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US to appeal WTO ruling against COOL
The U.S. government has decided to appeal the World Trade Organization ruling against the U.S. program of country-of-origin labeling for red meat. A WTO panel found that the U.S. program discriminated against Canadian and Mexican beef and pork, but affirmed the U.S. government’s right to label meat by country of origin. The Canadian and Mexican governments brought the case against the United States.
Friday, November, 28, 2014 - Agweek - News

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GM paying carbon credits to farmers
General Motors, maker of Chevrolet, will purchase carbon credits from landowners who have agreed to leave their land in agriculture permanently, meaning 11,000 acres of Prairie Pothole grasslands in western North Dakota will stay in agriculture.
Monday, November, 24, 2014 - Agweek - News

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USDA proposing new beef checkoff program
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, who has expressed his frustration with a beef industry working group’s inability to come up with a consensus to improve the beef checkoff, announced Nov. 10 the U.S. Department of Agriculture is proposing a new checkoff program for beef and beef products.
Monday, November, 17, 2014 - Agweek - News

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CNH lays off 40 workers, USDA: Ag exports set new record, world food price decline slows in October, and comment period for beef importation rule extended to Dec. 29.
Monday, November, 10, 2014 - Agweek - News

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USDA: US ag exports set new record
U.S. agricultural exports reached a record $152.5 billion in 2014, breaking the previous record of $141 billion set a year earlier, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Wednesday.
Wednesday, November, 05, 2014 - - News

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Bee habitat funding applications due Nov. 21
FARGO, N.D. — The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service will deliver $4 million for honeybee habitat funding through its Environmental Quality Incentive Program in fiscal year 2015.
Monday, November, 03, 2014 - Agweek - News

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STB head plans to speak at a Fargo, N.D., conference, Eric Halverson is named CEO of Black Gold Farms and USDA recertifies N.D. Mediation Service.
Monday, November, 03, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Vilsack: COOL rule not to be appealed until January
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative will decide whether to appeal the World Trade Organization decision that found fault with the U.S. country-of-origin labeling regime for red meat, and added that the WTO has asked any appeal to be held until January.
Wednesday, October, 29, 2014 - - News

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Vilsack: Farmers can exclude low-production years from APH
After saying for months that the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Risk Management Agency could not possibly allow farmers to take bad years out of their actual production history for 2015 crops, and receiving relentless criticism from Republicans over the issue, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced Oct. 21 that farmers will be allowed to exclude years for most spring crops for the coming year.
Wednesday, October, 22, 2014 - Agweek - News

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US chicken exports to India more likely
India broke World Trade Organization rules by blocking imports of U.S. poultry and other farm products because of unsubstantiated bird flu fears, a WTO dispute panel ruled on Oct. 14, potentially opening up an estimated $300 million a year export market for the U.S.
Monday, October, 20, 2014 - Reuters - News

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US chicken exports to India more likely after WTO ruling
India broke World Trade Organization rules by blocking imports of U.S. poultry and other farm products because of unsubstantiated bird flu fears, a WTO dispute panel ruled on Tuesday, potentially opening up an estimated $300 million a year export market for the U.S.
Tuesday, October, 14, 2014 - Reuters - News

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US farmers latest to sue Syngenta over GMO corn rejected by China
Farmers from the biggest U.S. corn-growing states have sued Syngenta AG over sales of genetically modified corn seed not approved by China, joining global exporters in pursuing damages from the Swiss-based company.
Tuesday, October, 07, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Harvest delays lead to repeat NASS survey, an ordinance is under development in Bemidji, Minn., to regulate beekeeping and Hoeven lays plans to defund WOTUS.
Monday, October, 06, 2014 - Agweek - 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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USDA releases important farm bill program dates
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and the Farm Service Agency have announced beginning and closing dates for landowners and farmers to adjust yields and reallocate base acres, and make a selection between the new Agricultural Risk Coverage and Price Loss Coverage programs.
Tuesday, September, 30, 2014 - Agweek - News

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ARC, PLC selection begins Sept. 29
Crop farm owners may begin updating their yield history and reallocating base acres at their local Farm Service Agency county offices for the new farm program Sept. 29, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced on Sept. 24 during an event at the University of Minnesota St. Paul campus and in a national call to reporters.
Monday, September, 29, 2014 - Agweek - News

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USDA offers online help for ARC, PLC
The U.S. Department of Agriculture today unveiled new online programs intended to help farmers choose between ARC and PLC. The 2014 farm bill requires producers to pick either Agricultural Risk Coverage, which protects against falling revenue, or Price Loss Coverage, which provides payments when crop prices fall below levels set in the farm bill.
Thursday, September, 25, 2014 - - News

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Vilsack discusses rail problem with Buffett
WASHINGTON — U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack met with Warren Buffett recently to urge the billionaire investor to make sure his Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroad is ready for an expected record corn and soy harvest this year.
Monday, September, 22, 2014 - - News

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Vilsack says he urged Buffett to ready BNSF for record crops
U.S. Agriculture Secretary Thomas Vilsack met with Warren Buffett last week to urge the billionaire investor to make sure his BNSF railroad is ready for an expected record corn and soy harvest this year.
Wednesday, September, 17, 2014 - - News

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Rep. Peterson expects funding resolution, as conflict resumes over ag appropriations
Congress has not passed any appropriations bill funding individual agencies for the 2015 fiscal year that begins Oct. 1. The Agriculture appropriations bill is mired in conflicts over whether the healthier meals rules for the school lunch and breakfast programs should be changed.
Friday, September, 05, 2014 - Agweek - News

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