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Politics | 1/23/2015 11:13:49 AM
WASHINGTON, Jan. 23, 2015 - Food prices rose by 2.4 percent last year, less than the historical average, despite sharp increases in meat costs and the drought in California, the Agriculture Department says.
Politics | 1/22/2015

WASHINGTON, Jan. 21, 2015 - The Cuban government is expressing interest in increasing purchases of U.S. agriculture commodities in the wake of President Barack Obama's moves to establish diplomatic relations and also wants to buy some farm equipment, says Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich.

Politics | 1/21/2015 11:04:03 PM
WASHINGTON, Jan. 21, 2015 -- U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman went before the U.S. Conference of Mayors on Wednesday to start selling the trade agenda President Obama highlighted in his State of the Union address, an agenda that includes trade agreements that Froman said will provide "premier access to two-thirds of the global economy."
Politics | 1/21/2015 6:39:52 PM
WASHINGTON, Jan. 21, 2015 - House and Senate committees have set a Feb. 4 hearing on the Obama administration's proposed Clean Water Act rule as lawmakers plan how to block it from taking effect.
Politics | 1/21/2015 5:36:53 PM
FORT WORTH, TEXAS, Jan. 21, 2015 - An Environmental Protection Agency official says employees of the agency charged with rule making for the Renewable Fuels Standard every year are working hard to implement changes, but the growing complexity of the statute is slowing their progress.
Politics | 1/21/2015 5:07:42 PM
WASHINGTON, Jan. 21, 2015 - The House Agriculture Committee will have 19 Democrats this year, down from 21 in the last Congress, and six of those will be new to the committee.
Politics | 1/21/2015 12:48:30 PM
WASHINGTON, Jan. 21, 2015-- USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) today proposed the first federal standards for Salmonella and Campylobacter testing in ground chicken and turkey products as well as raw chicken breasts, legs and wings.
Politics | 1/20/2015 6:50:41 PM
WASHINGTON, Jan. 19, 2015 - President Obama makes the case for his political agenda Tuesday with a State of the Union message that will challenge the GOP congressional majority on tax policy while likely reaching out to Republicans on trade, their one real area of common ground.
Politics | 1/20/2015 1:48:16 PM
WASHINGTON, Jan. 20, 2015 -Sen. Jerry Moran, R-Kansas, is taking over the chairmanship of the Senate Appropriations subcommittee that writes spending measures for the Agriculture Department and Food and Drug Administration.
Politics | 1/20/2015
FORT WORTH, Texas, Jan. 20, 2015 -- After 17 months of uncertainty surrounding U.S. renewable fuels policy, industry leaders are expressing confidence that this year will provide an opportunity to move ahead into a more definite future.
Politics | 1/18/2015 3:51:02 PM
WASHINGTON, Jan. 15, 2015 - Much has been made of the deliberations of the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (DGAC), but officials say observers shouldn't be so quick to jump to conclusions.
Politics | 1/16/2015 2:08:17 PM

WASHINGTON, Jan. 16, 2014 - Agri-Pulse is pleased to announce that award-winning veteran agricultural journalist Ed Maixner is a contributing editor, effective Jan. 5.
Politics | 1/16/2015 1:19:50 PM
ST. LOUIS, Jan. 16, 2015 -- Farmers have often heard that higher-quality soybeans could generate more value. Now, a new soy-checkoff-funded study shows how much more.
Politics | 1/16/2015 1:08:21 PM
WASHINGTON, Jan. 16, 2015 - Critics of the corn ethanol industry want to put the Senate on record calling for an end to annual usage mandates for the biofuel.
Politics | 1/16/2015 12:27:51 PM
WASHINGTON, D.C., Jan. 16, 2015 - Big farms in such states as California, Idaho and Texas have signed up a new dairy program that is proving to have a national appeal its predecessor lacked because of payment limits.
Politics | 1/15/2015 2:42:26 PM
WASHINGTON, Jan. 15, 2015 - Freshman Iowa Sen. Joni Ernst will give the Republican response to President Obama's state of the union address next Tuesday.
Politics | 1/15/2015 2:27:02 PM
WASHINGTON, Jan. 15, 2015 - A group of Christian leaders known as the Circle of Protection is once again inviting presidential candidates to submit brief video statements outlining their proposals to improve the well-being of hungry and impoverished Americans.
Politics | 1/15/2015 11:28:49 AM
WASHINGTON, Jan. 15, 2015-USDA announced its regulatory approval of Monsanto's genetically engineered crops resistant to the dicamba herbicide.
Politics | 1/14/2015 8:41:29 PM
This year, as last year, the chair of the powerful Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee is championing Keystone XL pipeline legislation to end what she calls six years of Obama administration delay and force construction of the controversial project to carry thick Canadian tar sands oil to a Texas refinery for possible export.
Politics | 1/14/2015 11:03:32 AM
WASHINGTON, Jan. 14, 2015 - More than 100 conservation projects aimed at protecting water quality, restoring critical wildlife habitat and addressing other environmental challenges are getting federal matching funds under a groundbreaking program authorized by the new farm bill.
Politics | 1/14/2015 9:40:54 AM
WASHINGTON, Jan. 14, 2015 - Freshman Rep. David Young, R-Iowa, and Andy Harris, who represents Maryland's Eastern Shore, have been awarded seats on the House Appropriations subcommittee that controls spending for the Agriculture Department and Food and Drug Administration.
Politics | 1/13/2015 8:15:51 PM
SAN DIEGO, Calif., Jan. 12, 2015-Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says USDA is aggressively implementing the 2014 farm bill through more than 556 events, 428 demonstrations of web-based tools and over 60,000 direct mail pieces.
Politics | 1/13/2015 8:04:23 PM
WASHINGTON, Jan. 13, 2015 - The American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) says China's ban on U.S. poultry and egg imports is a (clear violation) of international trade rules and will hurt American poultry and egg producers.
Politics | 1/13/2015 6:51:52 PM
WASHINGTON, Jan. 13, 2015 -- The Obama administration is launching a new push for expanding high-speed Internet service in rural areas and other underserved parts of the country.
Politics | 1/12/2015 3:33:11 PM
WASHINGTON, Jan. 12, 2015 - USDA is making $18 million available to assist in the education and development of the next generation of farmers.
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