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Politics | 4/15/2014 7:42:52 PM
WASHINGTON, April 14, 2014 - Updated budget projections released by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) suggest that some of the new farm bill programs may save even more than first expected
Politics | 4/14/2014 8:37:54 PM

WASHINGTON, April 15, 2014 - Several Northwestern states are expected to have near normal of above normal water supplies, while far less than normal streamflow is expected in some southern portions of the nation

Politics | 4/14/2014 4:16:12 PM
WASHINGTON, April 14, 2014 - The USDA intends to finalize a proposed rule by the end of the year that seeks to create a new speedier inspection
Politics | 4/14/2014 5:09:00 AM
Berlin, April 13, 2014 - Despite many efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, a new report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) shows that global emissions grew more quickly between 2000 and 2010
Politics | 4/13/2014 1:59:23 PM
WASHINGTON, April 11, 2014 - Virginia has filed a brief in support of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in its legal
Politics | 4/11/2014 12:28:54 PM
WASHINGTON, April 11, 2014 -- USDA says it is now accepting applications for more than $19 million in grant money available through the Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program. The grants will be competitively awarded by
Politics | 4/10/2014 9:51:17 PM
WASHINGTON, April 10, 2014 - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack yesterday announced at a Council on Foreign Relations event that the department would provide
Politics | 4/10/2014 6:29:39 PM
WASHINGTON, April 10, 2014 - The House approved today a fiscal year 2015 budget proposal (H.Con.Res.96), on a 219-205 vote, that aims to reduce federal spending by
Politics | 4/9/2014 9:37:50 PM
WASHINGTON, April 9, 2014 -- Reps. Mike Pompeo, R-Kan., and G. K. Butterfield, D-N.C., both members of the Energy and Commerce Committee, are introducing a bill today that creates a federal standard for voluntarily labeling foods
Politics | 4/9/2014 3:12:18 PM
WASHINGTON, April 9, 2014-Republicans on a Senate Appropriations subcommittee today urged EPA chief Gina McCarthy to work with farmers and ranchers as her agency finalizes its
Politics | 4/9/2014 1:35:48 PM
WASHINGTON, April 9, 2014 - USDA cut its estimate for U.S. pork production for this year by 2.5 percent from its March forecast, citing piglet losses from
Politics | 4/9/2014 12:32:06 PM
WASHINGTON, April 9, 2014 - Unsold supplies of U.S. corn before the next harvest will total 1.331 billion bushels, down 125 million bushels, or 8.6 percent, from the month-ago estimate, because of
Politics | 4/9/2014 11:57:34 AM
WASHINGTON, April 8, 2014- Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy defended her agency's Clean Water Act (CWA) and Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS) proposals during a meeting
Politics | 4/9/2014 10:31:33 AM
WASHINGTON, April 9, 2014 - The House Agriculture Committee today approved legislation (H.R. 4413), by voice vote, that would reauthorize the
Politics | 4/9/2014 9:05:44 AM
WASHINGTON, April 9, 2014 -- Reps. Mike Pompeo, R-Kan., and G. K. Butterfield, D-N.C., both members of the Energy and Commerce Committee, are introducing a bill today that creates
Politics | 4/9/2014
WASHINGTON, April 9, 2014 - After the Senate Finance Committee easily approved a package of what Chairman Ron Wyden, D-Ore., suggested would be the (last) package of one-year tax extenders, the focus this week turned to the House Ways and Means Committee which appears headed down WASHINGTON, April 9, 2014 - Representative Frank Lucas says term limits may be ending his tenure as chairman of the House Agriculture Committee at the end of this term, but he says he'll keep serving on the panel as long as WASHINGTON, April 9, 2014 - The Senate Agriculture Committee held a hearing yesterday to examine the role advanced biofuels play in the rural economy - and to gather evidence to persuade the EPA not to WASHINGTON, April 9, 2014 - A top executive in the cellulosic biofuel industry says farmers as well as manufacturers will lose a major economic opportunity if EPA adopts the blending requirements proposed for WASHINGTON, April 9, 2014 - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says there's little USDA can do to compensate hog producers for losses to the Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus that's killed millions of piglets since WASHINGTON, April 9, 2014 - USDA has yet to determine which of the approximately 2,500 Farm Service Agency (FSA) offices it will propose to close, agency Administrator Juan Garcia told WASHINGTON, April 9, 2014 - The USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) launched a process three years ago to cut the time it takes to approve biotechnology crop products, but industry stakeholders are still WASHINGTON, April 9, 2014 - A bipartisan group of 45 senators warned Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman last week that a wide-ranging free trade agreement with Europe could limit WASHINGTON, April 9, 2014 - Ordinarily, Jerry Cope would be loading between 100 and 125 rail cars with grain at this time of year, moving outbound from Dakota Mill and Grain in western South Dakota to flour mills and birdseed processors on the East Coast. But the elevator, where he serves as VP for Grain Origination and Merchandising, sits WASHINGTON, April 9, 2014 - Agriculture - whose proponents have long argued the industry has a public image problem - tried a different tack this week. At a Capitol Hill summit attended by lobbyists, congressional staffers and industry members, a number of sector participants argued
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