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Politics | 1/15/2013 4:35:18 PM

Vilsack announces loan program for new, small farms

WASHINGTON, Jan. 15, 2013 - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced today a "microloan" program aimed at boosting small and new farms by providing loans of up to $35,000 at an interest rate of less than five percent.
Politics | 1/15/2013 4:08:28 PM

Cattlemen ask Obama Administration to delay ferret reintroduction plan

WASHINGTON, January 15, 2013 - The United States Cattlemen's Association (USCA) and other agricultural groups say they need more time to study a controversial plan

Politics | 1/15/2013 2:57:09 PM

Appeals court refuses to rehear case on EPA's E15 decision

WASHINGTON, Jan. 15, 2013 - The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia today refused attempts to rehear an earlier case in which the court struck down challenges to an Environmental Protection Agency
Politics | 1/14/2013 6:45:48 PM

Washington Week Ahead: Behind-the-scenes talks continue on farm bill

WASHINGTON, Jan. 14, 2013 - Lawmakers in both chambers are expected to continue to discuss how to proceed with a five-year farm bill, after efforts to pass
Politics | 1/14/2013

Vilsack to AFBF: 2013 is the year for rural America to rebuild

NASHVILLE, Jan. 14, 2013 - A large part of the reason Congress did not pass a five-year farm bill is because rural America does not have the political clout it once had,
Politics | 1/13/2013 2:13:47 PM

AFBF's Stallman: Rural America still relevant

NASHVILLE, Jan. 13, 2013- Farmers, ranchers and rural Americans are still relevant, in spite of reports you might have read, American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) Bob Stallman told
Politics | 1/11/2013 2:23:56 PM

USDA announces investments in bioenergy research

KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa., Jan. 11, 2013 - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced $25 million to fund research and development of next-generation
Politics | 1/11/2013 11:59:41 AM

 Court hears organic farmers' appeal against Monsanto

WASHINGTON, Jan. 10, 2013- The Organic Seed Growers and Trade Association (OSGATA) led an appeal of their dismissed case
Politics | 1/11/2013 11:15:43 AM

 With pre-filed bill, New Mexico becomes latest GM labeling battleground

WASHINGTON, Jan. 11, 2013 - A bill to require labeling of all genetically modified food product" for human and animal consumption has been pre-filed in the New Mexico State Senate
Politics | 1/11/2013 8:55:09 AM

Groups launch Agriculture Workforce Coalition to address labor needs

WASHINGTON, Jan. 11, 2013—Organizations representing a variety of agricultural employers today announced the formation of the Agriculture Workforce Coalition (AWC), which developed
Politics | 1/11/2013

USDA lowers corn harvest but increases yield estimates

WASHINGTON, Jan. 11, 2013- The World Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) released by USDA today adjusted feed grain supply estimates higher for the 2012/2013 season due to
Politics | 1/10/2013 4:14:19 PM

USDA joins agencies to announce national council for conservation service corps

WASHINGTON, Jan. 10, 2013 - Leaders of eight federal departments and agencies today announced that they have signed an agreement setting up a national council to guide
Politics | 1/10/2013 3:39:32 PM

2012 was hottest year ever

WASHINGTON, Jan. 10, 2013 - A new report released yesterday by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) confirms what many American farmers may have known instinctually:
Politics | 1/10/2013 3:28:52 PM

Helpful bacteria attract investors

ST. LOUIS, Mo., January 10, 2013 - The agricultural biotechnology company NewLeaf Symbiotics, Inc. announced this week $7 million in financing from investors to commercialize a naturally occurring species of beneficial bacteria
Politics | 1/10/2013 8:57:38 AM

FAO Food Price Index down 7 percent in 2012

WASHINGTON, Jan. 10 2013 - The FAO Food Price Index dropped for the third consecutive month in December 2012, edging down 1.1 percent
Politics | 1/10/2013

 Court hears organic farmers' appeal against Monsanto

WASHINGTON, Jan. 10, 2013- The Organic Seed Growers and Trade Association (OSGATA) led an appeal of their dismissed case against Monsanto in Washington, DC today, in which they ask that the seed company guarantee protection from patent infringement
Politics | 1/9/2013 6:04:17 PM

Solis announces resignation as Labor Secretary

WASHINGTON, Jan. 9, 2013 - Labor Secretary Hilda Solis announced her resignation today, leaving behind the controversy her department sparked
Politics | 1/9/2013 1:53:57 PM

USDA names 597 counties as disaster areas due to drought

WASHINGTON, Jan. 9, 2013 — Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today designated 597 counties in 14 states as primary natural disaster areas due to drought and heat
Politics | 1/9/2013 7:19:31 AM

New study outlines options for fixing locks and dams

ST. LOUIS, Jan. 8, 2013 - Significant changes need to be made with respect to the level of funding and types of funding needed to improve the capacity
Politics | 1/9/2013

National Rural Housing Coalition features USDA housing programs in new report

WASHINGTON, Jan. 9, 2013 - A new report issued by the National Rural Housing Coalition focuses on validating the successes of 

USDA names 597 counties as disaster areas due to drought

WASHINGTON, Jan. 9, 2013 — Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today designated 597 counties in 14 states as primary natural disaster areas due to drought and heat, making
Politics | 1/8/2013 2:16:46 PM

USDA to begin noon-time crop reports on January 11

WASHINGTON, Jan. 8, 2013 - The U.S. Department of Agriculture today reminds data users that the National Agricultural Statistics Service and World Agricultural Outlook Board will begin issuing several major USDA statistical reports at
Politics | 1/7/2013 4:13:25 PM

House Agriculture Committee unveils membership list

House Agriculture Committee Chairman Frank Lucas, R-Okla., and ranking member Rep. Collin Peterson, D-Minn., announced their committee rosters Jan. 4 for the 113th Congress.
Politics | 1/4/2013 1:12:08 PM

Peterson won't work on new farm bill until a promise from GOP leaders

WASHINGTON, Jan. 4, 2013 - House Agriculture Committee Ranking Member Collin Peterson, D-Minn., refuses to work on a new five-year farm bill until House Republican leadership
Politics | 1/4/2013

FDA releases long-awaited food safety rules

WASHINGTON, Jan. 4, 2013 - The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) finally released today two new food safety rules the agency says will
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