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Farm Bureau head: Keep nutrition in farm bill
American Farm Bureau Federation President Bob Stallman says a nutrition program should be part of the new farm bill.
Wednesday, August, 21, 2013 - Forum News Service - News

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Farmfest in Redwood County, Minn., reportedly sold
The farm shows Farmfest, held annually southeast of Redwood Falls, Minn., and Dakotafest, held annually southeast of Mitchell S.D., have reportedly been purchased by the American Farm Bureau Federation.
Friday, August, 02, 2013 - Forum News Service - News

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AFBF buys FarmFest
The annual Farmfest show has been purchased by the American Farm Bureau Federation, as the Cygnus Business Media agriculture group has sold its’ IDEAg group, which holds the event.
Monday, August, 05, 2013 - Agweek - News

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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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Dakotafest agricultural trade show has new owner
South Dakota's annual Dakotafest agricultural trade show near Mitchell has a new owner.
Tuesday, August, 06, 2013 - - News

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Where does your food come from?
It's important to acknowledge the contributions of agriculture. If you’re like many Americans, your answer to “Where does your food come from?” is the grocery store, when in fact, this is just where it’s distributed. In reality, many people are unaware of agriculture in their lives, and what it takes to have food on their table.
Monday, May, 13, 2013 - Agweek - Opinion

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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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Farm Bureau: direct payment cuts are unfair
The U.S. Department of Agriculture plans to cut $156 million out of this year's direct payment allotment.
Monday, April, 29, 2013 - Agweek - News

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Groups agree on conservation, crop insurance
Farm groups have agreed to endorse ineligibility for premium assistance if conservation mandates aren’t met.
Monday, May, 13, 2013 - Agweek - 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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Senate passes immigration bill
The U.S. Senate has passed immigration reform legislation that included key provisions for farm labor.
Monday, July, 01, 2013 - Agweek - News

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Groups urge Boehner to bring farm bill back to floor
More than 500 farm groups wrote House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, July 2 to urge him to bring the full farm bill back to the House floor as soon as possible, while House Agriculture Committee Chairman Frank Lucas, R-Okla., and ranking member Collin Peterson, D-Minn., defended the single bill and Rep. Marlin Stutzman, R-Ind., said he thinks he is making headway with his idea of splitting the bill into two.
Monday, July, 08, 2013 - Agweek - 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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Consumers want meat details
More than a decade after mandatory Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) was first included in the farm bill, the debate continues.
Monday, April, 22, 2013 - Agweek - News

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Focus on a farm bill
The Democratic-controlled Senate wants to make a small cut in food stamps, and Stabenow is likely to propose a cut of about $4 billion over 10 years, while the Republican-controlled House wants a much bigger cut.
Monday, May, 13, 2013 - 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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