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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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New program included in 2014 farm bill
WASHINGTON — Dairy farmers can start signing up for the new dairy Margin Protection Program for 2014 and 2015 on Sept. 2, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced Aug. 28.
Tuesday, September, 02, 2014 - Agweek - News

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ND ranch expands into agritourism
Jerry Doan always figured his oldest son would return to the family farm and make agriculture his lifelong career. But the elder Doan was a bit surprised when his three other children said they wanted to come back, too.
Tuesday, September, 02, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Commerce Department rules in favor of US sugar growers in dispute over Mexican imports
In a victory for U.S. sugar growers, the Department of Commerce ruled on Aug. 26 that the Mexican government has been subsidizing sugar exported to the U.S., and issued a preliminary ruling that the U.S. will impose duties on Mexican sugar.
Tuesday, August, 26, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Offutt grain venture uses bag storage
Randy Fleishauer is the farm manager of Gunsmoke Farms, in its second year of production west of Fort Pierre, S.D. The 31,000-acre farm is owned by R.D. Offutt Co. of Fargo, N.D.
Monday, August, 25, 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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Research Council to assess if GMO promises realized
WASHINGTON — The National Research Council, a prestigious organization whose studies carry a lot of weight with policymakers and the general public, has invited severe critics of genetically engineered crops to testify at a three-day semi-public meeting in mid-September as it undertakes a review of agricultural biotechnology.
Monday, August, 25, 2014 - Special to Agweek - News

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Beef groups differ on check-off revamp
The three-year attempt to make recommendations to Congress to revamp the Beef Checkoff program might be in trouble.
Monday, August, 18, 2014 - Agweek - News

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USDA says it will protect sugar in trade negotiations
STOWE, Vt. — The uncertainty surrounding sugar imports from Mexico has made it harder to manage the U.S. sugar program, but the Obama administration is committed to reducing risks for sugar growers and will protect U.S. sugar in trade negotiations, Agriculture Undersecretary for Farm and Foreign Agricultural Services Michael Scuse said Aug. 4.
Monday, August, 11, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Vilsack proud of farm bill implementation
WASHINGTON — As the six-month anniversary of the farm bill approached, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack told reporters on Aug. 6 that he is proud of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s record on implementation, but noted that farmers will not be able to update their actual production history records until the 2016 crop year.
Monday, August, 11, 2014 - Agweek - News

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54 youngsters chosen to visit White House
WASHINGTON — A South Dakota girl’s recipe for a healthy school meal won her a trip to the White House and an opportunity to meet President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama at a Kids State Dinner on July 18.
Monday, August, 11, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Poultry inspection rule won't increase line speed
WASHINGTON — Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on July 31 announced a new long-awaited poultry inspection rule that will require companies to conduct microbiological tests for patho-gens that cannot be seen by the naked the eye, and will remove federal inspectors from the beginning of lines. But the rule will not increase the speed at which young chickens can whiz by the inspectors.
Monday, August, 04, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Grain farmers avoiding cheap sales
CHICAGO — As U.S. farmers turn in record grain crops this autumn, many will have a powerful new tool — giant sausage-shaped storage bags — to help them avoid the lowest prices in years and gain more control over trade with giants such as Cargill Inc.
Monday, August, 04, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Court upholds USDA COOL authority, implementation
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia on July 29 upheld the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s authority to issue rules implementing the country-of-origin labeling law for meat and poultry products. The court also denied a request for a preliminary injunction to block implementation of USDA’s May 2013 final rule for the labeling law.
Wednesday, July, 30, 2014 - 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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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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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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BNP Paribas to pay $80 million for defrauding USDA
The U.S. Justice Department announced on Thursday that a Federal court entered judgment against French bank BNP Paribas for $80 million for defrauding a program designed to encourage American exports.
Friday, July, 25, 2014 - - News

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US grain farmers resort to giant storage bags to avoid cheap sales
As U.S. farmers turn in record grain crops this autumn, many will have a powerful new tool — giant sausage-shaped storage bags — to help them avoid the lowest prices in years and gain more control over trade with giants such as Cargill Inc.
Wednesday, July, 23, 2014 - Reuters - 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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