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Dairy protection signup starts July 1
Starting July 1, dairy farmers can enroll in the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Margin Protection Program for coverage in 2016, acceding to Agriculture Deputy Secretary Krysta Harden.
Tuesday, June, 30, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Congress approves trade legislation
Congress has approved the trade legislation necessary for President Barack Obama’s negotiators to proceed with the Trans-Pacific Partnership and other trade matters with the knowledge that Congress will not try to amend the legislation, only vote it up or down.
Monday, June, 29, 2015 - Agweek - News

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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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National Farmers Union to participate in Italy farm event
Several presidents of state chapters of the National Farmers Union will participate in a symposium in Milan, Italy, that will focus on Pope Francis’s encyclical on the environment and how it relates to contemporary challenges in agriculture and food production, NFU said.
Tuesday, June, 23, 2015 - - News

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House passes fast-track trade bill
Congress and President Barack Obama’s administration are working on a way to pass a bill that would grant Obama trade negotiating authority, although major labor unions and the National Farmers Union oppose the bill.
Monday, June, 22, 2015 - 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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NGFA urges new grain shipping rules procedure
he National Grain and Feed Association this week urged the Surface Transportation Board to issue a proposed rulemaking to establish a new process which agricultural commodity shippers could use to challenge freight rates they believe are unreasonable or unlawful under the Staggers Rail Act of 1980.
Friday, June, 12, 2015 - Agweek - News

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House passes grain standards, mandatory price reporting
The House passed three agricultural measures this week by voice vote: H.R. 2051, the Mandatory Price Reporting Act; H.R. 2088, the United States Grain Standards Act Reauthorization Act; and H.R. 2394, the National Forest Foundation Reauthorization Act.
Friday, June, 12, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Roberts, Heitkamp introduce CFTC bill
Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Pat Roberts, R-Kan., and Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., on Thursday introduced bipartisan legislation to make sure a Commodity Futures Trading Commission regulation allows for sufficient time to send payments to their Futures Commission Merchant (FCM) and to repeal a requirement that impedes international data sharing.
Friday, June, 12, 2015 - Agweek - News

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NFU president criticizes COOL repeal bill
National Farmers Union President Roger Johnson is urging members of Congress to vote against the House Agriculture Committee-passed bill to repeal country-of-origin labeling (COOL) for beef, pork and chicken.
Thursday, June, 04, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Administration releases Clean Water Rule
On May 27, the Obama administration released the controversial Clean Water Rule designed to protect the nation’s drinking water. The legislation, however, is the subject of criticism from farm leaders and some members of Congress who still refer to it by its original name, the Waters of the United States rule.
Monday, June, 01, 2015 - Agweek - News

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House TPA vote week of June 8
The House leadership plans to hold a vote on the Senate-passed trade promotion authority legislation the week of June 8, although that could slip, Inside U.S. Trade reported Friday.
Friday, May, 29, 2015 - Agweek - News

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EPA releases proposed RFS requirements
The Environmental Protection Agency on May 29 released the long-awaited proposed volumetric requirements for the Renewable Fuel Standard. The rule will be finalized by Nov. 30. There will be a public hearing in Kansas City, Kan., on June 25 and the agency will accept comments through July 27.
Friday, May, 29, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Opinion: Consumers want to make informed food choices
Laws requiring the labeling of foods produced from genetically modified crops have been adopted by Vermont and Connecticut and a referendum in Oregon was narrowly defeated.
Friday, May, 22, 2015 - - News

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Action plan to save U.S. pollinators released, includes federal task force
The plan is a result of a 2014 presidential memorandum that recognized the increase in pollinator losses in recent years, made the health of honeybees and other pollinators a presidential-level concern and set up a task force of many federal agencies to develop a government-wide strategy to reduce their losses.
Thursday, May, 21, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Organic checkoff proposed
The Organic Trade Association on May 12 formally petitioned the U.S. Department of Agriculture to begin the process of setting up an organic checkoff that it said would collect money for research and promotion to allow the industry to grow and clear up consumer confusion about organic products.
Monday, May, 18, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Biofuels leaders ask for meeting with Obama
Citing a study showing the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed volumetric requirements for renewable fuels and the agency’s delays in releasing them have frozen about $13.7 billion, leaders of the renewable fuels industry asked President Barack Obama for a meeting.
Friday, May, 08, 2015 - 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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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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Peterson's price for TPA vote: Canada deal
House Agriculture Committee ranking member Collin Peterson, D-Minn., said April 28 his decision on whether to vote for trade promotion authority will depend on whether U.S. trade negotiators achieve a deal with Canada to reform its dairy supply management system and provide market access for U.S. dairy producers.
Monday, May, 04, 2015 - Special to Agweek - News

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