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Politics | 6/4/2014
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 WASHINGTON, June 4, 2014 - Got dairy cows? If so, the state of Missouri would like to invite you and your cows to relocate.

WASHINGTON, June 4, 2014 - Heading into its second decade, the Vermont Bioenergy Initiative (VBI) is enhancing its efforts to reach out to small farm operations, launching a communications campaign that its leaders say will expand the development of a viable biomass-to-biofuels industry in Vermont that uses local resources to supply a portion of the state's energy needs. WASHINGTON, June 4, 2014 - Senators Bob Corker, R-Tenn., and Chris Coons, D-Del., yesterday introduced legislation aimed at
Politics | 6/3/2014
WASHINGTON, June 3, 2014 - The American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) said yesterday the Obama administration's latest greenhouse gas proposal would harm the nation's rural economy
Politics | 6/2/2014 3:48:49 PM
WASHINGTON, June 2, 2014 - The Obama administration on Monday will unveil its long-awaited plan to cut carbon pollution from the nation's coal-fired power plants, setting off what's expected to
Politics | 6/2/2014 2:44:33 PM
WASHINGTON, June 2, 2014 - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack officially kicked off the Sixth Annual Feds Feed Families food drive Monday, encouraging federal workers in the nation's capital and across the country to
Politics | 6/2/2014 12:57:40 PM
WASHINGTON, May 29, 2014 - Socrates said, "The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.) Change can be painful and takes a good amount of
Politics | 6/2/2014 9:17:07 AM
WASHINGTON, June 2, 2014 - The Environmental Protection Agency today released its draft proposal for cutting carbon pollution from
Politics | 6/1/2014 10:50:42 PM
WASHINGTON, May 30, 2014 - Lawmakers on Thursday spent almost half of a four-hour House Appropriations Committee markup debating the national school lunch program guidelines, continuing a battle that's
Politics | 5/30/2014 4:12:42 PM
WASHINGTON, May 30, 2014- In a letter to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and USDA this week, more than 70 agriculture stakeholder
Politics | 5/30/2014 4:03:24 PM
WASHINGTON, May 30, 2014 - Sen. Thad Cochran, R-Miss., a longtime supporter of USDA's controversial catfish program, announced today that the Agriculture Department has forwarded to the White House
Politics | 5/29/2014 8:27:35 PM
WASHINGTON, May 29, 2014 - Monsanto officials have been quietly alerting some farmers, dealers, employees and industry leaders in recent weeks that a computer server
Politics | 5/29/2014 6:54:16 PM
WASHINGTON, May 29, 2014-Small business owners, including a Washington state cattle rancher, testified on Capitol Hill Thursday in opposition to the EPA's proposed rule defining
Politics | 5/29/2014 6:06:19 PM
WASHINGTON, May 29, 2014 - U.S. farm exports will reach a record $149.5 billion in the year ending Sept. 30, up $6.9 billion from a February forecast, helped by
Politics | 5/29/2014 3:42:27 PM
WASHINGTON, May 29, 2014 -- The outlook for the fertilizer industry will continue bearish through the second quarter of 2014, according to a report by the Rabobank Food and Agribusiness Research and Advisory group, which looks at
Politics | 5/29/2014 3:09:14 PM
WASHINGTON, May 29, 2014 - Some 117 biodiesel companies and affiliated businesses are urging President Obama to support continued growth for
Politics | 5/29/2014 2:39:04 PM
WASHINGTON, May 29, 2014 - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is awarding $6 million to universities and cooperative state extension services to develop online decision tools and
Politics | 5/29/2014 2:05:11 PM
WASHINGTON, May 29, 2014 - A bipartisan majority in the House of Representatives is urging EPA chief Gina McCarthy to reduce mandated corn-ethanol production in the agency's
Politics | 5/29/2014
WASHINGTON, May 29, 2014 - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and the School Nutrition Association (SNA) both struck conciliatory notes Wednesday and told reporters they would be willing to accept
Politics | 5/28/2014 10:08:22 PM
WASHINGTON, May 28, 2014 - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Senate Agriculture Committee Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow on Tuesday unveiled a new five-year conservation program that seeks
Politics | 5/28/2014 8:13:15 PM
WASHINGTON, May 28, 2014 - Monsanto announced today that Kasey Gillette, the senior policy adviser handling agriculture, nutrition and other policy issues in the office of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid since 2009, will join
Politics | 5/28/2014 7:39:40 PM
WASHINGTON, May 28, 2014 - Monsanto announced today that Kasey Gillette, the Senior Policy Advisor handling agriculture, nutrition and other policy issues in the office of U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid since 2009, will join
Politics | 5/28/2014 3:36:32 PM
WASHINGTON, May 28, 2014 - A coalition of U.S. agricultural groups representing pork, rice, wheat and dairy producers is urging the Obama administration to reach a deal on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) without Japan unless
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