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WASHINGTON, June 16, 2014 - The USDA will begin accepting renewal applications for the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) on July 11. Farmers and ranchers that enrolled in the program in 2010 are eligible to
WASHINGTON, June 12, 2014 - The legal battle over Vermont's first-in-the-nation, no-strings attached GMO-labeling law is under way. On Thursday, the Grocery Manufacturers Association, the National Association
WASHINGTON, June 12, 2014 -- The House passed legislation Thursday that would make permanent a tax provision that allows farmers and other small businesses to immediately write off up to $500,000 in equipment purchases such as combines and large tractors rather than
WASHINGTON, June, 11, 2014 -- The House spent several hours Wednesday debating a $142 billion spending bill for the USDA and FDA for fiscal year 2015, approving a raft of amendments, but adjourned without
WASHINGTON, June 11, 2014 - The chairman of a House Ways and Means subcommittee on trade says the U.S. should complete the Trans-Pacific Partnership without Japan if the Asian nation insists on retaining
WASHINGTON, June 11, 2014 - U.S. supplies of unsold wheat at the end of May 2015 will total 574 million bushels, up 34 million bushels from the month ago estimate, as exports and use in food and animal feed
WASHINGTON, June 11, 2014 - For all our lawmakers' so-called partisan bickering, the Democrat-crafted and committee-approved Senate Agriculture Appropriations bill and the GOP-written House legislation have very similar funding levels.
WASHINGTON, June 11, 2014 - A lot of ink has been spilled - both within the agriculture press and way outside of it - on school lunch nutrition guidelines and their funding. An agriculture spending bill approved by the House Appropriations Committee and set to considered by the full House today would grant controversial one-year waivers to school nutrition programs operating at a six-month financial loss after the implementation of new school lunch guidelines in the fall of 2012.
WASHINGTON, June 11, 2014 - U.S. pork producers say they have given enough ground in negotiations with Japan on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a trade agreement that's being hammered out among a dozen Pacific Rim countries that account for 40 percent of world gross domestic product.
WASHINGTON, June 11, 2014 - The EPA proposal to reduce biofuel blending requirements this year under the federal Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) is not expected to be forwarded to the White House for review by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) until next month, stakeholder sources say.
WASHINGTON, June 11, 2014 - National Council of Farmer Cooperatives (NCFC) members came to Capitol Hill this week to deliver their policy priorities to Congress, including immigration reform, resisting patchwork state labeling laws for products made with genetically modified organisms and relief from certain government regulations, particularly the EPA's "Waters of the U.S."
While the dairy industry has seen improved financial stability this year, Tom Gallagher CEO of Dairy Management Incorporated says the combination of larger global supplies and unstable economies makes the 2015 dairy outlook more challenging. Domestically, Gallagher says DMI has signed seven different partnerships to boost fluid milk consumption to a health and wellness minded consumer base. The effort will see an investment of over half a billion dollars in new packaging and new products to grow market share at home and with consumers around the world.