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Politics | 3/19/2014
The USDA supported rural businesses, infrastructure and housing with more than $33 in investments in fiscal 2013, creating 75,000 jobs in the process, according to Although recent storms may provide much needed relief for California farmers, the state's water storage is drying up, researchers say. Using satellite data from

Politics | 3/18/2014 10:15:35 PM
WASHINGTON, March 18, 2014 - A group of 68 House lawmakers urged Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack Monday to withdraw a proposed rule that would create a new inspection system
Politics | 3/18/2014 11:06:51 AM
WASHINGTON, March 18, 2014-USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) opened a Dow AgroSciences cotton product for public comment today and also
Politics | 3/17/2014 4:51:36 PM
WASHINGTON, March 17, 2014 - Supporters and opponents of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline project squared off last week during
Politics | 3/17/2014 1:05:43 PM
WASHINGTON, March 17, 2014 - A group of 68 House lawmakers today urged Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack to withdraw a proposed rule that would
Politics | 3/17/2014 10:48:41 AM

MOORHEAD, Minn., March 17, 2014 - House Agriculture Committee ranking member Collin Peterson, D-Minn., announced this morning that he will run for
Politics | 3/17/2014 5:01:58 AM
WASHINGTON, March 17, 2014 -Rep. Vance McAllister, a Republican representing the Fifth District of Louisiana, joined the House Agriculture Committee. McAllister is a small business owner who is serving his first term in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Politics | 3/16/2014 8:57:17 PM
WASHINGTON, March 17 - According to data from the American Farm Bureau Federation, in 1940, the average U.S. farmer fed 19 people. The number of people fed by our nation's farmers has steadily risen over the years, and now the average American farmer feeds nearly
Politics | 3/16/2014 8:19:07 PM
WASHINGTON, March 14, 2014 - Billionaire philanthropist and Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates met with at least three senators
Politics | 3/16/2014 5:05:07 PM
WASHINGTON, March 17, 2014 - Want to really go (green) this St. Patrick's Day? How about celebrating with a brew from a (green) brewery, one of the many across the U.S. and Canada with
Politics | 3/16/2014 5:01:31 PM
WASHINGTON, March 17, 2014 - Want to really go (green) this St. Patrick's Day? How about celebrating with a brew from a (green) brewery, one of the many across the U.S. and Canada with
Politics | 3/14/2014 4:45:49 PM
WASHINGTON, March 14, 2014 - Lawmakers questioned Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today on several issues related to the administration's fiscal year 2015 budget request with
Politics | 3/14/2014 12:58:00 PM
WASHINGTON, March 14, 3014 - U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman said he was (generally pleased) with the progress U.S. and European negotiators made this week
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
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