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Politics | 12/23/2013 5:31:44 PM

Leahy tells farm bill conferees no more delay

WASHINGTON, Dec. 23, 2013 - Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., Senate president pro tempore, recently said he expects a "comprehensive and balanced farm bill" to be concluded
Politics | 12/23/2013 2:07:47 PM

A 'Duck Dynasty' star to speak at Farm Bureau Convention

WASHINGTON, Dec. 23, 2013 - Duck Dynasty star Alan Robertson will be a keynote speaker at the American Farm Bureau Federation's (AFBF) 95th Annual Convention

Politics | 12/23/2013 1:31:04 PM

Vilsack: China urged to streamline biotech approval process in Beijing talks

WASHINGTON, Dec. 23, 2013 - USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack says he and Chinese leaders discussed the streamlining of that country's biotech approval process  
Politics | 12/22/2013 8:32:24 PM

Nov. 2013 was globe's warmest on record, but U.S. drought subsides

WASHINGTON, Dec. 19, 2013 - This November was the globe's warmest on record, according to new data from the
Politics | 12/20/2013 4:12:49 PM

New Mexico attorney general sues to stop horse slaughter

WASHINGTON, Dec. 20, 2013 - New Mexico's attorney general has filed a lawsuit in a bid to block the planned opening of a horse
Politics | 12/20/2013 3:58:25 PM

Senators accuse OSHA of burdensome farm regulations

WASHINGTON, Dec. 20, 2013 - A bipartisan group of senators says the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is illegally overburdening
Politics | 12/20/2013 3:09:48 PM

Farm groups ready to oppose EPA's water definitions

WASHINGTON, Dec. 20, 2013—Agriculture groups involved in the Waters Advocacy Coalition (WAC) will meet with the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) on Monday to
Politics | 12/20/2013 2:09:22 PM

'Modern agriculture' seeks renewal of tariff reduction bill

WASHINGTON, Dec. 20, 2013 — A coalition of 18 agricultural groups is urging Congress to renew legislation that would reduce import tariffs on crop inputs.
Politics | 12/20/2013 2:02:19 PM

USDA moves to allow fresh beef imports from Brazil

WASHINGTON, Dec. 20, 2013 - The USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is proposing a rule change that would allow the importation of fresh beef from certain states in Brazil
Politics | 12/20/2013 12:02:20 PM

Obama plans to nominate Baucus to serve as ambassador to China

WASHINGTON, Dec. 20, 2013 - President Obama announced his intent today to nominate Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont., to serve as
Politics | 12/19/2013 4:36:02 PM

Senate approves two-year budget, sending bill to Obama

WASHINGTON, Dec. 18, 2013 - The Senate approved today, with a 64-36 vote, a two-year budget bill (H.J. Res. 59) that seeks to ease sequestration rates
Politics | 12/19/2013 3:53:51 PM

Ethanol industry defends RFS with new report

WASHINGTON, Dec. 19, 2013—The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) released a report today defending the Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS), which the Obama administration recently proposed to lower
Politics | 12/19/2013 2:49:27 PM

Exports threatened by delay on farm bill, USDA says

WASHINGTON, Dec. 19, 2013 - Record-breaking U.S. agricultural exports are being threatened by Congress's failure to pass a new farm bill, according to
Politics | 12/19/2013 1:59:23 PM

FDA plans changes to proposed rules under food safety law

WASHINGTON, Dec. 19, 2013 - FDA today said it is planning major changes to its proposed produce and preventative-control food safety rules and will
Politics | 12/19/2013 1:18:02 PM

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Politics | 12/19/2013 12:01:41 PM

USDA chicken inspection system faulted by Consumer Reports

WASHINGTON, D.C., Dec. 19, 2013 - Consumer Reports says independent tests on more than 300 raw chicken breasts purchased at
Politics | 12/18/2013 10:19:57 PM

Agriculture groups threaten to oppose TPP

WASHINGTON, Dec. 18, 2013-- A coalition of agricultural organizations indicated Wednesday they may oppose a final Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement if it includes Japan
Politics | 12/18/2013 4:18:47 PM

Senate poised to approve two-year budget bill to avoid shutdown

WASHINGTON, Dec. 18, 2013 - The Senate is expected to approve a two-year budget bill (H.J. Res. 59) on Wednesday that seeks to avoid another government shutdown
Politics | 12/18/2013 4:05:20 PM

Senate approves two-year budget, sending bill to Obama

WASHINGTON, Dec. 18, 2013 - The Senate approved today, with a 64-36 vote, a two-year budget bill (H.J. Res. 59) that seeks to ease sequestration rates
Politics | 12/17/2013 7:55:11 PM

Three representatives announce they will not run for re-election

WASHINGTON, Dec. 17, 2013 - Three representatives, including Rep. Tom Latham, R-Iowa, announced
Politics | 12/17/2013 7:12:03 PM

Obama nominates Vetter for USTR Chief Agricultural Negotiator

WASHINGTON, Dec. 17, 2013—President Barack Obama announced his intent to nominate Darci Vetter as Chief Agricultural Negotiator
Politics | 12/17/2013 7:11:59 PM

As comment period closes, USDA approval of biotech apples looks likely

WASHINGTON, Dec. 16, 2013 - An apple bioengineered to resist browning will be one step closer to non-regulated status after
Politics | 12/17/2013 2:19:52 PM

Donnelly, Grassley push for better market access for U.S. pork in TPP talks

WASHINGTON, Dec. 17, 2013 - Sen. Joe Donnelly, D-Ind., and Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, recently sent a letter - signed by 31 senators - to U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack urging them to
Politics | 12/17/2013 11:21:42 AM

Wetjen to serve as acting CFTC chairman

WASHINGTON, Dec. 17, 2013—The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) announced Monday that Commissioner Mark Wetjen will
Politics | 12/16/2013 6:32:43 PM

Senators urge Vilsack to move rule to update USDA poultry inspection system

WASHINGTON, Dec. 16, 2013 - A bipartisan group of 13 senators sent a letter Friday to Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack urging him to advance a
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