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Politics | 11/25/2013 3:11:10 PM

Capitol Christmas Tree reaches Washington after long journey

WASHINGTON, Nov. 25, 2013 - Ending its approximate 5,000-mile trek across the country, the Capitol Christmas Tree
Politics | 11/24/2013 1:59:55 PM

Farm bill hits more snags

WASHINGTON, Nov. 21, 2013 - Negotiations between the top four principles over a long-term farm bill slowed today with no real progress and no further face-to-face meetings scheduled

Politics | 11/22/2013 3:51:18 PM

Opinion: Building Infrastructure to Support Innovative Agriculture Research

On October 7, three American scientists shared the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine for their discoveries on how cells transport molecules. It was a triumph not just
Politics | 11/21/2013 5:54:27 PM

Litigation, legislation not necessary against EPA proposed RFS rule, RFA says

WASHINGTON, Nov. 21, 2013 - Neither litigation nor legislation is needed at this point to push back against the EPA's
Politics | 11/21/2013 4:06:00 PM

House, Senate lawmakers begin conference on water resources development programs

WASHINGTON, Nov. 21, 2013 - House and Senate lawmakers held a conference meeting Wednesday to formally kick off negotiations between
Politics | 11/21/2013 2:06:49 PM

CropLife: EU chemical regulations threaten U.S. farm exports

WASHINGTON, Nov. 21, 2013 - Imminent changes in agricultural chemical regulation by the European Union could choke off imports of more than $4 billion worth of already-reduced U.S. sales
Politics | 11/21/2013 11:30:10 AM

White House report pushes for farm bill passage this year

WASHINGTON, Nov. 21, 2013—While the four principals of the Farm Bill conference committee hold discussions on Capitol Hill today, the Obama Administration released a
Politics | 11/20/2013 8:37:07 PM

Will new trade deals restrict, rather than enhance trade?

WASHINGTON, Nov. 20, 2013 - For more than a half century, the world's most developed countries have pursued trade policies designed to boost their economies
Politics | 11/20/2013 2:15:15 PM

Tyner: Mistake to put the RFS that low

WASHINGTON, Nov. 20, 2013- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's new plan to reduce the required amount of biofuels to be produced in 2014 by 2.94 billion gallons would reduce incentive for biofuels growth, said Purdue University energy policy specialist
Politics | 11/20/2013 12:41:37 PM

FDA pushes back food safety comment deadline as lawmakers ask for more time

WASHINGTON, Nov. 20, 2013 - FDA has extended the comment deadline for two of its proposed Food
Politics | 11/19/2013 11:03:52 AM

Washington Week Ahead: Congress looking at RFS, farm bill, budget

WASHINGTON, Nov. 18, 2013 - Discussions among lawmakers and stakeholders are expected to continue this week about the EPA's decision to lower the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS)
Politics | 11/19/2013

Beef exports continue to climb, while pork exports drop

DENVER, CO. Nov. 18, 2013 - The value of U.S. beef exports  - up nearly 16 percent to Japan, 56 percent to Mexico, 182 percent to Hong Kong and more than 41 percent to South Korea
Politics | 11/18/2013 3:52:27 PM

Settlement requires pesticide studies for California red-legged frog

WASHINGTON, Nov. 18, 2013- The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) will need to complete biological opinions on seven different pesticides for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Politics | 11/18/2013 2:33:38 PM

Agricultural, food organizations press Congress to battle trade barriers

WASHINGTON, Nov. 18, 2013 - A coalition of agricultural and food organizations led by the National Pork Producers Council urged Congress today to establish criteria for
Politics | 11/18/2013 1:52:17 PM

Two major farmer organizations to square off at 2013 Farm Journal Forum

WASHINGTON, Nov. 18, 2013 - Farm Journal Foundation will be hosting a gripping policy debate at its 2013 annual policy forum in December
Politics | 11/17/2013 3:08:58 PM

EPA proposes lowering congressional RFS requirement

WASHINGTON, Nov. 15, 2013 - The EPA issued a proposed rule today to lower the Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS) requirement for 2014 below
Politics | 11/15/2013 1:45:39 PM

Vilsack presses on renewable fuels, farm bill

WASHINGTON, Nov. 15, 2013 - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack reiterated his department's commitment Thursday to helping the growth of the renewable fuel industry as stakeholders anxiously await
Politics | 11/15/2013 11:56:58 AM

Survey shows farmland values down, incomes up for third quarter 2013

ST. LOUIS, Nov. 15, 2013 - Farmland values and cash rents were down in the third quarter of 2013, according to the latest Agricultural Finance Monitor, published by the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. Despite these declines
Politics | 11/15/2013 11:16:14 AM

Food safety secretary leaving USDA

WASHINGTON, November 15, 2013 - USDA's Under Secretary for Food Safety Elisabeth Hagen announced today that she will be leaving the USDA for the private sector
Politics | 11/15/2013 11:07:47 AM

After technical difficulties, FDA extends FSMA comment period again

WASHINGTON, Nov. 15, 2013 - FDA today extended the comment period for two of its proposed Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) rules until
Politics | 11/14/2013 8:02:10 PM

CBO report finds potential $130 billion in savings from agriculture programs

WASHINGTON, Nov. 14, 2013 - Congress could save about $130 billion over 10 years from reductions or changes to several agriculture-related
Politics | 11/14/2013 7:21:46 PM

Senators urge administration to back biodiesel growth

WASHINGTON, Nov. 14, 2013 - A bipartisan group of 32 senators sent a letter Thursday asking the Obama administration to support reasonable growth in
Politics | 11/14/2013 4:04:10 PM

Thune: Still optimistic about farm bill

WASHINGTON, Nov. 14, 2013- Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., said during a media call Thursday that he is optimistic a farm bill will pass by the end of the year, particularly because of the urgency of
Politics | 11/14/2013 3:56:56 PM

Preliminary USDA data: Sequestration takes a bite out of conservation program

WASHINGTON, Nov. 14, 2013 - Preliminary data from USDA shows that total 2013 acres enrolled in the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) is
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