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American Farm Bureau Federation

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AFBF president Stallman says farm bill is "close to the finish line"
American Farm Bureau Federation President Bob Stallman signaled at the group’s annual convention on Jan. 11 that Farm Bureau leadership is frustrated with House members who have not passed legislation, even though some of them are tea party-oriented members elected in rural areas.
Monday, January, 20, 2014 - Agweek - 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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Key USDA reports coming Nov. 8
Crop production and global supply-and-demand estimates take on added importance.
Monday, October, 28, 2013 - 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 Senate Committee proposes changing tax rules for agriculture
On Nov. 22, the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance issued a proposed set of tax code changes that would negatively and significantly affect many agricultural producers, both crop and livestock.
Friday, November, 22, 2013 - - News

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Vilsack: China renewal of GMO corn import certificates good sign
Beijing’s renewal of expired import certificates of several biotech corn strains last week is an encouraging sign that the U.S. and China will soon resolve the import dispute over an unapproved corn variety that has caused the rejection of several U.S. corn shipments, U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said on Monday.
Tuesday, January, 14, 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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Farm bill action takes the backseat
Rural lawmakers will go back to Washington with more instructions from their constituents on how to vote on whether to give President Barack Obama authority to act in Syria than on how to handle the farm bill or a Republican proposal to cut food stamps.
Monday, September, 09, 2013 - Agweek - News

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AFBF, NFU send letter to farm bill conferees
The National Farmers Union also said in an Oct. 16 letter that maintaining the current permanent farm laws is a top priority, but it differed from Farm Bureau in other priorities.
Monday, October, 21, 2013 - Agweek - News

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Vilsack: More than agriculture at stake in farm bill
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack pushed back on Thursday against efforts by some lawmakers to include provisions to change the controversial country-of-origin labeling rules in a final farm bill, saying the issue is better handled by the World Trade Organization, which is already looking at the issue.
Thursday, November, 14, 2013 - Politico - News

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Chesapeake Bay water rules could impact the Upper Midwest
Annapolis, Md., is 1,500 miles away from the northern Red River Valley, but Tom Hebert says what goes on there could have big impacts on the future of farming here.
Monday, December, 23, 2013 - Agweek - News

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Farmers concerned with providing info to companies
WASHINGTON — Farm leaders and executives from companies offering “prescriptive” services to farmers that involve collecting data on their individual planting, operating and harvesting practices met in Kansas City on April 10 to discuss issues such as privacy and security of the farmers’ data.
Monday, April, 21, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Lobbyists say farm bill passage difficult
WASHINGTON — Two key farm bill lobbyists said April 23 that the next bill might be more difficult to develop and pass, and urged advocates of all types to begin thinking about how to work together to pass another bill.
Monday, April, 28, 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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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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Senators oppose GIPSA, synfuels plant may add urea and semi kills cattle in rollover.
Monday, October, 21, 2013 - Agweek - News

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USDA will require PEDv reporting, Obama signs security pledge with Japan but no trade deal and Minn. woman was arrested for starving horses.
Monday, April, 28, 2014 - Agweek - News

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