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Politics | 1/16/2014 3:13:16 PM
WASHINGTON, Jan. 16, 2014 - Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, said the most recent estimate from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) shows that the payment-limit provisions he wants included in the farm bill would save $387 million over 10 years
Politics | 1/15/2014 7:38:48 PM
WASHINGTON, Jan. 15, 2014 - Farmland sales continue to climb, according to data released by national real estate and

Politics | 1/15/2014 7:27:47 PM
WASHINGTON, Jan. 15, 2014 - The National Cotton Council (NCC) said today it is (deeply disappointed and disturbed) by statements reportedly made by representatives
Politics | 1/15/2014 6:53:15 PM
WASHINGTON, Jan. 15, 2014 - House Agriculture Committee Chairman Frank Lucas, R-Okla., said today he has a proposal to possibly settle the dairy
Politics | 1/15/2014 5:05:47 PM
WASHINGTON, Jan. 15, 2014 - House Agriculture Committee ranking member Collin Peterson, D-Minn., and other lawmakers met today with EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy to express
Politics | 1/15/2014 3:42:42 PM
WASHINGTON, Jan. 15, 2014 - The House approved today a $1 trillion omnibus spending package that would fund the federal
Politics | 1/15/2014 11:58:46 AM
WASHINGTON, Jan. 15, 2014 - WikiLeaks released the secret draft text today for the entire Trans-Pacific Partnership
Politics | 1/15/2014 11:58:26 AM
WASHINGTON, Jan. 15, 2014 - Though Moran is not a member of the House Agriculture Committee, he has influenced ag issued through his ranking membership on the Appropriations Committee's Subcommittee on Interior, Environment and Related Agencies
Politics | 1/15/2014 8:45:43 AM
WASHINGTON, Jan. 15, 2013 - A new report by Oxfam America ranks the United States 21st out of 125 on its index of best countries to eat in around the world
Politics | 1/15/2014 8:33:21 AM
WASHINGTON, Jan. 15, 2013 - A new report by Oxfam America ranks the United States 21st out of 125 on its index of best countries to eat in around the world
Politics | 1/15/2014
In their annual policy review session, the voting delegates of American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) chose to add new policies on unmanned aircraft systems, or drones, and the sharing and ownership of An attorney who specializes in environmental law told farmers at the American Farm Bureau Federation's (AFBF's) 95th Annual Convention that EPA's efforts to clarify the definition of (waters of the United States) under the Clean Water Act (CWA) could result in Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack fired back at accusations that his department is moving too slowly to approve genetically modified (GMO) and other new seed traits, during With California entering its third year of drought and near-term prospects for precipitation looking bleak, state and industry officials say they are taking whatever steps are available to The farm bill under negotiation is expected to have an energy title that has mandatory funding for farm energy programs, closely following a version adopted by After more than three years of focusing on a new farm bill and a host of other domestic priorities, the topic of (international trade) is once again taking top billing. Negotiators continue to Congress is poised to approve legislation this week that would fund the federal government, including USDA and FDA, through More fighting over a dairy policy solution for a long-term farm bill continues to bog down action, as lawmakers now eye Most members of the House and Senate Agriculture Committees are millionaires, according to personal financial disclosure data compiled by
Politics | 1/14/2014 8:11:55 PM
SAN ANTONIO, Jan. 13, 2014 - An agricultural economist at Ohio State University has some words of caution for U.S. farmers
Politics | 1/13/2014 7:55:44 PM
WASHINGTON, Jan. 13, 2014 - Negotiations over a long-term farm bill are expected to continue this week while lawmakers try
Politics | 1/13/2014 7:29:45 PM
WASHINGTON, Jan. 14, 2014 - USDA and FDA would receive a combined increase of $350 million in FY 2014 as part of a $1 trillion
Politics | 1/13/2014 7:10:49 PM
WASHINGTON, Jan. 13, 2014 - Although House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, will not budge on his position on dairy policy, top Republican
Politics | 1/13/2014 5:22:41 PM
WASHINGTON, Jan. 13, 2014 - Rep. George Miller, D-Calif., announced today that he will not seek a 21st term in
Politics | 1/13/2014 1:05:44 PM
SAN ANTONIO, Jan. 13, 2014 - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said he is organizing USDA to be prepared to implement the provisions of a new farm bill as soon as
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