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Vt. Senate passes mandatory GMO food-labeling law
The Vermont Senate passed a bill on Wednesday that would make the state the first in the U.S. to enact mandatory labeling of foods made with genetically modified crops.
Thursday, April, 17, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Minn. veterinarians discuss PEDv
An epidemic sweeping through the U.S. swine industry, causing 100 percent mortality in suckling pigs and minimal death loss in feeder pigs and sow herds, was the topic of conversation Thursday afternoon at the 10th annual Worthington (Minn.) Bio Conference.
Friday, April, 04, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Dow seeks growth with seed and chemicals
INDIANAPOLIS — Dan Kittle has spent more than a decade waiting for this day. As the man in charge of research and development at Dow AgroSciences, the unit of Dow Chemical Co. that develops agricultural seeds and pesticides, Kittle remembers the “big shock” when rival Monsanto Co. unveiled a genetically modified seed in 1996, designed to be used in combination with a specific herbicide, a combination that rapidly led Monsanto to riches.
Monday, March, 31, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Deadly pig virus numbers rise in US hog herd
Confirmed cases of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus (PEDv) increased by 296 in the week ended March 15, bringing the total number to 4,757, according to data released on Thursday by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Animal Health Laboratory Network.
Friday, March, 21, 2014 - - News

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China draws up plan to tackle soil pollution
China’s environmental authorities have passed a plan to tackle soil pollution as the government becomes increasingly concerned about the risk to food posed by widespread contamination of farmland.
Wednesday, March, 19, 2014 - - News

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USDA will publish volume data, supporting, small and mid-size farms
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said that the U.S. Department of Agriculture will begin collecting and publishing information on price and volume data on food that is sold within the locality and region in which it is produced as one of a series of efforts to expand support for small and mid-sized farmers and ranchers.
Monday, March, 17, 2014 - Agweek - News

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PEDv halts hog kill at Smithfield NC plant
Smithfield Foods Inc, the world’s largest pork processor, suspended hog slaughter at its Tar Heel, North Carolina, plant on March 14 because of the spread of the deadly Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus (PEDv), which has tightened hog supplies, industry sources say.
Monday, March, 17, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Group seeks court order on USDA over GM alfalfa
A public interest group is asking a court to force the U.S. Department of Agriculture to turn over documents explaining its approval of a genetically altered alfalfa, even as the department acknowledged the crop’s potential to do environmental damage.
Friday, March, 14, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Minn. officials develop response plan for ag emergencies
Agriculture industry professionals from more than a dozen counties across southern Minnesota connected via video conference March 13 to discuss response plans in the event of an animal disease emergency.
Friday, March, 14, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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First ND case of PEDv prompts changes for pork producers
Now that North Dakota has its first case of the porcine epidemic diarrhea virus, pork producers, exhibitors and pig transporters are making some changes.
Thursday, March, 13, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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CHS stock sale might fund Spiritwood plant, calling small farmers and specialty crop funding available.
Monday, March, 10, 2014 - Agweek - News

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PEDv found in ND
Implementing strict biosecurity procedures is as important as ever, now that North Dakota has its first case of the porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDv), says David Newman, North Dakota State University Extension Service swine specialist.
Monday, March, 10, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Vilsack: Cut in funding does not undermine US meat safety
A cut in funding for the U.S. meat and poultry inspections contained in the Obama administration’s 2015 budget proposal does not mean less attention to food safety, U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says.
Wednesday, March, 05, 2014 - Reuters - News

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EPA proposes revisions to Agriculture Worker Protection Standard, USDA begins a program to improve honeybee health and applications are being accepted for specialty crop grants.
Monday, March, 03, 2014 - Agweek - News

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US proposes major update to food labels in bid to combat obesity
Packaged foods sold in the United States would display calorie counts more prominently and include the amount of added sugar under a proposal to significantly update nutritional labels for the first time in 20 years as health officials seek to reduce obesity and combat related diseases such as diabetes.
Thursday, February, 27, 2014 - - News

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Squeezed French dairy makers fear worst this year
Dairy makers expect strong Asian demand will push milk prices in France to record levels in 2014 for a second year running, further squeezing their margins as price-warring retailers resist passing the higher costs on to consumers.
Wednesday, February, 19, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Ohio Department of Agriculture finds new pig virus
A new swine virus, distinct from the deadly Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus, has been found in fecal samples taken from four different farms in Ohio last month and early this month, the Ohio Department of Agriculture said on Feb. 12.
Thursday, February, 13, 2014 - - News

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US company recalls 8.7 million pounds of beef parts
A California company is recalling 8.7 million pounds of beef parts because it used “diseased and unsound animals” and lacked proper federal inspections, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said on Saturday.
Monday, February, 10, 2014 - - News

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Humane livestock handling a recent concern
The issue of the humane handling and slaughter of livestock is not a recent concern triggered by videos that shock the public. The issue goes back as far as the Eisenhower Administration when, in 1958, Congress passed the Humane Slaughter Act (HMSA). In that act, Congress “declared [it] to be the policy of the United States that the slaughtering of livestock and the handling of livestock in connection with slaughter shall be carried out only by humane methods.”
Monday, February, 03, 2014 - Agweek - News

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PEDv reported in Ontario
Canada has discovered its first two cases of the Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus (PEDv), which has already killed more than 1 million pigs in the U.S.
Monday, February, 03, 2014 - Reuters - News

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