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Politics | 12/30/2014 9:36:31 AM
WASHINGTON, Dec. 30, 2014 - USDA is demanding that processors label raw chicken and other products more clearly to ensure consumers are aware of added solutions such as saltwater.
Politics | 12/29/2014 6:56:47 PM
WASHINGTON, December 29, 2014 - USDA says pesticide chemical levels found on scores of foods tested during 2013 were at levels that do not pose a threat to human health.

Politics | 12/29/2014 4:00:51 PM
WASHINGTON, Dec. 29, 2014 - The National Farmers Union (NFU) is urging USDA to scrap a proposed rule that would allow importation of beef from northern Argentina and Uruguay because of concerns about Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD), a highly contagious animal disease.
Politics | 12/29/2014 2:50:35 PM
American agriculture is undergoing a technological revolution with the integration of decision agriculture and its data-driven tools. Many agricultural businesses and start-up companies have released their own solutions designed to help farmers.
Politics | 12/29/2014
WASHINGTON, Dec. 29, 2014 -As governor of Florida, Jeb Bush was sometimes forced to defend comments or positions that critics felt were too soft on illegal immigration, according to his newly released email correspondence.
Politics | 12/26/2014 1:07:06 PM
WASHINGTON, Dec. 23, 2014 - The U.S. hog and pig inventory totaled 66.1 million head as of Dec. 1, up 2 percent from a year earlier and up 1 percent from Sept. 1, USDA said today in a quarterly report.
Politics | 12/23/2014 5:31:08 PM
WASHINGTON, Dec. 22, 2014 - The cost of a livestock disaster program has soared to more than $4 billion this year - far beyond what Congress expected - even as auditors are finding that earlier payments under the program were rife with errors.
Politics | 12/23/2014 3:56:45 PM
WASHINGTON, Dec. 23, 2014 - DuPont and Monsanto Co. have agreed to settle and dismiss their respective patent infringement lawsuits pending in U.S. District Court in St. Louis, possibly ending a long and bitter legal battle between the world's two largest seed companies over patents related to seed technology.
Politics | 12/23/2014 3:27:01 PM
WASHINGTON, Dec. 23, 2014 - Agriculture Department economists today lowered their estimate for food inflation this year despite big increases in the price of beef, pork and eggs.
Politics | 12/23/2014 2:41:23 PM
WASHINGTON, Dec. 23, 2014-- Abundant global sugar stocks continue to weigh on world market prices, according to a report from Rabobank, a major bank to the food, beverage and agribusiness industries in North America.
Politics | 12/23/2014 1:19:57 PM
WASHINGTON, Dec. 23, 2014 - Starbucks says it is shifting to cage-free eggs and pork raised without the use of sow gestation crates as the coffee chain upgrades requirements for its suppliers.
Politics | 12/23/2014 11:38:23 AM
WASHINGTON, Dec. 23, 2014 - A report shows railroads are demonstrating improvement in handling grain cargo, easing concerns that the struggles experienced with the 2013 grain harvest may carry over to this year's crop.
Politics | 12/23/2014 10:52:59 AM
WASHINGTON, Dec. 23, 2014 - The incoming chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Iowa Republican Chuck Grassley, said today that he intends to take up an immigration bill to address the need for farmworkers in agriculture.
Politics | 12/22/2014 5:36:24 PM
WASHINGTON, December 21 - For the last 13 months, most of the news coming out of China regarding the U.S. grain trade has been one of frustration and uncertainty, putting a damper on commodity prices that have already tumbled from historic highs,
Politics | 12/22/2014 4:08:19 PM
WASHINGTON, Dec. 22, 2014 - While global fertilizer supplies appear set to outweigh demand, the forecast for pricing for the first quarter of 2015 (looks rather cloudy,) according to a new report on the global fertilizer industry by Rabobank's Food & Agribusiness Research and Advisory group.
Politics | 12/22/2014 11:25:04 AM
WASHINGTON, Dec.22, 2014 -- The Sweetener Users Association (SUA), a trade group representing U.S. candy and food makers, says the deal announced late last week that suspends the U.S. government's antidumping and countervailing investigations into Mexican sugar imports undermines free trade and will result in higher sugar prices for consumers and businesses.
Politics | 12/22/2014 6:36:53 AM
BASEL, SWITZERLAND, Dec. 22, 2014 - Syngenta announced today that it has received the safety certificate for its Agrisure Viptera® trait (event MIR162).
Politics | 12/19/2014 11:54:02 AM

WASHINGTON, Dec. 19, 2014 - The National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) today announced the promotion of Jon Doggett to executive vice president, effective January 1.
Politics | 12/19/2014 9:57:41 AM
WASHINGTON, Dec. 19, 2014-Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, facing a congressional directive telling him not to implement a new beef checkoff, is dropping plans to create the program.
Politics | 12/19/2014
WASHINGTON, Dec. 18, 2014 - Farmers are expected to trim their plantings of corn, soybeans, cotton and wheat amid slumping market prices and a steep drop in expected profits, USDA said today in its latest long-term projections.
Politics | 12/18/2014 6:25:26 PM
WASHINGTON, Dec. 18, 2014 - USDA's Risk Management Agency (RMA) today released additional details of the Actual Production History (APH) Yield Exclusion program designed to give crop producers relief from severe weather and drought.
Politics | 12/18/2014 5:34:18 PM
WASHINGTON, Dec. 18, 2014 - Farmers Mutual Hail Insurance Company of Iowa has announced it will acquire John Deere Insurance Company and John Deere Risk Protection, Inc., confirming rumors that the equipment giant was looking to exit the crop insurance business.
Politics | 12/17/2014 8:07:27 PM
WASHINGTON, Dec 17, 2014-The White House today announced plans to resume diplomatic relations with Cuba and ease a half-century old embargo on travel and commerce with the Communist nation, including trade in agricultural commodities and equipment.
Politics | 12/17/2014 4:40:16 PM
WASHINGTON, Dec. 17, 2014 - Canada has appealed parts of a ruling by a World Trade Organization panel in October concerning U.S. country-of-origin meat labeling, or COOL, a ruling many following the process thought was in favor of America's Neighbor to the North.
Politics | 12/17/2014 3:18:39 PM
WASHINGTON, Dec. 17, 2014-U.S. crude oil prices closed below $60 a barrel last week, the lowest level in over five years and nearly 50 percent below last summer's peak.
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