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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.
Politics | 1/12/2015 12:09:04 PM
WASHINGTON, Jan. 12, 2015 - U.S. farmers have planted about 40.5 million acres for harvest in 2015, down 5 percent from a year earlier, USDA said today in a report.
Politics | 1/12/2015 10:46:15 AM
WASHINGTON, Jan. 12, 2015 - More than half of the nation's dairy farms have signed up for the new Margin Protection Program that was created in the 2014 farm bill to protect farmer incomes from spikes in feed costs and collapses in milk prices.
Politics | 1/11/2015 7:34:56 PM
SAN DIEGO, Calif., Jan.11, 2015-Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today addressed farmers' concerns about trade, environmental regulations, infrastructure and tax reform, among other topics during the first-ever town hall style meeting at the American Farm Bureau Federation's 96th Annual Convention in San Diego.
Politics | 1/11/2015 7:24:54 PM
WASHINGTON, Jan. 11, 2015 Rep Mike Conaway met with Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack for the first time as chairman of the House Agriculture Committee late last week, a meeting that Conaway spokesman Ted Monoson described as a (get to know each other) session.
Politics | 1/11/2015 3:54:56 PM

SAN DIEGO -- Jan. 11, 2015 - American Farm Bureau Federation President Bob Stallman said it's time for members of the 114th Congress to show it's not another (do nothing) body of lawmakers and give farmers and ranchers much-needed certainty.
Politics | 1/11/2015
WASHINGTON, Jan. 11, 2015 - Senate Republicans are looking this week to increase the pressure on President Obama to approve the Keystone XL pipeline, while House Republicans attempt to block the administration's executive actions on immigration.
Politics | 1/9/2015 3:48:46 PM

WASHINGTON, Jan. 9, 2014 - Agri-Pulse is pleased to announce the appointment of Whitney Forman-Cook as an associate editor, based in Washington, D.C., effective Jan. 5.
Politics | 1/9/2015 3:27:16 PM
WASHINGTON, Jan. 9, 2014 - Meals provided to children and adults in day care would contain more fruits, whole grains and less sugar and fat under new (science-based) nutrition standards in a rule proposed by USDA.
Politics | 1/9/2015 12:50:56 PM
WASHINGTON, Jan. 9, 2015 - House Democrats deny Republicans a veto-proof margin on the Keystone XL pipeline, ensuring that the standoff with the White House with the project is likely to continue.
Politics | 1/9/2015 10:48:49 AM
WASHINGTON, Jan. 9, 2015 - A senator who has clashed with the agricultural biotech industry has been named the top Democrat on the Senate Appropriations panel that writes budgets for the Agriculture Department and Food and Drug Administration.
Politics | 1/9/2015 10:25:17 AM
WASHINGTON, Jan. 9, 2015 - A top lobbyist for food and beverage giant PepsiCo Inc. who was formerly a top aide to Senate Agriculture Chairman Pat Roberts is taking over as the panel's chief of staff as it prepares to rewrite federal child nutrition policy.
Politics | 1/9/2015 10:11:34 AM
WASHINGTON, Jan. 9, 2015 - A major roadblock to the Keystone XL pipeline was removed today when the Nebraska Supreme Court overturned a lower court decision and upheld a state law that allowed the governor to approve the route of the project within the state.
Politics | 1/8/2015 5:50:13 PM
WASHINGTON, Jan. 7, 2015- The Federal Aviation Administration on Tuesday granted its first exemption allowing commercial use of an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) in agriculture to Advanced Aviation Solutions of Boise, Idaho.
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