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Politics | 2/5/2014
The plan to launch commercial production of biofuels and high-value chemicals from (energy) beets in North Dakota is being delayed for two years to give growers more time to Lawmakers and agricultural stakeholders have been ratcheting up efforts to get congressional passage of (fast-track) trade promotion authority (TPA) - giving President Obama the opportunity to

Legislation adopted by the House Energy Committee last week by a 29-19 vote would restrict EPA authority under the Clean Air Act to The American Farm Bureau Federation and the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) are among influential agriculture and rural-interest organizations joining One of biggest new buzz terms in the conservation community - certainty - could be a (game-changer,) a paradigm-shifter, National Resources Conservation Service Chief Jason Weller said in a recent interview. (Farmers understand Iowa Republican Steve King may not have persuaded farm bill conferees to include his controversial amendment regarding California standards for egg-laying hens, but he may eventually Many agriculture groups and lawmakers from both parties echoed sighs of relief as the Senate approval a five-year farm bill (H.R. 2642) on a 68-32 vote Tuesday. The passage sends the sweeping legislation to
Politics | 2/4/2014 2:59:30 PM
WASHINGTON, D.C., FEB. 2, 2014 - The U.S. cattle industry needs to change the way it produces beef if it is to stay competitive in
Politics | 2/4/2014 2:12:36 PM
WASHINGTON, Feb. 4, 2014 - The Senate approved today, on a 68-32 vote, a five-year farm bill (H.R. 2642), sending the sweeping legislation to
Politics | 2/3/2014 5:49:34 PM
WASHINGTON, Feb. 3, 2014 - This should finally be the week Congress sends a five-year farm bill (H.R. 2642) to the White House
Politics | 2/3/2014 5:40:48 PM
WASHINGTON, Feb. 3, 2014 - The Senate approved today, with a 72-22 vote, a procedural motion to advance the five-year
Politics | 1/31/2014 5:03:21 PM
WASHINGTON, Jan. 31, 2014 - The State Department released an environmental impact statement today for the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline project that
Politics | 1/31/2014 4:22:08 PM
WASHINGTON, D.C., Jan. 31, 2014 - The U.S. cattle herd as of Jan. 1 was the smallest since 1951
Politics | 1/31/2014 3:35:23 PM
WASHINGTON, D.C., Jan. 31, 2014 -- The Climate Corporation, a farm-focused software and insurance developer bought by Monsanto last year, announced policy guidelines it will use when collecting information from individual farmers
Politics | 1/31/2014 1:34:39 PM
WASHINGTON, Jan. 31, 2014 - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released two draft guidance documents describing how the agency plans to evaluate human and ecological risks from pesticide spray
Politics | 1/31/2014
WASHINGTON, Jan. 31, 2014 - U.S. corn growers should probably resign themselves to lower prices from the 2014 harvest and have a strong cash reserve to get through the tougher times ahead.
Politics | 1/30/2014 6:46:21 PM
WASHINGTON, Jan. 30, 2014 - The House Republican leadership released a list of principles today that could lea
Politics | 1/30/2014 6:37:54 PM
WASHINGTON, Jan 30, 2014 - Most of the controversy over dairy policy during farm bill consideration surrounded proposals to prevent recurrence of the cost-price squeeze
Politics | 1/30/2014 6:27:42 PM
WASHINGTON, Jan. 30, 2013 - USDA today proposed the establishment of minimum national professional standards and training requirements for school nutrition professionals who manage and
Politics | 1/30/2014 6:12:45 PM
WASHINGTON, Jan. 30, 2014 - While President Obama is widely expected to receive a five-year farm bill (H.R. 2642) next week from Congress, some senators took
Politics | 1/30/2014 4:37:26 PM
WASHINGTON, Jan. 30, 2014 - The Consortium for Common Food Names (CCFN) criticized today a United Kingdom appeal court's ruling declaring that only yogurt made in
Politics | 1/29/2014 11:19:58 AM
WASHINGTON, Jan. 28, 2014-Drought conditions in the western and southern plains regions of the country could merge together later this year, persisting harsh conditions for agriculture
Politics | 1/29/2014 10:15:45 AM
WASHINGTON, Jan. 29, 2014 - The House approved the five-year farm bill (H.R. 2642) today, with a 251-166 vote, sending
Politics | 1/29/2014
More charges and countercharges in the three-year-old battle between sugar producers and the makers of high-fructose corn syrup, which are suing each other for Environmental groups recently threatened to sue the operators of a North Carolina hog farm that produces for Smithfield Foods over violations of the
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