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Politics | 5/7/2013 11:25:54 AM

Stabenow announces farm bill mark-up schedule

WASHINGTON, May 7, 2013 - Senator Debbie Stabenow, Chairwoman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, announced the committee markup of the 2013 Farm Bill will
Politics | 5/7/2013 8:21:37 AM

Op-Ed: U.S. agriculture wants Japan in TPP

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) multi-lateral trade pact appears destined to become the most consequential and far-reaching

Politics | 5/7/2013 6:37:07 AM

Former NRCS chiefs weigh in on conservation compliance

WASHINGTON, May 7, 2013- A letter from six former Chiefs of the USDA Soil Conservation Service and the Natural Resources Conservation Service to the Chairs and Ranking Members of the Senate and House Agriculture Committees
Politics | 5/7/2013

Washington Week Ahead: Farm bill perking up in Congress

WASHINGTON, May 6, 2013 - The recent announcement that the House leadership intends to take up a farm bill this summer is likely to spark discussion among lawmakers this week
Politics | 5/6/2013 1:58:09 PM

Crop insurance industry aims to set the record straight

OVERLAND PARK, Kan., May 6, 2013- National Crop Insurance Services (NCIS) responded to critics of the crop insurance program after USDA reported indemnities reaching a record
Politics | 5/6/2013

 Groups reach 'delicately crafted' compromise on crop insurance, conservation compliance

WASHINGTON, MAY 6, 2013 - As the House and Senate Agriculture Committees prepare to start writing a new farm bill over the next two weeks, farm and conservation groups reached
Politics | 5/5/2013 6:12:41 PM

Obama nominates Froman as new U.S. trade representative

WASHINGTON, May 2, 2013- President Obama announced the nomination of Mike Froman as U.S. trade representative today.
Politics | 5/3/2013 6:47:11 PM

Farm bill expected on House floor this summer

WASHINGTON, May 3, 2013 - House leadership indicated today that they intend to bring the farm bill up
Politics | 5/3/2013 6:35:15 PM

Farm bill should hit House floor this summer, leadership says

WASHINGTON, May 3, 2013 - House leadership indicated today that they intend to bring the farm bill up for
Politics | 5/3/2013 1:22:14 PM

USDA announces final rule on broadband grants

WASHINGTON, May 3, 2013 - The Agriculture Department issued a final rule today that aims to better target Community Connect broadband grants to
Politics | 5/2/2013 4:51:01 PM

COOL supporters urge USDA to move on final rule

WASHINGTON, May 2, 2013 - Supporters of the U.S. country-of-origin labeling (COOL) program today urged the Agriculture Department to issue a final rule to modify
Politics | 5/2/2013 2:05:00 PM

EWG, Babcock issue crop insurance criticisms

WASHINGTON, May 2, 2013- A report commissioned by the Environmental Working Group (EWG) concludes that record crop insurance payouts are a result of a flawed federal crop insurance structure
Politics | 5/2/2013 12:42:10 PM

Obama nominates Froman as new US Trade Representative

WASHINGTON, May 2, 2013- President Barack Obama announced the nomination of Mike Froman as U.S. Trade Representative today. Froman held a post as White House
Politics | 5/2/2013 11:39:29 AM

 USDA considers GE potato petition

WASHINGTON, May 2, 2013- USDA will consider a petition for a genetically engineered potato from the
Politics | 5/2/2013 11:27:15 AM

 USDA considers GE potato petition

WASHINGTON, May 2, 2013- USDA will consider a petition for a genetically engineered potato from
Politics | 5/2/2013 10:53:52 AM

USDA and EPA release report on honey bee health

WASHINGTON, May 2, 2013- The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today released a report on honey bee
Politics | 5/2/2013 9:57:44 AM

U.S. agriculture welcomes international biotech agreement

WASHINGTON, May 2, 2013 - In a joint statement issued Wednesday, the United States, joined by the governments of Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada and Paraguay,
Politics | 5/2/2013

Egg industry lawyer: HSUS 'caved' on legislation

WASHINGTON, May 2, 2013 - The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) caved on federal legislation regulating
Politics | 5/1/2013 5:02:44 PM

Obama signs bill into law to end furlough of air traffic controllers

WASHINGTON, May 1, 2013 - President Obama signed legislation into law today that will avoid further furloughs of air traffic controllers across
Politics | 5/1/2013 10:14:14 AM

Op-Ed: Aquaculture is Agriculture, Exports and Jobs

The United States imports nearly 90% of the seafood we consume, over half of which is produced through aquaculture (farm raised seafood products).
Politics | 5/1/2013 10:07:45 AM

NAWG names new CEO

WASHINGTON, May 1, 2013 - The National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) named a new chief executive officer today who has a long history within the soybean industry.
Politics | 5/1/2013 9:38:04 AM

FDA considers limits on caffeinated foods

WASHINGTON, May 1, 2013 - With a growing number of food companies adding caffeine to everything from candy to potato chips
Politics | 5/1/2013 7:38:43 AM

Canadian team showcases ag research during BIO convention

CHICAGO, May 1, 2013- Canadian research projects highlighted at the Biotechnology Industry Organization's (BIO) 2013 International Convention in Chicago last week include
Politics | 5/1/2013

Top House lawmakers want better look at pesticide effects

WASHINGTON, May 1, 2013 - Two House committee chairmen called for a return to the drawing board yesterday after the release
Politics | 4/30/2013 8:09:48 PM

 G-8 conference panelists push for agricultural open data

WASHINGTON, April 29, 2013 - Quality agricultural open data throughout the world, and particularly in impoverished countries in Africa, is needed to help stem hunger and
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