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Politics | 1/29/2014

The state of the dairy industry is strong

President Obama may have equivocated a bit yesterday during his State of the Union address, but those attending the International Dairy Foods Association's (IDFA) annual Dairy Forum seem sure: The dairy industry is

Farm bill keeps milk margin insurance, drops supply limits

The dairy program compromise in the farm bill conference report released yesterday does away with decades of USDA milk price support programs and replaces them with

Farm bill conferees hoping for House approval today

As the House prepares to debate today and likely approve a five-year farm bill, several lawmakers and agricultural groups weighed in on the agreement that would eliminate direct payments in favor of

Obama presses Congress to move on immigration reform

He didn't mention the farm bill, but President Barack Obama renewed focus on another important issue for agriculture during his annual State of the Union address last night. Obama urged

House approves five-year farm bill, sends it to Senate

WASHINGTON, Jan. 29, 2014 - The House approved the five-year farm bill (H.R. 2642) today, with a 251-166 vote, sending
Politics | 1/28/2014 7:14:20 PM

Farm bill agreement has finally arrived in Congress

WASHINGTON, Jan. 27, 2014 - Top House and Senate agriculture committee leaders today announced a bipartisan agreement on a five-year farm bill that promises
Politics | 1/27/2014 6:23:05 PM

Washington Week Ahead: Farm bill conferees press hard to wrap up

WASHINGTON, Jan. 27, 2014 - Speedy negotiations on the farm bill are expected to continue this week as conferees and staff try to get a conference report approved
Politics | 1/27/2014 5:47:04 PM

Farm bill agreement has finally arrived in Congress

WASHINGTON, Jan. 27, 2014 - Top House and Senate agriculture committee leaders today announced a bipartisan agreement on a five-year farm bill that promises
Politics | 1/27/2014 12:51:59 PM

Livestock groups vow to oppose final farm bill on COOL, GIPSA issues

WASHINGTON, Jan. 27, 2014 — Some of the nation's biggest livestock groups are vowing to oppose final passage of the farm bill if it reflects certain reported decisions regarding
Politics | 1/27/2014 12:09:43 PM

Monsanto shareholder group seeks study on GMO issues

WASHINGTON, Jan. 27. 2014— Monsanto shareholders tomorrow will vote on a resolution requesting a study to outline material, financial and operational risks that
Politics | 1/27/2014 10:22:21 AM

RFS opponents seek legislative reform

WASHINGTON, Jan. 27, 2014 -- In a letter to the chairman and ranking member of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, more than 30 groups organized by the National Council of Chain Restaurants
Politics | 1/27/2014 9:42:41 AM

Agri-Pulse names Ann Tracy Mueller as editorial coordinator

CAMDENTON, MO, January 27, 2014 - Agri-Pulse is pleased to announce the appointment of Ann Tracy Mueller as our new editorial coordinator based in Camdenton, Mo.
Politics | 1/24/2014 4:13:56 PM

Thune asks for propane shortage relief

WASHINGTON, Jan. 24, 2014 - The record-breaking cold across the Midwest and Northeast has led to propane price spikes and shortages, and Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., today asked
Politics | 1/24/2014 2:56:59 PM

GOP farm bill conferees asked to return early Monday for possible meeting

WASHINGTON, Jan. 24, 2014 - Republican farm bill conferees have been asked to return to the Capitol on Monday morning for a
Politics | 1/23/2014 6:15:30 PM

 Farm bill vote by early next week seems more unlikely

WASHINGTON, Jan. 23, 2014 - Optimism about a farm bill vote by early next week is fading, with
Politics | 1/23/2014 6:02:11 PM

USDA report shows cropland erosion rates stable

WASHINGTON, Jan. 23, 2014 - Cropland erosion rates remained stable between 2007 and 2010, the USDA's National Resource
Politics | 1/23/2014 4:51:54 PM

Syngenta defends GMO corn products after Chinese controversy

WASHINGTON, Jan. 23, 2014 - Syngenta, the world's largest agro-chemicals company, defended its product commercialization strategy in response to a request from U.S. grain groups
Politics | 1/23/2014 4:31:32 PM

 County employee group makes last-minute push for FSA offices

WASHINGTON, Jan. 23, 2014 - The National Association of FSA County Office Employees (NASCOE) wrote to Senate farm bill conferees today to
Politics | 1/23/2014 10:53:01 AM

Americans plan to 'Wing It' on Super Bowl Sunday

WASHINGTON, D.C., Jan. 23, 2014 - Here are some super stats from the National Chicken Council in advance of Super Bowl Sunday
Politics | 1/23/2014 10:41:05 AM

NSAC restates opposition against changes to payment limit reform in farm bill

WASHINGTON, Jan. 23, 2014 - The National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC) reiterated its opposition against attempts in the farm bill negotiations to
Politics | 1/23/2014

Funding for state farmland protection made large jump, survey finds

WASHINGTON, Jan. 24, 2014 - Funding by states for farm and ranchland protection programs jumped 19 percent from 2011 to 2012, but was still
Politics | 1/22/2014 8:15:53 PM

NOAA: 2013 tied for 4th hottest year ever as warming trend continues

WASHINGTON, Jan. 22, 2014 - Last year was the fourth hottest on record, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said yesterday
Politics | 1/22/2014 6:13:54 PM

Lawmakers planning bill to assist drought relief in California

WASHINGTON, Jan. 22, 2014 - Three House lawmakers, including House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., said today they intend to introduce emergency drought legislation to
Politics | 1/22/2014 3:49:25 PM

OSHA responds to charges of overregulation on small farms

WASHINGTON, Jan. 22, 2014 - The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) will work to clarify its regulations regarding grain storage on small farms, an agency official told
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