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Politics | 8/5/2014 3:47:42 PM
WASHINGTON, August 4, 2014 - Land O'Lakes, Inc. announced today record second quarter and first-half sales and earnings with year-to-date sales up more than 6 percent to $8.33 billion.
Politics | 8/5/2014 3:02:00 PM
ARLINGTON, Va., Aug. 5 2014- U.S. Wheat Associates (USW) is bringing five milling industry customers from the Philippines to soft white, hard red spring and hard red winter

Politics | 8/5/2014 9:11:36 AM
MISSOURI, August 5, 2014-Following in the footsteps of North Dakota's successful ballot initiative, the latest state effort to protect a farmer's (right to farm) is headed for a vote on Aug. 5th
Politics | 8/4/2014 3:10:47 PM
@import url(;@import url(/style/musicstyle.css); The USDA published a Request for Information (RFI) with the Federal Register today and is seeking public comment regarding Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) use in grocery stores.
Politics | 8/4/2014 5:27:30 AM
WASHINGTON, Aug. 1, 2014 - An 'asset bubble' may be developing in farmland prices which have risen now for 12 straight years
Politics | 8/1/2014 7:54:37 PM
WASHINGTON, Aug. 1, 2014 - Republican leaders in the House of Representatives Friday night finally found enough votes to get a border security bill passed, but not until they postponed the start of their August recess and well after senators left on their summer break, leaving
Politics | 8/1/2014 4:18:53 PM
WASHINGTON, Aug. 1, 2014-- USDA today released a Biogas Opportunities Roadmap outlining voluntary strategies the U.S. livestock industry can use to accelerate adoption of
Politics | 7/31/2014 10:40:04 PM
WASHINGTON, July 31, 2014 - The House of Representatives on Thursday postponed its August recess by one day, after Republican leaders pulled their $659 million border security bill when it became apparent
Politics | 7/31/2014 9:11:11 PM
WASHINGTON, July 31, 2014 -- The Cheesecake Factory is once again dominating the Xtreme Eating Awards handed out by the Center for Science in the Public Interest.
Politics | 7/31/2014 5:21:11 PM
WASHINGTON, July 31, 2014 - Senate Agriculture Committee Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., and 12 other Democratic senators sent a letter to three government agencies today asking them to provide certainty on
Politics | 7/31/2014 4:21:36 PM
WASHINGTON, July 31, 2014 - USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) today announced the final rule for the (Modernization of Poultry Slaughter Inspection,) which caps
Politics | 7/31/2014 3:48:33 PM
WASHINGTON, July 31, 2014 - Livestock, honeybee and farm-raised fish producers who experienced losses in recent years will have two more weeks to apply at
Politics | 7/31/2014 3:11:02 PM
WASHINGTON, July 31, 2014 - Agricultural groups praised a bill passed in the U.S. House of Representatives today that eliminates a duplicative permit requirement for
Politics | 7/31/2014 2:09:39 PM
WASHINGTON, July 31, 2014 - USDA today released a report that provides uniform scientific methods for quantifying changes in greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) and carbon storage from different
Politics | 7/31/2014 11:11:42 AM
WASHINGTON, July 31, 2014- The American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) and the Partnership for a New American Economy today released a new ad calling on Congress to pass immigration reform.
Politics | 7/30/2014 5:17:31 PM
WASHINGTON, July 30, 2014 - The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) released a memorandum today clarifying its authority to conduct enforcement activities on small farms.
Politics | 7/30/2014 3:14:55 PM
WASHINGTON, July 30, 2014 - Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro today introduced a bill that would impose a national tax on sweetened beverages
Politics | 7/30/2014 3:11:32 PM
WASHINGTON, July 30, 2014 - Citing tight cattle supplies, Cargill today announced that it will close its Milwaukee, Wis., beef slaughter facility
Politics | 7/30/2014 2:02:15 PM
WASHINGTON, July 30, 2014 - Enforcing the so-called (hot goods) provision in federal minimum wage disputes has the Department of Labor in hot water with some members of Congress.
Politics | 7/30/2014
WASHINGTON, July 30, 2014 - In a recent congressional hearing, Robert Goldenkoff, the Government Accountability Office's director of strategic issues, warned that "reduced investments in human capital can have lasting, detrimental effects" and that "serious human capital shortfalls are eroding agencies' capacity." He added that high retirement rates throughout the federal government are undermining "institutional knowledge and leadership." WASHINGTON, July 30, 2014 - The White House Council of Economic Advisors released a report Tuesday detailing potential consequences of inaction on climate change and called for action to curb global warming. WASHINGTON, July 30, 2014 - The Washington-based Center for Food Safety (CFS), characterizing itself as "the nation's leading nonprofit working on genetically engineered organisms," and the Vermont Public Interest Research Group (VPIRG) are casting doubt on the commitment of the State of Vermont to adequately defend a food industry suit to nullify its biotech food labeling law. WASHINGTON, July 30, 2014 - As U.S. lawmakers consider imposing tougher sanctions on Russia following the downing of Malaysian Flight MH17 and ongoing turmoil in Ukraine, Russia is threatening to ban U.S. chicken imports in what some call a retaliatory action. At press time, Russia was considering a ban on U.S. chicken and some European fruit and was reportedly investigating McDonald's cheese for safety. WASHINGTON, July 30, 2014 - China's recent actions impeding imports of U.S. distiller's dried grains with solubles (DDGS), a co-product of dry-milled ethanol production used as a feed ingredient, dominated guest presentations and group discussions during the U.S Grains Council (USGC) 54th Board of Delegates meeting this week in Omaha, Nebraska. WASHINGTON, July 30, 2014 - USDA and rural lender CoBank last week announced the creation of a fund designed to entice some of Wall Street's wealthiest investors to back infrastructure projects in rural America. CoBank pledged $10 billion for the U.S. Rural Infrastructure Opportunity Fund, and USDA is hopeful more investments will follow.
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