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Politics | 9/4/2013 11:19:55 AM

 USDA inspector general finds 67 percent increase in overpayments

WASHINGTON, Sept. 4, 2013 - The USDA's Office of Inspector General (OIG)reported today that it found a 67 percent increase
Politics | 9/3/2013 6:32:56 PM

Hybrid poplar gets a renewed spotlight

WASHINGTON, Sept. 3, 2013 - EPA's recent registration of Zeachem's demonstration biorefinery in Boardman, Ore. - a move that authorizes the generation of Renewable Identification Numbers (RINs)

Politics | 9/3/2013 9:34:22 AM

Sept. Commodity Credit Corporation lending rates mostly unchanged

WASHINGTON, Sept. 3, 2013 - The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) today announced interest rates for
Politics | 9/3/2013 8:23:07 AM

Confused about farm income limits? So are some at FSA

WASHINGTON, Aug. 29, 2013- Varying income limits for federal Farm Service Agency (FSA) payments and lack of oversight of procedures in state offices caused some improper payments to
Politics | 8/30/2013 2:33:32 PM

USDA confirms safety of China's poultry processing system

WASHINGTON, Aug. 30, 2013- USDA's Food Safety Inspection Service (FSIS) concluded an audit to verify that China's food safety system governing poultry processing is equivalent to that
Politics | 8/30/2013 11:24:15 AM

Agricultural Research Service Administrator Knipling retires

\WASHINGTON, Aug. 30, 2013 - Agricultural Research Service (ARS) Administrator Edward Knipling retires today from
Politics | 8/30/2013 11:04:58 AM

July brings softer sales, lower traffic to restaurants

WASHINGTON, Aug. 30, 2013 - As a result of softer sales and traffic levels and restaurant operators' dampened outlook for the economy, the National Restaurant Association's Restaurant Performance Index (RPI) declined
Politics | 8/29/2013 3:36:48 PM

USDA sees lower agricultural exports in FY 2014

WASHINGTON, Aug. 29, 2013 - The USDA's Economic Research Service is forecasting U.S. agricultural exports
Politics | 8/29/2013 2:40:43 PM

EPA announces July biodiesel production figures

WASHINGTON, Aug. 29, 2013 - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Thursday reported 132 million gallons of biodiesel production for the month of July and
Politics | 8/29/2013 11:20:57 AM

Pilgrim's Pride announces $25 million investment in Alabama

GREELEY, Colo., Aug. 29, 2013 - Chicken producer Pilgrim's Pride Corporation announced Wednesday a $25 million investment
Politics | 8/29/2013

Report: Recent ag graduates making more than last year

WASHINGTON, Aug. 29, 2013 - Data compiled and released by Iowa State University shows college graduates who major in

Letter to the Editor: New York City Bar Association

We write to clarify a number of factual errors in your article. First, the sponsor of the resolution
Politics | 8/28/2013 3:15:18 PM

NPPC, other organizations urge adoption of TPP principles

WASHINGTON, Aug. 28, 2013 - A coalition of agricultural and food organizations led by the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) and Cargill sent a letter
Politics | 8/28/2013 2:48:07 PM

Environmental groups sue EPA over CAFO Reporting Rule

WASHINGTON, Aug. 28, 2013- Five environmental and food safety groups filed a lawsuit today against the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for its withdrawal of the
Politics | 8/28/2013 1:44:58 PM

USDA to resume milk production surveys

WASHINGTON, Aug. 28, 2013 - USDA's National Agriculture Statistics Service (NASS) will resume milk production quarterly
Politics | 8/28/2013

ERS report sees divide between student consumption of fruits, vegetable

WASHINGTON, Aug. 28, 2013 - Students in U.S. schools that were offered greater quantities of fruits and vegetables consumed more
Politics | 8/27/2013 11:31:23 PM

Conservation in progress: Gains, but more challenges ahead

WASHINGTON, Aug. 27, 2013 - Farmers have significantly reduced the loss of sediment and nutrients from farm fields through
Politics | 8/27/2013 10:16:27 PM

 OIG outlines more SNAP challenges

WASHINGTON, August 26, 2013 - USDA's Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) has made progress in cracking down on waste, fraud and abuse in Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), but
Politics | 8/27/2013 11:55:46 AM

Sanderson reports near double net income for first nine months of FY 2013

LAUREL, Miss., Aug. 27, 2013 - Chicken producer Sanderson Farms, Inc. today reported a nearly double
Politics | 8/26/2013 6:27:35 PM

Goodlatte, Vitter pressing against illegal immigration

WASHINGTON, Aug. 26, 2013 - While agricultural stakeholders await more action from Congress on immigration reform and on the potential fate
Politics | 8/26/2013 10:11:42 AM

RMA announces new prevented planting rule

WASHINGTON, Aug. 26, 2013- USDA's Risk Management Agency (RMA) today announced a new Special Provision statement to clarify acreage eligible for prevented planting
Politics | 8/25/2013 10:29:25 PM

USTR announces new TPP proposal for tobacco

WASHINGTON, Aug. 23, 2013 - The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) announced Thursday that it intends to offer a new proposal
Politics | 8/22/2013 4:32:53 PM

Klobuchar, Grassley request oil company investigation

WASHINGTON, Aug. 21, 2013- The National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) announced their support of Sens. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., and Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, for their request
Politics | 8/22/2013 10:47:49 AM

Hormel reports slight increase in quarterly earnings

AUSTIN, Minn., Aug. 22, 2013 - Hormel Foods Corp. reported a slight increase today in
Politics | 8/22/2013 4:50:37 AM

Groups can intervene in COOL lawsuit, U.S. district court says

WASHINGTON, Aug. 21, 2013 - The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia entered an order Aug. 20 granting a motion by several organizations to intervene in
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