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Politics | 10/31/2014 2:10:15 PM
WASHINGTON, Oct. 31, 2014 - The National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC) released an analysis of the U.S. seed supply, stating that consolidation in the seed industry has negatively impacted the development of new varieties, limited farmer choice, and decreased the genetic diversity of our global seed supply.
Politics | 10/31/2014 11:02:14 AM
WASHINGTON, Oct. 30, 2014 - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced today that USDA is investing $29 million to provide affordable housing for farm laborers and their families.

Politics | 10/30/2014 3:40:09 PM
CHICAGO, Oct. 29, 2014 - Over the past four decades, consumption of fluid dairy products has dropped with each generation. Today, Dairy Management Inc. (DMI) announced seven partnerships investing more than a half billion dollars in an effort to put fluid milk back in the center of the rapidly growing health and wellness beverage market.
Politics | 10/30/2014 3:05:56 PM
WASHINGTON, Oct. 30, 2014- The National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD) asked the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to withdraw its proposal to re-define "Waters of the United States" under the Clean Water Act (CWA).
Politics | 10/30/2014 2:43:06 PM
WASHINGTON, Oct. 30, 2014 - More than 100 agriculture-related companies and organizations are asking Congress to direct the Secretary of Agriculture to immediately rescind the meat provisions of the country-of-origin labeling rules that the World Trade Organization said are non-compliant with international trade obligations.
Politics | 10/30/2014 11:29:29 AM

LOUISVILLE, KY - October, 30, 2014 - Surrounded by a sea of blue jackets, Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack emphasized that "the future is bright for American Agriculture"
Politics | 10/29/2014 6:46:27 PM
NORCO, La., Oct. 28, 2014 - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says a new partnership between USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) will provide additional support for restoration of the Gulf of Mexico ecosystem in response to impacts from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil spill.
Politics | 10/29/2014 4:48:47 PM
WASHINGTON, Oct. 29, 2014-- A series of reports released today by a coalition of agricultural companies shows, in part, that without the use of widely used and controversial insecticide, North American farmers would need to resort to using more and older chemicals.
Politics | 10/29/2014 3:52:21 PM
WASHINGTON, Oct.29, 2014 - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced today that more than $4 million in technical and financial assistance will be provided to help farmers and ranchers in the Midwest improve the health of honey bees.
Politics | 10/29/2014 3:18:37 PM
WASHINGTON, Oct. 29, 2014 - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced today an extension of deadlines related to Department of Agriculture dairy programs approved in the 2014 Farm Bill.
Politics | 10/29/2014 4:50:09 AM
WASHINGTON, Oct. 29, 2014-- In the wake of controversy surrounding China's rejection of Syngenta's genetically modified corn trait, Syngenta can strengthen grain supply management in North America (in a way it's never been done before,) Chuck Lee, the head of corn for Syngenta, said at the company's media summit in Washington on Tuesday.
Politics | 10/28/2014 3:45:55 PM
WASHINGTON, Oct. 28, 2014 - The Environmental Working Group has released an online database with entries on more than 80,000 foods that it hopes will help consumers make healthier choices at the grocery store.
Politics | 10/28/2014 10:09:04 AM

WASHINGTON, Oct. 28, 2014 - October is National Sausage Month, and Americans surveyed have crowned a king. An online survey found Italian sausage edging out breakfast sausage as America's favorite, with kielbasa and bratwurst in the number three and four slots.
Politics | 10/28/2014 7:51:14 AM
WASHINGTON, Oct. 28, 2014 - The U.S. and Mexico have reached a deal that would avert potentially steep duties on Mexico sugar imports that U.S. producers said were being unfairly subsidized and dumped into the U.S. market at below production costs.
Politics | 10/27/2014 9:57:30 PM
WASHINGTON, Oct. 27, 2014 - Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy says the U.S. has arrived at a pivotal moment in its pursuit of clean energy, a time on par with the very creation of the EPA almost 44 years ago.
Politics | 10/27/2014 2:41:38 PM
WASHINGTON, Oct. 27, 2014 - USDA is proposing to widen its BioPreferred program to include new forest products, as it continues to implement provisions of the 2014 Farm bill.
Politics | 10/26/2014 4:35:00 PM
Washington, Oct. 24, 2014 - Happy Food Day! That's the message from the Center for Science in the Public Interest, which launched the event three years ago to "inspire Americans to change their diets for the better and to support smarter food policies."
Politics | 10/24/2014 2:33:34 PM
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Politics | 10/24/2014 11:18:57 AM

CHESTERFIELD, Mo., Oct. 24, 2014 - Online voting opened today for the next U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance (USFRA) (Faces of Farming and Ranching.)
Politics | 10/23/2014 7:38:26 PM
WASHINGTON, Oct. 24, 2014 - Senate Agriculture Committee Republicans are asking EPA to withdraw the so-called interpretive rule released with its (Waters of the U.S.) (WOTUS) proposal, saying it could (fundamentally alter interaction between farmers and the federal government.)
Politics | 10/23/2014 7:34:33 PM
WASHINGTON, Oct. 24, 2014 - Senate Agriculture Committee Republicans are asking EPA to withdraw the so-called interpretive rule released with its (Waters of the U.S.) (WOTUS) proposal, saying it could (fundamentally alter interaction between farmers and the federal government.)
Politics | 10/23/2014 4:34:45 PM
WASHINGTON, Oct. 23, 2014 - World Food Prize laureate Sanjaya Rajaram told a Washington audience that developing countries can use improvements in seed technology and more modern farming techniques to help feed burgeoning populations.
Politics | 10/23/2014 4:16:33 PM
WASHINGTON, Oct. 23, 2014 - The National Farmers Union and the U.S. Cattlemen's Association were joined by an environmental group and a trade watchdog in calling for the U.S. to appeal a World Trade Organization ruling that said provisions of the U.S. country-of-origin labeling (COOL) rule violated international trade regulations.
Politics | 10/23/2014 1:20:06 PM
WASHINGTON, Oct. 23, 2014 - The Sweeteners Users Association (SUA) says the unfair trade complaints filed by U.S. sugar producers against Mexico sugar imports could end up costing U.S. consumers more than $3 billion in an 18 month period.
Politics | 10/22/2014 8:05:16 PM
WASHINGTON, Oct. 23, 2014-Responding to the fact that (some policymakers have proposed repealing or revising the Renewable Fuel Standard) which requires blending biofuels with gasoline, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) reported Tuesday that it could be difficult to comply with the steadily increasing ethanol volumes which the law mandates.
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