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Politics | 7/8/2014 3:25:40 PM
WASHINGTON, July 3, 2014 - The U.S. Trade Representative's Office (USTR) today announced country-specific reallocations of the fiscal year 2014 in-quota quantities
Politics | 7/7/2014 5:26:26 PM
WASHINGTON, July 7, 2014 - There may be lots of talk on Capitol Hill this week, but not necessarily legislative action, on a highway trust fund bill.

Politics | 7/7/2014 12:16:57 PM
WASHINGTON, July 7, 2014 - DeLauro, D-Conn., and Slaughter, D-N.Y., are calling on USDA to shut down all Foster Farms poultry processing facilities until
Politics | 7/7/2014
WASHINGTON, July 7, 2014 - If farmers' political influence was measured strictly by the number of farm operators, 1935 would have been a very good year. Peaking at 6.8 million out of a total U.S. population of 127 million, farmers represented slightly more than
Politics | 7/2/2014 4:32:15 PM
WASHINGTON July 2, 2014 - The hog dog in all its varieties - including corn dogs, sausages and chili dogs - will be celebrated in July during
Politics | 7/2/2014
WASHINGTON, July 2, 2014- The EPA today issued a rule designed to maintain liquidity in the market for the renewable identification numbers, or RINs.
Politics | 7/1/2014 4:27:30 PM
WASHINGTON July 1, 2014 - The Agricultural and Food Policy Center (AFPC) at Texas A and M University has released a preliminary version of
Politics | 7/1/2014 2:17:11 PM
WASHINGTON July 1, 2014 - The three members of North Dakota's congressional delegation are urging the National Corn Growers Association to house the new National Agricultural Genotyping Center in
Politics | 7/1/2014
WASHINGTON, July 1, 2014 - The U. S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Risk Management Agency (RMA) has filed an interim rule with the Federal Register today, allowing USDA to
Politics | 6/30/2014 6:03:08 PM
WASHINGTON, D.C., June 30, 2014 - The National Council of Farmer Cooperatives (NCFC) is (deeply disappointed) after hearing President Obama relate that House Speaker John Boehner told him the House will not
Politics | 6/30/2014 12:11:42 PM
WASHINGTON, June 30, 2014 - About 84.8 million acres in the U.S. were planted with soybeans this year, up 11 percent from last year, as growers chased the higher prices offered by
Politics | 6/30/2014
WASHINGTON, June 30, 2014 - Parents' desires to avoid genetically modified organisms (GMO) are partially driving the increased sales of organic products, according to
Politics | 6/29/2014 5:56:49 PM
WASHINGTON, June 30, 2014 - Facilitating global trade in food and agriculture products over the next four decades will be critical to achieve
Politics | 6/27/2014 3:06:06 PM
WASHINGTON June 27, 2014 - A bipartisan group of 52 lawmakers wrote President Obama yesterday to encourage biodiesel production by
Politics | 6/27/2014 2:47:21 PM
WASHINGTON, June 27, 2014 -- The U.S. hog and pig inventory totaled 62.1 million as of June 1, down 5 percent from a year earlier and
Politics | 6/27/2014 10:45:29 AM
WASHINGTON, June 27, 2014 - A broad group of agricultural organizations is asking Congress to take action on the U.S. Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) rule if it
Politics | 6/27/2014
WASHINGTON, June 27, 2014 - GMO's, high fructose corn syrup, ‘pink slime', fat - stoked by the Internet, water cooler talk and news reports, many consumers have found
Politics | 6/26/2014 3:08:55 PM
WASHINGTON June 26, 2014, - A bipartisan bill introduced yesterday by Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., and Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, would expand the USDA Summer Nutrition Program to reach more
Politics | 6/26/2014 11:49:42 AM
WASHINGTON, June 26, 2014 - The New York Court of Appeals ruled Thursday that New York City's Board of Health (exceeded the scope of its regulatory authority) in attempting to implement its
Politics | 6/26/2014 9:39:29 AM
WASHINGTON, June 26, 2014 - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman today announced the appointment of 19 additional members to six
Politics | 6/26/2014
WASHINGTON, June 26, 2014 - House food safety stalwarts Reps. Rosa DeLauro, D-Conn., and Louise Slaughter, D-N.Y. yesterday introduced legislation that would give USDA power to recall any
Politics | 6/25/2014 6:58:34 PM
WASHINGTON, June 25, 2014 -Despite the strength of FCS, some panel witnesses wondered if the FCS still considers agriculture its primary client.
Politics | 6/25/2014 5:12:12 PM
WASHINGTON, June 25, 2014 -- The American Soybean Association (ASA) is calling on U.S. lawmakers and the Obama administration to take a tougher stance with trading partners including China and the European Union on their resistance to
Politics | 6/25/2014 3:29:27 PM

NEW YORK, June 24, 2014 - This Fourth of July, Americans will pay more for their backyard barbecues than ever before. The inaugural 2014 Rabobank BBQ Index examines the composition of a ten-person barbecue and how rising commodity prices have impacted
Politics | 6/25/2014 1:18:00 PM
WASHINGTON, June 25, 2014 - Correction: In the June 25, 2014 edition of Agri-Pulse, we quoted the Center for Responsive Politics data which indicated that the American Farm Bureau Federation's Political Action Committee (PAC) donated
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