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Politics | 8/27/2013 10:16:27 PM

 OIG outlines more SNAP challenges

WASHINGTON, August 26, 2013 - USDA's Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) has made progress in cracking down on waste, fraud and abuse in Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), but
Politics | 8/27/2013 11:55:46 AM

Sanderson reports near double net income for first nine months of FY 2013

LAUREL, Miss., Aug. 27, 2013 - Chicken producer Sanderson Farms, Inc. today reported a nearly double

Politics | 8/26/2013 6:27:35 PM

Goodlatte, Vitter pressing against illegal immigration

WASHINGTON, Aug. 26, 2013 - While agricultural stakeholders await more action from Congress on immigration reform and on the potential fate
Politics | 8/26/2013 10:11:42 AM

RMA announces new prevented planting rule

WASHINGTON, Aug. 26, 2013- USDA's Risk Management Agency (RMA) today announced a new Special Provision statement to clarify acreage eligible for prevented planting
Politics | 8/25/2013 10:29:25 PM

USTR announces new TPP proposal for tobacco

WASHINGTON, Aug. 23, 2013 - The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) announced Thursday that it intends to offer a new proposal
Politics | 8/22/2013 4:32:53 PM

Klobuchar, Grassley request oil company investigation

WASHINGTON, Aug. 21, 2013- The National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) announced their support of Sens. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., and Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, for their request
Politics | 8/22/2013 10:47:49 AM

Hormel reports slight increase in quarterly earnings

AUSTIN, Minn., Aug. 22, 2013 - Hormel Foods Corp. reported a slight increase today in
Politics | 8/22/2013 4:50:37 AM

Groups can intervene in COOL lawsuit, U.S. district court says

WASHINGTON, Aug. 21, 2013 - The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia entered an order Aug. 20 granting a motion by several organizations to intervene in
Politics | 8/21/2013 4:16:19 PM

USDA renews Agricultural Air Quality Task Force

WASHINGTON, Aug. 21, 2013 - U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced the renewal of USDA's 
Politics | 8/21/2013 10:55:33 AM

Farm income up slightly in Eighth Federal Reserve District

WASHINGTON, Aug. 21, 2013 - Farm income, along with capital and household spending, in the seven-state Eighth Federal Reserve District increased
Politics | 8/20/2013 7:25:54 PM

 Pacific trade negotiations head into home stretch in Brunei

WASHINGTON, Aug. 20, 2013 - With negotiators meeting again this week on a Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement, a bipartisan group
Politics | 8/19/2013 6:38:55 PM

EPA introduces new pesticide labels

WASHINGTON, Aug. 19, 2013- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) developed new pesticide labels that prohibit use of some neonicotinoid pesticide
Politics | 8/19/2013 11:55:50 AM

U.S. agricultural equipment exports down 9.5 percent

WASHINGTON, Aug. 19, 2013 - U.S. agricultural equipment exports dropped 9.5 percent
Politics | 8/19/2013 4:17:31 AM

Will farmers 'bring the heat' to finish the farm bill?

SEDALIA, MO., August 15, 2013 - With the current farm bill extension expiring on Sept. 30 and Congress seemingly unable to make any long-term policy decisions, many farmers and
Politics | 8/16/2013 5:41:31 PM

FDA planning environmental impact statement on produce rule

WASHINGTON, Aug. 16, 2013 - The FDA issued today a notice of intent to prepare an environmental impact statement for
Politics | 8/15/2013 8:15:38 PM

Government should produce better trade promotion data, GAO finds

WASHINGTON, Aug. 14, 2013- The Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report concluding that the government needs to produce better information about its resources
Politics | 8/15/2013 6:57:44 PM

 Have farmland values peaked?

WASHINGTON, Aug. 15 - Despite lower farm income and expectations of additional declines, farmland values
Politics | 8/15/2013 5:39:08 PM

Rural areas, farmers need more energy efficiency funds, report says

YWASHINGTON, Aug. 15, 2013 - Rural communities, and especially farmers, could benefit significantly from increased
Politics | 8/15/2013 1:02:21 PM

USDA approves Bayer herbicide resistant soybean

WASHINGTON, Aug. 15, 2013- The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) approved a line of herbicide resistant soybeans developed by Bayer CropScience
Politics | 8/14/2013 4:47:34 PM

Food makes up 16 percent of the cost to raise a child, USDA reports

WASHINGTON, August 14, 2013 - A middle-income family with a child born in 2012 can expect to spend more than $240,000 over the next 17 years, according to the
Politics | 8/14/2013 10:20:44 AM

Deere sees strong increase in third quarter earnings

MOLINE, Ill., Aug. 14, 2013 - Agriculture equipment giant John Deere reported today a 26 percent increase in third quarter earnings compared with
Politics | 8/14/2013 9:56:34 AM

USDA to fund housing for farm laborers

WASHINGTON, Aug. 14, 2013 - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced today the availability of nearly $40 million to
Politics | 8/14/2013

Humane Society continues to urge lawmakers to drop King amendment from farm bill

WASHINGTON, Aug. 14, 2013 - The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) continued its campaign Tuesday against an amendment
Politics | 8/13/2013 5:48:41 PM

More food-insecure children have unemployed parents post-recession

WASHINGTON, Aug. 13, 2013- Between 2007 and 2011, the percentage of U.S. households with food-insecure children increased from 8.3 to 10 percent, according to a report from USDA's
Politics | 8/13/2013 12:40:57 PM

House Democrats press Boehner on food stamp cuts

WASHINGTON, Aug. 13, 2013 - Rep. Rosa DeLauro, D-Conn., led 204 fellow House Democrats today in calling on Speaker
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