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Farm groups oppose farm bill cuts
In an extraordinary display of unity, 392 farm, nutrition and conservation groups have written congressional budget letters urging no cuts in any programs within the jurisdiction of the Senate and House Agriculture Committees.
Monday, March, 02, 2015 - Agweek - News

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2014 farm bill: Who wrote this mess?
The 2014 farm bill has some issues.
Monday, March, 02, 2015 - Agweek - News

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New Congress keeps ag at top
Last year’s passage of the 2014 farm bill was a significant step forward for South Dakota farmers, ranchers and agribusinesses, as it included critical livestock assistance and a secure crop insurance program.
Monday, February, 09, 2015 - - News

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Grandin: Consideration of animal welfare important
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — “Fixing the slaughter plants was easy,” Temple Grandin told the 2015 annual meeting of the American Farm Bureau Federation. “But now I see problems that we are going to have to fix at the farm: lame dairy cows, emaciated dairy cows because somebody let them go too long, animal production to the point we are starting to have problems with animal biology. “We need to look at what is optimal, not what is maximum.
Monday, February, 02, 2015 - - News

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Farm Bureau presents award to Vilsack
SAN DIEGO — The American Farm Bureau Federation, though legally a nonpartisan organization, is known as Republican-leaning. But recently, its leaders gave Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, a Democrat, an award for his performance in office.
Monday, January, 19, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Omnibus bill should be applauded
Elizabeth Warren and plenty of media liberals are in a panic that the Omnibus bill, nicknamed “CRomnibus,” is some sort of horrible right-wing Trojan horse that will grind us all into domination by investment banks.
Monday, January, 05, 2015 - - News

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Exporters unwise to use credit in Cuba
U.S. agriculture exporters should stick to a cash basis for sales to Cuba, according to John Kavulich, executive director of the U.S.-Cuba Trade and Economic Council.
Monday, December, 29, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Crop insurance elephant in the pantry
Federally subsidized crop insurance is the elephant in the farm bill pantry and anyone who had any role in pushing the law through the zoo called Congress knows it.
Monday, December, 22, 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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Latest News
The U.S. challenges WTO in a meat labeling dispute, analysis criticizes federal crop insurance and N.D. grazing-lands group plans to meed in Minot, N.D.
Monday, December, 01, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Climate-smart agriculture
The United Nations held a Climate Summit during the fourth week of September 2014 in preparation for more intensive work at the Lima Climate Change Conference this December and the 21st session of the Conference of Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on climate Change (COP 21).
Monday, December, 01, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Analysis criticizes federal crop insurance
A new analysis from the Minnesota-based Land Stewardship Project is critical of the federally subsidized crop insurance program.
Friday, November, 28, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Farmers, ag tech companies agree on data standards
A consortium of farmer organizations and agriculture data technology providers on Nov. 13 published a set of data privacy and security principles aimed at reassuring farmers that data they share with Big Data service providers will not be misused.
Monday, November, 24, 2014 - Reuters - News

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US Thanksgiving meal costs barely rise as price of turkey slips
A small decline in turkey prices helped hold the increase in the cost of preparing a Thanksgiving meal for 10 to less than 1 percent this year, the country’s largest farm group says.
Thursday, November, 20, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Groups urge inclusion in investment protection rules
WASHINGTON — U.S. business and agriculture groups have urged Pacific trading partners not to exclude tobacco from investment protection rules in a new free trade deal under negotiation, warning it would set a bad precedent.
Monday, October, 27, 2014 - - News

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Study: US farmers worried about data privacy
Three out of four U.S. farmers fear data they share with companies offering big data services may fall into the wrong hands or be used without their consent, including for commodity market speculation, according to a recent survey.
Friday, October, 24, 2014 - - News

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Farm groups warn on tobacco limits in Pacific trade pact
U.S. business and agriculture groups have urged Pacific trading partners not to exclude tobacco from investment protection rules in a new free trade deal under negotiation, warning it would set a bad precedent.
Thursday, October, 23, 2014 - - News

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SD meetings discuss concerns about WOTUS
Farmers and ranchers gathered Oct. 8 in Chamberlain, S.D., to discuss the Environmental Protection Agency’s plans to change the definition of how waterways are governed in the U.S.
Thursday, October, 09, 2014 - Forum News Service - 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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EPA’s proposed water rules example of democracy’s messiness
An example of democracy’s messiness today is the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed Waters of the U.S. rule, or WOTUS. Offered on March 25 by EPA to address court-ordered changes in the decades-old Clean Water Act, WOTUS has become a leather-lunged political test for shouters, connivers and liars over what the proposed rules will or will not do on American farms and ranches.
Monday, September, 29, 2014 - Agweek - News

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