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WASHINGTON, Nov. 14, 2013—Leaders of the House Ways and Means Committee and Senate Finance Committee asked U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman to maintain strong trade agreements during the negotiations at the World Trade Organization (WTO) and the
WASHINGTON, Nov. 13, 2013-Seven former chiefs of USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) sent a letter to the House and Senate Agriculture Committee leaders Monday expressing their support for conservation compliance
WASHINGTON, Nov. 13, 2013— Veterinarians and Congress members weighed the risks and benefits of passing an amendment to the Horse Protection Act that would require USDA to accredit all inspectors involved in Tennessee Walking Horse shows.
DES MOINES, Iowa, Nov. 13, 2013- The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) announced today the formation an Iowa Agriculture Council of farmers and ranchers intended to increase farm animal welfare standards
ROME, Nov. 12. In the wake of severe damage to the fisheries and agriculture sectors in the Philippines in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations is mobilizing
WASHINGTON, Nov. 10, 2013- The USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) found itself in between a rock and a hard space this weekend, essentially telling top Democrats Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-NY, and Rep. Rosa DeLauro, D-Conn.,
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.