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Waterway bill could be finished in May
WASHINGTON — Congress is likely to finish the Water Resources Development Act as early as May, but a proposed increase in user fees to raise money for construction and improvements has become caught up in congressional differences over tax legislation, Mike Tooey, the president of Waterways Council Inc., said March 18.
Monday, March, 24, 2014 - Agweek - News

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House subcommittee discusses labeling options
WASHINGTON — Compared with the passions that genetic engineering of seeds and genetically modified foods generate in most public discussions, the House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee held a remarkably calm and quiet hearing on Dec. 10 on the Food and Drug Administration’s regulation and possible labeling of genetically modified food ingredients.
Monday, December, 15, 2014 - Agweek - News

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At the farm bill signing
President Obama signed the farm bill Friday in Lansing, Mich., accompanied by Stabenow, who is from there, and other Democrats.
Monday, February, 10, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Vilsack makes promises to ethanol industry
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said in Phoenix Feb. 27 that even though Congress has said he can’t use one U.S. Department of Agriculture program to subsidize blender pumps, he will use a wide array of other programs to help the ethanol industry, as well as promote ethanol exports for the first time and express his views on the Renewable Fuel Standard to the Environmental Protection Agency and the White House.
Friday, February, 28, 2014 - Agweek - News

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USDA wants ethanol available nationwide
Higher grade levels of ethanol need to be available outside the Midwest and the U.S. Department of Agriculture will help make that possible, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said.
Monday, March, 17, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Trade talks focus on problems
In a dramatic shift from the leadership of former Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus, D-Mont., new chairman Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., devoted more attention to problems with trade than to its benefits on May 1 when Trade Representative Michael Froman appeared before his committee to discuss the Obama administration’s trade agenda.
Monday, May, 12, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Letter outlines obesity issues, applauds rules
WASHINGTON — Twenty-seven former panelists for the Institute of Medicine told Congress not to change healthier foods rules for children on July 15, the same day the U.S. Department of Agriculture official in charge of nutrition reminded school food service directors who have asked Congress for changes that they have responsibilities to serve food that will result in healthy children and adults.
Monday, July, 21, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Others remain in support of current rules
WASHINGTON — Sens. John Hoeven, R-N.D., John Thune, R-S.D., and other rural Republicans tried to make a case for changes to the current healthier school meals program at a July 23 Senate Agriculture Committee hearing. But they hit a fairly solid wall of support for keeping the current rules in place.
Monday, July, 28, 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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US trade rep says TPP key to Congress agreeing to pass TPA
U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman signaled late Thursday that the Obama administration plans to convince Congress to pass trade promotion authority by negotiating such a strong Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement that members will want to give the administration the authority to finish it.
Friday, February, 21, 2014 - Agweek - 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 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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First lady causes stir over high fructose corn syrup
The White House Easter Egg Roll used to be one of the simplest, crowd-pleasing occasions at the White House, but this year’s event was marked by First Lady Michelle Obama’s decision to wade into the controversy over high fructose corn syrup.
Friday, April, 25, 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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Climate change affects farming
The White House released its third and latest assessment of climate change, including a special chapter on agriculture that declares climate change is affecting farming in every region of the country.
Monday, May, 12, 2014 - Agweek - News

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House Committee supports white potatoes for WIC
WASHINGTON — The House Appropriations Committee recently rejected a proposal to restrict benefits under the sugar program as part of a much larger bill to fund the government that was dominated by school meal issues.
Monday, June, 02, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Action on ag appropriations postponed
The House of Representatives has postponed action on the fiscal year 2015 Agriculture appropriations bill until the week of June 23, but the Senate plans to take up its version of the bill this week.
Monday, June, 16, 2014 - Agweek - News

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USDA announces funding for honeybee habitats
The U.S. Department of Agriculture on June 20 announced $8 million in Conservation Reserve Program incentives for Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin farmers and ranchers who establish new habitats for declining honeybee populations.
Monday, June, 23, 2014 - 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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Research Council to assess if GMO promises realized
WASHINGTON — The National Research Council, a prestigious organization whose studies carry a lot of weight with policymakers and the general public, has invited severe critics of genetically engineered crops to testify at a three-day semi-public meeting in mid-September as it undertakes a review of agricultural biotechnology.
Monday, August, 25, 2014 - Special to Agweek - News

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