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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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House votes to repeal COOL
The House of Representatives on June 10 passed a bill that would repeal country-of-origin labeling for beef, pork and chicken, but the Senate might pass a different version of the bill.
Monday, June, 15, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Rep. Peterson expects funding resolution, as conflict resumes over ag appropriations
Congress has not passed any appropriations bill funding individual agencies for the 2015 fiscal year that begins Oct. 1. The Agriculture appropriations bill is mired in conflicts over whether the healthier meals rules for the school lunch and breakfast programs should be changed.
Friday, September, 05, 2014 - Agweek - News

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COOL supporters push for appeal
On Oct. 20, the World Trade Organization announced its ruling that the U.S. had failed to bring its of country-of-origin labeling for meat regulations fully in line with international fair trading rules, saying they still discriminate against Canada and Mexico and cause damages to their producers.
Friday, October, 24, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Growth Energy to support Trans-Pacific Partnership
Growth Energy, the organization of ethanol plant builders and operators, supports granting trade promotion authority to President Barack Obama so the administration can complete the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement and work on the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, Growth Energy CEO Tom Buis said.
Monday, March, 02, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Grandin: Animals should be bred for disease resistance
WICHITA, Kan. — Reacting to the scandal surrounding the U.S. Meat Animal Research Center in Nebraska, meat industry consultant Temple Grandin on March 16 at the National Farmers Union convention said meat animals should be bred for “optimal rather than maximum” production.
Friday, March, 27, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Heitkamp introduces legislation to lift ban on credit to Cuba
WASHINGTON — After a major hearing on U.S. agricultural trade with Cuba, Sen. Heidi Heikamp, D-N.D., on April 22 introduced a bill to lift the ban on private banks and companies from offering credit for agricultural exports to Cuba.
Monday, April, 27, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Peterson's price for TPA vote: Canada deal
House Agriculture Committee ranking member Collin Peterson, D-Minn., said April 28 his decision on whether to vote for trade promotion authority will depend on whether U.S. trade negotiators achieve a deal with Canada to reform its dairy supply management system and provide market access for U.S. dairy producers.
Monday, May, 04, 2015 - Special to Agweek - News

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Biofuels leaders ask for meeting with Obama
Citing a study showing the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed volumetric requirements for renewable fuels and the agency’s delays in releasing them have frozen about $13.7 billion, leaders of the renewable fuels industry asked President Barack Obama for a meeting.
Friday, May, 08, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Action plan to save U.S. pollinators released, includes federal task force
The plan is a result of a 2014 presidential memorandum that recognized the increase in pollinator losses in recent years, made the health of honeybees and other pollinators a presidential-level concern and set up a task force of many federal agencies to develop a government-wide strategy to reduce their losses.
Thursday, May, 21, 2015 - Agweek - News

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EPA releases proposed RFS requirements
The Environmental Protection Agency on May 29 released the long-awaited proposed volumetric requirements for the Renewable Fuel Standard. The rule will be finalized by Nov. 30. There will be a public hearing in Kansas City, Kan., on June 25 and the agency will accept comments through July 27.
Friday, May, 29, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Administration releases Clean Water Rule
On May 27, the Obama administration released the controversial Clean Water Rule designed to protect the nation’s drinking water. The legislation, however, is the subject of criticism from farm leaders and some members of Congress who still refer to it by its original name, the Waters of the United States rule.
Monday, June, 01, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Roberts, Heitkamp introduce CFTC bill
Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Pat Roberts, R-Kan., and Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., on Thursday introduced bipartisan legislation to make sure a Commodity Futures Trading Commission regulation allows for sufficient time to send payments to their Futures Commission Merchant (FCM) and to repeal a requirement that impedes international data sharing.
Friday, June, 12, 2015 - Agweek - News

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National Farmers Union to participate in Italy farm event
Several presidents of state chapters of the National Farmers Union will participate in a symposium in Milan, Italy, that will focus on Pope Francis’s encyclical on the environment and how it relates to contemporary challenges in agriculture and food production, NFU said.
Tuesday, June, 23, 2015 - - News

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Roberts: Senate Ag Committee must come to agreement on COOL in July
The Senate Agriculture Committee held a hearing Thursday on how to handle the World Trade Organization decision that the U.S. country-of-origin labeling program for beef and pork discriminates against Canadian and Mexican producers, but the defenders of labeling and the critics are still in almost opposite corners about what should be done.
Friday, June, 26, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Senators push to maintain RFS
WASHINGTON — White House counselor John Podesta told a group of senators July 24 that reduced volumetric requirements for the Renewable Fuel Standard in 2014 are imminent, Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., said.
Monday, July, 28, 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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ND, SD, Mont. get school meal grants
WASHINGTON — In a move that appears designed to counter criticism of the healthier school meals rules, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has given grants of more than a quarter million dollars to North Dakota, South Dakota and Montana to help implement the program in states where students, school food service directors and politicians have complained they don’t like some of the changes.
Monday, August, 25, 2014 - Agweek - News

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GM paying carbon credits to farmers
General Motors, maker of Chevrolet, will purchase carbon credits from landowners who have agreed to leave their land in agriculture permanently, meaning 11,000 acres of Prairie Pothole grasslands in western North Dakota will stay in agriculture.
Monday, November, 24, 2014 - Agweek - News

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