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Politics | 5/7/2014
WASHINGTON, May 7, 2014 - A lead author of the National Climate Assessment released in Washington Tuesday says that only time will tell if the major floods and droughts in recent years are the result of WASHINGTON, May 7, 2014 - The organization representing U.S. rice growers and millers is going on the offensive in its bid to maintain market share in exports to Mexico - by far, the biggest

WASHINGTON, May 7, 2014 - Growth in domestic biodiesel demand to satisfy renewable fuels targets and increased access to biodiesel from other countries drove the U.S. to change from a net exporter of biomass-based diesel in 2012 to WASHINGTON, May 7, 2014 - Several agriculture-related stakeholders and lawmakers have been expressing concerns about an unreliable and slow transportation infrastructure system involving WASHINGTON, May 7, 2014 - Despite the current wave of media fascination with the activists who denigrate modern agricultural production, Elanco CEO Jeff Simmons is optimistic about how technology can meet the challenge WASHINGTON, May 7, 2014 - The National Cattlemen's Beef Association is criticizing the USDA for failing to release a critical audit on Brazil's meat inspection system before WASHINGTON, May 7, 2014 - Farmer Mac, the $14 billion Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation created by the Agricultural Credit Act of 1987 to provide a secondary market for farm real estate loans, is in the midst of
Politics | 5/6/2014 7:10:35 PM
WASHINGTON, May 6, 2014 - China has lifted a seven-year ban on poultry imports from Virginia. The move could further facilitate exports
Politics | 5/6/2014 6:23:43 PM
WASHINGTON, May 6, 2014-- A federal appeals court Tuesday rejected a petition by Delta Air Line's jet fuel subsidiary challenging EPA's 2013 Renewable Fuel Standard.
Politics | 5/5/2014 5:18:37 PM
WASHINGTON, May 5, 2014 - Agricultural stakeholders are expected this week to focus on USDA implementation of the farm bill and international trade negotiations.
Politics | 5/5/2014 3:18:22 PM
WASHINGTON, May 5, 2014 - USDA's Farm Service Agency (FSA) announced that sign-up begins today for 2012 crop losses under
Politics | 5/5/2014 2:10:34 PM
WASHINGTON, May 5, 2014 - The National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) says the Food and Drug Administration is ignoring the mislabeling of dairy-specific names in food products with no milk content while over-focusing on
Politics | 5/4/2014 8:19:11 PM
WASHINGTON, April 4, 2014- Senator Susan Collins. R-Maine, is leading an effort to convince USDA to include white potatoes in the Special Nutrition for Women Infants and Children (WIC) program.
Politics | 5/4/2014 7:01:24 PM
WASHINGTON, May 2, 2014 - Several factors contributed to the shortage of propane in the Midwest and Northeast last winter, and the government should take steps
Politics | 5/4/2014 11:36:56 AM
WASHINGTON, May 4, 2014 - Former U.S. Rep. Jim Oberstar, D-Minn., a one-time chairman of the powerful House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, died yesterday
Politics | 5/2/2014 2:03:30 PM
WASHINGTON, May 2, 2014 -- USDA's detailed 2012 Census of Agriculture, released Friday afternoon, provides even more evidence of the consolidation of U.S. agriculture - a small percentage of large farms delivering most of the production and a slowly
Politics | 5/2/2014 11:23:17 AM

WASHINGTON, May 2, 2014 - The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Department of the Interior today announced that farmers, ranchers and landowners implementing Farm Service Agency (FSA) Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) practices intended to protect and increase lesser prairie-chicken populations will not be
Politics | 5/2/2014 11:15:36 AM
WASHINGTON, May 2, 2014 - Legislation to authorize construction of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline was introduced late Thursday by
Politics | 5/1/2014 10:59:44 PM

WASHINGTON, May 1, 2014 - Small towns may lack the population and resources to figure out future plans for growth and economic development. But put a group of leaders
Politics | 5/1/2014 6:09:43 PM
WASHINGTON, May 1, 2014 - The president of the European Commission urged negotiators in the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) talks to reach a deal quickly, before
Politics | 5/1/2014 4:41:38 PM
WASHINGTON, May 1, 2014 - Senate Finance Committee Chairman Ron Wyden, D-Ore., refused Thursday to recommend a timeline for passage of Trade Promotion Authority (TPA), telling reporters that
Politics | 5/1/2014 4:30:45 PM
WASHINGTON, May 1, 2014 - A White House panel says Big Data is creating (incredible opportunities) for health care, energy use, education and agriculture, but also presents
Politics | 5/1/2014 11:37:14 AM
ORRTANNA, Pa., May 1, 2014 - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced today that applications are now being accepted for new, landmark conservation initiatives created by the 2014 Farm Bill. The programs will provide up to $386 million to help
Politics | 5/1/2014 10:34:02 AM
ST. PAUL, Minn.,April 30, 2014 - CHS, Inc., North America's leading farmer-owned cooperative and a global energy, grains and foods company, today announced it has signed an agreement with Sinav Limited, London, England, to acquire 100 percent of the company's stock, which includes
Politics | 5/1/2014 9:50:14 AM
EAST LANSING, Mich., April 30, 2014 - Two members of the Farm Credit System - GreenStone Farm Credit Services and AgriBank - have taken a significant step in their commitment to non-traditional urban agriculture through a newly announced partnership with
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