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WASHINGTON, April 4, 2012 -Southern
farm interests and their champions on Capitol Hill put the rest of U.S.
agriculture on notice at the end of last week that they won't play second fiddle
to the Midwest during the drafting of a new farm bill.
WASHINGTON, April 4, 2012 -Farmers
are using an early spring in much of the Heartland to begin what's expected to
be their biggest corn planting campaign in 75 years.
And they hope the earlier-than-usual
start will translate to a record U.S. yield this fall.
WASHINGTON, April 4, 2012 -Agriculture
Secretary Tom Vilsack found himself on the receiving end of numerous pointed
questions about USDA's signature downsizing initiative during what was expected
to be a routine Senate Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee hearing
on the department's fiscal 2013
WASHINGTON, April 4, 2012 -Agriculture Secretary
Vilsack lauded the benefits of the Renewable Fuels Standard during the 2012
Advanced Biofuels Leadership Conference Tuesday, where biofuel industry leaders
are gathering in Washington, DC this week.
WASHINGTON, April 4, 2012 -With
the most corn planted acres since 1937 expected this year, soybean acres are projected to
decrease by one percent from last year, leading to better margins for soybean
WASHINGTON, March 29 - With the Senate Agriculture Committee expected to start marking up the 2012 Farm Bill soon after the Easter recess, Senators Kent Conrad (D-ND), Max Baucus (D-MT), and John Hoeven (R-ND) today unveiled
WASHINGTON, March 28, 2012- Assistant Treasurer to MF Global Inc., Edith O'Brien, immediately invoked the Fifth Amendment when the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Oversight and Reform began questions Wednesday regarding the collapse of MF Global
Who would have thought that a self-made man who started as a truck driver would become one of the biggest thorns in the side of the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS)? Forrest Lucas, president of Lucas Oil, launched a new organization, Protect the Harvest, (www.protecttheharvest.com), to fight HSUS and others trying to negatively impact animal agriculture. Lucas is a strong voice for free enterprise and opposes government regulation including the ethanol mandate. He is an aggressive marketer, proven by the success of Lucas Oil and an investment of $120 million to put the name of his company on the Indianapolis Colts stadium for twenty years. Listen to this week's Open Mic to learn how became successful and decided to make the defeat of HSUS his legacy.