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Politics | 2/21/2014 7:45:18 AM
WASHINGTON, Feb. 21, 2014 - In its first forecasts for 2014, USDA is projecting record corn and soybean crops and slightly smaller wheat production, with lower prices for
Politics | 2/21/2014
WASHINGTON, Feb. 21, 2014 - The number of farms and ranches in the United States resumed their long-term declining trend between 2007 and 2012 but the pace of loss of farmland slowed dramatically

Politics | 2/20/2014 10:39:56 PM
WASHINGTON, Feb. 20, 2014 - EPA today proposed revisions to its Worker Protection Standard for farm workers who regularly deal with pesticides
Politics | 2/20/2014 7:58:55 PM
WASHINGTON, Feb. 20, 2014 - Former Democratic Congressman Charles Stenholm took at shot at FDA's implementation of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Wednesday
Politics | 2/20/2014 3:50:17 PM
MEMPHIS, Tenn., Feb. 20, 2014 - The National Cotton Council today reiterated its support for the new Stacked Income Protection Plan (STAX) in the 2014 Farm Bill, saying the measure should
Politics | 2/20/2014 10:50:31 AM
WASHINGTON, Feb. 20, 2014 - A new study shows proposed changes to the tax code restricting the use of cash accounting by agricultural operations would reduce agriculture's access to capital
Politics | 2/20/2014 10:33:50 AM
A new study shows proposed changes to the tax code restricting the use of cash accounting by agricultural operations would reduce agriculture's access to capital
Politics | 2/20/2014 9:59:21 AM
WASHINGTON, Feb. 20, 2014 - The USDA's top economist said he's optimist about the long-term outlook for U.S. farmers despite challenges in 2014 posed by
Politics | 2/19/2014 10:16:37 PM
WASHINGTON, Feb. 19 - The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) has released a study emphasizing positive impacts of the ethanol industry in 2013
Politics | 2/19/2014 3:47:42 PM
WASHINGTON, Feb. 19, 2014 - The likelihood for legislation that would mandate hen housing standards nationwide has been weakened after lawmakers failed to include the measure
Politics | 2/19/2014 9:08:50 AM
WASHINGTON, D.C., Feb. 19, 2014 - President Obama today will sign an executive order aimed at streamlining the export and import process for
Politics | 2/19/2014
WASHINGTON, Feb. 19, 2014 - Research under way in the Deep South hopes to give Louisiana and Mississippi farmers two new (energy) crops to add to WASHINGTON, Feb. 19 - Sens. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., and Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, late last week introduced legislation that would extend the expired biodiesel tax incentive for WASHINGTON, Feb. 19, 2014 - The National Chicken Council (NCC) has updated its animal welfare guidelines which the group says (incorporates new parameters to improve bird welfare.) NCC developed WASHINGTON, Feb. 19, 2014 - Jamie Critelli knew he wanted to grow things since his early days visiting WASHINGTON, Feb. 19, 2014 - President Obama said he is directing EPA and the Transportation Department to develop the next phase of fuel efficiency and WASHINGTON, Feb. 19, 2014 - Warning that weather-related disasters will only get worse, President Barack Obama drew a clear connection between the California drought and WASHINGTON, Feb. 19, 2014 - Agriculture was optimistic when Japan entered the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade talks, back in March 2013. The Asian country currently has WASHINGTON, Feb. 19, 2014 - A consistent theme heard from farmers throughout development of the new farm bill centered on (choice) in the commodity title. But now, the plethora of choices available - including potential interactions between WASHINGTON, Feb. 19, 2014 - The European Union will not budge on its regulations forbidding hormone-treated beef during trade negotiations, the European
Politics | 2/17/2014
WASHINGTON, Feb. 17, 2014 - The nation must invest in improving resilience to the impact of climate change and to extreme weather events such as
Politics | 2/16/2014 8:30:05 PM

WASHINGTON,Feb. 17, 2014- In its latest attempt to differentiate itself from other Mexican fast food chains, Chipotle Mexican Grill plans to launch a video series
Politics | 2/16/2014 4:16:51 PM
WASHINGTON, Feb. 14, 2014 - It's the holiday of love - but there's no love lost between the sugar and candy industries, which are using Valentine's Day not just
Politics | 2/16/2014 12:26:18 PM
By Senator John Thune - South Dakota farmers and ranchers are all too familiar with the harsh temperatures of our hot, dry summers and cold, wet winters
Politics | 2/14/2014 1:04:42 PM
WASHINGTON, D.C., FEB. 14, 2014: The total value of U.S. field crops fell almost 10 percent in 2013 as bumper harvests of major commodities such
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