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Politics | 1/30/2013 12:01:16 PM

USDA to issue Milk Income Loss Contract (MILC) payments

WASHINGTON, Jan. 30, 2013— USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) Administrator Juan Garcia today announced that beginning Feb. 5, USDA will issue payments to dairy farmers
Politics | 1/30/2013 11:51:25 AM

Obama signs bill with Hurricane Sandy aid for USDA

WASHINGTON, Jan. 30, 2013 - President Obama signed into law legislation (H.R. 152) late Jan. 29 that provides the Agriculture Department with $230.4 million as part of a larger $50.5 billion disaster assistance package to deal with the impacts of Hurricane Sandy.

Politics | 1/30/2013 7:57:19 AM

Study names produce as cause of most foodborne illness

WASHINGTON, Jan. 30, 2013- Most foodborne illnesses can be attributed to leafy vegetables, while most deaths related to foodborne noroviruses are the result of contaminated poultry, according
Politics | 1/30/2013

Renewable standards in some states moving in opposite directions

WASHINGTON, Jan. 30, 2013- Efforts are underway in at least three states to repeal or cutback on policies that advocates say have driven renewable energy development. Another two states look like they will
Politics | 1/29/2013

Rep. Cuellar talks immigration reform at NACD Annual Meeting

SAN ANTONIO, Texas, Jan. 29, 2013 - Rep. Henry Cuellar, D-Texas, added force to immigration reform's momentum yesterday in a speech at the National
Politics | 1/28/2013 8:23:52 AM

Japan relaxes beef import rules for U.S., Canada

WASHINGTON, Jan. 28, 2013 - United States Trade Representative Ron Kirk and United States Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that the United States and Japan have agreed on
Politics | 1/27/2013

Washington Week Ahead: Senate to take up Sandy bill, Ag aid

WASHINGTON, Jan. 27, 2013 - The Senate is expected to begin consideration Monday of legislation (H.R. 152) that would provide the Agriculture Department with $222.4 million for
Politics | 1/26/2013 10:47:41 AM

Harkin will not seek re-election

WASHINGTON, Jan. 26, 2013 - Iowa Sen. Tom Harkin says he will not seek re-election in 2014,
Politics | 1/25/2013 4:43:34 PM

No farm bill, no pay?

WASHINGTON, Jan. 25, 2013 - House Republicans advanced their No Budget, No Pay bill, that would withhold salaries from members of Congress if either chamber fails to approve a budget by April 15.
Politics | 1/25/2013 1:39:27 PM

Senators introduce bill to revive ag disaster aid

WASHINGTON, Jan. 25, 2013 - Three bipartisan senators, including Senate Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., introduced legislation today to extend agricultural disaster assistance programs through 2013.
Politics | 1/25/2013 12:25:23 PM

Freshly-minted Sen. Heitkamp co-sponsors farm bill

WASHINGTON, Jan. 25, 2013 - Newly-elected Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., announced today that she has co-sponsored her first two bills in the Senate, one of which is the farm bill.
Politics | 1/25/2013 11:26:06 AM

Chambliss decides not to run for re-election

WASHINGTON, JAN. 25, 2013 - U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss officially announced today that he will not run for a third term in 2014.
Politics | 1/25/2013

 Court orders EPA to reset cellulosic ethanol standards

WASHINGTON, JAN. 25, 2013 - A federal appeals court ruled today that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) must revise its cellulosic biofuel projections for 2012
Politics | 1/24/2013 3:14:36 PM

Ethanol takes on chicken in Super Bowl tussle

WASHINGTON, Jan. 24, 2013- Ethanol supporters challenged assertions from the National Chicken Council about the impact of the Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS)
Politics | 1/24/2013 3:12:38 PM

Sommers resigns from CFTC

WASHINGTON, Jan. 24, 2012- One of two Republicans on the five-member panel of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) announced her resignation today.
Politics | 1/24/2013 10:33:56 AM

California raises dairy pricing formulas

WASHINGTON, Jan. 24, 2013- The California Department of Food and Agriculture agreed to amend the pricing formulas for milk after several months
Politics | 1/24/2013

USTR, U.S. ethanol groups lash out at EU anti-dumping duty plan

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 Commission decision
Politics | 1/23/2013 4:45:15 PM

House Ag Committee formally organizes, set to begin work

WASHINGTON, Jan. 23, 2013 - The House Agriculture Committee today held a meeting to formally organize the committee, adopt committee rules, and introduce new members.
Politics | 1/23/2013 4:10:39 PM

House approves No Budget, No Pay' legislation

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.
Politics | 1/23/2013 3:27:08 PM

U.S. Trade Rep Kirk to step down at end of February

WASHINGTON, Jan. 23, 2013 - U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk announced Tuesday that he plans to leave his position at the end of February, after serving nearly four years.
Politics | 1/23/2013 3:08:46 PM

Bipartisan group of senators urge Obama to act on Keystone XL

WASHINGTON, Jan. 23, 2013 - A bipartisan group of 53 senators sent a letter today to President Obama urging him to approve the controversial Keystone XL pipeline
Politics | 1/23/2013 2:30:05 PM

Connecticut Rep. Joe Courtney named to House Ag Committee

WASHINGTON, Jan. 23, 2013 - U.S. House Agriculture Committee Ranking Member Collin C. Peterson, D-Minn., today announced that the Democratic Caucus has appointed
Politics | 1/23/2013 1:30:20 PM

Dale Moore to lead Farm Bureau public policy

WASHINGTON, Jan. 23, 2013—The American Farm Bureau Federation today announced that Dale Moore will lead the organization's public policy department. AFBF Chief Economist Dr. Bob Young will now
Politics | 1/23/2013 6:16:14 AM

Sportsmen's conservation group outlines 2013 policy priorities

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)
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