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Politics | 3/12/2014 4:53:27 AM
WASHINGTON, March, 12, 2014-- A new study of global food supplies documents for the first time what its authors say has been long suspected: over the last five decades: human diets around the world have grown ever more similar
Politics | 3/12/2014
WASHINGTON, March 12 2014 - U.S. wheat farmers are finding it increasingly difficult to find rail transport for their crop, a squeeze brought on by increased

WASHINGTON, March 12 2014 - Less than 30 days after President Obama's ink started to dry after signing the 2014 Agricultural Act, farm organizations and land grant universities are already rolling out some key decision making tools to WASHINGTON, March 12 2014 - Now that USDA officials are promising that new livestock disaster aid will be among the first new farm bill programs out of the shoot, ranchers are rushing to WASHINGTON, March 12 2014 - Despite some recent rain in California, farmers continue to suffer through a historic drought there and in nearby states as the Obama administration and lawmakers work to WASHINGTON, March 12 2014 - With concerns about (big data) percolating across the countryside, a group of agribusinesses announced a plan to develop technical standards for formatting and WASHINGTON, March 12 2014 - USDA researchers are testing larger breeds of (livestock protection dogs) to help farmers and ranchers in Western states cope with WASHINGTON, March 12 2014 - Russia has lifted its blanket ban on U.S. pork, and USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has approved two Smithfield plants to WASHINGTON, March 12 2014 - While noting that the ability to work (across the aisle) is increasingly difficult, especially in a divided, extremely partisan Congress, National Farmers Union President Roger Johnson couldn't help but WASHINGTON, March 12 2014 - The Animal Health Institute (AHI) and the Generic Animal Drug Alliance (GADA), the major representatives of the animal health industry, officially committed this week to
Politics | 3/11/2014 7:47:12 PM
SANTA FE, March 10, 2014 - In an effort to help more small and mid-sized farmers and ranchers build their businesses, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced
Politics | 3/11/2014 4:46:40 PM
WASHINGTON, March 11, 2014 - The House approved today, by voice vote, legislation (H.R. 311) that aims to ensure that the EPA's
Politics | 3/11/2014 4:10:57 PM
WASHINGTON, Feb. 28 - Help Agri-Pulse celebrate Ag Day's 41st anniversary and our 10th year in business. Please join Agri-Pulse on Monday, March 24 for our Farm to Fork Politics discussion, where United States Department of Agriculture Deputy Secretary Krysta Harden will join
Politics | 3/11/2014 3:06:28 PM
WASHINGTON, March 11, 2014 - More than 50 senators recently wrote to U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman and USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack urging the government to push back against
Politics | 3/10/2014 4:19:01 PM
WASHINGTON, March 10, 2014 - Lawmakers will turn their attention to an array of issues this week including climate change, water rights, the proposed fiscal year 2015 budget, support for Ukraine,
Politics | 3/10/2014 3:53:15 PM
WASHINGTON, March 10, 2014 - The National Grain and Feed Association (NGFA) expressed concern today with the Commodity Futures
Politics | 3/10/2014 3:21:23 PM
WASHINGTON, March 10, 2014 - Compared to the more popular options available to farmers and ranchers, (whole farm) insurance might be considered the Rodney Dangerfield of the industry. These plans, which aim to protect against low farm income based on
Politics | 3/10/2014 12:20:13 PM
WASHINGTON, MARCH 10, 2014 - U.S. soybean exports will reach a record 1.53 billion bushels (41.64 million metric tons) in the marketing year ending Aug. 31, up 20 million bushels from the month-ago forecast and up 16 percent from the previous year, reflecting
Politics | 3/10/2014 9:10:06 AM
VERO BEACH, Fla., March 7, 2014 -- The Kennedy Family, owners of Kennedy Groves and United Indian River Packers in Vero Beach, announced they will sell their citrus holdings
Politics | 3/10/2014 4:25:25 AM

SANTA FE, N.M., March 9, 2014 - Farmers and ranchers will have a multitude of decisions facing them this year - if they want to participate in programs offered in the new farm bill.
Politics | 3/9/2014 12:15:46 PM
WASHINGTON, MARCH 9, 2014 -- U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack both say the U.S. is working hard to reach a deal on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) before President Obama's trip to Asia in April but
Politics | 3/7/2014 3:44:27 PM
WASHINGTON, March 7, 2014 - About 30 Democratic senators will hold the Senate floor overnight between Monday and Tuesday to urge action on
Politics | 3/7/2014 2:07:56 PM
WASHINGTON, March 7, 2014-- The American Soybean Association (ASA) submitted its comments today on the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) proposal to further reduce trans fat consumption
Politics | 3/7/2014 10:22:46 AM
WASHINGTON, March, 7, 2014-- USDA today posted Monsanto's petition for its SmartStax Pro product, which is corn genetically engineered for protection against corn rootworm and
Politics | 3/7/2014
WASHINGTON, March 7, 2014 - Stakeholders in the water resources development game continue to closely watch for a final agreement among conferees trying to resolve
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