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Politics | 9/2/2014 6:53:10 PM
WASHINGTON, Sept. 2, 2014 - A USDA Inspector General's review has determined that the department was not sufficiently prepared to handle the mountain of cash - more than $28 billion
Politics | 9/2/2014 10:57:43 AM

ST. LOUIS, MO., Sept. 2, 2014 - The National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) announced that Chris Novak will leave the helm of the National Pork Board to become the organization's next chief executive

Politics | 9/1/2014 8:30:52 PM
WASHINGTON, Aug. 28, 2014 - The Grocery Manufacturers Association says it is setting up a database of information on the chemicals commonly used in processed foods to ensure
Politics | 8/29/2014 4:11:28 PM
WASHINGTON, Aug. 29, 2014 - A state judge in Mississippi today dismissed Tea Party-backed Chris McDaniel's challenge to U.S.Senator Thad Cochran's June Republican Party primary victory.
Politics | 8/29/2014 4:08:17 PM
WASHINGTON, Aug. 29, 2014 - A state judge in Mississippi today dismissed Tea Party-backed Chris McDaniel's challenge to U.S. Senator Thad Cochran's June Republican Party primary victory.
Politics | 8/29/2014 3:56:07 PM
Politics | 8/29/2014 3:52:34 PM
WASHINGTON, Aug. 29, 2014 - A state judge in Mississippi today dismissed Tea Party-backed Chris McDaniel's challenge to U.S. Senator Thad Cochran's June
Politics | 8/29/2014 10:28:05 AM
WASHINGTON, Aug. 29, 2014 - The National Cattlemen's Beef Association says USDA has (charged blindly forward) with its plan to allow imports of
Politics | 8/28/2014 5:16:40 PM
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
Politics | 8/28/2014 4:09:05 PM
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
Politics | 8/28/2014 2:38:57 PM
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
Politics | 8/28/2014 10:51:45 AM
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
Politics | 8/28/2014 8:29:52 AM
WASHINGTON, Aug. 28, 2014 - USDA announced today the rollout of the Margin Protection Program (MPP) and an online tool giving the nation's 46,000 dairy producers easy access to
Politics | 8/27/2014 4:24:33 PM
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.
Politics | 8/27/2014 4:04:52 PM
WASHINGTON, Aug. 27 - The U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) said Mexican sugar subsidies are giving the country's sugar mills an unfair trade advantage and imposed duty deposits
Politics | 8/27/2014 6:18:39 AM
WASHINGTON, August 27, 2014 - The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released additional information on the Supplemental Coverage Option (SCO) availability
Politics | 8/27/2014
WASHINGTON, Aug. 27, 2014 - USDA's decision to delay implementation of a key crop insurance change - included in the 2014 Farm Bill - could end up in the courts. 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. WASHINGTON, Aug. 27, 2014 - USDA's country of origin meat labeling mandate (COOL) (violates our international trade obligations and discriminates against WASHINGTON, Aug. 27, 2014 - While the cattle industry's well-known slogan may say (Beef: It's What's for Dinner,) it looks like beef checkoff reform is still struggling to
Politics | 8/26/2014 9:45:56 PM
VANCOUVER, 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
Politics | 8/26/2014 5:36:42 PM
ARLINGTON, Va., Aug. 26, 2014- USDA is making $200 million in grant money available for state Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) agencies to conduct employment
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