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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
Politics | 10/8/2013 12:46:39 PM

Farm groups appeal Chesapeake Bay ruling

WASHINGTON, Oct. 8, 2013 - Farm organizations and commodity groups decided to appeal a September 13 court decision, which upheld the Environmental Protection Agency's rights
Politics | 10/8/2013 12:02:40 PM

TPP leaders say negotiations should be done this year

WASHINGTON, Oct. 8, 2013 - The White House released a statement today from the leaders of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations indicating
Politics | 10/8/2013 8:30:12 AM

Washington Week Ahead: Government shutdown drags on

WASHINGTON, Oct. 7, 2013 - Lawmakers will continue to work to end the one-week shutdown of the federal government, which has left the USDA and many agencies nearly abandoned
Politics | 10/7/2013 9:01:02 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
Politics | 10/7/2013 11:04:22 AM

Conservationists request farm bill action

WASHINGTON, Oct. 7, 2013- Leaders of bird conservation groups Ducks Unlimited, National Wild Turkey Federation, Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever sent a letter today to the president
Politics | 10/4/2013 6:09:19 PM

Price loss coverage program would skew crop production, ASA says

ST. LOUIS, Oct. 4, 2013 - A recent Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute (FAPRI) study found that the Price Loss Coverage (PLC) program in the House-passed farm bill,
Politics | 10/4/2013 5:12:06 PM

Most Americans know about nutrition, but fall short of actual needs, survey says

WASHINGTON, Oct. 4, 2013 - While 79 percent of Americans say they are at least somewhat knowledgeable about
Politics | 10/4/2013 3:45:21 PM

AVMA says shutdown jeopardizes food safety

WASHINGTON, Oct. 4, 2013- The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) became vocal about the federal government shutdown today when it asked Congress to find a
Politics | 10/3/2013 6:20:36 PM

 FAO sees potential 30 percent cut in livestock GHG emissions

WASHINGTON, Oct. 3, 2013 - Greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) by the livestock sector could drop by as much as
Politics | 10/3/2013 6:08:23 PM

Grocery shoppers facing slightly higher prices, AFBF says

WASHINGTON, Oct. 3, 2013 - Shoppers at grocery stores are facing slightly higher prices compared to
Politics | 10/3/2013 5:27:40 PM

DeLauro says TPP threatens food safety

WASHINGTON, Oct. 3, 2013- Rep. Rosa DeLauro, D-Ct., said approval of the Trans Pacific Partnership would threaten food safety in the United States during a call with media hosted by
Politics | 10/3/2013 10:02:37 AM

Senators to form Chicken Caucus

WASHINGTON, Oct. 3, 2013 - Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del., today announced the formation of the inaugural Senate Chicken Caucus in the U.S. Senate
Politics | 10/3/2013 8:34:42 AM

FAO: World cereal production to jump 8 percent this year

ROME, Oct. 3, 2013 - The outlook for global cereal supply in the 2013/14 marketing season remains generally favorable despite
Politics | 10/3/2013

 Shutdown halts animal vaccine releases

WASHINGTON, Oct. 3, 2013- The partial federal government shutdown that began Oct. 1 includes a branch of USDA that may impact livestock vaccine availability
Politics | 10/2/2013 5:45:18 PM

House Democrats offer bill to provide legal status to undocumented farm workers

WASHINGTON, Oct. 2, 2013 - House Democrats introduced comprehensive legislation reform legislation today which aims to provide a pathway
Politics | 10/2/2013 5:23:11 PM

 New FAPRI report compares Senate, House farm bills

WASHINGTON, Oct. 1, 2013 - A new farm bill analysis by the Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute at the University of Missouri (FAPRI-MU) provides one of the first in-depth looks
Politics | 10/2/2013 12:17:12 PM

CFTC rule threatens agricultural futures customers, say House Agriculture hearing witnesses

WASHINGTON, Oct. 2, 2013- Futures market regulators and participants testified that certain elements of a rulemaking proposal issued by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission
Politics | 10/2/2013 11:06:35 AM

Monsanto acquires weather data company Climate Corporation

ST. LOUIS, Oct. 2, 2013—Monsanto announced an agreement today to acquire data company The Climate Corporation for approximately
Politics | 10/2/2013 9:45:00 AM

 With rollout of Affordable Care Act, rural advocates still divided

WASHINGTON, Oct. 2, 2013- While some view the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) as a welcome reprieve for rural communities with limited access to health care providers, others say it's a hasty overreach that could stifle competition and raise premium rates.
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