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Politics | 6/18/2014 5:59:08 PM

Senate debate on agriculture spending bill continues

WASHINGTON, June 18. 2014 - Senate debate on the appropriations minibus bill - which includes agriculture - continued today, as a
Politics | 6/18/2014 3:15:31 PM

Wheat researcher Sanjaya Rajaram named World Food Prize laureate

WASHINGTON, June 18, 2014 - Sanjaya Rajaram, whose research led to a prodigious increase in world wheat production, was named the winner of the 2014 World Food Prize today

Politics | 6/18/2014 11:18:51 AM

Bill aims to repeal corn ethanol mandate

WASHINGTON, June 18, 2014 -- It's not the first and it won't be the last. Legislation introduced by Rep. James Lankford, R-Okla., would repeal the
Politics | 6/18/2014 11:02:29 AM

Corn growers say Ceres sustainability study offers nothing new

WASHINGTON, June 18, 2014 -- A study contending that U.S. corn production is threatened by climate change, unsustainable water use and inefficient and damaging fertilizer practices fails in its intent by
Politics | 6/18/2014

 Tax incentive for conservation easements gains traction

WASHINGTON, June 18, 2014 - Advocates for a tax incentive aimed at helping owners conserve farmland, woodlands and open spaces
Politics | 6/17/2014 8:50:03 PM

Vilsack: Biotech, geographical indications, cloning discussed at 'historic' TTIP meeting

WASHINGTON, June 17, 2014 - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack asked European Union (EU) officials at a historic meeting to base agricultural trade talks on
Politics | 6/17/2014 12:47:46 PM

Hong Kong lifts restrictions on US beef exports

WASHINGTON, June 17, 2014 -The United States and Hong Kong have agreed on new terms and conditions that pave the way for the full range of U.S.
Politics | 6/16/2014 5:11:46 PM

Conservation Stewardship Program renewal begins in July

WASHINGTON, June 16, 2014 - The USDA will begin accepting renewal applications for the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) on July 11. Farmers and ranchers that enrolled in the program in 2010 are eligible to
Politics | 6/16/2014 4:43:04 PM

Iowa firm awarded first license for PEDv vaccine

WASHINGTON, June 16, 2014 - USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has issued Harrisvaccines Inc. of Ames, Iowa, a conditional license for a vaccine that may help control the
Politics | 6/16/2014 12:36:11 PM

Opinion: Pollinators - the foundation of our agricultural economy

Summer is a time when we think of picnics, outdoor gatherings and recreational activities, but it is also a time when our farmers are working hard
Politics | 6/16/2014

Washington Week Ahead: Focus on Waters of U.S., 'Interpretive Rule'

WASHINGTON, JUNE 16, 2014 - Agricultural stakeholders will be closely following a House Agriculture subcommittee hearing on Thursday as it reviews the interpretive rule included in
Politics | 6/13/2014 1:19:46 PM

U.S. nears equivalence agreement for organics with Korea

WASHINGTON, June 13, 2014 - The U.S. and Korea recently completed discussions related to an equivalence arrangement for processed
Politics | 6/13/2014 11:29:17 AM

Vilsack to travel Europe and speak on importance of TTIP

WASHINGTON, June 13, 2014 - Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack will be traveling through Europe next week in hopes of discussing the expansion of
Politics | 6/13/2014

Senate Democrats enlist military to back school lunch standards

WASHINGTON, June 13, 2014 -- The Senate Agriculture Committee hosted school and military leaders Thursday during a hearing to support the Obama administration's school meal reforms in
Politics | 6/12/2014 6:17:49 PM

 Food groups file suit against Vermont GMO labeling law

WASHINGTON, June 12, 2014 - The legal battle over Vermont's first-in-the-nation, no-strings attached GMO-labeling law is under way. On Thursday, the Grocery Manufacturers Association, the National Association
Politics | 6/12/2014 4:58:49 PM

EPA, Farm Bureau views clash on 'Waters of U.S.'

WASHINGTON, June 12, 2014 - The EPA and the American Farm Bureau Federation presented radically different views of how the agency's proposed definition of 'waters of the U.S.'
Politics | 6/12/2014 4:52:33 PM

House passes bill boosting write-off limits for capital purchases

WASHINGTON, June 12, 2014 -- The House passed legislation Thursday that would make permanent a tax provision that allows farmers and other small businesses to immediately write off up to $500,000 in equipment purchases such as combines and large tractors rather than
Politics | 6/12/2014 3:38:30 PM

Connecticut governor vetoes bill banning chocolate milk in schools

HARTFORD, Ct., June 12, 2014-- Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy vetoed legislation today that would ban the sale of chocolate milk
Politics | 6/12/2014 11:52:33 AM

USDA announces $31.5 million in funding for research to fight citrus greening

WASHINGTON, June 12, 2014 - United States Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced the availability of $25 million in funding for research and Cooperative Extension Service projects to combat
Politics | 6/12/2014 7:12:28 AM

Syngenta's Good Growth Plan Grant Contest closes next month

WASHINGTON, June 12, 2014—As part of The Good Growth Plan launched last fall, Syngenta is awarding ideas that support one or more of the plan's six commitments to address global
Politics | 6/11/2014 9:54:17 PM

House debates agriculture spending bill

WASHINGTON, June, 11, 2014 -- The House spent several hours Wednesday debating a $142 billion spending bill for the USDA and FDA for fiscal year 2015, approving a raft of amendments, but adjourned without
Politics | 6/11/2014 5:26:03 PM

Land values held steady by strong farm incomes, tight demand


WASHINGTON, June 11, 2014 - Despite dropping commodity prices, land values across the nation are holding steady after reaching record highs last year,
Politics | 6/11/2014 3:35:46 PM

Opinion: The shared responsibility of immigration reform

WASHINGTON, June 11, 2014 - The legislative days are fleeting for immigration reform. Once Congress reaches its annual August recess, the deadline will arrive as the Obama Administration undoubtedly
Politics | 6/11/2014 1:52:18 PM

Nunes says US must push for tariff elimination in TPP talks

WASHINGTON, June 11, 2014 - The chairman of a House Ways and Means subcommittee on trade says the U.S. should complete the Trans-Pacific Partnership without Japan if the Asian nation insists on retaining
Politics | 6/11/2014 12:34:26 PM

USDA increases wheat ending stocks estimate

WASHINGTON, June 11, 2014 - U.S. supplies of unsold wheat at the end of May 2015 will total 574 million bushels, up 34 million bushels from the month ago estimate, as exports and use in food and animal feed
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