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Politics | 1/9/2014

WASHINGTON, Jan. 8, 2014 - While a farm bill conference has still not been scheduled, House Agriculture Committee Chairman Frank Lucas, R-Okla., said Wednesday it remains
Politics | 1/8/2014 5:06:39 PM
WASHINGTON, Jan. 8, 2014 - Catfish reappeared on Capitol Hill today, as a spate of letters from opponents of a controversial UDSA inspection program began to circulate among

Politics | 1/8/2014 2:46:16 PM
WASHINGTON, Jan. 8, 2014 - The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today announced almost half a million dollars in funding to three universities for projects to reduce pesticide use
Politics | 1/8/2014 2:30:28 PM
WASHINGTON, Jan. 8, 2014 - Rep. Mike McIntyre of North Carolina, a farm bill conferee and one of Washington's last Blue Dog Democrats, will not be running for reelection next year, according to numerous reports
Politics | 1/8/2014 12:40:54 PM

WASHINGTON, Jan. 8, 2013 - The farm bill could hit the Senate floor next week, Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., told reporters today in a teleconference
Politics | 1/8/2014 10:59:03 AM
WASHINGTON, D.C., Jan. 8, 2014 - Rajiv Shah, administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development, will be one of the featured speakers at
Politics | 1/8/2014
As more pork processors and food companies announce plans to source hogs from farms that provide additional room for pregnant sows, animal welfare groups are pushing for even more Tobacco farmers will not lose out on their annual Tobacco Transition Payment Program (TTPP) due to sequestration, USDA confirmed Tuesday. But that leaves a question not even The bitter cold that has sent so much of the nation into a tizzy has apparently caused minimal problems for the agriculture sector, but could prompt some residual problems, producers say. Livestock producers, still rattled by So 2014 is beginning the same way 2013 ended, with agriculture stakeholders waiting impatiently for lawmakers to approve a five-year farm bill. And while the farm community is focusing on passage and implementation of that legislation, there are lots of other big issues that will likely gain WASHINGTON, Jan. 8, 2014 - The Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) did not drive up gasoline prices in 2013, as alleged by ethanol opponents, according to a study commissioned by
Politics | 1/7/2014 8:56:00 PM
WASHINGTON, Jan. 6, 2013 -- The Army Corps of Engineers released a report today outlining potential strategies to prevent Asian carp from entering into and damaging the Great Lakes ecosystem
Politics | 1/7/2014 8:39:05 PM
WASHINGTON, Jan. 7, 2014 - Farmers and ranchers who are interested in participating in the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) have another month
Politics | 1/6/2014 3:49:37 PM
WASHINGTON, Jan. 6, 2013 -- The Army Corps of Engineers released a report today outlining potential strategies to prevent Asian carp from entering into and damaging the Great Lakes
Politics | 1/6/2014
WASHINGTON, Jan. 6, 2014 - Official Washington welcomes you back.This could be the week agricultural stakeholders have been waiting a long time for
Politics | 1/5/2014 4:13:11 PM
WASHINGTON, D.C., Jan. 5, 2014 - A New Mexico judge has extended his injunction blocking Valley Meat Co. from starting horse slaughter operations until at least Jan. 13
Politics | 1/5/2014 2:06:50 PM
WASHINGTON, D.C., Jan. 3, 2014 - The lawyer for a New Mexico meat company says the business could begin slaughtering horses as early as next week should it prevail today
Politics | 1/3/2014 11:52:13 AM
WASHINGTON, Jan. 3, 2014 -- USDA said in a draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) that full deregulation is the (preferred alternative) for Dow AgroSciences'
Politics | 1/3/2014 11:35:10 AM
WASHINGTON, Jan. 3, 2014 - Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., told Agri-Pulse today that he fully expects a long-term farm bill to
Politics | 1/3/2014 11:24:10 AM
WASHINGTON, Jan. 3, 2014 -- USDA said in a draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) that full deregulation is the (preferred alternative) for Dow AgroSciences'
Politics | 1/3/2014 11:02:11 AM
WASHINGTON, Jan. 3, 2014 - General Mills' Cheerios cereal no longer includes genetically modified products, the company
Politics | 1/2/2014 4:34:28 PM
WASHINGTON, Jan. 2, 2014 - School lunch ladies have a bit more room for creativity, after USDA announced today it will
Politics | 1/2/2014 2:01:32 PM
WASHINGTON, Jan. 2, 2014 - USDA's Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) today announced it will implement a special import quota
Politics | 1/2/2014 10:13:39 AM
WASHINGTON, Jan. 2, 2014 - The National Restaurant Association's (NRA) Restaurant Performance Index (RPI), the monthly composite index that tracks the health of the U.S. restaurant industry
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