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COLUMBIA, MO., Aug. 28, 2014 - In what could be great news for livestock and poultry producers and a gut-check for many corn, soybean and cotton growers, the latest baseline projections from the Food and
WASHINGTON, Aug. 28, 2014 -- EPA has provided the House Science Committee with detailed maps that the panel's chairman, Lamar Smith, R-Texas, says show the agency's "plan to control a huge amount of private property across the country" by defining
WASHINGTON, Aug. 28, 2014 - USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service published notices in the Federal Register today, one involving extending the deregulation status for a Monsanto soybean and another proposing a field test for
WASHINGTON, Aug. 28, 2014 - USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is proposing to allow imports of fresh beef from northern Argentina once safety concerns are met to ensure against the
WASHINGTON, Aug. 27, 2014 - Tyson Foods has agreed to sell off its hog acquisition unit, Heinold Hog Markets, in order to win U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) approval of its $8.5 billion purchase of Hillshire Brands.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 27, 2014 - U.S. wheat producers have been losing between $60 million and $70 million in export sales annually in recent years due to an influx of what the Philippines' Department of Agriculture has determined is unfairly priced Turkish flour into the country. However, that could change if the Philippines' Tariff Commission makes provisional anti-dumping duties put in place in April more permanent.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 27, 2014 - A National Academy of Sciences
committee, charged with updating a 2010 study that found "substantial net
environmental and economic benefits" from biotechnology on the farm, is under
attack from critics trying to lay the groundwork to fault the eventual findings
of the study that they fear will ratify the global scientific consensus in
support of biotech agriculture.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 27, 2014 - The California Roundtable on Agriculture and the Environment (CRAE) is calling on the state to take action to preserve the state's farm and ranchland which lost almost 170,000 acres to development between 2008 and 2010.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 27, 2014 - To no one's surprise, Missouri's "right to farm" amendment, officially known as "Constitutional Amendment 1," is headed to a recount. Secretary of State Jason Kander announced Tuesday that a statewide recount was requested by Wes Shoemyer on behalf of Missouri's Food for America after the initiative passed by just 2,489 votes.
WA., August 26, 2014 - After almost two years of controversial contract
negotiations which threatened the stability of U.S. agricultural exports, the
longshoremen who load grain here have voted to ratify
Our guest on Open Mic this week is Jim Walker, Vice President of Case IH North America Agricultural Division. Ag equipment manufacturers were able to overcome the costs of research and development to meet Tier 4 emission standards during an upswing in crop prices and net farm income. Now with discussion of Tier 5 standards, Walker believes legislators should measure the costs and incremental benefits of even tighter emission standards. Walker says a more predictable tax code and relief from estate taxes would help farmers and the agriculture equipment industry weather the downturn in commodity prices.