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KANSAS CITY, July 10, 2014 - EPA Administrator
Gina McCarthy wrapped up a two-day tour in the nation's heartland, visiting a
farm near Columbia, Kansas, and speaking yesterday to the Agricultural Business
Council of Kansas City
WASHINGTON July 9, 2014 - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack
met with representatives from nutrition organizations today but gave no
indication that the Obama administration is willing to ease school lunch requirements.
WASHINGTON, July 9, 2014 - A coalition of leading business, manufacturing, and agriculture groups -- including the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the American Farm Bureau Federation, the Partnership for a New American Economy and the Business Roundtable -- - held a (national day of action) Wednesday to pressure
WASHINGTON, July 9, 2014 -- Missouri Farm Bureau President Blake Hurst said EPA chief Gina McCarthy has (poisoned the well) as far as her visit to the state on Thursday is concerned by calling opponents of the agency's proposed (Waters of the U.S.) rule
WASHINGTON, July 9, 2014 - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack provided a 12-week progress report on U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) disaster assistance programs today, announcing that USDA has processed
WASHINGTON, July 9, 2014 - The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced that Angie Tagtow, senior fellow, endowed chair for the Minnesota Institute for Sustainable Agriculture, will be the next executive director for the
July 9, 2014 - May 2012 was the deadline for black farmers to submit claims
charging USDA with discrimination under the terms of the Pigford I and II class
action lawsuits dating from 1997. But that has not stopped
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
Nebraska Senator Mike Johanns believes the lame duck agenda will be brief and the 114th congress challenged with a blizzard of regulatory authority exerted from the Obama administration. While the GOP majority in both the House and Senate cannot be ignored, both chambers may struggle to muster enough votes to override a presidential veto on key issues. Johanns expects a tremendous amount of energy around the appropriations and budget process in the new congress. Many wonder what might be the next political step for this Nebraska Republican.