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American Farm Bureau Federation

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Farm Bureau presents award to Vilsack
SAN DIEGO — The American Farm Bureau Federation, though legally a nonpartisan organization, is known as Republican-leaning. But recently, its leaders gave Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, a Democrat, an award for his performance in office.
Monday, January, 19, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Grandin: Consideration of animal welfare important
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — “Fixing the slaughter plants was easy,” Temple Grandin told the 2015 annual meeting of the American Farm Bureau Federation. “But now I see problems that we are going to have to fix at the farm: lame dairy cows, emaciated dairy cows because somebody let them go too long, animal production to the point we are starting to have problems with animal biology. “We need to look at what is optimal, not what is maximum.
Monday, February, 02, 2015 - - News

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Minn. farm show set for Aug. 5 to 7
Farmers have many interests, so Minnesota Farmfest’s lineup includes everything from farm safety and precision agriculture to political forums and a celebration of young farmers.
Monday, August, 04, 2014 - Agweek - News

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EPA extends Clean Water Act comment period
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has extended the comment period for its Clean Water Act to Oct. 20, after urging from the agriculture industry.
Wednesday, June, 11, 2014 - - News

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Study: US farmers worried about data privacy
Three out of four U.S. farmers fear data they share with companies offering big data services may fall into the wrong hands or be used without their consent, including for commodity market speculation, according to a recent survey.
Friday, October, 24, 2014 - - News

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Farmers, ag tech companies agree on data standards
A consortium of farmer organizations and agriculture data technology providers on Nov. 13 published a set of data privacy and security principles aimed at reassuring farmers that data they share with Big Data service providers will not be misused.
Monday, November, 24, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Analysis criticizes federal crop insurance
A new analysis from the Minnesota-based Land Stewardship Project is critical of the federally subsidized crop insurance program.
Friday, November, 28, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Ag groups renew support for biotech wheat
Sixteen organizations in Australia, Canada and the United States have officially reconfirmed their commitment to innovation and biotechnology in wheat.
Thursday, June, 05, 2014 - - News

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Meeting of ND ag regulations review panel July 30
North Dakota Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring has scheduled the first meeting of the North Dakota Department of Agriculture (NDDA) Regulatory Review Committee for Wednesday.
Tuesday, July, 29, 2014 - - News

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US Thanksgiving meal costs barely rise as price of turkey slips
A small decline in turkey prices helped hold the increase in the cost of preparing a Thanksgiving meal for 10 to less than 1 percent this year, the country’s largest farm group says.
Thursday, November, 20, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Groups urge inclusion in investment protection rules
WASHINGTON — U.S. business and agriculture groups have urged Pacific trading partners not to exclude tobacco from investment protection rules in a new free trade deal under negotiation, warning it would set a bad precedent.
Monday, October, 27, 2014 - - News

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Farm groups warn on tobacco limits in Pacific trade pact
U.S. business and agriculture groups have urged Pacific trading partners not to exclude tobacco from investment protection rules in a new free trade deal under negotiation, warning it would set a bad precedent.
Thursday, October, 23, 2014 - - News

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WFO represents farm interests internationally
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — Close to 300 representatives of 70 farm organizations from 50 countries gathered in Buenos Aires in late March for the fourth general assembly of the World Farmers’ Organization, a group formed in 2011 under the leadership of former North Dakota Farmers Union President Robert Carlson.
Monday, April, 07, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Farmers, conservationists split on Water of the U.S. rule
Conservation groups are mounting a campaign in defense of the Environmental Protection Agency’s Waters of the U.S. rule. Meanwhile, farm leaders and Republicans in the House move bills to try to stop EPA and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers from proceeding with the rule on the grounds that it expands jurisdiction into bodies of water on farms.
Monday, July, 21, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Climate-smart agriculture
The United Nations held a Climate Summit during the fourth week of September 2014 in preparation for more intensive work at the Lima Climate Change Conference this December and the 21st session of the Conference of Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on climate Change (COP 21).
Monday, December, 01, 2014 - Agweek - News

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EPA’s proposed water rules example of democracy’s messiness
An example of democracy’s messiness today is the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed Waters of the U.S. rule, or WOTUS. Offered on March 25 by EPA to address court-ordered changes in the decades-old Clean Water Act, WOTUS has become a leather-lunged political test for shouters, connivers and liars over what the proposed rules will or will not do on American farms and ranches.
Monday, September, 29, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Despite concessions to US farmers, Big Data giants still in control
In the tussle between U.S. farmers and Big Data purveyors, farmers are winning some control over details about crop and growing conditions on their land, but most data sellers are retaining ultimate say over how they can use the information that could be worth billions of dollars.
Monday, June, 23, 2014 - Reuters - News

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New Congress keeps ag at top
Last year’s passage of the 2014 farm bill was a significant step forward for South Dakota farmers, ranchers and agribusinesses, as it included critical livestock assistance and a secure crop insurance program.
Monday, February, 09, 2015 - - News

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ND farmers vent about cross-compliance delays
North Dakota farmers couldn’t prevent “cross-compliance” between conservation and crop insurance in the 2014 farm bill, and now are venting their frustration with federal officials and wildlife leaders.
Thursday, August, 07, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Vilsack ‘frustrated’ with checkoff enhancement group
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack told the beef checkoff enhancement group last week he is so frustrated it has not reached agreement in its three-year effort that he wants to start a second checkoff under the 1996 generic checkoff act.
Monday, October, 06, 2014 - Agweek - News

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