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Politics | 1/8/2014

Tobacco farmers escape sequester ? but who?s going to pay?

Tobacco farmers will not lose out on their annual Tobacco Transition Payment Program (TTPP) due to sequestration, USDA confirmed Tuesday. But that leaves a question not even

Farmers, producers rolling with the national arctic blast

The bitter cold that has sent so much of the nation into a tizzy has apparently caused minimal problems for the agriculture sector, but could prompt some residual problems, producers say. Livestock producers, still rattled by

Farm bill tops list of big ag stories for 2014

So 2014 is beginning the same way 2013 ended, with agriculture stakeholders waiting impatiently for lawmakers to approve a five-year farm bill. And while the farm community is focusing on passage and implementation of that legislation, there are lots of other big issues that will likely gain

Ethanol industry: RFS didn't drive up gas prices

WASHINGTON, Jan. 8, 2014 - The Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) did not drive up gasoline prices in 2013, as alleged by ethanol opponents, according to a study commissioned by
Politics | 1/7/2014 8:56:00 PM

Stopping Asian carp threat to Great Lakes could cost $18 billion, Army Corps says

WASHINGTON, Jan. 6, 2013 -- The Army Corps of Engineers released a report today outlining potential strategies to prevent Asian carp from entering into and damaging the Great Lakes ecosystem
Politics | 1/7/2014 8:39:05 PM

NRCS extends Conservation Stewardship Program signup

WASHINGTON, Jan. 7, 2014 - Farmers and ranchers who are interested in participating in the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) have another month
Politics | 1/6/2014 3:49:37 PM

Stopping Asian carp threat to Great Lakes could cost $18 billion, Army Corps says

WASHINGTON, Jan. 6, 2013 -- The Army Corps of Engineers released a report today outlining potential strategies to prevent Asian carp from entering into and damaging the Great Lakes
Politics | 1/6/2014

Washington Week Ahead: All eyes focused on possible farm bill conference

WASHINGTON, Jan. 6, 2014 - Official Washington welcomes you back.This could be the week agricultural stakeholders have been waiting a long time for
Politics | 1/5/2014 4:13:11 PM

Judge extends injunction blocking horse slaughter startup

WASHINGTON, D.C., Jan. 5, 2014 - A New Mexico judge has extended his injunction blocking Valley Meat Co. from starting horse slaughter operations until at least Jan. 13
Politics | 1/5/2014 2:06:50 PM

Court action could lead to horse slaughter by next week, lawyer says

WASHINGTON, D.C., Jan. 3, 2014 - The lawyer for a New Mexico meat company says the business could begin slaughtering horses as early as next week should it prevail today
Politics | 1/3/2014 11:52:13 AM

USDA recommends deregulation for Dow's 2,4-D resistant corn and soybeans

WASHINGTON, Jan. 3, 2014 -- USDA said in a draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) that full deregulation is the preferred alternative for Dow AgroSciences'
Politics | 1/3/2014 11:35:10 AM

Reid expects long-term farm bill done this month

WASHINGTON, Jan. 3, 2014 - Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., told Agri-Pulse today that he fully expects a long-term farm bill to
Politics | 1/3/2014 11:24:10 AM

USDA recommends deregulation for Dow's 2,4-D resistant corn and soybeans

WASHINGTON, Jan. 3, 2014 -- USDA said in a draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) that full deregulation is the preferred alternative for Dow AgroSciences'
Politics | 1/3/2014 11:02:11 AM

General Mills says Cheerios no longer include genetically modified ingredients

WASHINGTON, Jan. 3, 2014 - General Mills' Cheerios cereal no longer includes genetically modified products, the company
Politics | 1/2/2014 4:34:28 PM

USDA permanently eases National School Lunch Program rules

WASHINGTON, Jan. 2, 2014 - School lunch ladies have a bit more room for creativity, after USDA announced today it will
Politics | 1/2/2014 2:01:32 PM

USDA announces temporary import quota for upland cotton

WASHINGTON, Jan. 2, 2014 - USDA's Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) today announced it will implement a special import quota
Politics | 1/2/2014 10:13:39 AM

Restaurant industry sees improved sales

WASHINGTON, Jan. 2, 2014 — The National Restaurant Association's (NRA) Restaurant Performance Index (RPI), the monthly composite index that tracks the health of the U.S. restaurant industry
Politics | 1/1/2014 9:06:46 PM

Kale, coconut 8 and misinformation 8 among top diet trends for 2014

WASHINGTON, Dec. 31, 2014 - Kale and coconut - and a lot more health news, much of it misleading
Politics | 12/31/2013 12:23:30 PM

USDA reopens comment period for genetically modified apple

WASHINGTON, Dec. 31, 2013 - A new year, a new chance for the public to comment on the controversial genetically engineered Arctic Apple
Politics | 12/31/2013 12:07:37 PM

$3 Million raised to help South Dakota ranchers hurt by October blizzard

WASHINGTON, Dec. 31, 2013 - There's some good news for South Dakota ranchers whose livestock herds were devastated by an October blizzard
Politics | 12/31/2013 11:07:36 AM

USDA not expecting sugar forfeitures in first quarter of 2014

WASHINGTON, Dec. 31, 2013 -- USDA is not expecting any sugar forfeitures under the Feedstock Flexibility Program in the first quarter of 2014
Politics | 12/30/2013 4:18:24 PM

Deadly pig disease trims supplies, drives pork prices higher

WASHINGTON, Dec. 29, 2013 - Consumers can expect sharp increases in pork prices by summer as a viral disease that first appeared in U.S. swine herds earlier this year continues
Politics | 12/30/2013 9:40:13 AM

FDA extends comment period on trans fat proposal

WASHINGTON, Dec. 30, 2013 - FDA has extended the comment period on its proposal to reduce trans fat in processed foods
Politics | 12/27/2013 2:58:51 PM

U.S. hog herd, breeding inventory fell in latest quarter, USDA says

WASHINGTON, Dec. 27, 2013 - The U.S. hog and pig inventory totaled 65.9 million as of Dec. 1, down 1 percent from a year earlier and down
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