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Politics | 10/12/2013 11:41:01 AM

House takes another step toward farm bill conference

WASHINGTON, Oct. 12, 2013 - The House approved a motion Friday, by voice vote, to head to conference
Politics | 10/12/2013 11:27:24 AM

Boehner, Pelosi name House farm bill conferees

WASHINGTON, Oct. 12, 2013 - House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, named today the Republican members who will serve

Politics | 10/11/2013 8:07:30 PM

Naming of House farm bill conferees nearing, Peterson says

WASHINGTON, Oct. 11, 2013 - While House leadership is not expected to announce conferees for the farm bill until after
Politics | 10/11/2013 5:37:18 PM

House takes another step toward farm bill conference

WASHINGTON, Oct. 11, 2013 - The House approved a motion today, by voice vote, to go to conference with
Politics | 10/11/2013 4:43:19 PM

Vilsack stresses that RFS reports are not final

WASHINGTON, Oct. 11, 2013-- Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack issued a statement today regarding reports on the Environmental Protection Agency's draft proposal to reduce ethanol
Politics | 10/11/2013 8:10:06 AM

Opinion: Government impasse threatens natural resource economy

By now, most everyone is experiencing the impacts of the government shutdown in some shape or form. But one consequence that hasn't received as much attention
Politics | 10/10/2013 7:33:47 PM

Lawmakers increase push to end to direct payments

WASHINGTON, Oct. 10, 2013 - Three lawmakers pressed Congress Wednesday to eliminate direct payments to farmers even if
Politics | 10/10/2013 6:08:37 PM

Agriculture groups ask House lawmakers to oppose crop insurance means testing

WASHINGTON, Oct. 10, 2013- In an effort to preempt proposals that would place restrictions on federal crop insurance, a coalition of 47 agricultural groups sent a letter to House leaders
Politics | 10/9/2013 6:02:05 PM

CFTC should be allowed to use settlement funds to operate during shutdown, Chilton says

WASHINGTON, Oct. 9, 2013 - The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) should be allowed to use funds collected from settlements and fines to fund
Politics | 10/8/2013 8:43:16 PM

GAO report says Congress needs to tighten farm payment loopholes

WASHINGTON, Oct. 8, 2013 -A Government Accountability Office (GAO) report released by Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, today states that changes are needed to the eligibility requirements for being actively involved
Politics | 10/8/2013 8:02:44 PM

Hundreds sickened from salmonella linked to raw chicken

WASHINGTON, Oct. 7, 2013 - Despite the partial government shutdown, USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) today was able to publish a public health alert after an estimated 278 illnesses were linked to
Politics | 10/8/2013 3:08:33 PM

 USDA allows some CVB employees back on the job to release vaccines

WASHINGTON, Oct. 8, 2013 - As the federal government heads into week two of the shutdown, USDA changed course and decided that some Center for Veterinary Biologics (CVB) employees
Politics | 10/8/2013 12:46:39 PM

Farm groups appeal Chesapeake Bay ruling

WASHINGTON, Oct. 8, 2013 - Farm organizations and commodity groups decided to appeal a September 13 court decision, which upheld the Environmental Protection Agency's rights
Politics | 10/8/2013 12:02:40 PM

TPP leaders say negotiations should be done this year

WASHINGTON, Oct. 8, 2013 - The White House released a statement today from the leaders of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations indicating
Politics | 10/8/2013 8:30:12 AM

Washington Week Ahead: Government shutdown drags on

WASHINGTON, Oct. 7, 2013 - Lawmakers will continue to work to end the one-week shutdown of the federal government, which has left the USDA and many agencies nearly abandoned
Politics | 10/7/2013 9:01:02 PM

Hundreds sickened from salmonella linked to raw chicken

WASHINGTON, Oct. 7, 2013 - Despite the partial government shutdown, USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) today was able to publish a public health alert after an estimated 278 illnesses were linked
Politics | 10/7/2013 11:04:22 AM

Conservationists request farm bill action

WASHINGTON, Oct. 7, 2013- Leaders of bird conservation groups Ducks Unlimited, National Wild Turkey Federation, Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever sent a letter today to the president
Politics | 10/4/2013 6:09:19 PM

Price loss coverage program would skew crop production, ASA says

ST. LOUIS, Oct. 4, 2013 - A recent Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute (FAPRI) study found that the Price Loss Coverage (PLC) program in the House-passed farm bill,
Politics | 10/4/2013 5:12:06 PM

Most Americans know about nutrition, but fall short of actual needs, survey says

WASHINGTON, Oct. 4, 2013 - While 79 percent of Americans say they are at least somewhat knowledgeable about
Politics | 10/4/2013 3:45:21 PM

AVMA says shutdown jeopardizes food safety

WASHINGTON, Oct. 4, 2013- The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) became vocal about the federal government shutdown today when it asked Congress to find a
Politics | 10/3/2013 6:20:36 PM

 FAO sees potential 30 percent cut in livestock GHG emissions

WASHINGTON, Oct. 3, 2013 - Greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) by the livestock sector could drop by as much as
Politics | 10/3/2013 6:08:23 PM

Grocery shoppers facing slightly higher prices, AFBF says

WASHINGTON, Oct. 3, 2013 - Shoppers at grocery stores are facing slightly higher prices compared to
Politics | 10/3/2013 5:27:40 PM

DeLauro says TPP threatens food safety

WASHINGTON, Oct. 3, 2013- Rep. Rosa DeLauro, D-Ct., said approval of the Trans Pacific Partnership would threaten food safety in the United States during a call with media hosted by
Politics | 10/3/2013 10:02:37 AM

Senators to form Chicken Caucus

WASHINGTON, Oct. 3, 2013 - Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del., today announced the formation of the inaugural Senate Chicken Caucus in the U.S. Senate
Politics | 10/3/2013 8:34:42 AM

FAO: World cereal production to jump 8 percent this year

ROME, Oct. 3, 2013 - The outlook for global cereal supply in the 2013/14 marketing season remains generally favorable despite
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