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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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AFBF president Stallman says farm bill is "close to the finish line"
American Farm Bureau Federation President Bob Stallman signaled at the group’s annual convention on Jan. 11 that Farm Bureau leadership is frustrated with House members who have not passed legislation, even though some of them are tea party-oriented members elected in rural areas.
Monday, January, 20, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Vilsack: China renewal of GMO corn import certificates good sign
Beijing’s renewal of expired import certificates of several biotech corn strains last week is an encouraging sign that the U.S. and China will soon resolve the import dispute over an unapproved corn variety that has caused the rejection of several U.S. corn shipments, U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said on Monday.
Tuesday, January, 14, 2014 - - News

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Chesapeake Bay water rules could impact the Upper Midwest
Annapolis, Md., is 1,500 miles away from the northern Red River Valley, but Tom Hebert says what goes on there could have big impacts on the future of farming here.
Monday, December, 23, 2013 - Agweek - News

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US Senate Committee proposes changing tax rules for agriculture
On Nov. 22, the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance issued a proposed set of tax code changes that would negatively and significantly affect many agricultural producers, both crop and livestock.
Friday, November, 22, 2013 - - News

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Vilsack: More than agriculture at stake in farm bill
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack pushed back on Thursday against efforts by some lawmakers to include provisions to change the controversial country-of-origin labeling rules in a final farm bill, saying the issue is better handled by the World Trade Organization, which is already looking at the issue.
Thursday, November, 14, 2013 - Politico - News

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Key USDA reports coming Nov. 8
Crop production and global supply-and-demand estimates take on added importance.
Monday, October, 28, 2013 - Agweek - News

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Senators oppose GIPSA, synfuels plant may add urea and semi kills cattle in rollover.
Monday, October, 21, 2013 - Agweek - News

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AFBF, NFU send letter to farm bill conferees
The National Farmers Union also said in an Oct. 16 letter that maintaining the current permanent farm laws is a top priority, but it differed from Farm Bureau in other priorities.
Monday, October, 21, 2013 - Agweek - News

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Farm bill action takes the backseat
Rural lawmakers will go back to Washington with more instructions from their constituents on how to vote on whether to give President Barack Obama authority to act in Syria than on how to handle the farm bill or a Republican proposal to cut food stamps.
Monday, September, 09, 2013 - Agweek - News

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Farm Bureau head: Keep nutrition in farm bill
American Farm Bureau Federation President Bob Stallman says a nutrition program should be part of the new farm bill.
Wednesday, August, 21, 2013 - Forum News Service - News

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Dakotafest agricultural trade show has new owner
South Dakota's annual Dakotafest agricultural trade show near Mitchell has a new owner.
Tuesday, August, 06, 2013 - - News

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AFBF buys FarmFest
The annual Farmfest show has been purchased by the American Farm Bureau Federation, as the Cygnus Business Media agriculture group has sold its’ IDEAg group, which holds the event.
Monday, August, 05, 2013 - Agweek - News

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Farmfest in Redwood County, Minn., reportedly sold
The farm shows Farmfest, held annually southeast of Redwood Falls, Minn., and Dakotafest, held annually southeast of Mitchell S.D., have reportedly been purchased by the American Farm Bureau Federation.
Friday, August, 02, 2013 - Forum News Service - News

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Labor worries loom
From Christmas tree growers in the Appalachians to Wisconsin dairy farmers and producers of California’s diverse abundance of fruits and vegetables, agricultural leaders are pleading with Congress for an immigration bill that includes more lenient and less complex rules for hiring farm workers.
Monday, July, 15, 2013 - Associated Press - News

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Republicans drop food stamps from farm bill
Just hours before Thursday’s expected floor vote, it was still unclear whether GOP leaders had the 218 votes needed to pass the new measure containing only farm programs.
Thursday, July, 11, 2013 - Associated Press - News

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Groups urge Boehner to bring farm bill back to floor
More than 500 farm groups wrote House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, July 2 to urge him to bring the full farm bill back to the House floor as soon as possible, while House Agriculture Committee Chairman Frank Lucas, R-Okla., and ranking member Collin Peterson, D-Minn., defended the single bill and Rep. Marlin Stutzman, R-Ind., said he thinks he is making headway with his idea of splitting the bill into two.
Monday, July, 08, 2013 - Agweek - News

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Senate passes immigration bill
The U.S. Senate has passed immigration reform legislation that included key provisions for farm labor.
Monday, July, 01, 2013 - Agweek - News

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ND senators decry crop insurance, conservation compliance link
The Senate farm bill scheduled for debate May 21 would link crop insurance to conservation compliance, significantly affecting North Dakota farmers who drained wetlands to allow more room for valuable crops. The House bill does not link the two.
Thursday, May, 16, 2013 - Agweek - News

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Groups agree on conservation, crop insurance
Farm groups have agreed to endorse ineligibility for premium assistance if conservation mandates aren’t met.
Monday, May, 13, 2013 - Agweek - News

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