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Politics | 8/12/2014 4:31:37 PM

The average age of the American farmer is 58.3. Agri-Pulse asked its readers and contacts in Washington, D.C. about young people they have seen at work. As we spoke with these young leaders, certain things became more and more obvious.
Politics | 8/12/2014 3:50:18 PM
WASHINGTON, Aug. 12, 2014 - USDA's Risk Management Agency (RMA) today announced that the Stacked Income Protection Plan (STAX) will be available to upland cotton producers

Politics | 8/12/2014 12:01:26 PM

There are 36 Senate seats in play this year and 21 are held by Democrats like Hagan with 15 in the hands of the GOP.
Politics | 8/12/2014 11:10:02 AM
WASHINGTON, Aug. 12, 2014 - The U.S. corn crop will reach a record 14.032 billion bushels, up from 13.86 billion forecast a month ago and the previous record of 13.925 billion in 2013, USDA said today in a monthly report. Yields were projected at 167.4 bushels per acre, the highest ever, compared with
Politics | 8/11/2014 5:14:30 PM
WASHINGTON, Aug. 11, 2014-- Cargill agreed to settle allegations that it violated the Clean Water Act (CWA) at two different large oil storage facilities located in Blair, Neb., and Eddyville, Iowa.
Politics | 8/11/2014 4:35:14 PM
WASHINGTON, Aug. 11, 2014 - The Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corp., or Farmer Mac, reported core earnings of $23.2 million, or $2.05 per diluted common share, for the second quarter, compared to
Politics | 8/11/2014 3:16:05 PM
WASHINGTON, Aug. 11, 2014 -Russia's ban on U.S. poultry imports will not have a major impact on the U.S. industry, according to the National Chicken Council and
Politics | 8/11/2014 9:38:48 AM
DALLAS, Aug. 11, 2014 - Dean Foods, the nation's largest bottled milk company, lost $6 million in its most recent quarter, in a time CEO Gregg Tanner describes as
Politics | 8/11/2014 4:44:57 AM

WASHINGTON, Aug. 7, 2014-- Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack joined Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe at a ceremony today to launch the release of new Farmers Markets Limited-Edition
Politics | 8/8/2014 11:46:16 AM
WASHINGTON, Aug. 8, 2014 -- Cargill Inc. said net earnings for its fiscal fourth quarter fell 12 percent from a year earlier, to $424 million. The company cited weaker economic conditions in some countries and the negative impact of a
Politics | 8/8/2014 9:24:34 AM
WASHINGTON, Aug. 8, 2014 - Former U.S. Agriculture Secretary Dan Glickman has been elected board chairman of the newly established
Politics | 8/7/2014 6:57:19 PM
WASHINGTON, Aug. 7, 2014- House Agriculture Committee Chairman Frank Lucas, R-Okla., and Rep. Mike Conaway, R-Texas, wrote to Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack
Politics | 8/7/2014 4:46:13 PM
WASHINGTON, Aug. 7, 2014 -- Sen. John Walsh of Montana has pulled out of the general election, weeks after allegations surfaced that the Democrat had
Politics | 8/7/2014 4:14:00 PM
WASHINGTON, Aug. 6, 2014-- Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack provided a six-month update on USDA's progress implementing the 2014 Farm Bill, confirming that a report outlining
Politics | 8/7/2014 3:20:58 PM
WASHINGTON, Aug. 7, 2014- USDA's Farm Service Agency (FSA) Administrator Juan Garcia is retiring after 37 years with USDA
Politics | 8/7/2014 11:34:27 AM

WASHINGTON, Aug. 7, 2014-- Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack joined Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe at a ceremony today to launch the release of new Farmers Markets Limited-Edition
Politics | 8/6/2014 11:26:38 PM
REDWOOD FALLS, MINNESOTA , Aug. 6, 2014 - Several candidates vying to represent Minnesota constituents had the chance to address the public as
Politics | 8/6/2014 9:52:56 PM
WASHINGTON, August 7, 2014 - It's not your typical definition of hostage-taking, but some wheat growers are starting to feel like (captives) because USDA officials won't inspect
Politics | 8/6/2014 8:47:41 PM
STOWE, Vermont, Aug. 6, 2014 - Consumers are paying more for their favorite candy bars despite the fact that sugar prices have remained relatively flat over the past 30 years,
Politics | 8/6/2014 5:40:33 PM
WASHINGTON, Aug. 6, 2014 -- A bipartisan group of 63 U.S. representatives have written to Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker voicing their opposition to negotiating a suspension agreement with Mexico in the antidumping and countervailing duty cases on
Politics | 8/6/2014 5:01:54 PM
WASHINGTON, August 6, 2014 - The USDA issued a final rule that eliminates restrictions on mature market wood products and other materials
Politics | 8/6/2014 4:15:37 PM
WASHINGTON, Aug. 6, 2014 -- Russia intends to ban all U.S. agricultural products, which last year totaled about $1.2 billion, as well as fruits and nuts from the European Union, in retaliation for
Politics | 8/6/2014 3:14:31 PM
WASHINGTON, Aug. 6, 2014 - Senator Pat Roberts defeated Tea Party challenger Milton Wolf in the Republican primary in Kansas on Tuesday, earning the right to seek a fourth term and
Politics | 8/6/2014 3:09:57 PM
WASHINGTON, August 6, 2014 - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced four new partners in the Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition (GODAN) program and up to $1 billion in export credit guarantees to boost trade between the U.S. and Africa during the first-ever Africa Leaders Summitin Washington this week.
Politics | 8/6/2014 2:14:48 PM
WASHINGTON, August 4, 2014 - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced today that the new USDA Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) received 600 pre-proposals before the July deadline.
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