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Politics | 8/18/2015 4:27:02 PM
WASHINGTON, Aug. 18, 2015 - Fearing a return of the avian influenza, the Agriculture Department is moving ahead with plans to stockpile a vaccine ahead of the next outbreak.
Politics | 8/18/2015 3:26:45 PM
WASHINGTON, Aug. 18, 2015 - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has named 19 members of his Advisory Committee on Animal Health that will serve through June 2017.

Politics | 8/18/2015 9:35:13 AM
WASHINGTON, Aug. 18, 2015 - The higher nutrition standards for school meals imposed by the Obama administration retain strong public support, according to a new poll.
Politics | 8/17/2015 10:08:52 PM
DES MOINES, Iowa, August 15, 2015 - Two frontrunners in the 2016 presidential campaign, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, took the obligatory taste of Iowa agriculture today.
Politics | 8/17/2015 2:01:44 PM
WASHINGTON, Aug. 17, 2015-The Interior Department released a National Seed Strategy to restore wildlife landscapes, especially for land damaged by rangeland fires, as well as invasive species, severe storms and drought.
Politics | 8/16/2015 4:21:49 PM
WASHINGTON, Aug. 16, 2015 - Donald Trump, the frontrunner in the Republican presidential race, is calling for mass deportation of illegal immigrants and nationwide use of the E-Verify system to check the legal status of workers.
Politics | 8/15/2015 8:30:25 PM

DES MOINES, Iowa, Aug, 14, 2015 - Jeb Bush is attacking the Obama administration's regulatory agenda, including its new Clean Water Act rule, as he struggles to find a message to shore up his lagging race in Iowa.
Politics | 8/14/2015 8:24:02 PM
WASHINGTON, Aug. 14, 2015 - The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia is breathing new life into a previously dismissed lawsuit alleging pork checkoff funds were indirectly used to benefit the lobbying efforts of the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC).
Politics | 8/14/2015 5:08:40 PM

WASHINGTON, Aug. 13, 2015- A toxic spill caused by workers employed by the Environmental Protection Agency shut down major irrigation sources for farmers in the region, fueling more animosity toward the agency and triggering lawsuits.
Politics | 8/14/2015 2:27:21 PM

WASHINGTON, Aug. 14, 2015 - USDA will make another $5 million of Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) funding available to Ohio, Michigan and Indiana producers who commit to limiting growth of toxic algal blooms in Lake Erie.
Politics | 8/14/2015 8:56:16 AM
WASHINGTON, August 14, 2014 - Commodity Futures Trading Commissioner (CFTC) Mark Wetjen announced his resignation today, saying he plans to step down August 28, 2015.
Politics | 8/13/2015 7:50:45 PM
DES MOINES, Iowa, Aug. 13, 2015 - Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley promised to fight agricultural mergers if he's elected president, and also touted his efforts to clean up the Chesapeake Bay, which has agricultural runoff issues similar to those facing Midwest states.
Politics | 8/13/2015 6:20:51 PM

DES MOINES, Iowa, Aug. 13, 2015 - Republican Mike Huckabee pressed his populist pitch as he worked the crowd at the opening of the Iowa State Fair, kicking off a parade of presidential hopefuls who will appear at the event during its 11-day run.
Politics | 8/13/2015 3:32:42 PM
WASHINGTON, Aug. 13, 2015 - A potentially historic El Nino event could be helpful to those in Southern California facing historically dry conditions, but experts say it's too early to tell how much assistance - if any - the system will give the drought-stricken state.
Politics | 8/13/2015 2:45:50 PM
WASHINGTON, Aug. 13, 2015 - Employees at a large chicken supplier are in danger of multiple and consistent hazards, including amputation, electrocution and hazardous falls, according to the Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
Politics | 8/13/2015 12:56:11 PM
WASHINGTON, Aug. 12, 2015 - Pressure is mounting on the Environmental Protection Agency to ban or further curb the use of chlorpyrifos, an insecticide widely used to protect crops such as soybeans, wheat, alfalfa, citrus and peanuts.
Politics | 8/13/2015 9:39:59 AM

DES MOINES, IA, Aug. 13, 2015 - Although he hails from the nation's smallest state, Lincoln Chafee insists that living in Rhode Island and representing the state in the U.S. Senate gave him an appreciation of the land and working knowledge of farm policy.
Politics | 8/12/2015 5:45:28 PM
WASHINGTON, Aug. 12, 2015 - The American Farm Bureau Federation released maps it said showed the new Clean Water Act rule would lead to a (radical) expansion in its jurisdiction, and another leading farm group called for the Obama administration to delay implementation of the measure.
Politics | 8/12/2015 4:29:29 PM
WASHINGTON, Aug. 12, 2015 - Farmers are on track to see the second highest corn yield on record and harvest their third biggest crop ever, the Agriculture Department said in a report that surprised traders and sent market prices falling.
Politics | 8/12/2015 2:56:27 PM
WASHINGTON, Aug. 11, 2015 - Donald Trump has taken the lead among Republican presidential candidates in Iowa as his GOP rivals prepare to make their pitches at the State Fair opening Thursday in Des Moines.
Politics | 8/12/2015 1:35:55 PM
WASHINGTON, Aug. 12, 2015-The Coalition for Safe Affordable Food (CFSAF) is releasing advertisements in Minnesota and Kansas to encourage support for a bill that would bar states from enacting mandatory GMO labeling laws.
Politics | 8/11/2015 7:51:33 PM
Washington, August 11, 2015 - Soybean leaders across the country are fondly remembering Kinmundy, Illinois soybean farmer Dwain Ford, 65, who passed away at his home Aug.10 after fighting cancer.
Politics | 8/11/2015 2:48:38 PM
WASHINGTON, Aug. 11, 2015-USDA is seeking public comment on a Monsanto petition for approval of corn that is genetically engineered to resist the herbicides dicamba and glufosinate.
Politics | 8/11/2015 2:27:56 PM
WASHINGTON, Aug. 10, 2015 -- The Agriculture Department is moving ahead with a plan to attack the feral swine problem with a strategy that will vary by state and require help from state and local governments.
Politics | 8/11/2015 12:33:16 PM
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