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Politics | 7/14/2013 4:20:09 PM

Unique partnership for conservation grows in central Illinois

BLOOMINGTON-NORMAL, Ill., June 12, 2013 - Livingston County, Illinois may look like standard farm country. But a three-year old partnership between
Politics | 7/12/2013 9:14:34 AM

USDA designates new biobased product categories

WASHINGTON, July 12, 2013 - USDA has designated the following new categories:

Politics | 7/12/2013 9:14:32 AM

House approves five-year farm bill without nutrition title

WASHINGTON, July 11, 2013 - The House approved, on a partisan 216-208 vote, a five-year farm bill (H.R. 2642) Thursday, which
Politics | 7/11/2013 9:38:23 PM

After farm bill split, farm groups seek a make-up in conference

WASHINGTON, July 11, 2013- The U.S. House of Representatives' vote and passage of a farm bill without the nutrition title (HR 2642) today triggered confusion among the nation's farm
Politics | 7/11/2013 5:21:41 PM

Crop yields endure, corn stocks increase in USDA report

WASHINGTON, D.C., July 11, 2013—The July World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) report released today by USDA shows no change in the projected corn and
Politics | 7/11/2013 2:53:09 PM

House leaders gamble on revamped farm bill, minus nutrition cuts

WASHINGTON, July 11, 2013 - The House is expected to vote this morning on a revamped farm bill (H.R. 2642) that would exclude the nutrition title and
Politics | 7/11/2013 10:43:58 AM

A growing number of groups are lining up to support a split farm bill

WASHINGTON, July 11, 2013- National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) and National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) announced their support of passing
Politics | 7/11/2013 9:09:27 AM

Farm Bureau outlines its reasons to oppose farm bill split

WASHINGTON, July 11, 2013- In a letter to House members, the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) outlined its reasons to oppose a farm bill split
Politics | 7/11/2013 4:53:28 AM

Tension builds over farm-only farm bill

WASHINGTON, July 11, 2013- Although major agriculture groups oppose the effort, House Republicans defend voting on a split farm bill as a last resort for passing farm policy
Politics | 7/11/2013 4:19:13 AM

House leaders gamble on revamped farm bill, minus nutrition cuts

WASHINGTON, July 11, 2013 - The House is expected to vote this morning on a revamped farm bill (H.R. 2642) that would exclude the nutrition title and
Politics | 7/10/2013 9:43:58 PM

Senators question proposed purchase of Smithfield by Chinese company

WASHINGTON, July 11, 2013 - Several senators questioned the proposed purchase of Smithfield Foods, the largest U.S. pork producer, by a
Politics | 7/10/2013 3:54:08 PM

Op-Ed: Grocers meet in Washington to discuss GMO labeling

The Grocery Manufacturers Association is hosting a Washington D.C. summit on July 10, inviting over 300 companies to discuss
Politics | 7/10/2013 1:51:40 PM

Wheat industry welcomes renewed wheat imports in South Korea

WASHINGTON, July 10, 2013- U.S. Wheat Associates (USW) and the National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) welcomed the announcement that South Korea
Politics | 7/10/2013 12:37:53 PM

USDA, Dept. of Interior, Dept. of Defense announce partnership

WASHINGTON, July 10, 2013 - The Sentinel Landscapes Partnership includes a partnership between USDA, the U.S. Department of the Interior, and the Department of Defense (DoD) to
Politics | 7/10/2013 11:35:18 AM

UK agricultural leader shares his vision with U.S. farmers

WASHINGTON, July 9, 2013- Agricultural leaders wanting to bring young people into farming with skills in communication and policy could consider a model established by an English counterpart
Politics | 7/10/2013 10:54:29 AM

USDA chronicles rapid adoption of biotech crops

WASHINGTON, July 10, 2013- USDA recently released data summarizing the rapid adoption of herbicide-tolerant and insect-resistant
Politics | 7/10/2013 9:25:26 AM

Barack likes his broccoli

WASHINGTON, July 10, 2013 - When asked about his favorite food at the second annual Kids' State Dinner July 9 at the White House, President Barack Obama
Politics | 7/10/2013

AFBF votes against splitting farm bill, plan falling apart

WASHINGTON, July 10, 2013 - Amid growing speculation that a House plan to split the nutrition title from the farm bill is falling apart, the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) board voted
Politics | 7/9/2013 6:10:04 PM

Coca-Cola and World Wildlife Fund set new conservation goals

WASHINGTON, July 9, 2013- The Coca-Cola Company and World Wildlife Fund (WWF) announced new 2020 environmental goals for the Coca-Cola system today, including efforts to
Politics | 7/9/2013 5:45:27 PM

Congress says US-China meetings should address trade barriers

WASHINGTON, July 9, 2013- Congress members said this week's meetings of the U.S.-China Strategic & Economic Dialogue (SED) present a chance to address China's barriers
Politics | 7/9/2013 5:13:16 PM

USDA issues payments in transportation program

WASHINGTON, July 9, 2013 - The program is designed to help producers not in the
Politics | 7/9/2013 4:43:17 PM

Indonesian import suspension lifted

Washington, July 9, 2013 - The lift comes after more than a year of dialogue between American and Indonesian government officials.
Politics | 7/9/2013 10:55:06 AM

 GOP leaders hope to split the farm bill, change permanent law

WASHINGTON, July 9, 2013 - Fresh from a GOP caucus meeting, Rep. Steve King, R- Iowa, told members of the American Soybean Association that Republican leaders
Politics | 7/9/2013

TTIP talks to focus on sanitary, phytosanitary measures

WASHINGTON, July 9, 2013 - The first round of Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) negotiations between the United States and the European Union are set to
Politics | 7/8/2013 9:29:04 PM

Lunch ladies question commitment to healthier food for kids

NATIONAL HARBOR, MD - The School Nutrition Association (SNA)'s decision to hire a new firm for advocacy and legislative services
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