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Politics | 5/14/2013 9:38:51 AM

 2012 farm, agribusiness lobbying expenses top $137 million

Lobbying expenses reported by food and agribusiness companies and trade associations and producer groups last year totaled
Politics | 5/14/2013 8:11:57 AM

Op-Ed:Let's keep the food in food aid

Recently, a member of the American Farm Bureau Federation staff was interviewed on the subject of proposed changes to U.S. international food aid.

Politics | 5/14/2013 7:45:04 AM

Washington Week Ahead: Farm bill to dominate congressional action

WASHINGTON, May 13, 2013 - The week is set to be flush with action as both chambers of Congress have set up an aggressive one-two punch on moving a long-term farm bill.
Politics | 5/14/2013 7:44:22 AM

World Wildlife Fund working to improve agriculture

WASHINGTON D.C., May 14, 2013 - Producers may have a friend in the World Wildlife Fund.
Politics | 5/13/2013 4:23:16 PM

CBO sees $18 billion spending reduction under Senate farm bill

WASHINGTON, May 13, 2013 - The draft farm bill (S. 10), which the Senate Agriculture, Forestry and Nutrition Committee will consider Tuesday, would reduce direct spending by
Politics | 5/13/2013 11:21:26 AM

Supreme Court upholds Monsanto's Roundup Ready patent

WASHINGTON, May 13, 2013 - The Supreme Court of the United States ruled unanimously today that Monsanto has the right
Politics | 5/10/2013 7:12:36 PM

 Agri-Pulse summary of Senate Farm Bill Mark

WASHINGTON, May 10, 2013 - Yesterday, the Senate Agriculture Committee released its draft of the 2013 Farm Bill
Politics | 5/10/2013 3:03:58 PM

Spencer Chase joins Agri-Pulse Communications

WASHINGTON, May 10, 2013 - Agri-Pulse Communications is pleased to announce that Spencer Chase will join the company's team of journalists here as a summer intern.
Politics | 5/10/2013 1:47:59 PM

USDA to extend reviews of Dow and Monsanto GE crops

WASHINGTON, May 10, 2013—USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) today announced it will require additional environment reviews on herbicide-resistant crops
Politics | 5/10/2013 10:59:36 AM

Southern sway: New Senate farm bill reflects Cochran’s influence

WASHINGTON, May 9, 2013 - With Senator Thad Cochran now serving as the top Republican on the Senate Agriculture Committee, the south appears to be rising again.
Politics | 5/10/2013 10:56:55 AM

 Southern sway: New Senate farm bill reflects Cochran’s influence

WASHINGTON, May 9, 2013 - With Senator Thad Cochran now serving as the top Republican on the Senate Agriculture Committee, the South appears to be rising again.
Politics | 5/10/2013 7:56:45 AM

'Elvis of E. Coli' brings act to Washington, D.C.

WASHINGTON, May 10, 2013 - The Elvis of E. Coli, the Sinatra of Salmonella, member of the FDA Food Advisory Committee - Dr. Carl Winter goes by many names.
Politics | 5/10/2013

House Committee on Agriculture releases new farm bill draft

WASHINGTON, May 10, 2013 - The House Agriculture Committee released a new farm bill draft today, with a preliminary score of $39.7 billion in savings over ten years. The language in
Politics | 5/9/2013 6:25:38 PM

Op-Ed: USTR nominee Froman is a good sign for a robust US Trade Agenda

When President Obama nominated Michael Froman as U.S. Trade Representative last week, he cracked a joke about an old friend.
Politics | 5/9/2013 6:19:01 PM

Senate Judiciary Committee begins markup of immigration bill

WASHINGTON, May 9, 2013 - The Senate Judiciary Committee began today a markup of controversial immigration reform legislation (S. 744) that seeks
Politics | 5/9/2013 6:09:32 PM

Ag groups give mixed reviews of Senate farm bill draft

WASHINGTON, May 9, 2013 - The release of a draft farm bill from the Senate Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee today sparked several comments
Politics | 5/9/2013 5:43:44 PM

Senate debate on Water Resources Development Act creeps along

WASHINGTON, May 9, 2013 - The Senate continued debate slowly Wednesday on the Water Resources Development Act (S. 601) after turning away
Politics | 5/9/2013 10:03:01 AM

Thune expects to preserve commodity title reforms

WASHINGTON, May 9, 2013- Senator John Thune, R-S.D., said he expects the farm bill being marked up in the Senate Agriculture Committee on May 14 to look similar to the Senate-passed
Politics | 5/9/2013 8:58:05 AM

Senate approves amendment on EPA spill regulations

WASHINGTON, May 9, 2013 - The Senate approved Wednesday night, by unanimous consent, an amendment that seeks to ensure that the EPA's pending spill prevention,
Politics | 5/8/2013 7:15:00 PM

Farm payments back on schedule

WASHINGTON, May 8, 2013 — After weeks of suspending some farm payments because of uncertainty over the impact of sequestration
Politics | 5/8/2013 6:56:40 PM

 'Ag gag' or 'farmer protection' bills lots more to come

WASHINGTON, May 8, 2013 - Many legislatures in states with concentrations of livestock and poultry production have adjourned for the year after debating and occasionally passing
Politics | 5/8/2013 2:32:32 PM

Dairy sectors compete for favorable farm bill legislation

WASHINGTON, May 8, 2013 - The National Milk Producers, along with 52 other organizations, sent a joint letter today to members of the House Agriculture Committee
Politics | 5/7/2013 4:21:13 PM

Senators introduce bill to protect farmers from Dodd-Frank regulations

WASHINGTON, May 7, 2013- Senators Mike Johanns, R-Neb., and Jon Tester, D-Mont., are leading a group of Senators in introducing a bill to clarify an exemption for farmers, ranchers,
Politics | 5/7/2013 1:49:47 PM

Ag groups urge passage of waterway infrastructure bill

WASHINGTON, May 7, 2013 - Over twenty national agricultural associations today urged the Senate to promptly
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