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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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Officials apologize to grain industry for lack of action in Port of Vancouver labor dispute
At a May 5 hearing on the reauthorization of the Grain Standards Act, Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Pat Roberts, R-Kan., and grain industry officials were unusually critical of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s performance last summer when it refused to step in and provide export grain inspection services for 36 days during a labor dispute in the Port of Vancouver.
Thursday, May, 07, 2015 - - News

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Senate Ag Committee passes Federal Grain Inspection reauthorization
The U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry today held a business meeting and passed the U.S. Grains Standards Act Reauthorization Act of 2015, which authorizes the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Federal Grain Inspection Service to establish marketing standards and conduct inspection and weighing for a variety of grains and oilseeds.
Thursday, May, 21, 2015 - - 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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China won’t reduce U.S. turkey ban to regions
U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack has asked the Chinese government to allow state or regionalized importing of U.S. turkey, rather than a blanket ban.
Monday, May, 04, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Klobuchar introduces bipartisan bill to lift Cuba embargo
U.S. companies can already export food and farm equipment to Cuba, but the bill and another one that would ease travel to Cuba are of great interest to U.S. farm and agribusiness leaders because they would make it easier to export.
Friday, February, 13, 2015 - 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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US risks trade sanctions in WTO meat label dispute
The U.S. faces potential trade sanctions from Canada and Mexico after the World Trade Organization ruled on Monday it had failed to bring its meat labeling regulations fully in line with international fair trading rules.
Monday, October, 20, 2014 - Reuters - 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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Bill would roll back whole grain, sodium requirements for kids
Sens. John Hoeven, R-N.D., and Angus King, an independent from Maine who caucuses with the Democrats, on May 2, introduced a bill that would roll back some of the whole grains and sodium reduction requirements under the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act.
Friday, May, 08, 2015 - 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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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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Roberts confirmed as ag committee chair
WASHINGTON — Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., was confirmed as chairman of the Senate Agriculture Committee on Jan. 9, and becomes the first person to have chaired both the House and Senate Agriculture committees in modern times.
Monday, January, 12, 2015 - Special to Agweek - News

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Russia considers softening food import ban; U.S. soybean plantings expected to hit record; Minnesota needs to address gray wolf threat; USDA: SNAP participation down in December; and Bird flu found at Dutch farm; birds destroyed.
Monday, March, 16, 2015 - - 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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Senate, House pass budgets
WASHINGTON — The House and Senate Budget committees released and passed budgets that could lead to cuts in spending on farm programs, but the two budgets were different, leading to questions of whether they ever will become government policy.
Tuesday, March, 24, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Senate Ag Committee reauthorizes grain standards act with Heitkamp amendment
he U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee on May 21 passed the U.S. Grains Standards Act Reauthorization. U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., included an amendment that could lead to better access to Canadian wheat and barley markets for U.S. farmers near the border.
Thursday, May, 21, 2015 - Agweek - News

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A proposed N.D. meat plant plans to launch an investor campaign, AGCO in Jackson reduces its workforce and a fire destroys Mitchell, S.D., CHS Farmers Alliance.
Monday, November, 24, 2014 - Agweek - News

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US challenges China export subsidy program, USDA announces $4 million through the Water Bank Program; CHS seeks land for elevator project, USDA announces funding for renewable energy, energy efficiency and House Ag urges Budget Committee to avoid cuts to its programs.
Monday, February, 16, 2015 - - News

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