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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

Politics | 1/31/2014 4:22:08 PM
WASHINGTON, D.C., Jan. 31, 2014 - The U.S. cattle herd as of Jan. 1 was the smallest since 1951
Politics | 1/31/2014 3:35:23 PM
WASHINGTON, D.C., Jan. 31, 2014 -- The Climate Corporation, a farm-focused software and insurance developer bought by Monsanto last year, announced policy guidelines it will use when collecting information from individual farmers
Politics | 1/31/2014 1:34:39 PM
WASHINGTON, Jan. 31, 2014 - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released two draft guidance documents describing how the agency plans to evaluate human and ecological risks from pesticide spray
Politics | 1/31/2014
WASHINGTON, Jan. 31, 2014 - U.S. corn growers should probably resign themselves to lower prices from the 2014 harvest and have a strong cash reserve to get through the tougher times ahead.
Politics | 1/30/2014 6:46:21 PM
WASHINGTON, Jan. 30, 2014 - The House Republican leadership released a list of principles today that could lea
Politics | 1/30/2014 6:37:54 PM
WASHINGTON, Jan 30, 2014 - Most of the controversy over dairy policy during farm bill consideration surrounded proposals to prevent recurrence of the cost-price squeeze
Politics | 1/30/2014 6:27:42 PM
WASHINGTON, Jan. 30, 2013 - USDA today proposed the establishment of minimum national professional standards and training requirements for school nutrition professionals who manage and
Politics | 1/30/2014 6:12:45 PM
WASHINGTON, Jan. 30, 2014 - While President Obama is widely expected to receive a five-year farm bill (H.R. 2642) next week from Congress, some senators took
Politics | 1/30/2014 4:37:26 PM
WASHINGTON, Jan. 30, 2014 - The Consortium for Common Food Names (CCFN) criticized today a United Kingdom appeal court's ruling declaring that only yogurt made in
Politics | 1/29/2014 11:19:58 AM
WASHINGTON, Jan. 28, 2014-Drought conditions in the western and southern plains regions of the country could merge together later this year, persisting harsh conditions for agriculture
Politics | 1/29/2014 10:15:45 AM
WASHINGTON, Jan. 29, 2014 - The House approved the five-year farm bill (H.R. 2642) today, with a 251-166 vote, sending
Politics | 1/29/2014
More charges and countercharges in the three-year-old battle between sugar producers and the makers of high-fructose corn syrup, which are suing each other for Environmental groups recently threatened to sue the operators of a North Carolina hog farm that produces for Smithfield Foods over violations of the EPA will reconsider the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) mandate for cellulosic ethanol it required for blending in 2013. In a letter to With EPA officials now evaluating what are likely to be tens of thousands of comments on the agency's proposal to reduce biofuel blending requirements under the Freezing temperatures across the Midwest and Northeast have created a nationwide propane shortage, causing prices to spike and President Obama may have equivocated a bit yesterday during his State of the Union address, but those attending the International Dairy Foods Association's (IDFA) annual Dairy Forum seem sure: The dairy industry is The dairy program compromise in the farm bill conference report released yesterday does away with decades of USDA milk price support programs and replaces them with As the House prepares to debate today and likely approve a five-year farm bill, several lawmakers and agricultural groups weighed in on the agreement that would eliminate direct payments in favor of He didn't mention the farm bill, but President Barack Obama renewed focus on another important issue for agriculture during his annual State of the Union address last night. Obama urged WASHINGTON, Jan. 29, 2014 - The House approved the five-year farm bill (H.R. 2642) today, with a 251-166 vote, sending
Politics | 1/28/2014 7:14:20 PM
WASHINGTON, Jan. 27, 2014 - Top House and Senate agriculture committee leaders today announced a bipartisan agreement on a five-year farm bill that promises
Politics | 1/27/2014 6:23:05 PM
WASHINGTON, Jan. 27, 2014 - Speedy negotiations on the farm bill are expected to continue this week as conferees and staff try to get a conference report approved
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