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Politics | 12/20/2013 12:02:20 PM

Obama plans to nominate Baucus to serve as ambassador to China

WASHINGTON, Dec. 20, 2013 - President Obama announced his intent today to nominate Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont., to serve as
Politics | 12/19/2013 4:36:02 PM

Senate approves two-year budget, sending bill to Obama

WASHINGTON, Dec. 18, 2013 - The Senate approved today, with a 64-36 vote, a two-year budget bill (H.J. Res. 59) that seeks to ease sequestration rates

Politics | 12/19/2013 3:53:51 PM

Ethanol industry defends RFS with new report

WASHINGTON, Dec. 19, 2013—The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) released a report today defending the Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS), which the Obama administration recently proposed to lower
Politics | 12/19/2013 2:49:27 PM

Exports threatened by delay on farm bill, USDA says

WASHINGTON, Dec. 19, 2013 - Record-breaking U.S. agricultural exports are being threatened by Congress's failure to pass a new farm bill, according to
Politics | 12/19/2013 1:59:23 PM

FDA plans changes to proposed rules under food safety law

WASHINGTON, Dec. 19, 2013 - FDA today said it is planning major changes to its proposed produce and preventative-control food safety rules and will
Politics | 12/19/2013 1:18:02 PM

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Politics | 12/19/2013 12:01:41 PM

USDA chicken inspection system faulted by Consumer Reports

WASHINGTON, D.C., Dec. 19, 2013 - Consumer Reports says independent tests on more than 300 raw chicken breasts purchased at
Politics | 12/18/2013 10:19:57 PM

Agriculture groups threaten to oppose TPP

WASHINGTON, Dec. 18, 2013-- A coalition of agricultural organizations indicated Wednesday they may oppose a final Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement if it includes Japan
Politics | 12/18/2013 4:18:47 PM

Senate poised to approve two-year budget bill to avoid shutdown

WASHINGTON, Dec. 18, 2013 - The Senate is expected to approve a two-year budget bill (H.J. Res. 59) on Wednesday that seeks to avoid another government shutdown
Politics | 12/18/2013 4:05:20 PM

Senate approves two-year budget, sending bill to Obama

WASHINGTON, Dec. 18, 2013 - The Senate approved today, with a 64-36 vote, a two-year budget bill (H.J. Res. 59) that seeks to ease sequestration rates
Politics | 12/17/2013 7:55:11 PM

Three representatives announce they will not run for re-election

WASHINGTON, Dec. 17, 2013 - Three representatives, including Rep. Tom Latham, R-Iowa, announced
Politics | 12/17/2013 7:12:03 PM

Obama nominates Vetter for USTR Chief Agricultural Negotiator

WASHINGTON, Dec. 17, 2013—President Barack Obama announced his intent to nominate Darci Vetter as Chief Agricultural Negotiator
Politics | 12/17/2013 7:11:59 PM

As comment period closes, USDA approval of biotech apples looks likely

WASHINGTON, Dec. 16, 2013 - An apple bioengineered to resist browning will be one step closer to non-regulated status after
Politics | 12/17/2013 2:19:52 PM

Donnelly, Grassley push for better market access for U.S. pork in TPP talks

WASHINGTON, Dec. 17, 2013 - Sen. Joe Donnelly, D-Ind., and Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, recently sent a letter - signed by 31 senators - to U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack urging them to
Politics | 12/17/2013 11:21:42 AM

Wetjen to serve as acting CFTC chairman

WASHINGTON, Dec. 17, 2013—The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) announced Monday that Commissioner Mark Wetjen will
Politics | 12/16/2013 6:32:43 PM

Senators urge Vilsack to move rule to update USDA poultry inspection system

WASHINGTON, Dec. 16, 2013 - A bipartisan group of 13 senators sent a letter Friday to Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack urging him to advance a
Politics | 12/16/2013 4:52:13 PM

Washington Week Ahead: Senate to focus on budget plan; farm bill talks set to continue

WASHINGTON, Dec. 16, 2013 - The Senate is expected this week to begin debate on a two-year budget bill (H.J. Res. 59) that aims to avert
Politics | 12/16/2013 3:28:37 PM

Arguments set on ABC's motion to dismiss defamation claims over LFT Beef

ELK POINT, S.D., Dec. 16 - A state judge in South Dakota is scheduled to hear oral arguments tomorrow on ABC News' motion to dismiss a $1.2 billion defamation suit
Politics | 12/16/2013 10:16:57 AM

Court lifts hold on horse slaughter

WASHINGTON, Dec. 16, 2013 -- Horse slaughter operations may be able to move forward after a federal appeals court
Politics | 12/16/2013 10:01:07 AM

Report: Diseases of animal origin on the rise

ROME, Dec. 16, 2013 - Population growth, agricultural expansion, and the rise of globe-spanning food supply chains have dramatically altered how diseases emerge
Politics | 12/13/2013 4:45:18 PM

Farmworkers need better labor protections, report says

WASHINGTON, Dec. 13, 2013 - Enhanced labor protections in the law and regulations as well as stronger enforcement are needed to improve
Politics | 12/13/2013 3:07:23 PM

Top farm bill conferees set to meet after House approves one-month extension

WASHINGTON, Dec. 12, 2013 - Top farm bill conferees are expected to meet Friday, after the House quickly approved
Politics | 12/13/2013 10:33:08 AM

Vilsack to Attend U.S.-China Trade Conference in Beijing

WASHINGTON, Dec. 12, 2013 - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack will travel to China later this month
Politics | 12/13/2013 9:13:59 AM

Rep. Conaway: Encouraged about farm bill prospects

WASHINGTON, Dec. 5, 2013 - Rep. Mike Conaway, R-Texas, arrived at the Farm Journal Forum today with two speeches in mind
Politics | 12/13/2013

Farm bill conferees huddle again, hope for framework next week

WASHINGTON, Dec. 13, 2013 - Top farm bill conferees are expected to meet again next week to work on
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