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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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Bird flu vaccine, under development, divides U.S. poultry industry
The death of more than 46 million chickens and turkeys in a bird flu outbreak is opening a rare fissure within the usually tight-knit U.S. poultry industry, pitting farmers with infected flocks against those who so far largely have sidestepped the worst outbreak in U.S. history.
Monday, June, 08, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Summit addresses biotech, bioenergy, biomaterials issues
FARGO, N.D. — The Bakken oilfields of western North Dakota and Montana are busy, but renewable energy is both popular and growing.
Monday, June, 01, 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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Farmers analyze new water rule: Does it go too far?
Farmers who worry that the federal government wants to regulate mud puddles on their land are examining a 297-page rule the Obama administration released Wednesday.
Wednesday, May, 27, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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U.S. loses WTO appeal in meat label dispute with Canada, Mexico
The U.S. has lost a battle with Canada and Mexico over its meat labeling rules, the World Trade Organization said on Monday in a ruling that backed calls to scrap the laws or risk costly trade retaliation.
Monday, May, 18, 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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Economist: Ag outlook tough, could be worse
Robert Johansson, new acting chief economist for the U.S. Department of Agriculture, said commodity prices have been trending downward for the past several years and USDA expects that to continue.
Monday, May, 04, 2015 - Agweek - 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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Ag returns fire at insurance opponents
Congressional agriculture committee leaders recently returned fire at the Environmental Working Group for being too critical of prevented-planting crop insurance use, especially in the Prairie Pothole country that includes North Dakota, South Dakota and parts of Minnesota.
Monday, May, 04, 2015 - Agweek - News

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House OKs first part of turkey flu fiscal aid
ST. PAUL - The Minnesota House Wednesday night approved the first installment of funding to fight bird flu that is killing poultry across the state in a vote that paves the way for state money to soon start flowing in the battle. The bill, which passed unanimously, would provide $379,000 for the Board of Animal Health and $514,000 for the state Agriculture Department. Senators are expected to approve it soon.
Thursday, April, 30, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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U.S. officials predict a return of bird flu in the fall
CHICAGO - U.S. agriculture officials say it is "highly probable" that the virulent avian flu viruses that have hit U.S. poultry operations hard in recent weeks will return next fall when wild bird populations migrate south, potentially spreading the viruses into new regions of the country.
Wednesday, April, 29, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Bird flu ‘a three- to five-year problem’
More help is on the way for turkey and other poultry producers to cope with the epidemic of highly pathogenic avian influenza, but state and federal officials also warned that the problem will remain for years.
Monday, April, 27, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Dispatches from DC: Ag journalism in the nation’s capital
Today, we’ll hear from numerous top national figures, including the U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Robert Johansson, USDA chief economist, as well as top trade officials. Clint Raine of the National Corn Growers Association, will talk about the use of drones in agriculture.
Monday, April, 27, 2015 - Agweek - News

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National Guard to help fight avian influenza
WILLMAR, Minn. -- The State Emergency Operations Center announced Sunday that 30 National Guard soldiers will haul water needed for avian influenza decontamination today through Wednesday. The soldiers will come from the 682nd Engineer Battalion in Willmar and the A Company, 134th Brigade Support Battalion of Brooklyn Park, according to a media release.
Monday, April, 27, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Avian Flu public forum at 3 p.m. Saturday in Willmar with Dayton, other lawmakers
WILLMAR, Minn. –– The avian influenza, which continues to steamroll through commercial turkey farms in Kandiyohi County, is getting the attention of the state’s top lawmakers who will hold a public forum at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Minnwest Technology Campus in Willmar.
Friday, April, 24, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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State, feds talk reimbursement for wolf attacks
BEMIDJI, Minn. -- More than 50 people, most of them ranchers and farmers, gathered in Bemidji on Thursday to hear how the government can compensate them when their cattle are killed by predators, mainly wolves. The Minnesota Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency hosted the town hall meeting to explain state and federal programs that reimburse livestock losses due to wolves, avian raptors and weather.
Friday, April, 03, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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USDA says 97 percent of farms are family-owned, a poultry farm near Hawley, Minn., will expand, and a bill to double beef check-off passes North Dakota Senate.
Monday, March, 23, 2015 - - News

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New funding for Minnesota wolf management announced
The Minnesota State Cattlemen’s Association welcomes Wednesday’s announcement that the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the state of Minnesota will jointly provide $220,000 for wolf management in the state.
Wednesday, March, 18, 2015 - Agweek - News

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