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Jerry Hagstrom

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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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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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Vilsack ‘frustrated’ with checkoff enhancement group
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack told the beef checkoff enhancement group last week he is so frustrated it has not reached agreement in its three-year effort that he wants to start a second checkoff under the 1996 generic checkoff act.
Monday, October, 06, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Dairy groups question trade provisions
U.S. dairy groups said Sept. 29 they are concerned that provisions in the proposed European Union-Canadian free trade agreement on geographical indications (GIs) and reallocation of a portion of the World Trade Organization tariff rate quota for cheese to the EU will create trade barriers for American cheeses.
Monday, October, 06, 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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Senate ag now controlled by Kansas
WASHINGTON — Sen. Jerry Moran, R-Kan., will chair the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee, Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Thad Cochran, R-Miss., announced Jan. 21.
Monday, January, 26, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Dietary guidelines report released
Reacting to the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee’s release of its report, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said he and Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell will have a narrower mandate to write the dietary guidelines than the committee had in analyzing nutrition and providing advice.
Monday, February, 23, 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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Dairy protection signup starts July 1
Starting July 1, dairy farmers can enroll in the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Margin Protection Program for coverage in 2016, acceding to Agriculture Deputy Secretary Krysta Harden.
Tuesday, June, 30, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Sugar growers praise Mexico agreement; users express concern
The American Sugar Alliance praised the agreement between the Mexican and U.S. governments to place limits on Mexican sugar shipments to the U.S. and to suspend the antidumping and countervailing duty investigations of sugar from Mexico. But the Sweetener Users Association said it was “deeply concerned” about the agreement.
Wednesday, October, 29, 2014 - Agweek - News

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EPA extends WOTUS comment period
The Environmental Protection Agency has extended the comment period on the controversial Waters of the U.S. rule from Oct. 20 until Nov. 14. EPA says its scientific advisory board is finishing a report on the connectivity of small bodies of water such as streams and wetlands and that its staff needs to examine it and to receive more comments from the public.
Thursday, October, 09, 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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New immigration estimate nearly double original number
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama’s executive order on immigration could relieve as many as 450,000 farmworkers and more spouses from fear of deportation — close to twice the original estimate, according to Farmworker Justice, a nonprofit group that works with migrant and seasonal farm-workers.
Monday, December, 01, 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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