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FARM AND RURAL POLICY NEWS:
Politics | 7/29/2014 11:26:38 AM
Washington, July 29, 2014 - The American Meat Institute (AMI) said it is evaluating its options after the full U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
Politics | 7/29/2014 10:39:44 AM
There are 36 Senate seats in play this year and 21 are held by Democrats like Hagan with 15 in the hands of the GOP

Politics | 7/29/2014
WASHINGTON, July 30, 2014 -The head of the USDA's Rural Utilities Service (RUS) told a House Agriculture subcommittee Tuesday that just as in the 1930s with rural electrification
Politics | 7/28/2014 5:45:02 PM
WASHINGTON, July 28, 2014 - The environment will be among a wide range of issues the House and Senate will consider this week as they prepare for their August recess.
Politics | 7/28/2014 2:30:49 PM
WASHINGTON, D.C., July 28, 2014 - Pilgrim's Pride, the nation's second largest poultry integrator, said today that it has agreed to buy all poultry facilities in Mexico from Tyson Foods
Politics | 7/27/2014 1:26:24 PM
WASHINGTON, July 25, 2014 - The U.S. nitrogen fertilizer market will soon reach a point of saturation, following the sharp increase in capacity in recent years as the cost of natural gas
Politics | 7/27/2014 10:03:37 AM
WASHINGTON, July 27, 2014 - U.S. Trade Negotiator Michael Froman says India's refusal to support a package of agreements including the so-called Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) has brought the World Trade Organization (to the brink
Politics | 7/25/2014 8:11:11 AM

WASHINGTON, July 24, 2014 -- USDA and CoBank announced today a partnership to create a $10 billion fund to improve rural
Politics | 7/25/2014 6:28:48 AM
WASHINGTON, July 25, 2014 - A House Agriculture subcommittee on Thursday heard witnesses describe the important role played by the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program in fighting hunger. But several said the program is badly in need of
Politics | 7/24/2014 3:59:24 PM
WASHINGTON, July 24, 2014- Supporters of federally revised school nutrition standards are citing studies and testimonials that children are accepting the healthier food, but the School Nutrition Association
Politics | 7/24/2014 1:39:21 PM
WASHINGTON, July 24, 2014 - For families on food assistance, farmers market vouchers are a way to increase fresh fruit and vegetable consumption, according to a study released today by NYU's Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development.
Politics | 7/24/2014 8:34:19 AM
Brazil didn't win the World Cup on its home turf earlier this month, but the country's investment in the needed infrastructure to host the world proved to be a real winner
Politics | 7/23/2014 11:08:13 PM
WASHINGTON, July 24, 2014-USDA and CoBank announced today a partnership to create a $10 billion fund to improve rural
Politics | 7/23/2014 10:44:29 PM
WASHINGTON, July 22, 2014-- USDA issued a reminder today that producers must have a Highly Erodible Land Conservation and Wetland Conservation Certification (AD-1026) on file
Politics | 7/23/2014 8:59:57 PM
WASHINGTON, July 23, 2014 -- The Environmental Working Group hosted a briefing on Capitol Hill Wednesday where researchers and doctors sought to persuade EPA to reject Dow AgroScience's application for
Politics | 7/23/2014 4:29:24 PM
WASHINGTON, July 23, 2014 - A National Pork Producers Council officer is being held in a Washington jail after being arrested today
Politics | 7/23/2014 4:22:48 PM
WASHINGTON, July 23, 2014 - A vote on whether to renew presidential (fast-track) Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) likely will be delayed until
Politics | 7/23/2014 2:24:13 PM
WASHINGTON, July 23, 2014 -- USDA has chosen representatives from 11 universities, including a Nobel Prize laureate, plus officials from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Cargill Inc., the chairwoman of the National Corn Growers Association and a former U.S. Agriculture Secretary as board members for the
Politics | 7/23/2014 12:55:56 PM
USDA has selected 36 energy facilities in 14 states to accept biomass deliveries supported by the Biomass Crop Assistance Program (BCAP)
Politics | 7/23/2014 12:01:48 PM
WASHINGTON, July 23, 2014 - Sen. Pat Roberts told EPA chief Gina McCarthy yesterday that many of the people he represents in Kansas believe the Environmental Protection Agency has an (anti-agriculture agenda) that is
Politics | 7/22/2014 4:43:30 PM
WASHINGTON, July 22, 2014 - Fruit growers who experienced serious crop losses due to extreme weather conditions in 2012 but did not have crop insurance can now apply for
Politics | 7/22/2014 2:56:57 PM
WASHINGTON, July 22, 2014 - Senators Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, and Amy Klobuchar, D- Minn., have asked the Department of Justice (DOJ) and Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to look into possible anticompetitive practices involving certain big oil companies.
Politics | 7/22/2014 10:17:31 AM
WASHINGTON, July 21, 2014 - Shortly after the U.S. House of Representatives defeated the farm bill on June 20, 2013, Rep. Justin Amash, along with hundreds of business leaders
Politics | 7/22/2014 5:50:19 AM
WASHINGTON, July 22, 2014 -- Scott O'Malia is resigning from his position as a member of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission effective
Politics | 7/22/2014 5:46:59 AM
WASHINGTON, July 22, 2014--The Commodity Futures Trading Commission announced Monday that Commissioner Scott O'Malia will step down
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