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Politics | 8/18/2012 9:41:14 AM

Court strikes down challenges to E15

WASHINGTON, August 18, 2012-A U.S. Appeals Court struck down challenges to the EPA's decision to allow E15 blended ethanol into the market. The opinion of the U.S. Court of Appeals
Politics | 8/17/2012 4:09:41 PM

NRCS announces $5 million in grants for drought mitigation

WASHINGTON, Aug. 17, 2012 - USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) announced the availability of up to $5 million in grants this week to evaluate and demonstrate

Politics | 8/17/2012 3:28:12 PM

Economists say an RFS waiver's impact on corn prices is uncertain

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. Aug. 15, 2012- Corn prices pushed higher by the worst U.S. drought in half a century would not necessarily moderate if the federal government's corn ethanol mandate
Politics | 8/17/2012 12:15:00 PM

Obama Administration announces Wildlife and Hunting Heritage Conservation Council

WASHINGTON, August 17, 2012 -- Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced the appointments of 18 members of the Wildlife and Hunting Heritage Conservation Council
Politics | 8/17/2012

FAPRI report highlights differences between Senate and House Ag Committee farm bills

COLUMBIA, MO., August 17, 2012 - Although the farm bills approved by the U.S. Senate and the House Agriculture Committee have much in common, the House Committee bill provides substantially more support
Politics | 8/15/2012 9:53:14 PM

Romney announces Farmers and Ranchers coalition, key actions

BOSTON, MA, August 15, 2012 - Mitt Romney unveiled members of the Farmers and Ranchersfor Romney team today, including
Politics | 8/15/2012 10:37:35 AM

Drought wilts farm income expectations, farm equipment demand

KANSAS CITY, August 15, 2012 - Drought conditions wilted farm income expectations during the second quarter, according to the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City's
Politics | 8/14/2012 8:17:02 PM

Renewable Fuels Association defends RFS after Governors request a waiver

WASHINGTON, August 14, 2012-North Carolina Governor Beverly Perdue requested an official waiver request of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) responded
Politics | 8/14/2012

As Obama continues Iowa bus tour, USDA releases more rural funds

DES MOINES, IOWA, August 14, 2012 - As President Barack Obama continues with the second day of his three-day campaign bus tour across Iowa, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced

Rep. Cardoza announces retirement

WASHINGTON, August 14, 2012 - Rep.  Dennis Cardoza announced his resignation from the U.S. Congress, effective
Politics | 8/13/2012 9:47:50 AM

Secretary Vilsack Announces Pork, Poultry, Fish and Lamb Purchases

WASHINGTON, Aug. 13, 2012 -In an effort to help livestock producers who have been hard-hit by drought conditions, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced USDA's intent to purchase
Politics | 8/13/2012 8:30:39 AM

 OCM clarifies beef checkoff lawsuit, HSUS questions

KANSAS CITY, August 10, 2012 - Fred Stokes, the president of the Organization for Competitive Markets (OCM) and lawyer Dan Owen with Kansas City law firm Polsinelli Shugart LLC, clarified the scope
Politics | 8/13/2012

 Q and A with Humane Society CEO Wayne Pacelle

KANSAS CITY, August 13, 2012 - Wayne Pacelle, President and CEO of the Humane Society of the United States, spoke at last week's Organization for Competitive Markets meeting in Kansas City and talked to Agri-Pulse about a wide variety of ag-related issues
Politics | 8/12/2012 9:24:39 PM

President Obama devotes weekly address to drought, farm bill

WASHINGTON, August 11, 2012 - President Barack Obama devoted his weekly address to focus on the drought crippling farmers across the heartland and
Politics | 8/10/2012 4:48:06 PM

CDC issues alert on flu virus related to swine

WASHINGTON, August 10, 2012 - The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported today 153 cases of a strain of influenza virus related to swine, most of which occurred at
Politics | 8/10/2012 4:16:15 PM

NOPA calls on USDA to release CRP land reserves

WASHINGTON, August 10, 2012—In light of today's USDA crop report, the National Oilseed Processors Association (NOPA) urged the Administration to waive penalties for early
Politics | 8/10/2012 3:46:04 PM

Governors of Maryland and Delaware call for waiver of RFS

WASHINGTON, August 10, 2012 -The governors of Maryland and Delaware requested that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) waive the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) for the next
Politics | 8/10/2012 11:20:40 AM

NCGA addresses concerns in light of corn crop estimates

ST. LOUIS, August 10, 2012 - National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) President Garry Niemeyer released a statement in response to USDA reports that estimated the U.S. corn yield
Politics | 8/9/2012 7:12:07 PM

 OCM announces plans to sue USDA over beef checkoff funds

KANSAS CITY, MO. August 9, 2012 - The Organization for Competitive Markets (OCM) today announced plans to sue the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) on Friday in an effort to stop the agency
Politics | 8/9/2012 3:03:29 PM

USDA updates food stamp fraud controls

WASHINGTON, August 9, 2012—The Department of Agriculture announced tougher sanctions for those misusing Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) today. The updated measures include t
Politics | 8/9/2012 1:10:35 PM

Ohio first to join USDA interstate meat shipping program

WASHINGTON, August 9, 2012- Agriculture Deputy Secretary Kathleen Merrigan announced that Ohio will be the first state to participate in USDA's Cooperative Interstate Shipment
Politics | 8/9/2012

Grains and sugar drive FAO Food Price Index up six percent

WASHINGTON, August 9, 2012- The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) reported today a six percent increase in its Food Price Index for July 2012. The spike was largely driven
Politics | 8/8/2012

Administration implements drought aid, pushes Congress to move

WASHINGTON, August 8, 2012- The White House announced this week several measures the Administration is implementing to address the drought and criticized Congress for not yet
Politics | 8/7/2012 11:34:29 AM

Senators join appeal to adjust RFS

WASHINGTON, August 7, 2012 - Following a petition from livestock, poultry and dairy industry members and a similar appeal from 156 members of the House, 25 U.S. senators today
Politics | 8/7/2012

Sugar policy study uses Europe's reform as warning for the U.S.

COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho, August 7, 2012 — The American Sugar Alliance released a study of Europe's 2006 sugar policy reform during its 29th International Sweetener Symposium in an
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