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Politics | 9/11/2013 10:23:44 AM

Court denies meat industry bid to block COOL regulations

WASHINGTON, Sept. 11, 2013 - U.S. District Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson today rejected a request by U.S. and Canadian meat packers and livestock growers for an injunction
Politics | 9/11/2013 4:58:03 AM

 House to move nutrition title next week

WASHINGTON, Sept. 9, 2013 - The House is poised to work on a farm bill nutrition title next week as lawmakers

Politics | 9/11/2013 4:40:59 AM

Solid biodiesel production helps meet advanced biofuel needs

The U.S. biodiesel industry appears headed toward another banner year, driven in large part by a $1-per-gallon production tax credit extended by Congress
Politics | 9/11/2013

Nonprofit CEO salaries continue climb in farm, food and fuel sectors

WASHINGTON, Sept. 11, 2013 - The men and women driving farm and food policy from the helm of nonprofit trade associations may not be bringing home the bacon like folks leading publicly-traded companies, but a review of their compensation packages shows
Politics | 9/10/2013 10:12:07 PM

 House to move on nutrition title next week

WASHINGTON, Sept. 9, 2013 - The House is poised to markup a farm bill nutrition title next week as lawmakers continue to find a way forward
Politics | 9/9/2013 6:04:52 PM

Washington Week Ahead: Congress focuses on Syria while farm bill push continues

WASHINGTON, Sept. 9, 2013 -While lawmakers will largely be focused on Syria this week, agricultural stakeholders will continue
Politics | 9/8/2013

 Sugar processors default on loans, forfeit sugar to USDA

WASHINGTON, Sept. 5, 2013- Sugar processors forfeited an estimated 85,000 tons of sugar, valued at $34.6 million, to USDA as a result of record U.S. crop production and strong Mexican imports
Politics | 9/6/2013 7:29:44 PM

U.S. regulators give approval to Chinese firm's purchase of Smithfield

WASHINGTON, Sept. 6, 2013 - A U.S. government panel today approved the purchase of Smithfield Foods, the largest U.S. pork producer, by Chinese firm Shuanghui International, in a move valued at
Politics | 9/6/2013 3:07:00 PM

Agri-Pulse and AgriTalk team up for "The Great RFS Debate"

WASHINGTON, DC, Sept. 6, 2013 - AgriTalk and Agri-Pulse are teaming up to host a debate on the Renewable Fuel Standard
Politics | 9/6/2013 1:19:20 PM

FDA review finds very little arsenic in rice

WASHINGTON, Sept. 6, 2013 - FDA released new data today indicating there is little arsenic in rice products sold in
Politics | 9/6/2013 9:41:02 AM

Smithfield reports net income drop, sales increase

SMITHFIELD, Va., Sept. 6, 2013 - Smithfield Foods, the largest U.S. pork producer, announced today a decrease in
Politics | 9/5/2013 3:21:34 PM

Drought information bill would cost $65 million, CBO says

WASHINGTON, Sept. 5, 2013 - Legislation (S. 376) that seeks to reauthorize the National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS), which provides drought information to farmers and ranchers, would
Politics | 9/5/2013 2:37:36 PM

USDA data shows 14.5 percent of U.S. households still food insecure

WASHINGTON, Sept. 5, 2013 - USDA's Economics Research Service (ERS) yesterday released a report indicating that 14.5 percent of households were
Politics | 9/5/2013 2:22:11 PM

USDA: School lunch pilot program unaffected by Chobani recall

WASHINGTON, Sept. 5, 2013 - The Food and Drug Administration announced today that Greek yogurt maker Chobani is voluntarily
Politics | 9/4/2013 11:52:25 PM

USDA inspector general finds 67 percent increase in overpayments

WASHINGTON, Sept. 4, 2013 - The USDA's Farm and Ranch Lands Protection Program (FRPP) improves agricultural viability, encourages on-farm conservation, and helps farmers
Politics | 9/4/2013 6:24:10 PM

Commerce Department again finds against Vietnam on catfish

WASHINGTON, Sept. 4, 2013 - The Commerce Department announced Tuesday that a ninth administrative review and an eleventh new shipper review of the antidumping
Politics | 9/4/2013 3:24:27 PM

Dairy Farmers of America acquires Dairy Maid Dairy

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Sept. 4, 2013 - Farmer cooperative Dairy Farmers of America (DFA) announced today that it has acquired
Politics | 9/4/2013 1:18:09 PM

Michael Torrey Associates names new vice president

WASHINGTON, Sept. 4, 2013- Michael Torrey Associates today announced that the government relations and association management firm welcomed Tara Smith as Vice President
Politics | 9/4/2013 11:32:07 AM

Government report: USDA poultry inspection pilot used incomplete data

WASHINGTON, Sept. 4, 2013- A report from the Governmental Accountability Office (GAO) released today indicates that USDA used incomplete data to formulate
Politics | 9/4/2013 11:19:55 AM

 USDA inspector general finds 67 percent increase in overpayments

WASHINGTON, Sept. 4, 2013 - The USDA's Office of Inspector General (OIG)reported today that it found a 67 percent increase
Politics | 9/3/2013 6:32:56 PM

Hybrid poplar gets a renewed spotlight

WASHINGTON, Sept. 3, 2013 - EPA's recent registration of Zeachem's demonstration biorefinery in Boardman, Ore. - a move that authorizes the generation of Renewable Identification Numbers (RINs)
Politics | 9/3/2013 9:34:22 AM

Sept. Commodity Credit Corporation lending rates mostly unchanged

WASHINGTON, Sept. 3, 2013 - The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) today announced interest rates for
Politics | 9/3/2013 8:23:07 AM

Confused about farm income limits? So are some at FSA

WASHINGTON, Aug. 29, 2013- Varying income limits for federal Farm Service Agency (FSA) payments and lack of oversight of procedures in state offices caused some improper payments to
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