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Politics | 8/8/2013 9:08:43 AM

FDA again extends food safety comment period

WASHINGTON, Aug. 8, 2013 - FDA has again extended the comment period for two provisions of the Food Safety
Politics | 8/8/2013

 Peterson: Farm bill process resembles horror movie

NAPA, CA. August, 7, 2013 - A feisty Rep. Collin Peterson vowed not to give up fighting for a new farm bill even

Politics | 8/7/2013 8:46:17 PM

Shuster tells governors to expect water resources bill in coming months

MILWAUKEE, Aug. 7, 2013 - House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Chairman Bill Shuster, R-Pa., recently told the nation's governors that the committee plans to consider
Politics | 8/7/2013 4:47:33 PM

'Blend wall' could be toppled by more E85 use, study finds

WASHINGTON, Aug. 7, 2013 - The E10 blend wall is an economic barrier that can be overcome, and
Politics | 8/7/2013 4:44:04 PM

Budget experts outline post-recess challenges for Congress

WASHINGTON, Aug. 7, 2013- While a grand bargain on tax and entitlement reform seems out of reach by the end of the fiscal year, focus will soon shift to the pressing deadlines for
Politics | 8/7/2013 3:33:40 PM

U.S. cotton payments to Brazil may end due to lack of farm bill, Vilsack says

WASHINGTON, Aug. 7, 2013 - Top U.S. agriculture officials put their Brazilian counterparts on advance notice that the United States may have to soon end the
Politics | 8/7/2013 11:38:07 AM

Cargill posts substantial increase in quarterly earnings

MINNEAPOLIS, Aug. 7, 2013 - Agribusiness giant Cargill reported today a large jump in net earnings of
Politics | 8/7/2013 10:27:48 AM

Heat application may treat citrus greening symptoms

WASHINGTON, Aug. 7, 2013- USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists found that forms of heating can reduce symptoms of citrus greening, a disease threatening the U.S. citrus industry
Politics | 8/6/2013 6:16:52 PM

Froman sets Asian travel plans to discuss TPP

WASHINGTON, Aug. 6, 2013 - United States Trade Representative Michael Froman announced today that he will travel to Asia this month for
Politics | 8/6/2013 4:13:08 PM

 Rep. Conaway: Don't buy into another farm bill extension

NAPA, CA. Aug. 5, 2013 - For all of those naysayers who don't believe Congress can muster up the votes and deliver a farm bill to the president's desk this year, Rep. Mike Conaway, R- Texas, has a message:
Politics | 8/6/2013 1:21:20 PM

Oxfam America report probes future of ag biotech

WASHINGTON, Aug. 6, 2013 - That doesn't mean the 23 experts who contributed to the report agree on what shape future biotechnology, or genetically modified (GM) foods, should take.
Politics | 8/6/2013 1:08:01 PM

Report calls 2012 one of the warmest years on record across the globe

WASHINGTON, Aug. 6, 2013 - Experts point to the unprecedented Arctic warmth and continued warm surface temperatures as the major
Politics | 8/6/2013 11:34:09 AM

EPA finalizes RFS percentage standards in four categories

WASHINGTON, Aug. 6, 2013 - The EPA announced today, in a final rule, its 2013 percentage standards for four fuel
Politics | 8/6/2013 11:33:06 AM

USDA announces new rural loan recipients

ST. LOUIS, Mo., Aug. 6, 2013 - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced today that projects in 17 states and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico will
Politics | 8/5/2013 8:16:32 PM

USDA data: Farmers markets sprouting nationwide

WASHINGTON, Aug. 4, 2013 - The United States has added more than 3,000 farmers markets in the past five years
Politics | 8/5/2013 3:03:29 PM

USDA to allow limited emergency grazing of CRP lands

WASHINGTON, Aug. 5, 2013 - As severe drought conditions persist in certain regions throughout the country, the U.S. Department of
Politics | 8/5/2013 8:49:15 AM

American Farm Bureau acquires several farm events and publications

WASHINGTON, D.C., Aug. 5, 2013— The American Farm Bureau Federation announced today the acquisition of Cygnus Business Media's agricultural events and publications
Politics | 8/3/2013

Lucas: GOP nutrition proposal would cut $40 billion

WASHINGTON, Aug. 1, 2013 - A battle-weary Agriculture Committee Chair Frank Lucas, R-Okla., said today that House Republicans are ready
Politics | 8/2/2013 7:30:02 PM

Judge halts domestic horse slaughter

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., Aug. 2, 2013- A federal judge granted a Temporary Restraining Order against USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) to prevent the inspection of horse
Politics | 8/2/2013 2:08:35 PM

FDA announces 'gluten-free' labeling guidelines

WASHINGTON, Aug. 2, 2013 - The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today published uniform standards for "gluten-free"
Politics | 8/2/2013 1:46:40 PM

WTO rejects China's duties on imports of U.S. chicken

WASHINGTON, Aug. 2, 2013 - A World Trade Organization panel has ruled that China violated its WTO obligations by imposing higher duties
Politics | 8/2/2013 10:08:23 AM

Senate confirms Harden, Bonnie, Trade Commission member

WASHINGTON, Aug. 2, 2013 - The Senate confirmed a long list of pending nominees for executive branch positions Thursday
Politics | 8/1/2013 8:58:13 PM

Senate names farm bill conferees

WASHINGTON, August, 1, 2013 - Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., on Thursday named conferees to reconcile differences in farm bill legislation approved
Politics | 8/1/2013 4:59:57 PM

Flake, Stabenow agree direct payments need to go

WASHINGTON, Aug. 1, 2013 - Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., pressured Senate Agriculture Committee Chair Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., to reaffirm her commitment to
Politics | 8/1/2013 4:39:34 PM

Stabenow: GOP leader tosses another farm bill 'roadblock'

WASHINGTON, Aug. 1, 2013 - Senate Agriculture Committee Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow expressed frustration with House Majority Leader Eric Cantor today following
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