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Politics | 7/30/2014
WASHINGTON, July 30, 2014 - Following in the footsteps of North Dakota's successful ballot initiative, the latest state effort to protect a farmer's "right to farm" is headed for a vote on Aug. 5 in Missouri. But supporters face strong headwinds from the Humane Society of the U.S. (HSUS), which is attempting to frame the debate as an attack on small family farms, among other things. WASHINGTON, July 30, 2014 - Five of the corduroy jackets worn with pride by members of the National FFA Organization - formerly the Future Farmers of America - will be part of a Smithsonian exhibition devoted to "American Enterprise."

Politics | 7/29/2014 9:20:44 PM
WASHINGTON, JULY 29, 2014 --The House of Representatives on Tuesday passed H.R. 4315, the (Endangered Species Transparency Act,) which would require the government to make public all data it uses to decide whether
Politics | 7/29/2014 7:56:34 PM
WASHINGTON, July 29, 2014 - Oxfam International is applauding General Mills for committing to what it calls (industry-leading measures) to cut greenhouse gas emissions
Politics | 7/29/2014 11:26:38 AM
Washington, July 29, 2014 - The American Meat Institute (AMI) said it is evaluating its options after the full U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
Politics | 7/29/2014 10:39:44 AM
There are 36 Senate seats in play this year and 21 are held by Democrats like Hagan with 15 in the hands of the GOP
Politics | 7/29/2014
WASHINGTON, July 30, 2014 -The head of the USDA's Rural Utilities Service (RUS) told a House Agriculture subcommittee Tuesday that just as in the 1930s with rural electrification
Politics | 7/28/2014 5:45:02 PM
WASHINGTON, July 28, 2014 - The environment will be among a wide range of issues the House and Senate will consider this week as they prepare for their August recess.
Politics | 7/28/2014 2:30:49 PM
WASHINGTON, D.C., July 28, 2014 - Pilgrim's Pride, the nation's second largest poultry integrator, said today that it has agreed to buy all poultry facilities in Mexico from Tyson Foods
Politics | 7/27/2014 1:26:24 PM
WASHINGTON, July 25, 2014 - The U.S. nitrogen fertilizer market will soon reach a point of saturation, following the sharp increase in capacity in recent years as the cost of natural gas
Politics | 7/27/2014 10:03:37 AM
WASHINGTON, July 27, 2014 - U.S. Trade Negotiator Michael Froman says India's refusal to support a package of agreements including the so-called Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) has brought the World Trade Organization (to the brink
Politics | 7/25/2014 8:11:11 AM

WASHINGTON, July 24, 2014 -- USDA and CoBank announced today a partnership to create a $10 billion fund to improve rural
Politics | 7/25/2014 6:28:48 AM
WASHINGTON, July 25, 2014 - A House Agriculture subcommittee on Thursday heard witnesses describe the important role played by the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program in fighting hunger. But several said the program is badly in need of
Politics | 7/24/2014 3:59:24 PM
WASHINGTON, July 24, 2014- Supporters of federally revised school nutrition standards are citing studies and testimonials that children are accepting the healthier food, but the School Nutrition Association
Politics | 7/24/2014 1:39:21 PM
WASHINGTON, July 24, 2014 - For families on food assistance, farmers market vouchers are a way to increase fresh fruit and vegetable consumption, according to a study released today by NYU's Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development.
Politics | 7/24/2014 8:34:19 AM
Brazil didn't win the World Cup on its home turf earlier this month, but the country's investment in the needed infrastructure to host the world proved to be a real winner
Politics | 7/23/2014 11:08:13 PM
WASHINGTON, July 24, 2014-USDA and CoBank announced today a partnership to create a $10 billion fund to improve rural
Politics | 7/23/2014 10:44:29 PM
WASHINGTON, July 22, 2014-- USDA issued a reminder today that producers must have a Highly Erodible Land Conservation and Wetland Conservation Certification (AD-1026) on file
Politics | 7/23/2014 8:59:57 PM
WASHINGTON, July 23, 2014 -- The Environmental Working Group hosted a briefing on Capitol Hill Wednesday where researchers and doctors sought to persuade EPA to reject Dow AgroScience's application for
Politics | 7/23/2014 4:29:24 PM
WASHINGTON, July 23, 2014 - A National Pork Producers Council officer is being held in a Washington jail after being arrested today
Politics | 7/23/2014 4:22:48 PM
WASHINGTON, July 23, 2014 - A vote on whether to renew presidential (fast-track) Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) likely will be delayed until
Politics | 7/23/2014 2:24:13 PM
WASHINGTON, July 23, 2014 -- USDA has chosen representatives from 11 universities, including a Nobel Prize laureate, plus officials from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Cargill Inc., the chairwoman of the National Corn Growers Association and a former U.S. Agriculture Secretary as board members for the
Politics | 7/23/2014 12:55:56 PM
USDA has selected 36 energy facilities in 14 states to accept biomass deliveries supported by the Biomass Crop Assistance Program (BCAP)
Politics | 7/23/2014 12:01:48 PM
WASHINGTON, July 23, 2014 - Sen. Pat Roberts told EPA chief Gina McCarthy yesterday that many of the people he represents in Kansas believe the Environmental Protection Agency has an (anti-agriculture agenda) that is
Politics | 7/23/2014
WASHINGTON, July 23, 2014 - As growers look ahead towards a bountiful harvest in many parts of the Midwest, the potential for bumper 2014 crops coupled with still lingering rail problems moving last year's crop, could shape up as a major issue this fall.
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