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Politics | 9/8/2013

 Sugar processors default on loans, forfeit sugar to USDA

WASHINGTON, Sept. 5, 2013- Sugar processors forfeited an estimated 85,000 tons of sugar, valued at $34.6 million, to USDA as a result of record U.S. crop production and strong Mexican imports
Politics | 9/6/2013 7:29:44 PM

U.S. regulators give approval to Chinese firm's purchase of Smithfield

WASHINGTON, Sept. 6, 2013 - A U.S. government panel today approved the purchase of Smithfield Foods, the largest U.S. pork producer, by Chinese firm Shuanghui International, in a move valued at

Politics | 9/6/2013 3:07:00 PM

Agri-Pulse and AgriTalk team up for "The Great RFS Debate"

WASHINGTON, DC, Sept. 6, 2013 - AgriTalk and Agri-Pulse are teaming up to host a debate on the Renewable Fuel Standard
Politics | 9/6/2013 1:19:20 PM

FDA review finds very little arsenic in rice

WASHINGTON, Sept. 6, 2013 - FDA released new data today indicating there is little arsenic in rice products sold in
Politics | 9/6/2013 9:41:02 AM

Smithfield reports net income drop, sales increase

SMITHFIELD, Va., Sept. 6, 2013 - Smithfield Foods, the largest U.S. pork producer, announced today a decrease in
Politics | 9/5/2013 3:21:34 PM

Drought information bill would cost $65 million, CBO says

WASHINGTON, Sept. 5, 2013 - Legislation (S. 376) that seeks to reauthorize the National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS), which provides drought information to farmers and ranchers, would
Politics | 9/5/2013 2:37:36 PM

USDA data shows 14.5 percent of U.S. households still food insecure

WASHINGTON, Sept. 5, 2013 - USDA's Economics Research Service (ERS) yesterday released a report indicating that 14.5 percent of households were
Politics | 9/5/2013 2:22:11 PM

USDA: School lunch pilot program unaffected by Chobani recall

WASHINGTON, Sept. 5, 2013 - The Food and Drug Administration announced today that Greek yogurt maker Chobani is voluntarily
Politics | 9/4/2013 11:52:25 PM

USDA inspector general finds 67 percent increase in overpayments

WASHINGTON, Sept. 4, 2013 - The USDA's Farm and Ranch Lands Protection Program (FRPP) improves agricultural viability, encourages on-farm conservation, and helps farmers
Politics | 9/4/2013 6:24:10 PM

Commerce Department again finds against Vietnam on catfish

WASHINGTON, Sept. 4, 2013 - The Commerce Department announced Tuesday that a ninth administrative review and an eleventh new shipper review of the antidumping
Politics | 9/4/2013 3:24:27 PM

Dairy Farmers of America acquires Dairy Maid Dairy

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Sept. 4, 2013 - Farmer cooperative Dairy Farmers of America (DFA) announced today that it has acquired
Politics | 9/4/2013 1:18:09 PM

Michael Torrey Associates names new vice president

WASHINGTON, Sept. 4, 2013- Michael Torrey Associates today announced that the government relations and association management firm welcomed Tara Smith as Vice President
Politics | 9/4/2013 11:32:07 AM

Government report: USDA poultry inspection pilot used incomplete data

WASHINGTON, Sept. 4, 2013- A report from the Governmental Accountability Office (GAO) released today indicates that USDA used incomplete data to formulate
Politics | 9/4/2013 11:19:55 AM

 USDA inspector general finds 67 percent increase in overpayments

WASHINGTON, Sept. 4, 2013 - The USDA's Office of Inspector General (OIG)reported today that it found a 67 percent increase
Politics | 9/3/2013 6:32:56 PM

Hybrid poplar gets a renewed spotlight

WASHINGTON, Sept. 3, 2013 - EPA's recent registration of Zeachem's demonstration biorefinery in Boardman, Ore. - a move that authorizes the generation of Renewable Identification Numbers (RINs)
Politics | 9/3/2013 9:34:22 AM

Sept. Commodity Credit Corporation lending rates mostly unchanged

WASHINGTON, Sept. 3, 2013 - The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) today announced interest rates for
Politics | 9/3/2013 8:23:07 AM

Confused about farm income limits? So are some at FSA

WASHINGTON, Aug. 29, 2013- Varying income limits for federal Farm Service Agency (FSA) payments and lack of oversight of procedures in state offices caused some improper payments to
Politics | 8/30/2013 2:33:32 PM

USDA confirms safety of China's poultry processing system

WASHINGTON, Aug. 30, 2013- USDA's Food Safety Inspection Service (FSIS) concluded an audit to verify that China's food safety system governing poultry processing is equivalent to that
Politics | 8/30/2013 11:24:15 AM

Agricultural Research Service Administrator Knipling retires

\WASHINGTON, Aug. 30, 2013 - Agricultural Research Service (ARS) Administrator Edward Knipling retires today from
Politics | 8/30/2013 11:04:58 AM

July brings softer sales, lower traffic to restaurants

WASHINGTON, Aug. 30, 2013 - As a result of softer sales and traffic levels and restaurant operators' dampened outlook for the economy, the National Restaurant Association's Restaurant Performance Index (RPI) declined
Politics | 8/29/2013 3:36:48 PM

USDA sees lower agricultural exports in FY 2014

WASHINGTON, Aug. 29, 2013 - The USDA's Economic Research Service is forecasting U.S. agricultural exports
Politics | 8/29/2013 2:40:43 PM

EPA announces July biodiesel production figures

WASHINGTON, Aug. 29, 2013 - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Thursday reported 132 million gallons of biodiesel production for the month of July and
Politics | 8/29/2013 11:20:57 AM

Pilgrim's Pride announces $25 million investment in Alabama

GREELEY, Colo., Aug. 29, 2013 - Chicken producer Pilgrim's Pride Corporation announced Wednesday a $25 million investment
Politics | 8/29/2013

Report: Recent ag graduates making more than last year

WASHINGTON, Aug. 29, 2013 - Data compiled and released by Iowa State University shows college graduates who major in

Letter to the Editor: New York City Bar Association

We write to clarify a number of factual errors in your article. First, the sponsor of the resolution
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