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Politics | 8/21/2014 2:45:22 PM
WASHINGTON, Aug. 21, 2014 -- The American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) late Wednesday asked a federal appeals court to reverse a lower court ruling that upheld the EPA's pollution limits for the
Politics | 8/21/2014 1:14:19 PM
WASHINGTON, Aug. 21, 2014-The USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) today published its final amended rule for the (Modernization of Poultry Slaughter Inspection,) adding a

Politics | 8/21/2014 10:53:10 AM
WASHINGTON, Aug. 21, 2014 - Nestlé, the world's largest food company measured by revenue, announced new animal welfare standards for its supply chain today, in partnership with
Politics | 8/20/2014 3:39:21 PM
WASHINGTON, Aug. 20, 2014-- Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced a report compiled by the U.S. Forest Service, which says the cost of fighting forest fires increased over the last 20 years as the budgets
Politics | 8/20/2014 3:37:53 PM
WASHINGTON, Aug. 20, 2014-- Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced a report compiled by the U.S. Forest Service, which says the cost of fighting forest fires increased over the last 20 years as the budgets
Politics | 8/19/2014 7:16:20 PM
WASHINGTON, Aug. 18, 2014 - Expectations of a potentially record corn crop are bolstered by USDA's crop progress report, which said current conditions are better than last year's record harvest
Politics | 8/19/2014 2:56:48 PM
WASHINGTON, Aug. 19, 2014 - USDA today announced $25 million in funding intended to help rural businesses grow, diversify, and create jobs in the department's ongoing effort to
Politics | 8/18/2014 5:54:50 PM
WASHINGTON, Aug. 17, 2014-- The public comment period for the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) proposed changes to its Agricultural Worker Protection Standards, published on
Politics | 8/18/2014 10:11:41 AM
WASHINGTON, Aug. 18, 2014 - A middle-income family with a child born in 2013 can expect to spend about $245,340, an overall 1.8 percent increase from 2012, according to a report
Politics | 8/17/2014 8:15:49 PM
WASHINGTON, Aug. 14, 2014- In a letter sent today to Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman, the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC)
Politics | 8/14/2014 4:19:22 PM
WASHINGTON, Aug. 13, 2014-- USDA's Risk Management Agency (RMA) Administrator Brandon Willis expects information about the Stacked Income Protection Plan (STAX) for cotton producers and the Supplemental Coverage Option (SCO)
Politics | 8/13/2014 7:49:15 PM
WASHINGTON, Aug. 13, 2014 - Cereal giant Kellogg is joining General Mills in promising industry-leading steps to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in its agricultural supply chains
Politics | 8/13/2014 5:51:07 AM
WASHINGTON, Aug. 11, 2014 -The National Grain and Feed Association (NGFA) is asking the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to make (significant changes) in its proposed rules
Politics | 8/12/2014 10:24:52 PM

50 young ag leaders share their vision for the future of political punch
Politics | 8/12/2014 4:31:37 PM

The average age of the American farmer is 58.3. Agri-Pulse asked its readers and contacts in Washington, D.C. about young people they have seen at work. As we spoke with these young leaders, certain things became more and more obvious.
Politics | 8/12/2014 3:50:18 PM
WASHINGTON, Aug. 12, 2014 - USDA's Risk Management Agency (RMA) today announced that the Stacked Income Protection Plan (STAX) will be available to upland cotton producers
Politics | 8/12/2014 12:01:26 PM

There are 36 Senate seats in play this year and 21 are held by Democrats like Hagan with 15 in the hands of the GOP.
Politics | 8/12/2014 11:10:02 AM
WASHINGTON, Aug. 12, 2014 - The U.S. corn crop will reach a record 14.032 billion bushels, up from 13.86 billion forecast a month ago and the previous record of 13.925 billion in 2013, USDA said today in a monthly report. Yields were projected at 167.4 bushels per acre, the highest ever, compared with
Politics | 8/11/2014 5:14:30 PM
WASHINGTON, Aug. 11, 2014-- Cargill agreed to settle allegations that it violated the Clean Water Act (CWA) at two different large oil storage facilities located in Blair, Neb., and Eddyville, Iowa.
Politics | 8/11/2014 4:35:14 PM
WASHINGTON, Aug. 11, 2014 - The Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corp., or Farmer Mac, reported core earnings of $23.2 million, or $2.05 per diluted common share, for the second quarter, compared to
Politics | 8/11/2014 3:16:05 PM
WASHINGTON, Aug. 11, 2014 -Russia's ban on U.S. poultry imports will not have a major impact on the U.S. industry, according to the National Chicken Council and
Politics | 8/11/2014 9:38:48 AM
DALLAS, Aug. 11, 2014 - Dean Foods, the nation's largest bottled milk company, lost $6 million in its most recent quarter, in a time CEO Gregg Tanner describes as
Politics | 8/11/2014 4:44:57 AM

WASHINGTON, Aug. 7, 2014-- Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack joined Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe at a ceremony today to launch the release of new Farmers Markets Limited-Edition
Politics | 8/8/2014 11:46:16 AM
WASHINGTON, Aug. 8, 2014 -- Cargill Inc. said net earnings for its fiscal fourth quarter fell 12 percent from a year earlier, to $424 million. The company cited weaker economic conditions in some countries and the negative impact of a
Politics | 8/8/2014 9:24:34 AM
WASHINGTON, Aug. 8, 2014 - Former U.S. Agriculture Secretary Dan Glickman has been elected board chairman of the newly established
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