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Politics | 9/8/2014 4:12:49 PM
WASHINGTON, Sept. 8, 2014 - Senate Commerce Committee Chair Jay Rockefeller, D-W. VA., and Ranking Member John Thune, R-S.D., introduced legislation Monday afternoon to
Politics | 9/8/2014 2:36:48 PM
WASHINGTON, Sept. 8, 2014 -- The Government Accountability Office (GAO) is recommending that Congress consider reducing the level of federal premium subsidies for revenue crop insurance programs, saying the government could save

Politics | 9/8/2014 1:30:17 PM
WASHINGTON, Sept. 8, 2014 - Organizations representing hog farmers in the U.S., Australia, Chile and Mexico are calling on negotiators on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) talks to come up with a
Politics | 9/8/2014 1:24:11 PM
WASHINGTON, Sept. 7, 2014 - Congress returns from its August recess this week with House Republicans taking direct aim at several environmental proposals, including the EPA's
Politics | 9/8/2014 12:45:39 PM
WASHINGTON, Sept. 8, 2014 - The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) released a report today that further debunks the fictional
Politics | 9/8/2014
WASHINGTON, Sept. 8, 2014 - Noting that three years of negotiations had produced very little in way of reforming the beef checkoff, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said he might just handle it on his own.
Politics | 9/7/2014 3:35:16 PM
WASHINGTON, Sept. 7, 2014 - The board of the National Farmers Union has voted to pull out of a working group seeking changes in the beef checkoff, calling the process a (waste of time and money,) and urging
Politics | 9/5/2014
WASHINGTON, Sept. 5, 2014 -- Government support for agriculture in the 34 member nations of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development continued to trend downward in 2013
Politics | 9/4/2014 6:13:29 PM
WASHINGTON, Sept. 4, 2014 - Surface Transportation Board officials held a field hearing Thursday in Fargo, N.D. to address rail service issues that continue to
Politics | 9/4/2014 4:23:40 PM
WASHINGTON, Sept. 4, 2014 - USDA is awarding Fulcrum Sierra Biofuels LLC a loan guarantee for $105 million to build a biorefinery to produce
Politics | 9/4/2014 3:38:40 PM
EMMETSBURG, Iowa, Sept. 3, 2014 - POET-DSM Advanced Biofuels, a joint venture of Royal DSM and POET, LLC, opened Wednesday its Project LIBERTY plant, which is the first commercial cellulosic ethanol plant
Politics | 9/3/2014 4:27:15 PM
WASHINGTON, Sept. 3, 2014 - A study released today by USDA's Economic Research Service says more than 17.5 million Americans struggled with hunger in 2013, down slightly from
Politics | 9/3/2014 3:16:48 PM
WASHINGTON, Sept. 3, 2014 -- Opponents of mandatory labeling of foods that contain genetically engineered ingredients, or (GMO foods,) spent nearly three times as much in lobbying expenditures in the first half of 2014 as they did in
Politics | 9/3/2014 1:20:58 PM
WASHINGTON Sept. 3, 2014 - Perdue Foods announced today that it has removed all antibiotics from its chicken hatcheries, a move that took
Politics | 9/3/2014 12:26:11 PM
EMMETSBURG, Iowa, Sept. 3, 2014 - POET-DSM Advanced Biofuels, a joint venture of Royal DSM and POET, LLC, today opened its Project LIBERTY plant, which is the first commercial cellulosic ethanol plant in the country and is expected to produce up to 25 million
Politics | 9/3/2014 11:39:51 AM
WASHINGTON, Sept. 3, 2014 -- Zoetis Inc. has been granted a conditional license by USDA for a vaccine to help fight the Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus (PEDv), which has killed
Politics | 9/3/2014 7:37:00 AM
WASHINGTON, Sept. 3, 2014-- A group of 13 bipartisan senators asked leaders of the Senate Committee on Appropriations to exclude a policy rider in the agriculture appropriations bill that
Politics | 9/3/2014
WASHINGTON, Sept. 3, 2014 - With the curtain rising on Monday on Congress's last weeks of work before the November election, both insiders and outsiders expect to see a near-bare stage - with all of the actors preoccupied. WASHINGTON, Sept. 3, 2014 - Agriculture teachers are leaving their posts every year, while the demand for certified ag teachers is growing as more and more middle and secondary schools in urban areas want agricultural programs in their curriculum. At the same time, the number of new graduates in the field is not keeping pace, according to data from the National Council for Agricultural Education (NCAE). WASHINGTON, Sept. 3, 2014 - Farm owners and operators are beginning to make decisions presented to them by the 2014 Farm Bill, most of which will largely depend on their expectations for prices and their own finances. WASHINGTON, Sept. 3, 2014 - The condition of the U.S. corn crop, already projected to be the biggest in history, just keeps getting better. WASHINGTON, Sept. 3, 2014 - The disease that has plagued the U.S. pork industry for the last 17 months has slowed its progression, but producers are gearing up for a potential uptick in the winter months. WASHINGTON, Sept. 3, 2014 - USDA's National Organic Program (NOP) has tightened its requirements for the use of brand or company names that contain the word "organic" on labels of packaged food products. Now only products certified as organic with the USDA may display a brand or company name using the term on the front of the package.
Politics | 9/2/2014 6:53:10 PM
WASHINGTON, Sept. 2, 2014 - A USDA Inspector General's review has determined that the department was not sufficiently prepared to handle the mountain of cash - more than $28 billion
Politics | 9/2/2014 10:57:43 AM

ST. LOUIS, MO., Sept. 2, 2014 - The National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) announced that Chris Novak will leave the helm of the National Pork Board to become the organization's next chief executive
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