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Politics | 2/6/2014 2:22:48 PM
WASHINGTON, Feb. 6, 2014 - The Senate approved the nomination today, with a 96-0 vote, of Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus, D-Mont., to serve as
Politics | 2/6/2014 1:29:46 PM
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

Politics | 2/5/2014 6:27:23 PM
WASHINGTON, Feb. 5, 2014 ― USDA's Risk Management Agency (RMA) today reminded producers of recent changes to the organic farm safety net and key dates for producers
Politics | 2/5/2014 5:52:05 PM
WASHINGTON, Feb. 5, 2014 - The House today approved legislation (H.R. 3964), on a mostly party-line vote of 229-191, which
Politics | 2/5/2014 4:45:49 PM
WASHINGTON, Feb. 5, 2014- USDA (Climate Hubs) located in seven locations across the country will address weather risks and create resources for farmers, ranchers, and forest landowners,
Politics | 2/5/2014 4:43:19 PM
WASHINGTON, Feb. 5, 2014- USDA "Climate Hubs" located in seven locations across the country will address weather risks and create resources for farmers, ranchers, and forest landowners
Politics | 2/5/2014 3:19:33 PM
WASHINGTON, Feb. 4, 2014 - The Senate approved today, on a 68-32 vote, a five-year farm bill (H.R. 2642), sending the sweeping legislation to President Obama for his expected signature.
Politics | 2/5/2014 2:09:06 PM
WASHINGTON, Feb. 5, 2014 - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced the creation of new Regional Hubs for Risk Adaptation and Mitigation to Climate Change
Politics | 2/5/2014 11:11:26 AM
By Ellen Levinson. Last April, the future of America's premier international food aid program, Food for Peace (PL 480 Title II), was thrown into doubt when the Obama Administration proposed
Politics | 2/5/2014 11:04:08 AM
WASHINGTON, Feb. 5, 2014-Several senators led by Sens. John Thune, R-S.D., and Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., asked Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack to implement the livestock disaster assistance programs
Politics | 2/5/2014 9:56:53 AM
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
Politics | 2/5/2014
It can't be an accident: the Obama administration on Tuesday announced it would make available $20 million to aid California farmers struggling through a historic drought, just a day before As lawmakers continue to struggle with a comprehensive fix to the immigration system to provide farms with a stable The plan to launch commercial production of biofuels and high-value chemicals from (energy) beets in North Dakota is being delayed for two years to give growers more time to Lawmakers and agricultural stakeholders have been ratcheting up efforts to get congressional passage of (fast-track) trade promotion authority (TPA) - giving President Obama the opportunity to Legislation adopted by the House Energy Committee last week by a 29-19 vote would restrict EPA authority under the Clean Air Act to The American Farm Bureau Federation and the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) are among influential agriculture and rural-interest organizations joining 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 Iowa Republican Steve King may not have persuaded farm bill conferees to include his controversial amendment regarding California standards for egg-laying hens, but he may eventually 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
Politics | 2/4/2014 2:59:30 PM
WASHINGTON, D.C., FEB. 2, 2014 - The U.S. cattle industry needs to change the way it produces beef if it is to stay competitive in
Politics | 2/4/2014 2:12:36 PM
WASHINGTON, Feb. 4, 2014 - The Senate approved today, on a 68-32 vote, a five-year farm bill (H.R. 2642), sending the sweeping legislation to
Politics | 2/3/2014 5:49:34 PM
WASHINGTON, Feb. 3, 2014 - This should finally be the week Congress sends a five-year farm bill (H.R. 2642) to the White House
Politics | 2/3/2014 5:40:48 PM
WASHINGTON, Feb. 3, 2014 - The Senate approved today, with a 72-22 vote, a procedural motion to advance the five-year
Politics | 1/31/2014 5:03:21 PM
WASHINGTON, Jan. 31, 2014 - The State Department released an environmental impact statement today for the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline project that
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