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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
Politics | 12/16/2013 4:52:13 PM

Washington Week Ahead: Senate to focus on budget plan; farm bill talks set to continue

WASHINGTON, Dec. 16, 2013 - The Senate is expected this week to begin debate on a two-year budget bill (H.J. Res. 59) that aims to avert
Politics | 12/16/2013 3:28:37 PM

Arguments set on ABC's motion to dismiss defamation claims over LFT Beef

ELK POINT, S.D., Dec. 16 - A state judge in South Dakota is scheduled to hear oral arguments tomorrow on ABC News' motion to dismiss a $1.2 billion defamation suit
Politics | 12/16/2013 10:16:57 AM

Court lifts hold on horse slaughter

WASHINGTON, Dec. 16, 2013 -- Horse slaughter operations may be able to move forward after a federal appeals court
Politics | 12/16/2013 10:01:07 AM

Report: Diseases of animal origin on the rise

ROME, Dec. 16, 2013 - Population growth, agricultural expansion, and the rise of globe-spanning food supply chains have dramatically altered how diseases emerge
Politics | 12/13/2013 4:45:18 PM

Farmworkers need better labor protections, report says

WASHINGTON, Dec. 13, 2013 - Enhanced labor protections in the law and regulations as well as stronger enforcement are needed to improve
Politics | 12/13/2013 3:07:23 PM

Top farm bill conferees set to meet after House approves one-month extension

WASHINGTON, Dec. 12, 2013 - Top farm bill conferees are expected to meet Friday, after the House quickly approved
Politics | 12/13/2013 10:33:08 AM

Vilsack to Attend U.S.-China Trade Conference in Beijing

WASHINGTON, Dec. 12, 2013 - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack will travel to China later this month
Politics | 12/13/2013 9:13:59 AM

Rep. Conaway: Encouraged about farm bill prospects

WASHINGTON, Dec. 5, 2013 - Rep. Mike Conaway, R-Texas, arrived at the Farm Journal Forum today with two speeches in mind
Politics | 12/13/2013

Farm bill conferees huddle again, hope for framework next week

WASHINGTON, Dec. 13, 2013 - Top farm bill conferees are expected to meet again next week to work on
Politics | 12/12/2013 8:48:26 PM

House sends Senate two-year budget plan to avoid shutdown, give sequestration relief

WASHINGTON, Dec. 12, 2013 - The House approved tonight a two-year budget bill (H.J. Res. 59), on a 332-94 vote, that seeks to avoid another
Politics | 12/12/2013 7:04:52 PM

Ag industry says it supports new FDA antibiotics guidelines

WASHINGTON, Dec. 11, 2013 - FDA today released a long-awaited guidance limiting the use of on-farm antibiotics to slow
Politics | 12/12/2013 4:55:06 PM

 Top farm bill conferees set to meet after House approves one-month extension

WASHINGTON, Dec. 12, 2013 - Top farm bill conferees are expected to meet Friday, after the House quickly approved
Politics | 12/12/2013 4:02:34 PM

Senators introduce bill to eliminate corn ethanol mandate

WASHINGTON, Dec. 12, 2013 - Sens. Diane Feinstein, D-Calif., Tom Coburn, R-Okla., and Kay Hagan, D-N.C, today introduced a bill called that would repeal requirements that
Politics | 12/12/2013 3:43:59 PM

USDA escalates war against citrus greening

WASHINGTON, Dec. 12, 2013 -- The USDA is allocating $1 million to support research aimed at combating citrus greening
Politics | 12/12/2013 11:24:25 AM

Klobuchar bill aims to broaden wireless access for rural areas

WASHINGTON, Dec. 12, 2013 — The Rural Broadband Association is giving its support to a bill introduced by Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Min.
Politics | 12/11/2013 8:51:31 PM

Agri-Pulse names Daniel Enoch as Managing Editor

WASHINGTON, Dec. 11, 2013 - Agri-Pulse is pleased to announce the appointment of Daniel Enoch as our new Washington-based managing editor
Politics | 12/11/2013 6:38:35 PM

Coalition urges lawmakers to maintain funding levels of market development programs

WASHINGTON, Dec. 11, 2013 - The Coalition to Promote U.S. Agricultural Exports today urged farm bill conferees and congressional leaders to maintain current authorization levels for
Politics | 12/11/2013 5:07:27 PM

 No long-term farm bill this year, House may take up extension

WASHINGTON, Dec. 10, 2013 - Top farm bill conferees announced today that they are unable to complete a long-term bill by the end of the year because
Politics | 12/11/2013 2:21:04 PM

USDA project focuses on cellulosic nanomaterial from wood

WASHINGTON, Dec. 11, 2013 - U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced a public-private partnership to advance the development of the first U.S. commercial facility producing cellulosic nanomaterial
Politics | 12/10/2013 4:24:24 PM

Missouri's AG: No choice but to sue California over new egg standards

OSAGE BEACH, MO. December 9, 2013 - Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster announced that his office is preparing to sue the state of California because of the state's new law which sets
Politics | 12/10/2013 1:10:14 PM

USDA cuts estimates for U.S. corn, soybean supplies

WASHINGTON, December 10, 2013-Unsold supplies of U.S. corn before the 2014 harvest will total 1.792 billion bushels, down 5 percent from the month-ago estimate
Politics | 12/9/2013 7:49:46 PM

Washington Week Ahead: Farm bill negotiations will heat up

WASHINGTON, Dec. 9, 2013 - Negotiations between farm bill conferees will intensify this week as the congressional clock ticks down and while stakeholders maintain hope
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