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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.
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
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
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
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
Legislation that would allow siting wind and solar energy projects on small portions of plots designated as preserved farmland moved through the Maryland House of Delegates this week and is now headed to the state Senate, where the chances for passage appear to be
The push for agriculture productivity and sustainability has brought rapid innovation for farm machines in the US and around the globe. While global food, fiber and fuel demand promise opportunity for machinery manufacturers, the agriculture equipment industry faces real challenges from a global economic downturn, higher emission standards, uncertain U.S. tax policy and a paradigm shift in net farm income from lower commodity prices. Charlie O'Brien, Senior Vice President for the Association of Equipment Manufacturers says technology in the coming generations of farm machinery will lead to a more rapid turnover of equipment sales as producers strive to maximize both efficiency and production.