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WASHINGTON, June 18, 2014 -- A study contending that U.S. corn production is threatened by climate change, unsustainable water use and inefficient and damaging fertilizer practices fails in its intent (by
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.
US Senator Saxby Chambliss is returning to his home in Georgia after two decades of service in Washington. A strong advocate for rural America and agriculture, Chambliss believes challenges will come in the 114th congress to risk management tools approved in the new farm law. Chambliss says urban representation on the agriculture committees and budget constraints will make approving new farm policy even more difficult in the years to come. As a member of the 'Gang of Six', Chambliss says there will be consequences if elected leaders don't address some very difficult fiscal decisions.