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Feb. 8, 2015 - USDA announced Monday it will put $20.1 million toward research
and extension projects that help producers fight citrus greening disease, which
has affected more than 75 percent of Florida citrus groves
WASHINGTON, Feb. 9, 2016 - USDA's Economic Research Service released its annual income projections today, and the agency forecasts that farmers will make a little, not a lot, less in 2016 than they made last year.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 9, 2016 - Funding for a nationwide initiative to feed poor kids during the summer and cuts to the crop insurance program are included in President Obama's proposed fiscal 2017 budget, released today.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 8, 2016 - FDA is taking another look at its food safety testing program for cheese made with raw milk, after cheesemakers raised concerns that the criteria the agency is using may be limiting production of those cheeses without benefiting public health.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 5, 2016 - Anne Alonzo, who recently stepped down as administrator of USDA's Agricultural Marketing Service, has been named president and CEO of the American Egg Board, Agri-Pulse has learned.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 5, 2016 - USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service announced today the finalization of a new interim rule governing indemnity payments from highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) outbreaks.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 5, 2016 - Bayer's Crop Science division is rejecting EPA's request that it voluntarily cancel uses of flubendiamide (trade name: Belt), an insecticide used on more than 200 crops nationwide.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 4, 2016 - USDA says $150 million in funding is available for agricultural producers through the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP), the department's largest conservation program that helps producers voluntarily improve the health and productivity of private and tribal working lands.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 3, 2016 - Agriculture Secretary
Tom Vilsack has notified lawmakers he lacks the legal authority to provide
subsidies for cottonseed, a blow to growers reeling from a plunge in global
WASHINGTON, Feb. 3, 2016 - After months of being courted by Monsanto, Syngenta officials announced today that the global agribusiness company is best suited to marry-up with the state-owned China National Chemical Corp., known as ChemChina, in a deal valued at more than $43 billion in cash.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 3, 2016 - USDA announced Wednesday it will grant $30.1 million to food safety and plant health research that the department says is essential to bolstering America's farm economy and attracting new farmers to the sector.
This week's guest on Open Mic is U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. In this interview, Secretary Vilsack discusses the current cyclical swing in farm income and the policy decision Washington must consider to protect the nation's farms and ranches. Vilsack says congressional leaders must consider "need" over budget when considering the next farm bill. While the Trans-Pacific Partnership remains a priority for the Obama administration, Vilsack discusses options to secure congressional support for the deal and defines the ominous challenge of writing regulations to implement the nation's biotech disclosure law.