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Politics | 6/10/2014 1:25:27 PM
WASHINGTON, June 10, 2014 - President Obama today signed into law the Water Resources and Reform Development Act (WRRDA), which provides $12.3 billion to improve the nation's ports and waterways and for
Politics | 6/10/2014 11:05:46 AM
WASHINGTON, June 10, 2014 -Originally slated to end July 21, the extension gives the public an additional

Politics | 6/10/2014
WASHINGTON, June 10, 2014 - President Obama would consider vetoing an Agriculture Appropriations bill should the legislation include House GOP-proposed school
Politics | 6/9/2014 6:56:21 PM
WASHINGTON, June 9, 2014 - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack will have to provide a deposition in the defamation suit brought by former USDA employee Shirley Sherrod against the late conservative
Politics | 6/9/2014 3:47:40 PM
WASHINGTON, June 9, 2014 - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced today that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will begin accepting applications June 16 from energy facilities interested in receiving forest or agricultural residues to
Politics | 6/9/2014 10:58:35 AM
WASHINGTON, D.C., June 9, 2014, - One of the largest pork producers in the United States is pledging a move from gestation crates to group sow housing citing
Politics | 6/9/2014 10:42:45 AM

WASHINGTON, June 9, 2014 - Agri-Pulse is pleased to announce the appointment of Spencer Chase as
Politics | 6/9/2014
WASHINGTON, June 9, 2014 - The Obama administration's push for healthier school meals will get lots of attention this week as the full House is expected to take up
Politics | 6/8/2014 7:28:07 PM
WASHINGTON, June 6, 2014 - For the 19th straight year, the USDA will open its Farmers Market just off the National Mall in Washington on Friday, amid signs that
Politics | 6/6/2014 3:43:40 PM
WASHINGTON, June 6, 2014- The U.S. Department of Transportation granted a one-year exemption to the Hours-of-Service requirement for the transportation of livestock
Politics | 6/6/2014 1:26:56 PM
WASHINGTON, June 6, 2014 - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced the nomination period for Farm Service Agency (FSA) county committees
Politics | 6/5/2014 6:29:25 PM
DES MOINES, IOWA, June 5, 2014 - Saying the Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus (PEDv) must be dealt with aggressively, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack outlined a mandatory reporting program for the disease that has killed
Politics | 6/5/2014 3:50:06 PM
Frazzled nerves are beginning to emerge in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations as they draw closer to a conclusion. That's not surprising
Politics | 6/5/2014 3:38:15 PM
ARLINGTON, Va., June 5, 2014 -Organizations representing wheat producers and millers in Australia, Canada and the United States confirmed their support for the future commercialization of biotechnology
Politics | 6/5/2014 2:48:32 PM
Washington, June 5, 2014 - In response to the significant impact porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDv) and porcine deltacoronavirus (PDCoV) are having on U.S. pork producers, USDA today announced $26.2 million in
Politics | 6/5/2014 8:21:34 AM
WASHINGTON, June 5, 2014 - The USDA starts its Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) this week with plans to provide meals to millions of low-income children during a period when they don't have
Politics | 6/5/2014
WASHINGTON, June 5, 2014 - Former Agriculture Secretary Dan Glickman urged the agricultural community to advocate for increased funding for agricultural research - research that's
Politics | 6/4/2014 9:43:17 PM
DES MOINES, IA., June 4, 2014 - Talk about the porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDv) dominated much of the opening day of World Pork Expo, as the industry tries
Politics | 6/4/2014 3:18:33 PM
WASHINGTON, June 4, 2014 -Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack traveled to Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, on Wednesday to deliver the keynote address at the first of five regional forums held by the White House Rural Council aimed at
Politics | 6/4/2014 1:39:11 PM
WASHINGTON, June 4, 2014 - Farmers and ranchers who wish to sign up for the USDA's Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) can do so starting on June 9. In a news release, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack also described incentives available to retiring farmers with acreage enrolled in CRP who
Politics | 6/4/2014 10:52:13 AM
WASHINGTON, June 4, 2014 - There are some clear winners and losers in the primary elections held in eight states yesterday, while at least one race remains
Politics | 6/4/2014
WASHINGTON, June 4, 2014 - The decline in population in America's rural areas, notably the Great Plains, appears to be accelerating, according to a report by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC). WASHINGTON, June 4, 2014 - USDA's Biotechnology Regulatory Services (BRS) is using a new process to speed up product reviews for biotech traits and recently presented a timeline for expected decisions to several farm and industry groups. WASHINGTON, June 4, 2014 - In the past six months, major publications including the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, the Oregonian and Scientific American have published editorials supporting genetically modified crops and opposing mandatory labeling of foods made with genetically modified organisms (GMOs). WASHINGTON, June 4, 2014 - The Organic Trade Association (OTA) had some good news to announce at its annual policy conference in Washington. The sector had $35 billion in sales in 2013, up 12 percent from the previous year. But there were alarm bells as well
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