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WASHINGTON, Jan. 15, 2013 - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced today a "microloan" program aimed at boosting small and new farms by providing loans of up to $35,000 at an interest rate of less than five percent.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 15, 2013 - The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia today refused attempts to rehear an earlier case in which the court struck down challenges to an Environmental Protection Agency
ST. LOUIS, Mo., January 10, 2013 - The agricultural biotechnology company NewLeaf Symbiotics, Inc. announced this week $7 million in financing from investors to commercialize a naturally occurring species of beneficial bacteria
WASHINGTON, Jan. 10, 2013- The Organic Seed Growers and Trade Association (OSGATA) led an appeal of their dismissed case against Monsanto in Washington, DC today, in which they ask that the seed company guarantee protection from patent infringement
WASHINGTON, Jan. 8, 2013 - The U.S. Department of Agriculture today reminds
data users that the National Agricultural
Statistics Service and World Agricultural Outlook
Board will begin issuing several major USDA statistical reports at
With the Senate Agriculture Committee set to start writing a new farm bill on Tuesday and the House Agriculture Committee ready to follow a day later, Congressman Collin Peterson offers his views on how a new farm bill can hopefully get passed by both chambers this year. As the ranking Democrat, he talks about the compromises he's worked out with Chairman Frank Lucas on a host of issues and with Speaker John Boehner regarding dairy policy. Peterson also expresses confidence about a compromise on nutrition spending - even though the level of cuts in the House Agriculture Committee's draft bill are significantly higher than the Senate version.