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Politics | 3/26/2014
WASHINGTON, March 26, 2014 - For nearly four years, the Farm Credit Administration (FCA) board has faced a gauntlet of opposition from Farm Credit System (FCS) cooperative lenders over its demand that WASHINGTON, March 26, 2014 - The Senate Agriculture Committee will likely approve the three nominees for the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), including for the chairmanship, before the Easter recess, according to

WASHINGTON, March 26, 2014 - The U.S. biofuels industry is bracing for the latest version of an international climate change report that could, for the first time, take a negative view of the WASHINGTON, March 26, 2014 - USDA is funding a multi-institutional grant project to develop a national clearinghouse for a standardized farm safety and health curriculum for young workers, after the Labor Department last year WASHINGTON, March 26, 2014 - U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy testified before the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works
Politics | 3/25/2014 8:30:29 PM
As a proud sponsor of National Ag Day on March 25, the AVMA salutes our nation's farmers and ranchers for the invaluable service they provide so that Americans have access to the highest quality, abundant and most affordable food products available.
Politics | 3/25/2014 8:16:26 PM
WASHINGTON, March 24, 2014 - USDA Deputy Secretary Krysta Harden kicked off National Ag Day activities with a discussion hosted by Agri-Pulse President Sara Wyant at the
Politics | 3/25/2014 8:05:12 PM
WASHINGTON, March 25, 2014 - USDA's Rural Development agency announced a two week extension for grant applications for the Value-Added Producer Grant program. The extension,
Politics | 3/25/2014 4:15:30 PM
WASHINGTON, March 25, 2014 - The EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers today released a proposed rule to clarify protection under the Clean Water Act (CWA) for streams and wetlands that form the foundation of the nation's water resources. The rule would
Politics | 3/24/2014 9:46:50 PM
WASHINGTON, March 24, 2014 - Agriculture advocates will be turning out across Capitol Hill this week for a wide variety of activities focused
Politics | 3/24/2014 8:33:13 PM
WASHINGTON, March 24, 2014 - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced modifications to the loan programs administered by the USDA's Farm Service Agency (FSA) as a result of the 2014 Farm Bill. The modifications will provide increased
Politics | 3/24/2014
MINNETONKA, Minn., March 24 - As we celebrate National Ag Day this week, it is essential to recognize an important disconnect that exists regarding how people around the world think
Politics | 3/23/2014 7:52:12 PM
WASHINGTON, March 21, 2014 - A new report from the Kids' Safe and Healthful Foods Project shows 86 percent of schools are serving lunches that meet federal nutrition standards - but many
Politics | 3/20/2014 9:04:34 PM
WASHINGTON, March 20, 2014 - The Obama administration yesterday launched its Climate Data Initiative, another weapon in the government's larger effort to
Politics | 3/20/2014 4:02:28 PM
WASHINGTON, March 20, 2014 - The ethanol industry, represented by the Renewable Fuels Association (RFS) and Growth Energy, asked the Supreme Court today to rule on
Politics | 3/20/2014 1:46:32 PM
WASHINGTON, March 20, 2014 - Two bipartisan lawmakers introduced legislation Wednesday that would authorize a feasibility study and
Politics | 3/20/2014 11:44:35 AM
WASHINGTON, March 20, 2014 - The liberal group Americans United for Change (AUC) is financing an (ad blitz) in the Washington media market on the major TV talk shows this Sunday to argue its case against
Politics | 3/19/2014 9:22:33 PM
WASHINGTON, March 19, 2014 - The lesser prairie chicken will be the subject of yet another lawsuit, but this potential endangered species candidate is in good company, along with
Politics | 3/19/2014 4:20:38 PM
KANSAS CITY, Mo., March 19, 2014 - Dairy Farmers of America (DFA) reported net income of $61.3 million for 2013 with net sales totaling $12.1 billion, up 6 percent from 2012, citing (strong
Politics | 3/19/2014 3:05:09 PM
WASHINGTON, March 19, 2014 - Too few scientists are being trained in agriculture areas of science, according to a study released by
Politics | 3/19/2014
A study released by Partnership for a New American Economy (PNAE) and the Agriculture Coalition for Immigration Reform (ACIR) on Tuesday argues that the economy has suffered from the A report from the watchdog group Sunlight Foundation shows that agriculture - especially the dairy and sugar sectors - is among the top industries lobbying on the Agricultural operations and agri-businesses hoping to leverage the use drones need to brand these so-called Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) before skeptics of the technology do it for them, former U.S. Grains Council CEO Thomas Dorr said Tuesday during The Waterways Council Inc. (WCI) and the American Waterways Operators (AWO) discussed their 2014 legislative priorities Tuesday, largely focusing on congressional passage of water resources development legislation that would improve U.S. corn exports to China have been dominating many trade headlines in recent weeks. However, as strong headwinds dampened sales, Chinese buyers are increasingly
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