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WASHINGTON, August 24, 2015 - The owners of United
Suppliers, Inc. and members of Land O'Lakes, Inc. overwhelmingly approved the
merger of United Suppliers with Land O'Lakes' crop inputs business. The two
organizations announced their intent to merge on June 29.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 20, 2015
-- Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says the government will use "every
available resource" to combat the outbreak of wildfires plaguing the
American West. And he said USDA and the U.S. Forest Service are in mourning for
three Forest Service firefighters killed Wednesday while battling a wildfire in
WASHINGTON, Aug. 19, 2015 - A group of self-proclaimed (Moms for GMOs) has released a letter they sent to celebrity advocates including Gwyneth Paltrow and Sarah Michelle Geller urging the actresses to rethink their support for mandatory labeling of products made with genetically modified organisms (GMOs).
DES MOINES, Iowa, Aug. 18, 2015 -After losing ground in the presidential polls over the last month, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio tried to reinvigorate his sagging Iowa campaign with stops at the Iowa State fair last night and again today.
DES MOINES, Iowa, August 18, 2015 - After days of back-to-back performances by presidential candidates at the Iowa State Fair, Ohio Gov. John Kasich on Tuesday tried to set himself apart from the pack as someone who cares about his fellow man - both here and abroad - and encourages others to do the same.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 17, 2015-The Interior Department released a National Seed Strategy to restore wildlife landscapes, especially for land damaged by rangeland fires, as well as invasive species, severe storms and drought.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 16, 2015 - Donald Trump, the frontrunner in the Republican presidential race, is calling for mass deportation of illegal immigrants and nationwide use of the E-Verify system to check the legal status of workers.
DES MOINES, Iowa, Aug, 14, 2015 - Jeb Bush is attacking the Obama administration's regulatory agenda, including its new Clean Water Act rule, as he struggles to find a message to shore up his lagging race in Iowa.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 14, 2015 - The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia is breathing new life into a previously dismissed lawsuit alleging pork checkoff funds were indirectly used to benefit the lobbying efforts of the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC).
WASHINGTON, Aug. 13, 2015- A toxic spill caused by workers employed by the Environmental Protection Agency shut down major irrigation sources for farmers in the region, fueling more animosity toward the agency and triggering lawsuits.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 14, 2015 - USDA will make another $5 million of Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) funding available to Ohio, Michigan and Indiana producers who commit to limiting growth of toxic algal blooms in Lake Erie.
DES MOINES, Iowa, Aug. 13, 2015 - Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley promised to fight agricultural mergers if he's elected president, and also touted his efforts to clean up the Chesapeake Bay, which has agricultural runoff issues similar to those facing Midwest states.
DES MOINES, Iowa, Aug. 13, 2015 - Republican Mike Huckabee pressed his populist pitch as he worked the crowd at the opening of the Iowa State Fair, kicking off a parade of presidential hopefuls who will appear at the event during its 11-day run.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 13, 2015 - A potentially historic El Nino event could be helpful to those in Southern California facing historically dry conditions, but experts say it's too early to tell how much assistance - if any - the system will give the drought-stricken state.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 13, 2015 - Employees at a large chicken supplier are in danger of multiple and consistent hazards, including amputation, electrocution and hazardous falls, according to the Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
This week’s guest on Open Mic is Greg Ibach, President of the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture. The group begins their 100th anniversary celebration with their winter policy forum this week in Washington. In this interview Ibach shares the group’s hope for increased trade opportunities with the Trans Pacific Partnership trade accord, their concern for pollinator health and for over reach by the EPA with WOTUS regulations. While safe food is a top priority for farmers and government, Ibach says NASDA has reservations regarding implementation of the Food Safety Moderization Act.