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WASHINGTON, Feb. 6, 2014-In an attempt to prevent a patchwork of state genetically modified ((GMO)) food labeling rules, a coalition of agricultural, food manufacturer and consumer groups announced today
WASHINGTON, Feb 5, 2014--As the Senate passed the farm bill Tuesday, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack spoke to state agriculture department leaders at the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture
One of biggest new buzz terms in the conservation community - certainty - could be a (game-changer,) a paradigm-shifter, National Resources Conservation Service Chief Jason Weller said in a recent interview. (Farmers understand
Many agriculture groups and lawmakers from both parties echoed sighs of relief as the Senate approval a five-year farm bill (H.R. 2642) on a 68-32 vote Tuesday. The passage sends the sweeping legislation to
US Senator Saxby Chambliss is returning to his home in Georgia after two decades of service in Washington. A strong advocate for rural America and agriculture, Chambliss believes challenges will come in the 114th congress to risk management tools approved in the new farm law. Chambliss says urban representation on the agriculture committees and budget constraints will make approving new farm policy even more difficult in the years to come. As a member of the 'Gang of Six', Chambliss says there will be consequences if elected leaders don't address some very difficult fiscal decisions.