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Politics | 1/27/2014 5:47:04 PM

Farm bill agreement has finally arrived in Congress

WASHINGTON, Jan. 27, 2014 - Top House and Senate agriculture committee leaders today announced a bipartisan agreement on a five-year farm bill that promises
Politics | 1/27/2014 12:51:59 PM

Livestock groups vow to oppose final farm bill on COOL, GIPSA issues

WASHINGTON, Jan. 27, 2014 — Some of the nation's biggest livestock groups are vowing to oppose final passage of the farm bill if it reflects certain reported decisions regarding
Politics | 1/27/2014 12:09:43 PM

Monsanto shareholder group seeks study on GMO issues

WASHINGTON, Jan. 27. 2014— Monsanto shareholders tomorrow will vote on a resolution requesting a study to outline material, financial and operational risks that
Politics | 1/27/2014 10:22:21 AM

RFS opponents seek legislative reform

WASHINGTON, Jan. 27, 2014 -- In a letter to the chairman and ranking member of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, more than 30 groups organized by the National Council of Chain Restaurants
Politics | 1/27/2014 9:42:41 AM

Agri-Pulse names Ann Tracy Mueller as editorial coordinator

CAMDENTON, MO, January 27, 2014 - Agri-Pulse is pleased to announce the appointment of Ann Tracy Mueller as our new editorial coordinator based in Camdenton, Mo.
Politics | 1/24/2014 4:13:56 PM

Thune asks for propane shortage relief

WASHINGTON, Jan. 24, 2014 - The record-breaking cold across the Midwest and Northeast has led to propane price spikes and shortages, and Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., today asked
Politics | 1/24/2014 2:56:59 PM

GOP farm bill conferees asked to return early Monday for possible meeting

WASHINGTON, Jan. 24, 2014 - Republican farm bill conferees have been asked to return to the Capitol on Monday morning for a
Politics | 1/23/2014 6:15:30 PM

 Farm bill vote by early next week seems more unlikely

WASHINGTON, Jan. 23, 2014 - Optimism about a farm bill vote by early next week is fading, with
Politics | 1/23/2014 6:02:11 PM

USDA report shows cropland erosion rates stable

WASHINGTON, Jan. 23, 2014 - Cropland erosion rates remained stable between 2007 and 2010, the USDA's National Resource
Politics | 1/23/2014 4:51:54 PM

Syngenta defends GMO corn products after Chinese controversy

WASHINGTON, Jan. 23, 2014 - Syngenta, the world's largest agro-chemicals company, defended its product commercialization strategy in response to a request from U.S. grain groups
Politics | 1/23/2014 4:31:32 PM

 County employee group makes last-minute push for FSA offices

WASHINGTON, Jan. 23, 2014 - The National Association of FSA County Office Employees (NASCOE) wrote to Senate farm bill conferees today to
Politics | 1/23/2014 10:53:01 AM

Americans plan to 'Wing It' on Super Bowl Sunday

WASHINGTON, D.C., Jan. 23, 2014 - Here are some super stats from the National Chicken Council in advance of Super Bowl Sunday
Politics | 1/23/2014 10:41:05 AM

NSAC restates opposition against changes to payment limit reform in farm bill

WASHINGTON, Jan. 23, 2014 - The National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC) reiterated its opposition against attempts in the farm bill negotiations to
Politics | 1/23/2014

Funding for state farmland protection made large jump, survey finds

WASHINGTON, Jan. 24, 2014 - Funding by states for farm and ranchland protection programs jumped 19 percent from 2011 to 2012, but was still
Politics | 1/22/2014 8:15:53 PM

NOAA: 2013 tied for 4th hottest year ever as warming trend continues

WASHINGTON, Jan. 22, 2014 - Last year was the fourth hottest on record, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said yesterday
Politics | 1/22/2014 6:13:54 PM

Lawmakers planning bill to assist drought relief in California

WASHINGTON, Jan. 22, 2014 - Three House lawmakers, including House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., said today they intend to introduce emergency drought legislation to
Politics | 1/22/2014 3:49:25 PM

OSHA responds to charges of overregulation on small farms

WASHINGTON, Jan. 22, 2014 - The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) will work to clarify its regulations regarding grain storage on small farms, an agency official told
Politics | 1/22/2014 12:57:02 PM

R-CALF leads about 100 groups in urging conferees not to make COOL changes

WASHINGTON, Jan. 22, 2014 - R-CALF USA and 97 other groups representing cattle, farm, manufacturer, consumer and other rural interests sent a letter today to
Politics | 1/22/2014 12:39:01 PM

Ethanol producers say RFS uncertainty is driving investment overseas

WASHINGTON, Jan. 22, 2014 — Biofuel producers relying on a growth market for second generation ethanol are looking to other countries for investment because of uncertainty
Politics | 1/22/2014 11:08:27 AM

Research: Biofuel feedstock alternatives to corn offer more benefits

WASHINGTON, Jan. 22, 2014 -- A paper published in the Proceedings for the National Academy of Sciences asserts that when evaluating and comparing all outcomes of biofuel produced from a variety of feedstocks
Politics | 1/22/2014 6:20:21 AM

U.N. food price index falls; still third-highest ever

WASHINGTON, Jan 22, 2014-The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations recently reported the second straight annual drop in its
Politics | 1/22/2014

Ag groups seek bee forage summit to improve pollinator health

Several major agricultural groups have joined the Pollinator Partnership to ask USDA to convene a Honey Bee Nutrition and Forage Summit in October. The summit would coincide with

Spending law effectively bans U.S. horse slaughter - again

Included in the $1 trillion omnibus spending package President Obama signed into law Friday is a provision prohibiting funds from being used for

California farmers face a new drought reality

Barriers occur in nature as in politics and there is no better example than California's expanding drought. Nature has built a brick wall, a mass of high pressure air that
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