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Politics | 1/15/2014
Most members of the House and Senate Agriculture Committees are millionaires, according to personal financial disclosure data compiled by
Politics | 1/14/2014 8:11:55 PM
SAN ANTONIO, Jan. 13, 2014 - An agricultural economist at Ohio State University has some words of caution for U.S. farmers

Politics | 1/13/2014 7:55:44 PM
WASHINGTON, Jan. 13, 2014 - Negotiations over a long-term farm bill are expected to continue this week while lawmakers try
Politics | 1/13/2014 7:29:45 PM
WASHINGTON, Jan. 14, 2014 - USDA and FDA would receive a combined increase of $350 million in FY 2014 as part of a $1 trillion
Politics | 1/13/2014 7:10:49 PM
WASHINGTON, Jan. 13, 2014 - Although House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, will not budge on his position on dairy policy, top Republican
Politics | 1/13/2014 5:22:41 PM
WASHINGTON, Jan. 13, 2014 - Rep. George Miller, D-Calif., announced today that he will not seek a 21st term in
Politics | 1/13/2014 1:05:44 PM
SAN ANTONIO, Jan. 13, 2014 - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said he is organizing USDA to be prepared to implement the provisions of a new farm bill as soon as
Politics | 1/12/2014 1:21:41 PM

SAN ANTONIO, January 12, 2014 - American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) President Bob Stallman called on the over 5,500 members and guests attending the organization's 95th annual convention to hold their members of Congress
Politics | 1/12/2014 12:41:07 PM
WASHINGTON, Nov. 12, 2014 -- Three of the world's largest agricultural companies filed a lawsuit to block a bill passed by the Hawaii County of Kaua'i regulating the use of pesticides and genetically modified crops
Politics | 1/10/2014 12:52:30 PM
WASHINGTON, Jan. 10, 2014 - Unsold U.S. corn supplies before the 2014 harvest will total 1.631 billion bushels, the USDA said today in
Politics | 1/10/2014 11:40:46 AM
WASHINGTON, Jan. 10, 2014 - U.S. farmers planted an estimated 41.9 million acres for this year's winter-wheat crop, down 3 percent from the previous year,
Politics | 1/10/2014 10:54:35 AM
WASHINGTON, Jan. 10, 2014 - Almost 100 agriculture and food-related groups sent a letter to members of the Senate Finance Committee today endorsing the nomination of Darci Vetter as
Politics | 1/10/2014
WASHINGTON, Jan. 10, 2014 - Widespread expectations of a farm bill conference this week evaporated Thursday with more dust getting kicked up over the dairy
Politics | 1/9/2014 6:30:51 PM
WASHINGTON, Jan. 9, 2014 - The U.S. District Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia will hear oral arguments Thursday in a lawsuit challenging a USDA rule requiring
Politics | 1/9/2014 3:48:19 PM
WASHINGTON, Jan. 9, 2014 - Leaders of the Senate Finance and House Ways and Means committees today introduced legislation that would give the president (fast-track) authority
Politics | 1/9/2014 1:55:25 PM
WASHINGTON, Jan. 9, 2014 - Leaders of the Senate Finance and House Ways and Means committees today introduced legislation that would give the president fast-track authority to put trade deals before Congress
Politics | 1/9/2014 1:12:47 PM
WASHINGTON, Jan. 9, 2014 - Tyson Foods sent a letter to its hog suppliers yesterday updating its animal well-being program and recommending that farmers provide more space
Politics | 1/9/2014 12:33:49 PM
WASHINGTON, Jan. 9, 2014 - The Senate has unanimously passed legislation allowing veterinarians to treat animals with controlled substances beyond their clinics
Politics | 1/9/2014

WASHINGTON, Jan. 8, 2014 - While a farm bill conference has still not been scheduled, House Agriculture Committee Chairman Frank Lucas, R-Okla., said Wednesday it remains
Politics | 1/8/2014 5:06:39 PM
WASHINGTON, Jan. 8, 2014 - Catfish reappeared on Capitol Hill today, as a spate of letters from opponents of a controversial UDSA inspection program began to circulate among
Politics | 1/8/2014 2:46:16 PM
WASHINGTON, Jan. 8, 2014 - The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today announced almost half a million dollars in funding to three universities for projects to reduce pesticide use
Politics | 1/8/2014 2:30:28 PM
WASHINGTON, Jan. 8, 2014 - Rep. Mike McIntyre of North Carolina, a farm bill conferee and one of Washington's last Blue Dog Democrats, will not be running for reelection next year, according to numerous reports
Politics | 1/8/2014 12:40:54 PM

WASHINGTON, Jan. 8, 2013 - The farm bill could hit the Senate floor next week, Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., told reporters today in a teleconference
Politics | 1/8/2014 10:59:03 AM
WASHINGTON, D.C., Jan. 8, 2014 - Rajiv Shah, administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development, will be one of the featured speakers at
Politics | 1/8/2014
As more pork processors and food companies announce plans to source hogs from farms that provide additional room for pregnant sows, animal welfare groups are pushing for even more
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