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Politics | 9/3/2014 12:26:11 PM
EMMETSBURG, Iowa, Sept. 3, 2014 - POET-DSM Advanced Biofuels, a joint venture of Royal DSM and POET, LLC, today opened its Project LIBERTY plant, which is the first commercial cellulosic ethanol plant in the country and is expected to produce up to 25 million
Politics | 9/3/2014 11:39:51 AM
WASHINGTON, Sept. 3, 2014 -- Zoetis Inc. has been granted a conditional license by USDA for a vaccine to help fight the Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus (PEDv), which has killed

Politics | 9/3/2014 7:37:00 AM
WASHINGTON, Sept. 3, 2014-- A group of 13 bipartisan senators asked leaders of the Senate Committee on Appropriations to exclude a policy rider in the agriculture appropriations bill that
Politics | 9/2/2014 6:53:10 PM
WASHINGTON, Sept. 2, 2014 - A USDA Inspector General's review has determined that the department was not sufficiently prepared to handle the mountain of cash - more than $28 billion
Politics | 9/2/2014 10:57:43 AM

ST. LOUIS, MO., Sept. 2, 2014 - The National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) announced that Chris Novak will leave the helm of the National Pork Board to become the organization's next chief executive
Politics | 9/1/2014 8:30:52 PM
WASHINGTON, Aug. 28, 2014 - The Grocery Manufacturers Association says it is setting up a database of information on the chemicals commonly used in processed foods to ensure
Politics | 8/29/2014 4:11:28 PM
WASHINGTON, Aug. 29, 2014 - A state judge in Mississippi today dismissed Tea Party-backed Chris McDaniel's challenge to U.S.Senator Thad Cochran's June Republican Party primary victory.
Politics | 8/29/2014 4:08:17 PM
WASHINGTON, Aug. 29, 2014 - A state judge in Mississippi today dismissed Tea Party-backed Chris McDaniel's challenge to U.S. Senator Thad Cochran's June Republican Party primary victory.
Politics | 8/29/2014 3:56:07 PM
Politics | 8/29/2014 3:52:34 PM
WASHINGTON, Aug. 29, 2014 - A state judge in Mississippi today dismissed Tea Party-backed Chris McDaniel's challenge to U.S. Senator Thad Cochran's June
Politics | 8/29/2014 10:28:05 AM
WASHINGTON, Aug. 29, 2014 - The National Cattlemen's Beef Association says USDA has (charged blindly forward) with its plan to allow imports of
Politics | 8/28/2014 5:16:40 PM
COLUMBIA, MO., Aug. 28, 2014 - In what could be great news for livestock and poultry producers and a gut-check for many corn, soybean and cotton growers, the latest baseline projections from the Food and
Politics | 8/28/2014 4:09:05 PM
WASHINGTON, Aug. 28, 2014 -- EPA has provided the House Science Committee with detailed maps that the panel's chairman, Lamar Smith, R-Texas, says show the agency's "plan to control a huge amount of private property across the country" by defining
Politics | 8/28/2014 2:38:57 PM
WASHINGTON, Aug. 28, 2014 - USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service published notices in the Federal Register today, one involving extending the deregulation status for a Monsanto soybean and another proposing a field test for
Politics | 8/28/2014 10:51:45 AM
WASHINGTON, Aug. 28, 2014 - USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is proposing to allow imports of fresh beef from northern Argentina once safety concerns are met to ensure against the
Politics | 8/28/2014 8:29:52 AM
WASHINGTON, Aug. 28, 2014 - USDA announced today the rollout of the Margin Protection Program (MPP) and an online tool giving the nation's 46,000 dairy producers easy access to
Politics | 8/27/2014 4:24:33 PM
WASHINGTON, Aug. 27, 2014 - Tyson Foods has agreed to sell off its hog acquisition unit, Heinold Hog Markets, in order to win U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) approval of its $8.5 billion purchase of Hillshire Brands.
Politics | 8/27/2014 4:04:52 PM
WASHINGTON, Aug. 27 - The U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) said Mexican sugar subsidies are giving the country's sugar mills an unfair trade advantage and imposed duty deposits
Politics | 8/27/2014 6:18:39 AM
WASHINGTON, August 27, 2014 - The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released additional information on the Supplemental Coverage Option (SCO) availability
Politics | 8/27/2014
WASHINGTON, Aug. 27, 2014 - USDA's country of origin meat labeling mandate (COOL) (violates our international trade obligations and discriminates against WASHINGTON, Aug. 27, 2014 - While the cattle industry's well-known slogan may say (Beef: It's What's for Dinner,) it looks like beef checkoff reform is still struggling to
Politics | 8/26/2014 9:45:56 PM
VANCOUVER, WA., August 26, 2014 - After almost two years of controversial contract negotiations which threatened the stability of U.S. agricultural exports, the longshoremen who load grain here have voted to ratify
Politics | 8/26/2014 5:36:42 PM
ARLINGTON, Va., Aug. 26, 2014- USDA is making $200 million in grant money available for state Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) agencies to conduct employment
Politics | 8/26/2014 3:56:42 PM
WASHINGTON, Aug. 26, 2014 - USDA's latest projection for net farm income for 2014 shows income dropping sharply from 2013 but not as much as previously predicted.
Politics | 8/26/2014 3:55:03 PM

ST. PAUL, Minn., Aug. 26, 2014 - CHS, a leading energy, grains and foods company and the nation's leading farmer-owned cooperative, has announced a new program to better enable some of the 1,400 Cenex-branded locations to
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