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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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USDA says backing push to expand "bio-economy"
CHICAGO - The productivity and innovation of U.S. agriculture is driving a transformation to bio-based products across the economy that is supporting millions of jobs and significantly displacing fossil fuels, according to a study from the U.S. Department of Agriculture on Wednesday.
Wednesday, June, 17, 2015 - Reuters - News

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A farmer's brief case
Some U.S. farmers portray themselves as rugged individualists. The way they tell it, they combine Daniel Boone’s pluck and Warren Buffett’s financial savvy to overcome the federal government’s heavy-handed incompetence.
Monday, June, 08, 2015 - Agweek - News

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U.S. officials say WTO win over India helps open markets
WASHINGTON - A win for the United States in a dispute with India over restrictions on U.S. poultry and egg imports will help lower trade barriers and open new markets for U.S. farmers, U.S. officials said on Thursday.
Thursday, June, 04, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Vilsack announces CRP acreage expansion
An additional 800,000 acres of environmentally sensitive land can be enrolled in the Conservation Reserve Program if certain criteria are met, U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced Friday morning at the Ducks Unlimited national convention in Milwaukee.
Friday, May, 29, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Canadian farmers bolster defenses against Pacific trade pact
OTTAWA - Canadian farmers are stepping up their campaign against a nearly complete Pacific trade pact they fear will destroy protections for local dairy, egg and chicken producers and endanger jobs.
Wednesday, May, 27, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Canadian farmers bolster defenses against Pacific trade pact
OTTAWA - Canadian farmers are stepping up their campaign against a nearly complete Pacific trade pact they fear will destroy protections for local dairy, egg and chicken producers and endanger jobs.
Wednesday, May, 27, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Ag businesses fail to fill jobs
Despite increased enrollment in agriculture-related studies, job demand outweighs the number of graduates, with the industry expecting to be unable to fill 22,500 positions each year.
Tuesday, May, 26, 2015 - Bismarck Tribune - 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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Judge seeks input on use of unclaimed funds in Native American land discrimination suit settlement
A federal judge in Washington, D.C., has set a June 29 hearing to consider what to do with $380 million in unclaimed funds generated in a discrimination case against the U.S. Department of Agriculture by Native Americans.
Friday, May, 15, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Canada says will defend dairy protection at Pacific trade talks
OTTAWA - Canada will continue to defend a system of tariffs and quotas that protect dairy farmers, a senior official said on Monday, in comments that could worry nations negotiating a Pacific trade treaty.
Monday, May, 11, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Washington gives Jordan 100,000 tons of wheat worth $25 million
AMMAN - The United States has given Jordan 100,000 tonnes of wheat as part of broader aid to help its Middle Eastern ally cushion the impact of Syrian refugees on its economy, U.S. officials said on Sunday.
Monday, May, 11, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Unhappy Canada says will negotiate Pacific deal in own interests
OTTAWA - A top Canadian official, responding to U.S. comments that Canada could be sidelined in talks on a 12-nation Pacific trade agreement, said on Thursday that Ottawa would negotiate a deal in its own best interests.
Thursday, May, 07, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Canada risks being sidelined in Pacific trade deal
ISTANBUL - Canada risks getting left behind in a 12-nation Pacific trade deal because it has been reluctant to negotiate on opening its markets, U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said on Thursday.
Thursday, May, 07, 2015 - Reuters - 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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U.S. boosts bird flu emergency funds as Hormel cuts jobs
CHICAGO - The U.S. government approved the use of an additional $330 million in emergency funds to help contain the worst avian influenza outbreak in U.S. history, as infected bird cases soared and hundreds of Minnesota poultry workers learned they would lose their jobs.
Wednesday, May, 06, 2015 - Reuters - News

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U.S. approves $330 million for bird flu outbreak in poultry
CHICAGO - The U.S. government will tap an additional $330 million in emergency funds to cover farmer claims related to the fast-spreading bird flu outbreak and other efforts to contain the disease, U.S. Agriculture Department sources told Reuters on Tuesday.
Tuesday, May, 05, 2015 - Reuters - 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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U.S. asks China to drop ban on poultry imports triggered by bird flu
WASHINGTON - U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on Monday asked China to drop a ban on imports of U.S. poultry imposed because of an outbreak of bird flu in chickens and turkeys.
Monday, April, 27, 2015 - Reuters - News

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