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Politics | 7/22/2014 10:17:31 AM

PACS pave the way for greater political influence in Rural America

WASHINGTON, July 21, 2014 - Shortly after the U.S. House of Representatives defeated the farm bill on June 20, 2013, Rep. Justin Amash, along with hundreds of business leaders
Politics | 7/22/2014 5:46:59 AM

Scott O'Malia to resign from CFTC

WASHINGTON, July 22, 2014--The Commodity Futures Trading Commission announced Monday that Commissioner Scott O'Malia will step down

Politics | 7/18/2014 9:26:13 AM

Calling experienced Hill reporters: Would you like to work for Agri-Pulse?

WASHINGTON, July 18, 2014 - Agri-Pulse Communications is looking for someone who is passionate about reporting on farm, food and rural policy issues and serving our growing readership. The ideal candidate should have
Politics | 7/17/2014 3:49:05 PM

House passes conservation easement tax break

WASHINGTON, July 17, 2014 — The. House of Representatives passed a bill today that provides tax breaks for charitable giving, including an enhanced tax incentive for
Politics | 7/17/2014 3:09:26 PM

 USDA, DOE announce funding for biofuel feedstock improvement

WASHINGTON, July 17, 2014 - USDA and the Energy Department today announced the selection of 10 projects that are being awarded funding aimed at accelerating genetic breeding programs to improve plant feedstocks for the production of
Politics | 7/17/2014 12:15:44 PM

 USDA makes available $13 million to aid organic certification

WASHINGTON, July 17, 2014 - USDA is making available $13 million in 2014 Farm Bill funding to partially reimburse farmers seeking certification
Politics | 7/16/2014 7:24:35 PM

CFTC official suggests 'do no harm' regulatory approach

NEW YORK, July 16, 2014 - The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) would be best served if it uses 'do no harm' approach, Commission Scott O'Malia said in
Politics | 7/16/2014 4:13:01 PM

EPA defends 'Water' rule as House committee passes bill to halt it

WASHINGTON, July 16, 2014— The House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure approved a bill today that would invalidate the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA)
Politics | 7/16/2014 3:13:43 PM

Roberts, Heitkamp back bill to help farmers in futures market

WASHINGTON, July 16, 2014 -The bill - dubbed the Risk Hedging Protection Act of 2014 - would give futures customers an additional day to provide payments to brokers to
Politics | 7/16/2014 4:56:51 AM

House approves short-term bill to keep Highway Fund afloat

WASHINGTON, July 15, 2014 - Lawmakers voted overwhelmingly to approve H.R. 5021, the Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2014, by a vote of 367-55, even though many
Politics | 7/15/2014 8:30:31 PM

EPA reassessing temporary grain storage structures

WASHINGTON, July 15, 2014-- The National Grain and Feed Association (NGFA) is giving the EPA a pat on the back for its proposal to change the rule that governs how it deals with
Politics | 7/15/2014 7:25:53 PM

Corn, soybean crop ratings well above year ago

WASHINGTON, July 15, 2014 - The U.S. corn crop, the nation's biggest, continues to improve, with the fields in the best condition for this time of the growing season
Politics | 7/15/2014 10:32:28 AM

Farm leaders crave comfort and clout in new coalitions

WASHINGTON, July 14, 2014 - When David Graves was hand-picked from Sen. Thad Cochran's staff to lead the Rice Miller's Association in 1989, the U.S. congressional map was not his friend. The U.S. rice crop is primarily grown in just
Politics | 7/14/2014 4:27:59 PM

Washington Week Ahead: Focus on International Trade Talks

WASHINGTON, July 14, 2014 - Look for trade issues to make headlines this week as U.S. efforts continue to forge two major commercial treaties, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) with 11 other Asia-Pacific nations, and the
Politics | 7/13/2014 2:31:17 PM

Organic foods have more antioxidants, U.K. study finds

WASHINGTON, July 11, 2014- Organic crops have higher levels of antioxidants associated with better health than conventional crops, according to a study led by scientists at Newcastle University
Politics | 7/11/2014 7:37:24 PM

Global demand for farm commodities seen rising through 2023

WASHINGTON, July 11, 2014 - Global meat prices will keep rising for the next decade with beef continuing to set record highs. And the production and consumption of biofuels is expected to increase by
Politics | 7/11/2014 7:35:06 PM

Global demand for farm commodities seen rising through 2023

WASHINGTON, July 11, 2014 - Global meat prices will keep rising for the next decade with beef continuing to set record highs. And the production and consumption of biofuels is expected to increase by
Politics | 7/11/2014 7:31:05 PM

Global demand for farm commodities seen rising through 2023

WASHINGTON, July 11, 2014 - Global meat prices will keep rising for the next decade with beef continuing to set record highs. And the production and consumption of biofuels is expected to increase by 50 percent.These are some of  
Politics | 7/11/2014 3:40:04 PM

USDA implementation of crop insurance programs questioned

WASHINGTON, July 11, 2014—House Agriculture Committee members said at a hearing on Thursday they are worried about USDA's implementation of certain crop insurance provisions in
Politics | 7/11/2014 1:39:07 PM

House votes to make bonus depreciation permanent

WASHINGTON, July 11, 2014 - The House today passed a bill that would make permanent a tax law provision allowing businesses that purchase new equipment to
Politics | 7/11/2014 12:58:03 PM

Soybean crop seen at record 3.8 bln bushels on acreage

WASHINGTON, July 11, 2014 - The U.S. soybean crop will total a record 3.8 billion bushels, up 4.5 percent from the month-ago estimate, USDA said today in a monthly report. The department cited an increase in
Politics | 7/11/2014 9:31:15 AM

EPA Administrator McCarthy aims to clear confusion on clean water rule

KANSAS CITY, July 10, 2014 - EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy wrapped up a two-day tour in the nation's heartland, visiting a farm near Columbia, Kansas, and speaking yesterday to the Agricultural Business Council of Kansas City
Politics | 7/10/2014 5:38:42 PM

Lack of communication is to blame in biotech debate, according to House panel

WASHINGTON, July 10, 2014— The heated public debate over genetically modified foods shows the agricultural industry is not doing enough to communicate biotechnology's benefits to society, according to
Politics | 7/10/2014 4:17:21 PM

 Vilsack offers to help schools meet nutrition standards

WASHINGTON July 9, 2014 - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack met with representatives from nutrition organizations today but gave no indication that the Obama administration is willing to ease school lunch requirements.
Politics | 7/10/2014 3:52:58 PM

Barge tax hike discussed at Highway Trust Fund bill markup

WASHINGTON, July 10, 2014-Sen. Bob Casey, D-Penn., has authored an amendment that would generate an estimated additional
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