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Politics | 5/29/2014 6:06:19 PM
WASHINGTON, May 29, 2014 - U.S. farm exports will reach a record $149.5 billion in the year ending Sept. 30, up $6.9 billion from a February forecast, helped by
Politics | 5/29/2014 3:42:27 PM
WASHINGTON, May 29, 2014 -- The outlook for the fertilizer industry will continue bearish through the second quarter of 2014, according to a report by the Rabobank Food and Agribusiness Research and Advisory group, which looks at

Politics | 5/29/2014 3:09:14 PM
WASHINGTON, May 29, 2014 - Some 117 biodiesel companies and affiliated businesses are urging President Obama to support continued growth for
Politics | 5/29/2014 2:39:04 PM
WASHINGTON, May 29, 2014 - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is awarding $6 million to universities and cooperative state extension services to develop online decision tools and
Politics | 5/29/2014 2:05:11 PM
WASHINGTON, May 29, 2014 - A bipartisan majority in the House of Representatives is urging EPA chief Gina McCarthy to reduce mandated corn-ethanol production in the agency's
Politics | 5/29/2014
WASHINGTON, May 29, 2014 - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and the School Nutrition Association (SNA) both struck conciliatory notes Wednesday and told reporters they would be willing to accept
Politics | 5/28/2014 10:08:22 PM
WASHINGTON, May 28, 2014 - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Senate Agriculture Committee Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow on Tuesday unveiled a new five-year conservation program that seeks
Politics | 5/28/2014 8:13:15 PM
WASHINGTON, May 28, 2014 - Monsanto announced today that Kasey Gillette, the senior policy adviser handling agriculture, nutrition and other policy issues in the office of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid since 2009, will join
Politics | 5/28/2014 7:39:40 PM
WASHINGTON, May 28, 2014 - Monsanto announced today that Kasey Gillette, the Senior Policy Advisor handling agriculture, nutrition and other policy issues in the office of U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid since 2009, will join
Politics | 5/28/2014 3:36:32 PM
WASHINGTON, May 28, 2014 - A coalition of U.S. agricultural groups representing pork, rice, wheat and dairy producers is urging the Obama administration to reach a deal on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) without Japan unless
Politics | 5/28/2014 11:57:48 AM
WASHINGTON, May 28, 2014 -- While a majority of Americans continue to support the FDA's labeling policy for food produced through biotechnology, the number of those opposed to the policy has increased
Politics | 5/28/2014
WASHINGTON, May 28, 2014 - The United States and European Union opened talks on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) nearly a year ago, deeply conflicted over their respective approaches to food safety, agricultural biotechnology and the names of certain foods. WASHINGTON, May 28, 2014 - First lady Michelle Obama isn't mincing words with House Appropriations Committee Republicans, calling their attempt to roll back changes to school lunch policy "unacceptable." WASHINGTON, May 28, 2014 - The National Cattlemen's Beef Association (NCBA) is criticizing President Obama for his designation last week of almost a half-million acres of wilderness in southern New Mexico as the nation's newest national monument. WASHINGTON, May 28, 2014 - It's not a new story, and not a surprising one: The world is running out of water, and agriculture may be partly responsible. But for Herbert Oberhaensli, chief economist at Nestlé, that vague pronouncement is dire, and he has the numbers to back up his concern. WASHINGTON, May 28, 2014 - A report released last week by the Chicago Council on Global Affairs said climate change (will produce higher temperatures, changes in rainfall patterns, and more frequent natural disasters that, if unaddressed, will reduce the growth in global food production by an estimated 2 percent per decade for the rest of this century.) WASHINGTON, May 28, 2014 - An ongoing conflict over the Pentagon's efforts to promote the development and acquisition of biofuels is resuming on Capitol Hill. WASHINGTON, May 28, 2014 - The 2014 Farm Bill earmarked $200 million to launch a non-government, non-profit Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR). WASHINGTON, May 28, 2014 - Japan is planning to buy an extra 7,000 metric tons of butter for commercial use this year, over and above its commitments under international trade treaties, to stabilize prices amid a domestic shortage of the dairy product, the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) said. WASHINGTON, May 28, 2014 - American agriculture is threatened by a ticking time bomb, with the country losing three acres of farmland every
Politics | 5/27/2014 12:34:14 PM
WASHINGTON, May 27, 2014 -- The United Nations in partnership with a government funded agency in the United Kingdom has released a four-part plan to reduce food waste, which it says amounts to almost $50 billion a year just in
Politics | 5/27/2014 9:14:29 AM
WASHINGTON, May 27, 2014 - Our country's population is projected to increase by at least 75 million in the next 50 years, according to
Politics | 5/27/2014
WASHINGTON, May 27, 2014 - With the Senate in recess all week, agricultural stakeholders will be focused on the House Appropriations Committee, which meets on
Politics | 5/23/2014 1:34:52 PM
WASHINGTON, May 23, 2014 ‑ The U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) presented a positive outlook for U.S. meat exports, bringing more than 125 members and
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