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Politics | 4/9/2014 9:05:44 AM
WASHINGTON, April 9, 2014 -- Reps. Mike Pompeo, R-Kan., and G. K. Butterfield, D-N.C., both members of the Energy and Commerce Committee, are introducing a bill today that creates
Politics | 4/9/2014
WASHINGTON, April 9, 2014 - After the Senate Finance Committee easily approved a package of what Chairman Ron Wyden, D-Ore., suggested would be the (last) package of one-year tax extenders, the focus this week turned to the House Ways and Means Committee which appears headed down

WASHINGTON, April 9, 2014 - Representative Frank Lucas says term limits may be ending his tenure as chairman of the House Agriculture Committee at the end of this term, but he says he'll keep serving on the panel as long as WASHINGTON, April 9, 2014 - The Senate Agriculture Committee held a hearing yesterday to examine the role advanced biofuels play in the rural economy - and to gather evidence to persuade the EPA not to WASHINGTON, April 9, 2014 - A top executive in the cellulosic biofuel industry says farmers as well as manufacturers will lose a major economic opportunity if EPA adopts the blending requirements proposed for WASHINGTON, April 9, 2014 - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says there's little USDA can do to compensate hog producers for losses to the Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus that's killed millions of piglets since WASHINGTON, April 9, 2014 - USDA has yet to determine which of the approximately 2,500 Farm Service Agency (FSA) offices it will propose to close, agency Administrator Juan Garcia told WASHINGTON, April 9, 2014 - The USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) launched a process three years ago to cut the time it takes to approve biotechnology crop products, but industry stakeholders are still WASHINGTON, April 9, 2014 - A bipartisan group of 45 senators warned Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman last week that a wide-ranging free trade agreement with Europe could limit WASHINGTON, April 9, 2014 - Ordinarily, Jerry Cope would be loading between 100 and 125 rail cars with grain at this time of year, moving outbound from Dakota Mill and Grain in western South Dakota to flour mills and birdseed processors on the East Coast. But the elevator, where he serves as VP for Grain Origination and Merchandising, sits WASHINGTON, April 9, 2014 - Agriculture - whose proponents have long argued the industry has a public image problem - tried a different tack this week. At a Capitol Hill summit attended by lobbyists, congressional staffers and industry members, a number of sector participants argued WASHINGTON, April 9, 2014 - Legislation aimed at improving rural telephone service in terms of call completion and at cracking down on carriers that allegedly discriminate against
Politics | 4/8/2014 1:25:48 PM
ARLINGTON, VA., April 8, 2014 - The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) and the Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) joined 31 other organizations today to send a letter to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) encouraging the agency to
Politics | 4/8/2014 12:36:07 PM
DENVER, April 8, 2014 - Record-high animal protein and dairy prices, volatile grain and oilseed prices, and steady-to-lower cropland values reflect
Politics | 4/8/2014 10:36:07 AM
INKSTER, N.D., April 8, 2014 - I've spent the last 17 years of my life farming in North Dakota and I've loved every minute of it. But it can be a very risky business. There are many steps that farmers can take to
Politics | 4/8/2014 9:34:48 AM
WASHINGTON, April 8, 2014 - The Senate Agriculture Committee approved today, by voice vote, three nominees for the
Politics | 4/7/2014 4:53:16 PM
WASHINGTON, April 7, 2014 - The National Cattlemen's Beef Association criticized the bilateral trade agreement reached between Japan and Australia, saying the deal undermines the
Politics | 4/7/2014 3:03:35 PM
WASHINGTON, April 7, 2014 - Lawmakers will focus this week on discussions about the fiscal year 2015 budget, tax reform, EPA, and nominees for the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC)
Politics | 4/7/2014 1:23:47 PM
WASHINGTON, April 7, 2014 - The Center for Science in the Public Interest says that an analysis of thousands of food poisoning cases over a 10-year period shows that Americans are twice as likely to get sick from food prepared in restaurants than
Politics | 4/7/2014 11:41:11 AM
WASHINGTON, April 7, 2014 -- Farmers and ranchers can sign-up for livestock disaster assistance programs that were reestablished and strengthened by the 2014 farm bill starting April 15
Politics | 4/6/2014 3:20:28 PM
WASHINGTON, April 3, 2014-Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack released several implementation dates for farm bill programs today, but timing for Commodity Title program
Politics | 4/5/2014 9:07:59 AM
WASHINGTON, April 5, 2014 - Finally, a Farm Bill! This is a leading line that says so much here in Missouri's Fifth District. And it says a lot in Washington, as well, where I was
Politics | 4/5/2014
WASHINGTON, April 5, 2014 - Finally, a Farm Bill! This is a leading line that says so much here in Missouri's Fifth District. And it says a lot in Washington, as well, where I was
Politics | 4/4/2014 2:00:14 PM
WASHINGTON, April 4, 2014 - World food prices were at their highest levels in almost a year in March, after
Politics | 4/4/2014 1:24:26 PM
WASHINGTON, April 4, 2014 -- The Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit today vacated a March 28 ruling that denied the American Meat Institute's attempt to block USDA's final rule
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