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Politics | 3/27/2014 6:53:52 PM

CropLife America says EPA's proposed water rule creates burdens for agriculture

WASHINGTON, March 27 - CropLife America (CLA) said it is concerned about the impact the EPA's proposed new rule under the Clean Water Act (CWA) would have on
Politics | 3/27/2014 6:44:28 PM

Fish and Wildlife Service lists the lesser prairie-chicken under the ESA

WASHINGTON, March 27, 2014-- The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) today announced its final listing of the lesser prairie-chicken as threatened under the Endangered Species Act (ESA).

Politics | 3/27/2014 6:40:05 PM

 Senators question Vilsack on proposed FSA closures

WASHINGTON, March 27, 2014 - Several senators expressed concern Wednesday to Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack over USDA's proposal to close about 250 Farm Service Agency
Politics | 3/27/2014 4:04:15 PM

Congress approves legislation to assist Ukraine

WASHINGTON, March 27, 2014 - The Senate and the House approved legislation today that seeks to address the Ukraine crisis by offering
Politics | 3/26/2014 5:37:28 PM

Washington unites to honor Borlaug on National Ag Day

WASHINGTON, March 26, 2014 - In an unusual display of camaraderie, Democrats, Republicans and government officials joined together yesterday to honor the legacy
Politics | 3/26/2014 5:14:05 PM

PEDv decimating hog herd, creating opportunity for poultry, Rabobank says

WASHINGTON, March 26, 2014 - The Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus (PEDv) may reduce the availability of hogs for slaughter in the U.S. by about 11 percent this year, creating a major marketing opportunity for
Politics | 3/26/2014 4:14:52 PM

FDA says all but one animal drug company commit to antibiotic strategy

WASHINGTON, March 26, 2014 - FDA has received positive written commitments from 25 of 26 animal drug companies in response to its request that
Politics | 3/26/2014 3:15:22 PM

Pelosi, Democrats trying to force vote on immigration reform

WASHINGTON, March 26, 2014 - House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and a handful of House Democrats announced today they are circulating a discharge petition among lawmakers that would allow
Politics | 3/26/2014 1:02:23 PM

Ethanol prices soar as rail delays prompt producers to reduce supplies

WASHINGTON, March 26, 2014 -- The same weather-induced rail congestion that has plagued the transportation of grains and other commodities is also taking a toll on ethanol supplies and driving
Politics | 3/26/2014 9:51:25 AM

Cutting RFS would increase greenhouse gas emissions, BIO says

WASHINGTON, March 26, 2014 - The Obama administration's proposal to reduce biofuel use required by the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) for 2014 would increase
Politics | 3/26/2014 5:44:00 AM

Researcher cites progress in search for drought-resistant soybeans

WASHINGTON, March 26, 2014-- A USDA plant scientist told a group of House staffers in Washington this week that his research team is making slow but steady progress on its search for drought resistant soybean varieties.
Politics | 3/26/2014

 EPA Administrator requests more funds for climate change, clean water

WASHINGTON, March 26, 2014 - U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy testified before the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works
Politics | 3/25/2014 8:30:29 PM

Opinion: National Ag Day: A chance to celebrate those who produce our food, protect our health

As a proud sponsor of National Ag Day on March 25, the AVMA salutes our nation's farmers and ranchers for the invaluable service they provide so that Americans have access to the highest quality, abundant and most affordable food products available.
Politics | 3/25/2014 8:16:26 PM

USDA?s Harden kicks off National Ag Day with Agri-Pulse

WASHINGTON, March 24, 2014 - USDA Deputy Secretary Krysta Harden kicked off National Ag Day activities with a discussion hosted by Agri-Pulse President Sara Wyant at the
Politics | 3/25/2014 8:05:12 PM

USDA Value-Added Producer Grants deadline extended

WASHINGTON, March 25, 2014 - USDA's Rural Development agency announced a two week extension for grant applications for the Value-Added Producer Grant program. The extension,
Politics | 3/25/2014 4:15:30 PM

 EPA releases proposed rule clarifying 'Waters of the U.S.'

WASHINGTON, March 25, 2014 — The EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers today released a proposed rule to clarify protection under the Clean Water Act (CWA) for streams and wetlands that form the foundation of the nation's water resources. The rule would
Politics | 3/24/2014 9:46:50 PM

Washington Week Ahead: Celebrate National Ag Day and Agri-Pulse turning 10

WASHINGTON, March 24, 2014 - Agriculture advocates will be turning out across Capitol Hill this week for a wide variety of activities focused
Politics | 3/24/2014 8:33:13 PM

Vilsack says changes in farm loan programs aimed at new generation of producers

WASHINGTON, March 24, 2014 — Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced modifications to the loan programs administered by the USDA's Farm Service Agency (FSA) as a result of the 2014 Farm Bill. The modifications will provide increased
Politics | 3/24/2014

Opinion: Food security and the agricultural disconnect: An Ag Day challenge

MINNETONKA, Minn., March 24 - As we celebrate National Ag Day this week, it is essential to recognize an important disconnect that exists regarding how people around the world think
Politics | 3/23/2014 7:52:12 PM

Report: Schools need more equipment to serve healthier meals

WASHINGTON, March 21, 2014 - A new report from the Kids' Safe and Healthful Foods Project shows 86 percent of schools are serving lunches that meet federal nutrition standards - but many
Politics | 3/20/2014 9:04:34 PM

Obama administration partners with private sector for climate data release

WASHINGTON, March 20, 2014 - The Obama administration yesterday launched its Climate Data Initiative, another weapon in the government's larger effort to
Politics | 3/20/2014 4:02:28 PM

Ethanol groups ask Supreme Court to rule on California clean-fuel regulations

WASHINGTON, March 20, 2014 - The ethanol industry, represented by the Renewable Fuels Association (RFS) and Growth Energy, asked the Supreme Court today to rule on
Politics | 3/20/2014 1:46:32 PM

Lawmakers offer bill to construct water storage reservoir in California

WASHINGTON, March 20, 2014 - Two bipartisan lawmakers introduced legislation Wednesday that would authorize a feasibility study and
Politics | 3/20/2014 11:44:35 AM

TV 'ad blitz' planned to argue against cutting RFS

WASHINGTON, March 20, 2014 - The liberal group Americans United for Change (AUC) is financing an ad blitz in the Washington media market on the major TV talk shows this Sunday to argue its case against
Politics | 3/19/2014 9:22:33 PM

 Oklahoma AG sues federal government over 'Sue and Settle' tactics

WASHINGTON, March 19, 2014 - The lesser prairie chicken will be the subject of yet another lawsuit, but this potential endangered species candidate is in good company, along with
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