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Jerry Hagstrom

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F-M area included in water resources act
WASHINGTON — After years of debate, the U.S. House and Senate last week passed the Water Resources Reform and Development Act, which authorizes inland waterway and harbor projects important to agriculture all over the country.
Tuesday, May, 27, 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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Ag bill set aside in Senate and House
WASHINGTON — The Agriculture appropriations bill for the 2015 fiscal year, beginning Oct. 1, is now bogged down in both the Senate and the House.
Monday, June, 23, 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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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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Obama: Immigration order will protect 250,000 farmers
President Barack Obama told United Farm Workers President Arturo Rodriguez Wednesday that his immigration executive order will protect 250,000 farmers, half of them from California.
Thursday, November, 20, 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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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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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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Ag groups say water resources measure important during rail delays
WASHINGTON — The Water Resources Reform Development Act of 2014, which would improve locks and dams on the Mississippi River and ease farm product transportation, is finally heading toward floor consideration in Congress.
Monday, May, 19, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Hearing scheduled to discuss school lunches
WASHINGTON — The battle over the school lunch program is getting more bitter and turning into a partisan issue between the Democrats and the Republicans and a business battle between processed food companies and fruit and vegetables growers.
Monday, June, 09, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Commodity commission adds controversial member
WASHINGTON — The Senate on June 3 confirmed a new chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission and two new commissioners, bringing the agency to a full complement of commissioners to regulate the commodities and futures businesses that play a major role in agriculture.
Monday, June, 09, 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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New FSA administrator will implement PLC, ARC
WASHINGTON — Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack told Agweek on Aug. 25 he has named Val Dolcini the new administrator of the Farm Service Agency, the division of the U.S. Department of Agriculture that distributes farm subsidies and disaster payments.
Tuesday, September, 02, 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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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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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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USDA proposing new beef checkoff program
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, who has expressed his frustration with a beef industry working group’s inability to come up with a consensus to improve the beef checkoff, announced Nov. 10 the U.S. Department of Agriculture is proposing a new checkoff program for beef and beef products.
Monday, November, 17, 2014 - Agweek - News

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India, US sign border agreement
American farmers could find it easier to deliver food, particularly perishables, to foreign customers under an agreement between India and the U.S. that was ratified by the World Trade Organization General Council, according to U.S. trade officials.
Monday, December, 08, 2014 - Agweek - News

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