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FARM AND RURAL POLICY NEWS:
Politics | 8/31/2015
WASHINGTON, Aug. 31, 2015 - A new survey of land ownership in the lower 48 states illustrates some of the difficulties would-be farmers face in acquiring farmland.
Politics | 8/28/2015 3:32:42 PM
WASHINGTON, Aug. 28, 2015 - Iowa farmers are bracing for another year of belt tightening - cutting back on everything from cash rent, to fertilizer and farm equipment - as they expect farm income to drop once again in 2015-16.

Politics | 8/28/2015 3:15:09 PM
WASHINGTON, Aug. 27, 2015 - USDA announced today it plans to invest an additional $211 million over the next three years in its 11-state, public-private partnership conservation effort to save the greater sage grouse.
Politics | 8/28/2015 2:55:38 PM
WASHINGTON, Aug. 28, 2015 -- USDA has approved a potato genetically engineered by J.R. Simplot Co. to resist late blight, the disease that caused the Irish potato famine in the mid-19th century and still threatens crops around the globe.
Politics | 8/27/2015 6:14:39 PM
WASHINGTON, Aug. 27, 2015 - A federal judge has issued a preliminary injunction stopping the Obama administration's Clean Water Rule from going into effect on Friday in some states, a victory for agricultural interests who brought lawsuits to halt the rule.
Politics | 8/27/2015 5:47:42 PM
WASHINGTON, Aug. 27, 2015 -- Agriculture exports for fiscal year 2016 are projected at $138.5 billion, down $1 billion from the revised $139.5 billion for the current year, USDA said today in a report.
Politics | 8/27/2015 2:18:25 PM
WASHINGTON, Aug. 26, 2015 - Monsanto today abandoned its efforts to buy Swiss agribusiness and chemical maker Syngenta, acknowledging that its $47 billion bid had failed to "meet Syngenta's financial expectations."
Politics | 8/27/2015 2:09:04 PM
@import url(/style/musicstyle.css); WASHINGTON, Aug. 27, 2015 - USDA announced today it plans to invest an additional $211 million over the next three years in its 11-state, public-private partnership conservation effort to save the greater sage grouse.
Politics | 8/26/2015 1:14:09 PM
WASHINGTON, Aug. 26, 2015 - Brian Baenig, who recently stepped down as chief of staff to Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, is joining the Biotechnology Industry Organization as executive vice president for BIO's Food and Agriculture Section.
Politics | 8/26/2015 12:57:44 PM
DES MOINES, Iowa, Aug. 25, 2015 - Many of the 2016 presidential candidates naturally are reluctant to outline specific policies this early in the campaign - particularly when GOP front-runner Donald Trump's lack of positions seems to be helping him surge in the early polls, rather than hurting.
Politics | 8/26/2015 11:31:45 AM
WASHINGTON, Aug. 26, 2015 - Donald Trump's immigration agenda is pushing the Republican debate well to the right and raising concerns in the agribusiness sector. Other candidates immediately started one-upping him.
Politics | 8/26/2015 11:21:46 AM
WASHINGTON, Aug. 26, 2015 - On Friday, one of the Obama administration's most unpopular regulations could become law, much to the chagrin of many in the agricultural community.
Politics | 8/26/2015 11:14:46 AM
LAS VEGAS, NV, Aug. 26, 2015 - President Obama traveled to sunny Las Vegas on Monday to promote his record on renewables and announce more than $1 billion in Department of Energy (DOE) initiatives to fight climate change and accelerate investments in (clean) energy.
Politics | 8/26/2015 11:07:28 AM
WASHINGTON, Aug. 26, 2015 - Over the past decade, the Renewable Fuel Standard's (RFS) requirement to substitute biofuels for fossil fuels has displaced almost 1.9 billion barrels of foreign oil and reduced U.S. transportation-related carbon emissions by 589 million metric tons, according to a Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) analysis.
Politics | 8/26/2015 11:00:32 AM
KANSAS CITY, KS, Aug. 26, 2015 - Syngenta last week asked a federal court in Kansas City, Kansas, to dismiss lawsuits by corn growers in a half-dozen states that claim they faced potential losses of more than a billion dollars in 2014
Politics | 8/26/2015 10:48:33 AM

DES MOINES, IA, Aug 26, 2015 - Corn may still be king in Iowa and in Iowa politics, but to keep it that way, farmers face a severe challenge in Bill Stowe, the man who runs the Des Moines metropolitan water system.
Politics | 8/26/2015 10:28:38 AM
WASHINGTON, Aug. 26, 2015 - Canadian opposition to U.S. country-of-origin labeling (COOL) efforts has been strong and consistent, even against a voluntary labeling proposal introduced in July.
Politics | 8/26/2015 10:13:27 AM
WASHINGTON, Aug. 26, 2015 - Prospects for a significant retrenchment this year from previous years' record farm income are beginning to show in the earnings results reported by several major companies that supply farmers and ranchers and process and market their commodities.
Politics | 8/26/2015 10:00:42 AM
WASHINGTON, Aug. 26, 2015 - Cash is pouring into U.S. agriculture this year, but net farm income is highly disparate and, overall, will end up thinner than in the more recent economically flush years.
Politics | 8/25/2015 7:44:33 PM
DES MOINES, Iowa, August 24, 2015 - Ben Carson says that, despite reports, he has nothing against red meat. The retired neurosurgeon and Republican candidate for president, who reportedly embraced vegetarianism decades ago, denies that's the case and says he actually enjoys a good meat dish now and then.
Politics | 8/25/2015 12:04:24 PM
WASHINGTON, Aug. 25, 2015 - Changes to the school lunch program mandated by the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 are leaving school lunch programs across the country hungry for money, a new study says.
Politics | 8/25/2015 4:38:44 AM
WASHINGTON, Aug. 25, 2015 - A new study from Consumer Reports (CR), the organization known for investigating and rating all sorts of consumer goods from cars to countertops, found high levels of what they deemed (dangerous) strains of bacteria in American ground beef. But federal officials and trade associations deny the danger.
Politics | 8/24/2015 8:42:22 PM
WASHINGTON, August 22, 2015 - One of the most distinguished scientists in the public policy sphere is warning that "the increasing vilification of GM foods as a marketing tool by the organic food industry" may be "the most counterproductive development" in the effort to increase food production to meet the needs of a population projected to approach 10 billion in 35 years.
Politics | 8/24/2015 1:54:34 PM

CAMDENTON, Mo., August 24, 2015 - Agri-Pulse is pleased to welcome Jodi Delapaz as our new editorial coordinator, based in Camdenton, Missouri.
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