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WASHINGTON, May 7, 2014 - A lead author of the National Climate Assessment released in Washington Tuesday says that only time will tell if the major floods and droughts in recent years are the result of
WASHINGTON, May 7, 2014 - Growth in domestic biodiesel demand to satisfy renewable fuels targets and increased access to biodiesel from other countries drove the U.S. to change from a net exporter of biomass-based diesel in 2012 to
WASHINGTON, May 7, 2014 - Despite the current wave of media fascination with the activists who denigrate modern agricultural production, Elanco CEO Jeff Simmons is optimistic about how technology can meet the challenge
WASHINGTON, May 7, 2014 - Farmer Mac, the $14 billion Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation created by the Agricultural Credit Act of 1987 to provide a secondary market for farm real estate loans, is in the midst of
WASHINGTON, May 5, 2014 - The National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) says the Food and Drug Administration is ignoring the mislabeling of dairy-specific names in food products with no milk content while over-focusing on
WASHINGTON, May 2, 2014 -- USDA's detailed 2012 Census of Agriculture, released Friday afternoon, provides even more evidence of the consolidation of U.S. agriculture - a small percentage of large farms delivering most of the production and a slowly
WASHINGTON, May 2, 2014 - The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Department of the Interior today announced that farmers, ranchers and landowners implementing Farm Service Agency (FSA) Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) practices intended to protect and increase lesser prairie-chicken populations will not be
ORRTANNA, Pa., May 1, 2014 - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced today that applications are now being accepted for new, landmark conservation initiatives created by the 2014 Farm Bill. The programs will provide up to $386 million to help
ST. PAUL, Minn.,April 30, 2014 - CHS, Inc., North America's
leading farmer-owned cooperative and a global energy, grains and foods company, today announced it has signed an agreement with Sinav Limited, London, England, to acquire 100 percent of the company's stock, which includes
EAST LANSING, Mich., April 30, 2014 - Two members of the Farm Credit System - GreenStone Farm Credit Services and AgriBank - have taken a significant step in their commitment to non-traditional urban agriculture through a newly announced partnership with
US Senator Saxby Chambliss is returning to his home in Georgia after two decades of service in Washington. A strong advocate for rural America and agriculture, Chambliss believes challenges will come in the 114th congress to risk management tools approved in the new farm law. Chambliss says urban representation on the agriculture committees and budget constraints will make approving new farm policy even more difficult in the years to come. As a member of the 'Gang of Six', Chambliss says there will be consequences if elected leaders don't address some very difficult fiscal decisions.