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Committees pass TPA
The House Ways and Means Committee and the Senate Finance Committee last week passed bills granting President Barack Obama trade promotion authority. 
Wednesday, April, 29, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Organic checkoff proposed
The Organic Trade Association on May 12 formally petitioned the U.S. Department of Agriculture to begin the process of setting up an organic checkoff that it said would collect money for research and promotion to allow the industry to grow and clear up consumer confusion about organic products.
Monday, May, 18, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Vilsack proud of farm bill implementation
WASHINGTON — As the six-month anniversary of the farm bill approached, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack told reporters on Aug. 6 that he is proud of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s record on implementation, but noted that farmers will not be able to update their actual production history records until the 2016 crop year.
Monday, August, 11, 2014 - Agweek - News

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USDA releases important farm bill program dates
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and the Farm Service Agency have announced beginning and closing dates for landowners and farmers to adjust yields and reallocate base acres, and make a selection between the new Agricultural Risk Coverage and Price Loss Coverage programs.
Tuesday, September, 30, 2014 - Agweek - News

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White House expects Congress to consider easing regulations
NEW YORK CITY — The Obama administration expects Congress to consider pulling back on some of the healthier meals regulations in the school lunch and breakfast programs if it passes an omnibus appropriations bill in the lame duck session, according to Sam Kass, the White House nutrition adviser and executive director of First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move program.
Monday, November, 03, 2014 - Agweek - News

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COOL rehearing request denied
On Oct. 31, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit denied a request for a rehearing on a motion for preliminary injunction to block implementation of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s May 2013 final rule on country-of-origin labeling for red meat. The request came from the American Meat Institute and other groups.
Monday, November, 03, 2014 - Agweek - News

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US to appeal WTO ruling against COOL
The U.S. government has decided to appeal the World Trade Organization ruling against the U.S. program of country-of-origin labeling for red meat. A WTO panel found that the U.S. program discriminated against Canadian and Mexican beef and pork, but affirmed the U.S. government’s right to label meat by country of origin. The Canadian and Mexican governments brought the case against the United States.
Friday, November, 28, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Co-ops worry about USDA reorganization
Co-op leaders are worried the U.S. Department of Agriculture will be reorganizing its division that collects statistics and does research on co-ops. They’re concerned the changes could lead to a decline in services for co-ops that USDA has provided since the Cooperative Marketing Act was passed in 1926.
Monday, March, 30, 2015 - Agweek - News

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EPA says proposed RFS requirements will be released by June 1, finalized by Nov. 30
The Environmental Protection Agency today announced plans to release the proposed volumetric requirements under the Renewable Fuel Standard for 2015 by June 1, and the final requirements for 2014 and 2015 by Nov, 30.
Friday, April, 10, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Clinton tells BIO to promote characteristics
SAN DIEGO — Hillary Rodham Clinton expressed enthusiasm for biotech seeds in San Diego on June 25, but told members of the Biotechnology Industry Organization that they should promote the characteristics of genetically modified seeds rather than use the term “genetically modified” if they want the seeds accepted.
Monday, June, 30, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Poultry rule would shift inspection responsibilities
A coalition of consumer groups has asked the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Office of Management and Budget to release the latest version of a rule to change poultry inspection and open a new comment period.
Monday, July, 21, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Court upholds USDA COOL authority, implementation
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia on July 29 upheld the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s authority to issue rules implementing the country-of-origin labeling law for meat and poultry products. The court also denied a request for a preliminary injunction to block implementation of USDA’s May 2013 final rule for the labeling law.
Wednesday, July, 30, 2014 - Agweek - News

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USDA says it will protect sugar in trade negotiations
STOWE, Vt. — The uncertainty surrounding sugar imports from Mexico has made it harder to manage the U.S. sugar program, but the Obama administration is committed to reducing risks for sugar growers and will protect U.S. sugar in trade negotiations, Agriculture Undersecretary for Farm and Foreign Agricultural Services Michael Scuse said Aug. 4.
Monday, August, 11, 2014 - Agweek - News

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ARC, PLC selection begins Sept. 29
Crop farm owners may begin updating their yield history and reallocating base acres at their local Farm Service Agency county offices for the new farm program Sept. 29, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced on Sept. 24 during an event at the University of Minnesota St. Paul campus and in a national call to reporters.
Monday, September, 29, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Cramer, Klobuchar lead Cuba coalition
Rep. Kevin Cramer, R-N.D., and Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., have emerged as leaders of a bipartisan coalition to support President Barack Obama’s policy of normalizing relations with Cuba, which would allow more U.S. agricultural exports to be sold to the island nation.
Friday, January, 09, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Roberts confirmed as ag committee chair
WASHINGTON — Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., was confirmed as chairman of the Senate Agriculture Committee on Jan. 9, and becomes the first person to have chaired both the House and Senate Agriculture committees in modern times.
Monday, January, 12, 2015 - Special to Agweek - News

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Conaway addresses NASDA updates
House Agriculture Committee Chairman Michael Conaway, R-Texas, discussed a wide range of issues Feb. 3 in a speech to the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture Winter Policy Conference and in remarks to reporters afterward.
Monday, February, 09, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Campaign to end Cuba embargo complex
After a trip to Cuba, U.S. agriculture leaders are more determined than ever to convince Congress to end the U.S. embargo on business with Cuba. But their goals are shifting from selling U.S. commodities and foodstuffs to Cuba to potential sales of feed grains and equipment.
Monday, March, 16, 2015 - Agweek - News

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USDA investigates animal research center
A U.S. Department of Agriculture review committee that investigated the U.S. Meat Animal Research Center in Nebraska found no current mistreatment of animals.
Monday, March, 16, 2015 - Agweek - News

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McCarthy promises RFS this spring
WICHITA, Kan. — Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy told the National Farmers Union on March 16 she is renaming the Waters of the United States rule “the Clean Water Rule” and promised to release both it and the volumetric requirements under the Renewable Fuel Standard this spring.
Monday, March, 23, 2015 - Agweek - News

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