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Politics | 5/28/2014
WASHINGTON, May 28, 2014 - An ongoing conflict over the Pentagon's efforts to promote the development and acquisition of biofuels is resuming on Capitol Hill. WASHINGTON, May 28, 2014 - The 2014 Farm Bill earmarked $200 million to launch a non-government, non-profit Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR).

WASHINGTON, May 28, 2014 - Japan is planning to buy an extra 7,000 metric tons of butter for commercial use this year, over and above its commitments under international trade treaties, to stabilize prices amid a domestic shortage of the dairy product, the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) said. WASHINGTON, May 28, 2014 - American agriculture is threatened by a ticking time bomb, with the country losing three acres of farmland every
Politics | 5/27/2014 12:34:14 PM
WASHINGTON, May 27, 2014 -- The United Nations in partnership with a government funded agency in the United Kingdom has released a four-part plan to reduce food waste, which it says amounts to almost $50 billion a year just in
Politics | 5/27/2014 9:14:29 AM
WASHINGTON, May 27, 2014 - Our country's population is projected to increase by at least 75 million in the next 50 years, according to
Politics | 5/27/2014
WASHINGTON, May 27, 2014 - With the Senate in recess all week, agricultural stakeholders will be focused on the House Appropriations Committee, which meets on
Politics | 5/23/2014 1:34:52 PM
WASHINGTON, May 23, 2014 ‑ The U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) presented a positive outlook for U.S. meat exports, bringing more than 125 members and
Politics | 5/23/2014 1:08:51 PM
WASHINGTON, May 23, 2014- The South Dakota Supreme Court refused to hear an appeal from television network ABC challenging a lower court's refusal to throw out Beef Products Inc.'s
Politics | 5/23/2014 1:04:34 PM
WASHINGTON, May 23, 2014-- This year, Memorial Day celebrations could come with a high price tag. Extreme weather and disease outbreak have caused price increases
Politics | 5/23/2014 10:23:51 AM
DANVERS, Mass., May 23, 2014 - Know a leader or innovator in agriculture or an organization supportive of women in the industry? It's time to submit nominations for consideration for the Demeter Award of Excellence, which acknowledges
Politics | 5/23/2014 10:02:45 AM

WASHINGTON, May 23, 2014 - Agri-Pulse is pleased to announce the appointment of Breanne Brammer as a summer intern through the
Politics | 5/23/2014 8:04:26 AM
WASHINGTON, May 22, 2014 - Small Business Committee Chairman Sam Graves, R-MO., and other GOP committee members sent a letter to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Army Corps of Engineers today
Politics | 5/23/2014
WASHINGTON, May 23, 2014 - Planning to throw a few hot dogs on the grill this weekend? You're not alone. Americans are expected to devour more than 7 billion hot dogs between Memorial Day and WASHINGTON, May 22, 2014 - The Senate Appropriations Committee Tuesday narrowly approved a bill authorizing $20.6 billion in discretionary spending for USDA and FDA in FY 2015, while adding amendments that would effectively ban horse slaughter in the U.S., mandate labeling for genetically modified salmon, and
Politics | 5/22/2014 10:31:54 PM
WASHINGTON, May 22, 2014 - Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., told organic industry representatives yesterday that coalition building would be essential to
Politics | 5/22/2014 8:30:26 PM
WASHINGTON, May 22, 2014 - The Senate Thursday evening passed by unanimous consent a bill designed to help California and other Western states through
Politics | 5/22/2014 4:47:14 PM
WASHINGTON, May 22, 2014 - The Senate approved the Water Resources and Reform Development Act (WRRDA) conference report by a huge margin, 91-7 today, just two days after the House of Representatives passed the $12.3 billion package with
Politics | 5/22/2014 3:00:45 PM

WASHINGTON, May 22, 2014 - It is no secret that our country's hard-working farmers depend on Mother Nature and all of her graces to survive, prosper and feed a hungry
Politics | 5/22/2014 11:09:08 AM
WASHINGTON, May 22, 2014 - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that USDA is accepting applications for grants to enhance telecommunications and
Politics | 5/22/2014 10:23:34 AM
WASHINGTON, May 22, 2014-- Senators Pat Roberts, (R-Kans.), Al Franken (D-MN), John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) and Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) introduced a rural health care bill today that makes changes to Medicare regulations
Politics | 5/21/2014 4:19:53 PM
WASHINGTON, May 21, 2014-A U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) task force focused on the Mississippi River/Gulf of Mexico Watershed announced a partnership with 12
Politics | 5/21/2014
WASHINGTON, May 21, 2014 - Nutrition assistance programs are a familiar battlefront in Congress, but the fighting is usually over spending levels. It was a different story Tuesday when a House subcommittee met and approved a FY 2015 funding bill for USDA and the FDA. WASHINGTON, May 21, 2014 - Cuts proposed by House appropriators to mandatory funding for farm energy programs authorized by the recently adopted five-year farm bill are targeting successful initiatives that play a key role in boosting the rural economy, according to programs advocates. WASHINGTON, May 21, 2014 - The U.S. House of Representatives easily passed the bipartisan Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA) conference report on Tuesday by a whopping 412-4 margin.
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