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Politics | 8/4/2014 3:10:47 PM
@import url(https://www.agri-pulse.com/AspEdit/cuteeditor_files/Style/SyntaxHighlighter.css);@import url(/style/musicstyle.css); The USDA published a Request for Information (RFI) with the Federal Register today and is seeking public comment regarding Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) use in grocery stores.
Politics | 8/4/2014 5:27:30 AM
WASHINGTON, Aug. 1, 2014 - An 'asset bubble' may be developing in farmland prices which have risen now for 12 straight years

Politics | 8/1/2014 7:54:37 PM
WASHINGTON, Aug. 1, 2014 - Republican leaders in the House of Representatives Friday night finally found enough votes to get a border security bill passed, but not until they postponed the start of their August recess and well after senators left on their summer break, leaving
Politics | 8/1/2014 4:18:53 PM
WASHINGTON, Aug. 1, 2014-- USDA today released a Biogas Opportunities Roadmap outlining voluntary strategies the U.S. livestock industry can use to accelerate adoption of
Politics | 7/31/2014 10:40:04 PM
WASHINGTON, July 31, 2014 - The House of Representatives on Thursday postponed its August recess by one day, after Republican leaders pulled their $659 million border security bill when it became apparent
Politics | 7/31/2014 9:11:11 PM
WASHINGTON, July 31, 2014 -- The Cheesecake Factory is once again dominating the Xtreme Eating Awards handed out by the Center for Science in the Public Interest.
Politics | 7/31/2014 5:21:11 PM
WASHINGTON, July 31, 2014 - Senate Agriculture Committee Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., and 12 other Democratic senators sent a letter to three government agencies today asking them to provide certainty on
Politics | 7/31/2014 4:21:36 PM
WASHINGTON, July 31, 2014 - USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) today announced the final rule for the (Modernization of Poultry Slaughter Inspection,) which caps
Politics | 7/31/2014 3:48:33 PM
WASHINGTON, July 31, 2014 - Livestock, honeybee and farm-raised fish producers who experienced losses in recent years will have two more weeks to apply at
Politics | 7/31/2014 3:11:02 PM
WASHINGTON, July 31, 2014 - Agricultural groups praised a bill passed in the U.S. House of Representatives today that eliminates a duplicative permit requirement for
Politics | 7/31/2014 2:09:39 PM
WASHINGTON, July 31, 2014 - USDA today released a report that provides uniform scientific methods for quantifying changes in greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) and carbon storage from different
Politics | 7/31/2014 11:11:42 AM
WASHINGTON, July 31, 2014- The American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) and the Partnership for a New American Economy today released a new ad calling on Congress to pass immigration reform.
Politics | 7/30/2014 5:17:31 PM
WASHINGTON, July 30, 2014 - The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) released a memorandum today clarifying its authority to conduct enforcement activities on small farms.
Politics | 7/30/2014 3:14:55 PM
WASHINGTON, July 30, 2014 - Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro today introduced a bill that would impose a national tax on sweetened beverages
Politics | 7/30/2014 3:11:32 PM
WASHINGTON, July 30, 2014 - Citing tight cattle supplies, Cargill today announced that it will close its Milwaukee, Wis., beef slaughter facility
Politics | 7/30/2014 2:02:15 PM
WASHINGTON, July 30, 2014 - Enforcing the so-called (hot goods) provision in federal minimum wage disputes has the Department of Labor in hot water with some members of Congress.
Politics | 7/29/2014 9:20:44 PM
WASHINGTON, JULY 29, 2014 --The House of Representatives on Tuesday passed H.R. 4315, the (Endangered Species Transparency Act,) which would require the government to make public all data it uses to decide whether
Politics | 7/29/2014 7:56:34 PM
WASHINGTON, July 29, 2014 - Oxfam International is applauding General Mills for committing to what it calls (industry-leading measures) to cut greenhouse gas emissions
Politics | 7/29/2014 11:26:38 AM
Washington, July 29, 2014 - The American Meat Institute (AMI) said it is evaluating its options after the full U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
Politics | 7/29/2014 10:39:44 AM
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 | 7/29/2014
WASHINGTON, July 30, 2014 -The head of the USDA's Rural Utilities Service (RUS) told a House Agriculture subcommittee Tuesday that just as in the 1930s with rural electrification
Politics | 7/28/2014 5:45:02 PM
WASHINGTON, July 28, 2014 - The environment will be among a wide range of issues the House and Senate will consider this week as they prepare for their August recess.
Politics | 7/28/2014 2:30:49 PM
WASHINGTON, D.C., July 28, 2014 - Pilgrim's Pride, the nation's second largest poultry integrator, said today that it has agreed to buy all poultry facilities in Mexico from Tyson Foods
Politics | 7/27/2014 1:26:24 PM
WASHINGTON, July 25, 2014 - The U.S. nitrogen fertilizer market will soon reach a point of saturation, following the sharp increase in capacity in recent years as the cost of natural gas
Politics | 7/27/2014 10:03:37 AM
WASHINGTON, July 27, 2014 - U.S. Trade Negotiator Michael Froman says India's refusal to support a package of agreements including the so-called Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) has brought the World Trade Organization (to the brink
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