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Politics | 1/22/2014
Comprehensive immigration reform - and importantly for agriculture, the task of creating a pathway to legal status for many undocumented farm workers - will A labor dispute between the Panama Canal Authority (PCA) and the consortium overseeing the $5.25 billion expansion of the waterway is threatening to

After four years of watching lawmakers wrangle over a farm bill, farmers aren't surprised. An agreement among principal negotiators on a long-term farm bill may be completed as early as tonight and the conference committee could meet when
Politics | 1/21/2014 9:44:58 PM
WASHINGTON, Jan. 21, 2014 - Lawmakers and congressional witnesses recently urged passage of legislation that would give
Politics | 1/20/2014 3:26:36 PM
BEIJING, Jan. 19, 2014 - For the eleventh consecutive year, the Chinese government's major policy document focuses on how to improve the rural economy and food security for the nation's 1.35 billion citizens, in an attempt to
Politics | 1/17/2014 6:52:07 PM
WASHINGTON, Jan. 17, 2014 - President Obama signed into law today a $1 trillion omnibus spending package that will fund the federal government through
Politics | 1/17/2014 3:09:48 PM
WASHINGTON, Jan. 17, 2014 - The Israel-based Wolf Foundation is honoring University of California, Davis, plant geneticist Jorge Dubcovsky with the 2014 Wolf Prize in Agriculture
Politics | 1/17/2014 1:15:15 PM
SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 17, 2014 - Gov. Jerry Brown (D) declared a state of emergency today in California directing state officials to take necessary actions to combat serious drought conditions as farmers there are dealing
Politics | 1/17/2014 12:18:20 PM
SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 17, 2014 - Gov. Jerry Brown (D) declared a state of emergency today in California directing state officials to take necessary actions to
Politics | 1/17/2014 11:05:07 AM
PINEVILLE, Ky., Jan. 17, 2014 - USDA has expanded its StrikeForce Initiative, which targets pockets of persistent poverty, into Kentucky, Louisiana, Tennessee and West Virginia
Politics | 1/17/2014
WASHINGTON, Jan. 17, 2014 - A report by USDA's Economic Research Service (ERS) shows working-age Americans are eating more home-cooked meals, less fast food and consuming fewer calories overall
Politics | 1/16/2014 8:23:10 PM
WASHINGTON, Jan. 16, 2014 - Representative Collin Peterson, the ranking member of the House Agriculture Committee, is taking a step or two back from a report that he and
Politics | 1/16/2014 8:08:21 PM
YWASHINGTON, Jan. 16, 2014 - There's little relief ahead for the drought-weary U.S. West, according to a government agency's first water supply forecast of 2014
Politics | 1/16/2014 4:55:43 PM
WASHINGTON, Jan. 16, 2014 - The Senate today gave final congressional approval to a $1 trillion omnibus spending package that would fund the federal government, including USDA and FDA, through
Politics | 1/16/2014 3:23:38 PM
YWASHINGTON, Jan. 16, 2014 - Over 200 food, consumer and environmental groups today joined with four members of the House of Representatives to ask President Obama to fulfill a 2007 campaign promise
Politics | 1/16/2014 3:14:56 PM
WASHINGTON, Jan. 16, 2014 - Restaurant industry sales will jump 3.6 percent in 2014 to a record $683.4 billion, as the economy improves and consumers release some pent-up demand
Politics | 1/16/2014 3:13:16 PM
WASHINGTON, Jan. 16, 2014 - Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, said the most recent estimate from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) shows that the payment-limit provisions he wants included in the farm bill would save $387 million over 10 years
Politics | 1/15/2014 7:38:48 PM
WASHINGTON, Jan. 15, 2014 - Farmland sales continue to climb, according to data released by national real estate and
Politics | 1/15/2014 7:27:47 PM
WASHINGTON, Jan. 15, 2014 - The National Cotton Council (NCC) said today it is (deeply disappointed and disturbed) by statements reportedly made by representatives
Politics | 1/15/2014 6:53:15 PM
WASHINGTON, Jan. 15, 2014 - House Agriculture Committee Chairman Frank Lucas, R-Okla., said today he has a proposal to possibly settle the dairy
Politics | 1/15/2014 5:05:47 PM
WASHINGTON, Jan. 15, 2014 - House Agriculture Committee ranking member Collin Peterson, D-Minn., and other lawmakers met today with EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy to express
Politics | 1/15/2014 3:42:42 PM
WASHINGTON, Jan. 15, 2014 - The House approved today a $1 trillion omnibus spending package that would fund the federal
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