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WASHINGTON, Nov. 2, 2015 - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced loans and grants totaling $314 millionfor 141 projects to build and improve water and wastewater infrastructure in rural communities.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 3, 2015 - Senate Democrats blocked a bill aimed at forcing the Obama administration to replace its Clean Water Act rule, but Republicans quickly advanced a disapproval resolution that would simply kill the rule.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 3, 2015 -- Deere & Co. has agreed to buy Monsanto's Precision Planting LLC for undisclosed terms, the companies said today in a statement. The deal will enable real-time connectivity between certain Deere farm equipment and the FieldView platform developed by Monsanto's Climate Corp.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 3, 2015 -USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) will invest $30 million this year in 33 new projects and 40 existing projects to improve water quality in high priority watersheds in the Mississippi River Basin.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 1, 2015 - Senate Republicans are forcing a debate over the Obama administration's Clean Water Act rule this week, while the House could debate raising truck weight limits, another priority for agriculture, as part of a long-term highway funding bill.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 30, 2015 - The days of direct payments are over and that's likely to cause some consternation, especially when growers of one crop in one county receive payments while growers in a neighboring county do not.
This week’s Open Mic Guest is the new President of the American Farm Bureau Federation Zippy Duvall. As a representative of the nation’s largest general farm organization, Duvall says it’s important for the farm and rural voice to be heard on the national and local level. In this interview Duvall speaks to the industry’s ongoing battle to stop the EPA’s Waters of the US regulations, the need for a national voluntary labeling law and the challenging plight of the cotton industry. Duvall says the AFBF is still evaluating the text of the TPP but is ready to join the fight for greater access to global markets.