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Politics | 4/22/2014 8:51:47 PM

Large agriculture deals in Latin American countries harming local farmers, Oxfam says

WASHINGTON, April 22, 2014 - Large-scale agriculture deals funded by U.S. companies in Paraguay, Guatemala, and Colombia are undermining local food security and
Politics | 4/14/2014 4:16:12 PM

USDA plans to complete rule for faster poultry inspection by year's end

WASHINGTON, April 14, 2014 - The USDA intends to finalize a proposed rule by the end of the year that seeks to create a new speedier inspection
Politics | 4/14/2014 5:09:00 AM

New IPCC report: No more business as usual to reduce greenhouse gas emissions

Berlin, April 13, 2014 - Despite many efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, a new report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) shows that global emissions grew more quickly between 2000 and 2010
Politics | 4/13/2014 1:59:23 PM

Virginia supports EPA in battle with Farm Bureau over Chesapeake Bay pollution

WASHINGTON, April 11, 2014 - Virginia has filed a brief in support of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in its legal
Politics | 4/11/2014 12:28:54 PM

USDA accepting applications for Beginning Farmer and Rancher grants

WASHINGTON, April 11, 2014 -- USDA says it is now accepting applications for more than $19 million in grant money available through the Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program. The grants will be competitively awarded by
Politics | 4/10/2014 9:51:17 PM

 Vilsack announces food aid projects just as program debate heats up

WASHINGTON, April 10, 2014 - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack yesterday announced at a Council on Foreign Relations event that the department would provide
Politics | 4/10/2014 6:29:39 PM

House approves FY 2015 budget with SNAP, agricultural outlay cuts

WASHINGTON, April 10, 2014 - The House approved today a fiscal year 2015 budget proposal (H.Con.Res.96), on a 219-205 vote, that aims to reduce federal spending by
Politics | 4/9/2014 9:37:50 PM

Bill introduced that preempts state GMO labeling efforts

WASHINGTON, April 9, 2014 -- Reps. Mike Pompeo, R-Kan., and G. K. Butterfield, D-N.C., both members of the Energy and Commerce Committee, are introducing a bill today that creates a federal standard for voluntarily labeling foods
Politics | 4/9/2014 3:12:18 PM

 GOP senators urge EPA to work with agriculture on Clean Water Act proposal

WASHINGTON, April 9, 2014—Republicans on a Senate Appropriations subcommittee today urged EPA chief Gina McCarthy to work with farmers and ranchers as her agency finalizes its
Politics | 4/9/2014 1:35:48 PM

 Pork production forecast reduced on PED virus

WASHINGTON, April 9, 2014 - USDA cut its estimate for U.S. pork production for this year by 2.5 percent from its March forecast, citing piglet losses from
Politics | 4/9/2014 12:32:06 PM

USDA cuts estimates for corn, soybean ending stocks as exports rise

WASHINGTON, April 9, 2014 - Unsold supplies of U.S. corn before the next harvest will total 1.331 billion bushels, down 125 million bushels, or 8.6 percent, from the month-ago estimate, because of
Politics | 4/9/2014 11:57:34 AM

EPA Administrator McCarthy addresses CWA and RFS concerns

WASHINGTON, April 8, 2014— Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy defended her agency's Clean Water Act (CWA) and Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS) proposals during a meeting
Politics | 4/9/2014 10:31:33 AM

House Agriculture Committee approves CFTC reauthorization

WASHINGTON, April 9, 2014 - The House Agriculture Committee today approved legislation (H.R. 4413), by voice vote, that would reauthorize the
Politics | 4/9/2014 9:05:44 AM

Bill introduced that preempts state GMO labeling efforts

WASHINGTON, April 9, 2014 -- Reps. Mike Pompeo, R-Kan., and G. K. Butterfield, D-N.C., both members of the Energy and Commerce Committee, are introducing a bill today that creates
Politics | 4/8/2014 1:25:48 PM

Aviation and ag groups urge FAA to speed up rulemaking on unmanned aircraft systems

ARLINGTON, VA., April 8, 2014 - The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) and the Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) joined 31 other organizations today to send a letter to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) encouraging the agency to
Politics | 4/8/2014 12:36:07 PM

Tighter crop and livestock inventories lift market sentiment, CoBank reports

DENVER, April 8, 2014 - Record-high animal protein and dairy prices, volatile grain and oilseed prices, and steady-to-lower cropland values reflect
Politics | 4/8/2014 10:36:07 AM

Opinion: ND farmers know first-hand why crop insurance is money well spent

INKSTER, N.D., April 8, 2014 - I've spent the last 17 years of my life farming in North Dakota and I've loved every minute of it. But it can be a very risky business. There are many steps that farmers can take to
Politics | 4/8/2014 9:34:48 AM

Senate Agriculture Committee approves CFTC nominees

WASHINGTON, April 8, 2014 - The Senate Agriculture Committee approved today, by voice vote, three nominees for the
Politics | 4/7/2014 4:53:16 PM

U.S. cattlemen slam Japan-Australia trade deal

WASHINGTON, April 7, 2014 - The National Cattlemen's Beef Association criticized the bilateral trade agreement reached between Japan and Australia, saying the deal undermines the
Politics | 4/7/2014 3:03:35 PM

Washington Week Ahead: Lawmakers zooming in on budget, tax reform

WASHINGTON, April 7, 2014 - Lawmakers will focus this week on discussions about the fiscal year 2015 budget, tax reform, EPA, and nominees for the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC)
Politics | 4/7/2014 1:23:47 PM

Restaurants more likely to cause foodborne illnesses than home cooking, CSPI says

WASHINGTON, April 7, 2014 - The Center for Science in the Public Interest says that an analysis of thousands of food poisoning cases over a 10-year period shows that Americans are twice as likely to get sick from food prepared in restaurants than
Politics | 4/7/2014 11:41:11 AM

Sign-up begins April 15 for USDA disaster assistance programs

WASHINGTON, April 7, 2014 -- Farmers and ranchers can sign-up for livestock disaster assistance programs that were reestablished and strengthened by the 2014 farm bill starting April 15
Politics | 4/6/2014 3:20:28 PM

Vilsack releases farm bill implementation progress report

WASHINGTON, April 3, 2014-Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack released several implementation dates for farm bill programs today, but timing for Commodity Title program
Politics | 4/5/2014 9:07:59 AM

Opinion:It's about the farm, food and the future

WASHINGTON, April 5, 2014 - Finally, a Farm Bill! This is a leading line that says so much here in Missouri's Fifth District. And it says a lot in Washington, as well, where I was
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