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Politics | 3/7/2013 1:10:30 PM
WASHINGTON, March 7, 2013 - Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich. chairwoman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, and ranking member Thad Cochran, R-Miss., (R-MS), today asked stakeholders and the public to make recommendations on the reauthorization of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC).
Politics | 3/7/2013 1:06:32 PM
ALEXANDRIA, Va., March 7, 2013- The American Farm Bureau Federation (Farm Bureau), American Soybean Association (ASA), and the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) announced their commitment

Politics | 3/6/2013 4:22:34 PM
WASHINGTON, March 6, 2013 - More than 300 clean energy and clean transportation projects started in 2012 are expected
Politics | 3/6/2013 4:01:04 PM
WASHINGTON, March 6, 2013 - More than 270 organizations, food businesses and farms today asked the federal government to extend
Politics | 3/6/2013 3:24:19 PM
WASHINGTON, March 5, 2013 - Just days after the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) confirmed that cuts made to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) would not reduce federal spending as much as expected,
Politics | 3/6/2013 12:58:22 PM
WASHINGTON, March 6, 2013- During a Farm Foundation Forum today, Former California Secretary of Agriculture, A.G. Kawamura, led a discussion about the collaboration, research and
Politics | 3/6/2013 8:42:42 AM
WASHINGTON, March 5, 2013 - A group of bipartisan lawmakers introduced H.R. 935, The Reducing Regulatory Burdens Act of 2013 yesterday,
Politics | 3/5/2013 7:33:11 PM
WASHINGTON, March 5, 2013 - Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) and Rep. John Duncan (R-Tenn.) introduced legislation (S. 446, H.R. 943) today that aims to cut
Politics | 3/5/2013 12:35:20 PM

PIQUA, OHIO, March 2, 2013 - After engaging with President Barack Obama in what he described as a (polite) discussion about the sequester on Friday, House Speaker John Boehner headed home
Politics | 3/4/2013 2:14:50 PM

WASHINGTON, March 4, 2013 - Just a few hours prior to holding the first Cabinet meeting of his second term, President Barack Obama nominated three new Cabinet members.
Politics | 3/4/2013 8:27:29 AM

WASHINGTON, March 3, 2013 - President Obama and top lawmakers are expected this week to continue to try to iron out an agreement to end the large across-the-board federal department cuts
Politics | 3/4/2013 7:38:15 AM
WASHINGTON, March 3, 2013- Defending the Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS2) will be the top priority for NCGA in the upcoming year. According to the largest commodity group's voting
Politics | 3/1/2013 2:06:37 PM
WASHINGTON, March 1, 2013 - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced today that he will appoint voting members from socially disadvantaged (SDA) communities to serve on
Politics | 3/1/2013 12:01:48 PM
ORLANDO, Fla., March 1, 2013 - President Obama is expected today to formalize the $85 billion across-the-board cuts
Politics | 3/1/2013 11:56:21 AM
WASHINGTON, Feb. 28, 2013 - A major across-the-board cut to all federal government departments, including the Agriculture Department, is becoming
Politics | 3/1/2013
ORLANDO, Fla., March 1, 2013- Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack bemoaned the potential budget cuts to each mission area of the U.S. Department of Agriculture as a result of the ORLANDO, Fla., March 1, 2013- Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack bemoaned the potential budget cuts to each mission area of the U.S. Department of Agriculture as a result of the
Politics | 2/28/2013 5:16:03 PM
WASHINGTON, Feb. 28, 2013- Several farm and conservation organizations sent a letter to the House and Senate Appropriations Committees today opposing any sequester replacement
Politics | 2/28/2013 3:25:45 PM
ORLANDO, Fla., Feb. 28, 2013- The key to increasing market demand for soy oil is the commercialization of high oleic soybean oil, according to United Soybean Board
Politics | 2/28/2013 2:26:17 PM
WASHINGTON, Feb. 28, 2013 - A group of four bipartisan senators today introduced a resolution aimed at highlighting the importance
Politics | 2/28/2013 11:03:40 AM
BROOKINGS, S.D., Feb. 27, 2013-Agriculture Deputy Secretary Kathleen Merrigan visited South Dakota State University today to announce more than $75 million in grants for research
Politics | 2/27/2013 2:16:56 PM
By Mark Jackson: Rose Hill, Iowa. Everyone loves an underdog, which is why Indiana farmer Vernon Hugh Bowman received such good press last week.
Politics | 2/27/2013 10:12:41 AM
ORLANDO, Fla., Feb. 27, 2013- A national Bee Care Tour will encourage growers, beekeepers and researchers to focus on the myriad of factors causing the decline in honey bee populations, said Robyn Kneen, Bayer
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