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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
Politics | 2/14/2014 12:25:02 PM
WASHINGTON, Feb. 14, 2014 - USDA will expedite implementation of its livestock disaster assistance program, the Obama administration
Politics | 2/14/2014 9:48:17 AM
WASHINGTON, Feb. 14, 2014 - The administration said today it is directing USDA to accelerate programs that would aid drought efforts
Politics | 2/13/2014 6:53:48 PM
WASHINGTON, Feb. 12, 2014 - Countries around the globe must increase investment in agricultural research and irrigation and improve farm-management practices to feed a world population that's expected to swell by 2 billion
Politics | 2/13/2014 2:19:15 PM
WASHINGTON, D.C., Feb. 13, 2014 - U.S. net farm income should remain historically high over much of the next decade based on strong
Politics | 2/13/2014 12:00:54 PM
ST. LOUIS, Feb. 13, 2014 - The greatest risks to the farm sector this year may come from lower-than-expected commodity prices, followed by
Politics | 2/13/2014 11:04:37 AM
WASHINGTON, Feb. 13, 2014 - Rep. Dave Loebsack, D-Iowa, introduced legislation (H.R. 4051) Wednesday that would establish a grant program through
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