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Politics | 7/2/2014 4:32:15 PM

The hot dog days of summer

WASHINGTON July 2, 2014 - The hog dog in all its varieties - including corn dogs, sausages and chili dogs - will be celebrated in July during
Politics | 7/2/2014

EPA issues rule aimed at keeping RINs market liquid

WASHINGTON, July 2, 2014- The EPA today issued a rule designed to maintain liquidity in the market for the renewable identification numbers, or RINs.

Politics | 7/1/2014 4:27:30 PM

Online tool helps farmers weigh preliminary options in Farm Bill

WASHINGTON July 1, 2014 - The Agricultural and Food Policy Center (AFPC) at Texas A and M University has released a preliminary version of
Politics | 7/1/2014 2:17:11 PM

North Dakota lawmakers seek genotyping center in Fargo

WASHINGTON July 1, 2014 - The three members of North Dakota's congressional delegation are urging the National Corn Growers Association to house the new National Agricultural Genotyping Center in
Politics | 7/1/2014

USDA moves forward with crop insurance changes

WASHINGTON, July 1, 2014 - The U. S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Risk Management Agency (RMA) has filed an interim rule with the Federal Register today, allowing USDA to
Politics | 6/30/2014 6:03:08 PM

 NCFC 'disappointed' as Obama, Boehner butt heads on immigration

WASHINGTON, D.C., June 30, 2014 - The National Council of Farmer Cooperatives (NCFC) is deeply disappointed after hearing President Obama relate that House Speaker John Boehner told him the House will not
Politics | 6/30/2014 12:11:42 PM

Soybean acreage soars, corn acres decline

WASHINGTON, June 30, 2014 - About 84.8 million acres in the U.S. were planted with soybeans this year, up 11 percent from last year, as growers chased the higher prices offered by
Politics | 6/30/2014

Study: GMO aversion driving organic sales

WASHINGTON, June 30, 2014 - Parents' desires to avoid genetically modified organisms (GMO) are partially driving the increased sales of organic products, according to
Politics | 6/29/2014 5:56:49 PM

Opinion: Global food and nutrition security and trade: A great irony

WASHINGTON, June 30, 2014 - Facilitating global trade in food and agriculture products over the next four decades will be critical to achieve
Politics | 6/27/2014 3:06:06 PM

Bipartisan lawmakers urge Obama to maintain biodiesel Renewable Fuel Standard

WASHINGTON June 27, 2014 - A bipartisan group of 52 lawmakers wrote President Obama yesterday to encourage biodiesel production by
Politics | 6/27/2014 2:47:21 PM

 U.S. hog inventory plummets on deadly pig virus

WASHINGTON, June 27, 2014 -- The U.S. hog and pig inventory totaled 62.1 million as of June 1, down 5 percent from a year earlier and
Politics | 6/27/2014 10:45:29 AM

Industry groups ask Congress to act if COOL found noncompliant

WASHINGTON, June 27, 2014 - A broad group of agricultural organizations is asking Congress to take action on the U.S. Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) rule if it
Politics | 6/27/2014

Study shows more information will combat 'food fears'

WASHINGTON, June 27, 2014 - GMO's, high fructose corn syrup, ‘pink slime', fat - stoked by the Internet, water cooler talk and news reports, many consumers have found
Politics | 6/26/2014 3:08:55 PM

Bipartisan bill introduced to expand Summer Meals Program

WASHINGTON June 26, 2014, - A bipartisan bill introduced yesterday by Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., and Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, would expand the USDA Summer Nutrition Program to reach more
Politics | 6/26/2014 11:49:42 AM

Court blocks New York soda ban

WASHINGTON, June 26, 2014 - The New York Court of Appeals ruled Thursday that New York City's Board of Health exceeded the scope of its regulatory authority in attempting to implement its
Politics | 6/26/2014 9:39:29 AM

USDA and USTR name 19 new members to agricultural trade advisory committees

WASHINGTON, June 26, 2014 - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman today announced the appointment of 19 additional members to six
Politics | 6/26/2014

Reps. DeLauro, Slaughter urge USDA to declare salmonella an 'adulterant'

WASHINGTON, June 26, 2014 - House food safety stalwarts Reps. Rosa DeLauro, D-Conn., and Louise Slaughter, D-N.Y. yesterday introduced legislation that would give USDA power to recall any
Politics | 6/25/2014 6:58:34 PM

Independent bankers question the 'farm' in Farm Credit System

WASHINGTON, June 25, 2014 -Despite the strength of FCS, some panel witnesses wondered if the FCS still considers agriculture its primary client.
Politics | 6/25/2014 5:12:12 PM

 Soybean farmers want U.S. to put 'teeth' in trade talks

WASHINGTON, June 25, 2014 -- The American Soybean Association (ASA) is calling on U.S. lawmakers and the Obama administration to take a tougher stance with trading partners including China and the European Union on their resistance to
Politics | 6/25/2014 3:29:27 PM

Fourth of July barbeque costs to reach all time high

NEW YORK, June 24, 2014 - This Fourth of July, Americans will pay more for their backyard barbecues than ever before. The inaugural 2014 Rabobank BBQ Index examines the composition of a ten-person barbecue and how rising commodity prices have impacted
Politics | 6/25/2014 1:18:00 PM

Correction: June 25, 2014 Edition of Agri-Pulse

WASHINGTON, June 25, 2014 - Correction: In the June 25, 2014 edition of Agri-Pulse, we quoted the Center for Responsive Politics data which indicated that the American Farm Bureau Federation's Political Action Committee (PAC) donated
Politics | 6/25/2014 10:32:47 AM

NSAC provides USDA with farm bill-related climate change recommendations

WASHINGTON, June 25, 2014 - On the one-year anniversary of the President's Climate Action Plan, the National Sustainable Agricultural Coalition (NSAC) announces the availability of its
Politics | 6/25/2014

Report explores 'Risky Business' posed by climate change

WASHINGTON, June 25, 2014 -- While a report released Tuesday warns of potential disruptions to the American economy, including the farm sector, from climate change, an agribusiness leader shared how farmers will
Politics | 6/24/2014 6:52:12 PM

 Critics take aim at new Forest Service water plan

WASHINGTON, June 24, 2014 -- EPA's Waters of the U.S. rule had another day under congressional scrutiny Tuesday, but this time the embattled proposal had a partner in the limelight - a Groundwater
Politics | 6/24/2014 6:17:12 PM

 FAA clarifies guidelines for unmanned model aircraft

WASHINGTON June 24, 2014 - The Federal Aviation Administration is clarifying the permitted uses of unmanned model aircraft, citing an increase in
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