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WASHINGTON, Nov. 27, 2012- Republicans in the Senate blocked passage of The Sportsmen's Act, sponsored by Senator John Tester, D-Mont., Monday night based on grounds that it violated the Budget Control Act.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 26, 2012 - Analysis published by
the USDA Economic Research Service (ERS) in
the most recent issue of the journal Science
examines the relationship between public and private investments in research
and development and their importance in agricultural input
WASHINGTON, November 26 - As the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) suspended the food facility registration of Portales, New Mexico-based Sunland Inc. Monday, worldwide concerns began to spread about the safety of the
WASHINGTON, Nov. 22 2012 - Food donations have
suffered in the face of increased American agricultural exports, according to a
Washington Post piece published yesterday - but it appears that some government
and private programs are working to close the gap.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 25, 2012 - Key lawmakers said today
that there hasn't been much progress on the so-called fiscal cliff negotiations
over the Thanksgiving recess, but there will be a lot of options on the table
Nov. 20, 2012 - While millions of people in the developed world plan to enjoy
traditional Thanksgiving fixings like turkey, ham, dressing and pies, nearly 20
millions severely malnourished children
WASHINGTON, Nov. 15, 2012 - The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) and the American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) announced today that the Generic Event Marketability and Access Agreement (GEMAA) is now effective.
ST. LOUIS, Nov. 15, 2012 While the drought of 2012 continues to dampen expectations of farm income potential across much of the Midwest and Mid-South, agricultural lenders expect crop insurance and higher crop prices to help mitigate
WASHINGTON, Nov. 15, 2012 - A coalition of U.S.
food and agricultural organizations led by the National Pork Producers Council
reiterated today that any trade deal between the United States and European
Union must include agriculture.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 15, 2012 We want to get [the
farm bill] to the floor before lame duck, Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, said at a
press conference yesterday, joining a chorus of Congressional and Senate
Republicans who say they want to pass the legislation before the conclusion of
the 112th Congress.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 14, 2012 - 162 agriculture groups asked Congress to
support new farmers through farm bill programs yesterday in a letter addressed
to ranking members of the Senate and House Agriculture Committees.
Dr. Keith Collins served in the federal government for 32 years, working with several Agriculture Secretaries as USDA's Chief Economist for the last 15 years of his career before retiring in 2008. During his tenure, federal crop insurance evolved to be the primary safety net for the majority of U.S. farmers. Collins, now a consultant for the crop insurance industry, discusses how crop insurance is an underpinning of the overall economy. He also addressed the impact of billions of dollars in crop insurance claims in 2012 and whether or not the industry can withstand similar challenges.