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Politics | 10/25/2013 10:41:41 AM

FDA releases proposed animal feed safety regulations

WASHINGTON, Oct. 25, 2013 - FDA today released its fifth proposed rule under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), this one dealing
Politics | 10/24/2013 7:52:37 PM

 House easily approves water resources development bill

WASHINGTON, Oct. 24, 2013 - The House approved Wednesday legislation (H.R. 3080), with a 417-3 vote, that seeks to re-authorize

Politics | 10/24/2013 7:11:05 PM

Lawmakers urge support for beginning farmers in farm bill

WASHINGTON, Oct. 24, 2013 - As House and Senate farm bill conferees prepare for their first official public meeting next Wednesday, a group
Politics | 10/24/2013 6:20:29 PM

Wheat growers outline their farm bill priorities

WASHINGTON, Oct. 24, 2013- The National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) reiterated its members' preferences for a final farm bill in a letter to House and Senate conference
Politics | 10/24/2013 3:25:42 PM

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service endorses lesser prairie-chicken plan

WASHINGTON, Oct. 24, 2013—The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service endorsed the Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies' Lesser Prairie-Chicken Range-Wide Conservation Plan, an effort to
Politics | 10/24/2013 3:19:23 PM

USDA releases humane handling guidance

WASHINGTON, Oct. 24, 2013 - USDA's Food Safety Inspection Service (FSIS) yesterday released advance notice of a new
Politics | 10/24/2013 2:38:14 PM

NCFC outlines farm bill requests to conferees

WASHINGTON, Oct. 24, 2013—The National Council of Farmer Cooperatives (NCFC) today sent a letter to the leaders of the House and Senate conference committee on the farm bill
Politics | 10/24/2013 8:20:33 AM

Poultry grower Lois Alt wins case against EPA

WASHINGTON, D.C., October 24, 2013—A federal court Wednesday ruled in favor of West Virginia poultry farmer Lois Alt in a lawsuit she brought against the
Politics | 10/23/2013 8:31:59 PM

 Catholic cardinal calls for better communication on GM foods

DES MOINES, Oct. 23, 2013 - Cardinal Peter K.A. Turkson of Ghana announced last Thursday that he supports the labeling of
Politics | 10/23/2013 7:31:35 PM

House committee leaders optimistic conference, negotiations can get farm bill done

WASHINGTON, Oct. 23, 2013 - The top leaders of the House Agriculture Committee said late Wednesday night that next week's first public meeting of farm bill conferees and constant negotiations throughout could
Politics | 10/23/2013 10:30:00 AM

House and Senate farm bill conferees to meet next week

WASHINGTON, Oct. 23, 2013 - House and Senate Agriculture Committee leaders announced today that the first public meeting for
Politics | 10/23/2013 9:20:51 AM

CRP rental payments, direct payments, ACRE going out, Vilsack says

WASHINGTON, Oct. 21, 2013 - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced today that USDA has begun distributing
Politics | 10/22/2013 11:04:39 AM

Commodity Classic and AG CONNECT plan to combine events in 2016

ST. LOUIS, MO. Oct. 22, 2013 -Commodity Classic and AG CONNECT Expo & Summit plan to partner for a joint event in 2016, creating the ultimate
Politics | 10/22/2013 10:11:30 AM

USDA reveals Farm to School program census data

WASHINGTON, October 22, 2013 — Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today introduced USDA's first Farm to School Census for the school year 2011-2012, which indicated that schools
Politics | 10/22/2013 9:58:52 AM

NSAC pushes for more farm bill reforms

WASHINGTON, Oct. 22, 2013- In a letter sent to farm bill conferees this morning, the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC) outlined the reforms to crop insurance and
Politics | 10/21/2013 10:40:11 PM

Washington Week Ahead: House lawmakers to focus on water resources bill

WASHINGTON, Oct. 21, 2013 - With Congress and federal departments working to get back to speed after the 16-day government shutdown, House lawmakers this week will turn their attention to a reauthorization
Politics | 10/21/2013 5:57:19 PM

CRP rental payments, direct payments, ACRE going out, Vilsack says

WASHINGTON, Oct. 21, 2013 - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced today that USDA has begun distributing
Politics | 10/21/2013 5:13:33 PM

USDA offers loan guarantees to boost advanced biofuels

WASHINGTON, Oct. 21, 2013 - USDA says it will invest $181 million in loan guarantees to develop commercial-scale biorefineries or retrofit existing facilities
Politics | 10/21/2013 1:14:57 PM

Monitoring food loss and waste essential to hunger fight, says FAO Director

WASHINGTON, Oct. 21, 2013- FAO estimates that each year, one-third of all food produced for human consumption is lost or wasted, said FAO Director-General Jose Graziano da Silva at
Politics | 10/21/2013 12:33:26 PM

Animal agriculture groups counter criticisms in new report

WASHINGTON, Oct. 21, 2013 - The Animal Agriculture Alliance (AAA) issued a report today to counter an anticipated report this week critical of the agriculture industry from the
Politics | 10/21/2013 11:06:04 AM

Senators ask Vilsack to explain decision on marketing assistance loans

WASHINGTON, Oct. 21, 2013 - A bipartisan group of senators recently challenged USDA to explain ill-timed decisions regarding
Politics | 10/18/2013 1:40:46 AM

Blair, Buffett offer new hope in war against poverty and hunger

DES MOINES, Iowa, Oct. 17, 2013 - Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair and farmer turned philanthropist Howard G. Buffett
Politics | 10/18/2013

USDA dealing with shutdown repercussions

WASHINGTON, Oct. 18, 2013 - Life at the USDA is slowly returning to normalcy today after the end to the historic 16-day federal government shutdown.
Politics | 10/17/2013 6:07:08 PM

Congress approves bill to end shutdown, avoid debt default

WASHINGTON, Oct. 16, 2013 - Congress approved legislation (H.R. 2775) late last night that would end the federal government shutdown
Politics | 10/17/2013 10:34:41 AM

After shutdown ends, President Obama notes the need for a farm bill

WASHINGTON (Oct. 17, 2013) - In his address after Congress passed a continuing resolution Wednesday night, President Barack Obama mentioned things that we know will help strengthen
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