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Politics | 4/22/2014 3:06:40 PM
WASHINGTON, April 22, 2014-- The American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) today asked its members to resist a proposed rule from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to define
Politics | 4/22/2014 12:24:40 PM
WASHINGTON, April 22, 2014 - Senator John Boozman, R-Ark., underwent emergency heart surgery at an Arkansas hospital this morning

Politics | 4/21/2014 11:23:52 PM
WASHINGTON, April 21, 2014 - Tuesday is Earth Day, the annual celebration of the environment. Agri-Pulse has compiled some Earth Day events
Politics | 4/21/2014 7:16:55 PM
CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA, April 21, 2014 -Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced the creation of a new investment fund designed to help propel the growth of small businesses across rural America. Advantage Capital Partners, which will manage the fund, and their partners from eight Farm Credit institutions have pledged to invest nearly
Politics | 4/21/2014 1:35:23 PM
WASHINGTON, April 21, 2014 -- The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers today posted their proposed definition for waters of the U.S. protected
Politics | 4/21/2014 12:54:45 PM
WASHINGTON, April 21, 2014-USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) announced today a determination of nonregulated status for Dow AgroSciences's soybean genetically engineered
Politics | 4/20/2014 11:11:40 PM
WASHINGTON, April 18, 2014 - A number of meat and poultry groups are thanking President Obama for his administration's
Politics | 4/18/2014 9:08:01 PM
WASHINGTON, April 18, 2014 - Canadian Pacific told the U.S. Surface Transportation Board today that the railroad is committed to doing its part to see that farmers in the Upper Midwest get the fertilizer they need for spring planting and that deliveries should improve as
Politics | 4/18/2014 2:19:58 PM
WASHINGTON, April 18, 2014 - The State Department announced today that is extending the comment period, for an unknown amount of
Politics | 4/18/2014 11:41:26 AM
WASHINGTON, April 18, 2014 - USA Rice Federation says there's been no confirmation of Japanese media reports that U.S negotiators allowed Japan to
Politics | 4/18/2014 10:34:20 AM
WASHINGTON, April 18, 2014 - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said hog producers are now required to report outbreaks of the Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus (PEDv), in an effort to
Politics | 4/18/2014 8:53:43 AM
CAMDENTON, Mo., April 18, 2014 - Is your organization holding an ag or rural policy event this year? If so, we want to add it to our
Politics | 4/17/2014 8:30:04 PM
WASHINGTON, April 17, 2014 - A new study suggests that schools that ban chocolate milk for health reasons may be inviting some unintended - and negative - consequences.
Politics | 4/17/2014 1:04:18 PM
WASHINGTON, April 17, 2014 - House Agriculture Committee Chairman Frank Lucas, R-Okla., and three other top Republican leaders requested information today from the Department of Health and Human Services on its efforts to oversee
Politics | 4/17/2014 12:41:15 PM
WASHINGTON, April 17, 2014 - USDA today announced the availability of approximately $66 million in Specialty Crop Block Grants to state departments of agriculture for projects that help
Politics | 4/16/2014 9:19:05 PM
WASHINGTON, April 16, 2014 - Vermont is a step closer to becoming the first U.S. state to require food labels to say if a product was made with
Politics | 4/16/2014 5:06:49 PM
AUSTIN, TX, April 16, 2014 - Leaders of the movement promoting the use of locally grown foods by large cafeterias told stakeholders here that there has been (significant institutional support) for programs that
Politics | 4/16/2014 4:52:53 PM
WASHINGTON, April 15, 2014 - The dedication of Dr. Norman Borlaug's statue in the U.S. Capitol last month brought together an amazing array of Democrats and Republicans,
Politics | 4/16/2014 11:59:18 AM
WASHINGTON, April 16, 2014 - Three senators urged USDA today to develop food safety standards that would significantly reduce
Politics | 4/16/2014 11:28:44 AM
WASHINGTON, April 16, 2014 - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced today that USDA's Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) awarded $196.4 million in funding to
Politics | 4/16/2014 11:10:01 AM
WASHINGTON, April 16 -- The U.S. Surface Transportation Board (STB) yesterday ordered the Canadian Pacific and BNFS railway companies to report by Friday their plans for fertilizer
Politics | 4/16/2014
WASHINGTON, April 16, 2014 - A new technological epoch for U.S. agriculture, driven by information technology, has enormous promise but faces threats from a political system that is slow to adapt, Deere & Co. Chief Economist J.B. Penn told WASHINGTON, April 16, 2014 - This Easter is expected to inspire record seasonal candy sales, but the news is looked at in much different ways by the confectioners who make the treats and the sugar industry which WASHINGTON, April 16, 2014 - More than 1,000 stakeholders are gathering in Austin, Texas, this week for the National Farm to Cafeteria Conference, an event that organizers say will build on a growing effort to
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