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Articles Tagged with ''Agriculture Department''

Bill Northey and Greg Ibach

USDA nominees promise to protect farmers, consumers

WASHINGTON, Oct. 5, 2017 - Bill Northey, the Iowa agriculture secretary nominated to oversee USDA’s farm and conservation programs, promised senators he would work to protect crop insurance, improve customer service and assist farmers in addressing water quality issues.
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Sens. Debbie Stabenow and Pat Roberts

Democrats press USDA on rural development funding

WASHINGTON, Sept. 28, 2017 - Senate Democrats pushed Agriculture Department officials Thursday to support increased funding to boost rural economic development and fight the opioid crisis. USDA officials also were urged to work within the administration to expand rural broadband access.
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Censky-McKinney-Perdue

USDA nominees sail through confirmation hearing

WASHINGTON, Sept. 20, 2017 - President Trump’s nominees for deputy agriculture secretary and the new position of undersecretary for trade used their Senate confirmation hearing to promise to be forceful advocates within the administration for expanding domestic and international markets.


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Cherries

USDA eyes new crop insurance markets

WASHINGTON, Sept. 20, 2017 - Some 86 percent of U.S. crop acreage is covered by federal crop insurance, a 3 percent increase from 2011, but the Risk Management Agency sees additional market potential for vegetables and livestock producers.
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