News Archive: Months of Agri-Pulse Reporting Available



Welcome to Agri-Pulse, the news source you can depend on for daily updates on the web and weekly e-newsletters regarding the latest in agricultural news and rural policy. Browse our website for concise coverage of daily farm and rural policy developments, and click on the link above to view a sample issue of our e-newsletter. If you like what you see, sign up for a four-week free trial subscription or subscribe by clicking the links above.

FARM AND RURAL POLICY NEWS:
Politics | 1/17/2014

USDA study shows improved American diet

WASHINGTON, Jan. 17, 2014 - A report by USDA's Economic Research Service (ERS) shows working-age Americans are eating more home-cooked meals, less fast food and consuming fewer calories overall
Politics | 1/16/2014 8:23:10 PM

Peterson: 'I have not agreed to anything' in dairy dealing

WASHINGTON, Jan. 16, 2014 - Representative Collin Peterson, the ranking member of the House Agriculture Committee, is taking a step or two back from a report that he and

Politics | 1/16/2014 8:08:21 PM

Snowpack indicates limited water supply as Western drought rolls on

YWASHINGTON, Jan. 16, 2014 - There's little relief ahead for the drought-weary U.S. West, according to a government agency's first water supply forecast of 2014
Politics | 1/16/2014 4:55:43 PM

Senate votes to send omnibus spending bill to Obama

WASHINGTON, Jan. 16, 2014 - The Senate today gave final congressional approval to a $1 trillion omnibus spending package that would fund the federal government, including USDA and FDA, through
Politics | 1/16/2014 3:23:38 PM

Groups ask Obama to fulfill GMO labeling campaign promise

YWASHINGTON, Jan. 16, 2014 - Over 200 food, consumer and environmental groups today joined with four members of the House of Representatives to ask President Obama to fulfill a 2007 campaign promise
Politics | 1/16/2014 3:14:56 PM

Restaurant industry sees record sales of $683.4 billion 2014

WASHINGTON, Jan. 16, 2014 - Restaurant industry sales will jump 3.6 percent in 2014 to a record $683.4 billion, as the economy improves and consumers release some pent-up demand
Politics | 1/16/2014 3:13:16 PM

Grassley says farm payment limits save more money

WASHINGTON, Jan. 16, 2014 - Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, said the most recent estimate from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) shows that the payment-limit provisions he wants included in the farm bill would save $387 million over 10 years
Politics | 1/15/2014 7:38:48 PM

Farmland prices still up ? but for how long?

WASHINGTON, Jan. 15, 2014 - Farmland sales continue to climb, according to data released by national real estate and
Politics | 1/15/2014 7:27:47 PM

 National Cotton Council disappointed by Brazilian comments

WASHINGTON, Jan. 15, 2014 - The National Cotton Council (NCC) said today it is deeply disappointed and disturbed by statements reportedly made by representatives
Politics | 1/15/2014 6:53:15 PM

 Lucas continues work on proposal to solve dairy differences

WASHINGTON, Jan. 15, 2014 - House Agriculture Committee Chairman Frank Lucas, R-Okla., said today he has a proposal to possibly settle the dairy
Politics | 1/15/2014 5:05:47 PM

Peterson, lawmakers meet with McCarthy on RFS

WASHINGTON, Jan. 15, 2014 - House Agriculture Committee ranking member Collin Peterson, D-Minn., and other lawmakers met today with EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy to express
Politics | 1/15/2014 3:42:42 PM

 House approves spending increase for USDA in omnibus bill

WASHINGTON, Jan. 15, 2014 - The House approved today a $1 trillion omnibus spending package that would fund the federal
Politics | 1/15/2014 11:58:46 AM

WikiLeaks releases secret TPP proposals on environment

WASHINGTON, Jan. 15, 2014 - WikiLeaks released the secret draft text today for the entire Trans-Pacific Partnership
Politics | 1/15/2014 11:58:26 AM

Virginia's Democratic Rep. Moran to retire

WASHINGTON, Jan. 15, 2014 - Though Moran is not a member of the House Agriculture Committee, he has influenced ag issued through his ranking membership on the Appropriations Committee's Subcommittee on Interior, Environment and Related Agencies
Politics | 1/15/2014 8:45:43 AM

Obesity, diabetes rates mean U.S. not one of the best places to eat

WASHINGTON, Jan. 15, 2013 - A new report by Oxfam America ranks the United States 21st out of 125 on its index of best countries to eat in around the world
Politics | 1/15/2014 8:33:21 AM

Obesity, diabetes rates mean U.S. not one of the best places to eat

WASHINGTON, Jan. 15, 2013 - A new report by Oxfam America ranks the United States 21st out of 125 on its index of best countries to eat in around the world
Politics | 1/15/2014

Farm Bureau delegates add new drones and ?Big Data? policies

In their annual policy review session, the voting delegates of American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) chose to add new policies on unmanned aircraft systems, or drones, and the sharing and ownership of

?Waters of the U.S.? rule could lead to more red tape, lawyer says

An attorney who specializes in environmental law told farmers at the American Farm Bureau Federation's (AFBF's) 95th Annual Convention that EPA's efforts to clarify the definition of waters of the United States under the Clean Water Act (CWA) could result in

Sec. Vilsack, BIO square off over GMO process

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack fired back at accusations that his department is moving too slowly to approve genetically modified (GMO) and other new seed traits, during

California agriculture braces as drought enters third year

With California entering its third year of drought and near-term prospects for precipitation looking bleak, state and industry officials say they are taking whatever steps are available to

Farm energy stakeholders await fate of funding for key programs

The farm bill under negotiation is expected to have an energy title that has mandatory funding for farm energy programs, closely following a version adopted by

Trade is back

After more than three years of focusing on a new farm bill and a host of other domestic priorities, the topic of international trade is once again taking top billing. Negotiators continue to

Congress set to move $1 trillion spending bill with USDA increase

Congress is poised to approve legislation this week that would fund the federal government, including USDA and FDA, through

Dairy fight continues to muck up farm bill progress

More fighting over a dairy policy solution for a long-term farm bill continues to bog down action, as lawmakers now eye

Majority of Ag Committee members in the millionaires club

Most members of the House and Senate Agriculture Committees are millionaires, according to personal financial disclosure data compiled by
Terms of Use | Privacy Policy
blog comments powered by Disqus