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Jerry Hagstrom

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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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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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Senate farm bill vote comes today
The Senate ended debate on the farm bill conference report Monday evening, paving the way for final passage today.
Tuesday, February, 04, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Committees pass ag appropriations
WASHINGTON — Low-income pregnant women and mothers participating in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Women, Infants and Children (WIC) would be able to buy white potatoes through that program if provisions of the House and Senate Agriculture appropriations bills become law, but nutritionists and the Obama administration are opposed to the provision.
Tuesday, May, 27, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Science explores turfgrass, irrigation
WASHINGTON — A University of Minnesota student who has developed a drought-resistant turfgrass seed mixture was among the 100 students to exhibit his project at the recent White House Science Fair.
Monday, June, 09, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Barcode system could be used for GMOs
ASPEN, Colo. — Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said he has been so impressed by Nestlé’s barcode labeling system that he believes putting information about genetically modified ingredients in the same manner on food labels could resolve the issue of labeling foods that contain GMO ingredients.
Monday, July, 07, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Legislators met with McCarthy to discuss WOTUS
WASHINGTON — Republican members of the Senate Agriculture Committee finally got their meeting with Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy on July 22 and urged her to withdraw the Waters of the U.S. rule, but a McCarthy spokeswoman said issues with the rule can be handled in the agency’s comment process.
Monday, July, 28, 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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Vilsack: Farmers can exclude low-production years from APH
After saying for months that the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Risk Management Agency could not possibly allow farmers to take bad years out of their actual production history for 2015 crops, and receiving relentless criticism from Republicans over the issue, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced Oct. 21 that farmers will be allowed to exclude years for most spring crops for the coming year.
Wednesday, October, 22, 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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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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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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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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Vilsack speaks on farm bill issues
Everything from the “actively engaged rule” and conservation compliance to the Brazil cotton case and the new position of agriculture undersecretary for trade came up when Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack testified before the Senate Agriculture Committee May 7 on the implementation of the 2014 farm bill.
Monday, May, 12, 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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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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Obama to sign farm bill Friday
President Barack Obama will travel to East Lansing, Mich., on Friday and sign the farm bill there after delivering remarks at Michigan State University on the importance of the bill to America’s economy, the White House announced Tuesday.
Wednesday, February, 05, 2014 - Agweek - News

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NFU discusses 2014 priorities
SANTA FE, N.M. — The National Farmers Union will try to increase its membership and fight for the preservation of country-of-origin labeling for red meat, the Renewable Fuel Standard and fair trade agreements in 2014, NFU President Roger Johnson said during the group’s annual convention in Santa Fe, N.M., which ended March 11.
Monday, March, 17, 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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McCarthy: RFS will reflect most recent data
The volumetric requirements for the Renewable Fuel Standard will be different from those at the proposed levels, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy said April 7.
Thursday, April, 10, 2014 - Agweek - News

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