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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Members of the National Council of Farmer Cooperatives have real concerns with the EPA regulatory proposals for waters of the US and are hopeful congress will step up with meaningful immigration reform. Chuck Conner says while farmers are busy in their fields with the 2014 harvest, cooperative members are on task with handling, drying and storing an expected record corn and soybean crop this year.