In one of the most closely-followed congressional races in the farm policy community, Democrat Christie Vilsack has built a financial lead in her challenge to incumbent Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, in a new district that includes many traditionally conservative-leaning rural counties.
A former chairman of the House Agriculture Committee believes that the political momentum has shifted in in the direction of a federal policy that would relax some of the tax incentives and mandates that have encouraged the heavy use of corn in ethanol production.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 21 -- The National Milk Producers Federation board offered today to revise its dairy policy reform proposal by allowing a farmer the choice between accepting the margin protection of a government safety net program or taking a chance on the market.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 21 â€“ USDA announced several non-career staffing changes today, adding
Elanor Starmer as a special assistant to the under secretary for marking and regulatory programs and naming Juan M. Garcia deputy administrator for farm programs at the Farm Service Agency.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 21- President Obamaâ€™s proposal to trim farm program spending by $33 million over 10 years looks generous to agriculture if you compare it with a recommendation of a panel of agricultural economists convened by the American Enterprise Institute. They urged that the â€œsuper committee
WASHINGTON, Aug. 4 -- USDAâ€™s Food Safety and Inspection Service took extra care to be on solid analytical and legal ground this week before it asked Cargill Meat Solutions to order the largest poultry recall in history. However, it was apparent in a briefing for reporters Thursday, its prudent mana
WASHINGTON, Aug. 3-A unit of Cargill Meat Solutions Wednesday recalled some 36 million pounds of fresh and frozen ground turkey products processed at its Springdale, Arkansas, facility since February 20 due to possible contamination with Salmonella Heidelberg bacteria.