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Politics | 10/16/2013 5:25:05 PM

 DFA-Dairylea merger would grow size of biggest milk co-op

WASHINGTON, Oct. 16, 2013 - Dairy Farmers of America, the nation's largest dairy cooperative in terms of farm members, and Dairylea Cooperative of Syracuse
Politics | 10/16/2013 3:48:35 PM

We must not take science off the table

The World Food Prize is honoring three distinguished scientists whose achievements have greatly contributed to agricultural biotechnology.

Politics | 10/16/2013 3:24:12 PM

House poised to take up water resources development bill next week

WASHINGTON, Oct. 16, 2013 - House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., announced today the House will take up its water resources development act
Politics | 10/16/2013 2:55:46 PM

Wheat farmers reaffirm research support as World Food Prize honors biotech pioneers

This week, the 2013 World Food Prize Foundation recognizes three distinguished scientists for their role in advancing modern agricultural biotechnology.
Politics | 10/16/2013 12:47:39 PM

Altruism and business converge in Borlaug CAST Communication Award

DES MOINES, Oct. 16, 2013 - Jeffery Simmons, senior vice president and executive officer at Eli Lilly and Company and
Politics | 10/16/2013 12:15:51 PM

Senate approves bill to end shutdown, avoid debt default

WASHINGTON, Oct. 16, 2013 - The Senate approved late Wednesday, on an 81-18 vote, legislation (H.R. 2775) that would end the government shutdown
Politics | 10/16/2013 11:24:42 AM

Washington Week Ahead: Lawmakers try to solve shutdown, default

WASHINGTON, Oct. 15, 2013 - Lawmakers are expected to continue to work this week on ending the government shutdown and avoiding
Politics | 10/15/2013 1:27:59 PM

National Farmers Union sends its farm bill conference positions

WASHINGTON, Oct. 15, 2013—National Farmers Union President Roger Johnson sent a letter to the members of Congress recently named farm bill conferees outlining his priorities
Politics | 10/15/2013 1:08:40 PM

American Farm Bureau Federation outlines farm bill priorities

WASHINGTON, Oct. 15, 2013- American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) President Bob Stallman outlined his priorities for a completed farm bill, specifically emphasizing AFBF's
Politics | 10/15/2013 11:32:29 AM

White House garden a victim of government shutdown

WASHINGTON, Oct. 15, 2013 - First Lady Michelle Obama's garden on the south lawn of the White House is filled with unharvested vegetables and weeds
Politics | 10/14/2013 4:09:31 PM

Global Hunger Index shows hunger decreasing but 'serious'

WASHINGTON, Oct. 14, 2013 - The Global Hunger Index (GHI), an annual metric released by a trio of development organizations, indicates
Politics | 10/12/2013 1:05:59 PM

House rejects motions on sugar policy, permanent law, SNAP-but approves crop insurance AGI test

WASHINGTON, Oct. 12, 2013 - The House today rejected two non-binding motions to instruct farm bill conferees that dealt
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
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