of the top states in the country for biotechnology, Senator Kay Hagan, D-N.C., emphasized the industry's
Politics | 5/21/2013 8:17:26 AM
While I certainly agree with many of Bob Stallman's sentiments in his recent op-ed, (Let's keep the food in food aid,) National Farmers Union, along with many hunger relief organizations
Politics | 5/21/2013 6:40:48 AM
WASHINGTON, May 20, 2013 - The Obama Administration issued a Statement of Administration Policy (SAP) on the farm bill
Politics | 5/20/2013 5:49:26 PM
WASHINGTON, May 20, 2013 - Topping this week's action, debate on the Senate version of the farm bill (S.954) is set to begin today
Politics | 5/20/2013
WASHINGTON, May 20, 2013 - The Senate began debate today on a five-year farm bill (S.954) with an amendment being offered to end
Politics | 5/19/2013 3:56:02 PM
WASHINGTON, May 17, 2013 - A little more than a month after Senate Appropriations Committee members helped USDA avoid furloughing meat inspectors, the issue of inspection has
Politics | 5/17/2013 6:18:26 PM
WASHINGTON, May 17, 2013 - The Senate Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry Committee's amended farm bill (S. 954) would reduce direct spending by $17.8 billion and increase
Politics | 5/17/2013 5:48:27 PM
WASHINGTON, May 17, 2013- The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld USDA's decision to commercialize genetically engineered alfalfa
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