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Politics | 3/13/2014 6:21:31 PM
WASHINGTON, March 13, 2014 - Supporters of the Keystone XL pipeline, which would carry oil from Canada to Texas, continue to search for a way to get veto-proof congressional approval for
Politics | 3/13/2014 6:01:04 PM
WASHINGTON, March 13, 2014 - Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, and several agricultural groups reiterated their opposition today to Japanese tariff demands

Politics | 3/13/2014 5:36:24 PM
WASHINGTON, March 13, 2014 - The House approved legislation (H.R. 3189) today, on a mostly party-line vote of 238-174, which would prevent federal agencies from requiring
Politics | 3/13/2014 4:21:15 PM
BRUSSELS, March 13, 2014 --CropLife America (CLA) and the European Crop Protection Association (ECPA) called for a more harmonized risk assessment framework for pesticide regulations during the
Politics | 3/13/2014 3:51:01 PM
WASHINGTON, March 13, 2014 - The House Agriculture Committee adopted today, by voice vote, its budget views and estimates letter, which outlines the committee's budget and
Politics | 3/13/2014 2:53:01 PM
WASHINGTON, March 13, 2014 - Senate Agriculture Committee Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow, D.-Mich., and Sen. Kay Hagan, D.-N.C., are urging Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack to approve disaster assistance for small pork producers affected by
Politics | 3/13/2014 10:56:06 AM
WASHINGTON, March 13, 2014 -- The increased production of genetically modified crops around the world has led to a higher number of incidents of
Politics | 3/13/2014 10:02:45 AM
ST. LOUIS, March 13, 2014 - National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) CEO Rick Tolman announced to the NCGA Corn Board earlier this week that he will retire
Politics | 3/13/2014 8:39:23 AM
WASHINGTON, March 13, 2014-- Larger global crop harvests in 2013 have contributed to a major reversal of fortunes in agricultural markets, causing grain prices and crop producer income
Politics | 3/12/2014 7:20:53 PM
WASHINGTON, March 12, 2014 -- The U.S. Trade Representative's Office says the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (T-TIP) that is being negotiated with the European Union could help push
Politics | 3/12/2014 5:08:17 PM
WASHINGTON, March 12, 2014 - The top 21 food producing countries in the world were supported by an estimated $486 billion in agriculture subsidies in 2012, according
Politics | 3/12/2014 5:00:43 PM
WASHINGTON, March 12, 2014 - Nine lawmakers sent a letter today to Brigadier General John Kem of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers calling on the Corps to provide Congress with
Politics | 3/12/2014 1:00:31 PM
WASHINGTON, March 12, 2014 - A new report from the American Bankers Association (ABA) shows farm banks increased their agricultural lending in 2013 and are prepared to
Politics | 3/12/2014 11:51:26 AM
WASHINGTON, March 12, 2014 -- The National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD) said it is concerned about reports that the Obama administration is prepared to designate the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks region in New Mexico as a National Monument. Such a designation would
Politics | 3/12/2014 11:23:33 AM
WASHINGTON, March 12, 2014-- Syngenta will not launch its Agrisure Duracade seed corn-designed to control rootworm damage-in Canada this year
Politics | 3/12/2014 4:53:27 AM
WASHINGTON, March, 12, 2014-- A new study of global food supplies documents for the first time what its authors say has been long suspected: over the last five decades: human diets around the world have grown ever more similar
Politics | 3/12/2014
WASHINGTON, March 12 2014 - U.S. wheat farmers are finding it increasingly difficult to find rail transport for their crop, a squeeze brought on by increased WASHINGTON, March 12 2014 - Less than 30 days after President Obama's ink started to dry after signing the 2014 Agricultural Act, farm organizations and land grant universities are already rolling out some key decision making tools to WASHINGTON, March 12 2014 - Now that USDA officials are promising that new livestock disaster aid will be among the first new farm bill programs out of the shoot, ranchers are rushing to WASHINGTON, March 12 2014 - Despite some recent rain in California, farmers continue to suffer through a historic drought there and in nearby states as the Obama administration and lawmakers work to WASHINGTON, March 12 2014 - With concerns about (big data) percolating across the countryside, a group of agribusinesses announced a plan to develop technical standards for formatting and WASHINGTON, March 12 2014 - USDA researchers are testing larger breeds of (livestock protection dogs) to help farmers and ranchers in Western states cope with WASHINGTON, March 12 2014 - Russia has lifted its blanket ban on U.S. pork, and USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has approved two Smithfield plants to WASHINGTON, March 12 2014 - While noting that the ability to work (across the aisle) is increasingly difficult, especially in a divided, extremely partisan Congress, National Farmers Union President Roger Johnson couldn't help but WASHINGTON, March 12 2014 - The Animal Health Institute (AHI) and the Generic Animal Drug Alliance (GADA), the major representatives of the animal health industry, officially committed this week to
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