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Klobuchar introduces bipartisan bill to lift Cuba embargo
U.S. companies can already export food and farm equipment to Cuba, but the bill and another one that would ease travel to Cuba are of great interest to U.S. farm and agribusiness leaders because they would make it easier to export.
Friday, February, 13, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Scuse defends sugar suspension
Agriculture Undersecretary for Farm and Foreign Agricultural Services Michael Scuse on Feb. 9 vigorously defended the suspension agreements the Obama administration has negotiated with Mexico to settle cases U.S. sugar growers brought saying Mexico was shipping subsidized sugar to the U.S.
Thursday, February, 12, 2015 - Agweek - News

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US challenges China export subsidy program
The U.S. on Feb. 11 challenged a Chinese export subsidy program for products including textiles, medical products and agriculture, alleging the support was illegal under international trade law.
Wednesday, February, 11, 2015 - - News

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Native Americans gather in Montana to protest slaughter of Yellowstone bison
Native American activists gathered in Montana’s capital on Feb. 10 to protest the deaths of hundreds of Yellowstone National Park bison killed this year to ease the worries of Montana ranchers about a cattle disease carried by many park buffalo.
Wednesday, February, 11, 2015 - - News

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COOL lawsuit dropped
In papers filed today in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, industry opponents to the U.S. country-of-origin labeling (COOL) law dropped their longstanding case against the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Monday, February, 09, 2015 - - News

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California UAV company looking for opportunities in North Dakota
FARGO, N.D. — A start-up California company that has conducted a free pilot program with unmanned aerial vehicles and agricultural data processing for grape growers says it wants to try the technology on North Dakota sugar beet farms.
Monday, February, 09, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Buying ahead of USDA report
The wheat market finally was able to turn and post solid gains for last week. It seems like it has been since the middle of December that wheat has had a stronger week and all the news just seems to focus on the negative. Last week was the week that wheat said enough. For the week ending Jan. 5, March Minneapolis gained 22.25 cents, March Chicago was up 23 cents and March Kansas City gained 23.75 cents.
Monday, February, 09, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Conaway addresses NASDA updates
House Agriculture Committee Chairman Michael Conaway, R-Texas, discussed a wide range of issues Feb. 3 in a speech to the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture Winter Policy Conference and in remarks to reporters afterward.
Monday, February, 09, 2015 - Agweek - News

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NASDA supports FDA as biotech labeler
The National Association of State Departments of Agriculture on Feb. 3 passed a resolution to support a “national uniform labeling policy for foods derived from genetic engineering” and to reaffirm the Food and Drug Administration as “the authority in uniform food labeling.”
Monday, February, 09, 2015 - Agweek - News

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New Congress keeps ag at top
Last year’s passage of the 2014 farm bill was a significant step forward for South Dakota farmers, ranchers and agribusinesses, as it included critical livestock assistance and a secure crop insurance program.
Monday, February, 09, 2015 - - News

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Transition of operation more difficult and important than ever
EUCLID, Minn. — Don Strickler has faced many tough calls in his long farming career. But the 70-year-old Euclid, Minn., producer says his most important professional challenge, one he’s still working on, is passing on the family farm to the next generation.
Monday, February, 09, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Lawmaker says Japan, Canada must cut tariffs under trade pact
Canada and Japan must open their markets to farm imports under a Pacific trade pact, the chairman of a U.S. congressional committee responsible for trade says, adding any country that cannot meet the deal’s goals should drop out.
Friday, February, 06, 2015 - - News

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As US food sales to Cuba slow, farmers seek end to embargo
U.S. agricultural exports to Cuba fell below $300 million last year for the first time since 2003 as the communist-led island’s financial woes continued and it purchased food on credit elsewhere, a trade group says.
Friday, February, 06, 2015 - - News

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US FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg to step down
Dr. Margaret Hamburg, who as commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for almost six years has overseen public health initiatives ranging from tobacco control and food safety to personalized medicine and drug approvals, is stepping down, the agency said Feb. 5.
Thursday, February, 05, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Resource pressures could spark conflicts with global impact
Illegal deforestation in Southeast Asia, conflicts over water in the Nile Basin and China’s growing dependence on South American food are some of the resource challenges facing emerging nations with the potential to cause strife, a risk analysis group warns.
Thursday, February, 05, 2015 - Thomson Reuters Foundation - News

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Obama proposes creation of stand-alone US food safety agency
U.S. President Barack Obama has proposed bringing together the country’s food safety operations into one agency to better monitor food quality in a move that would reshape the Food and Drug Administration.
Tuesday, February, 03, 2015 - Reuters - News

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US lawmakers preparing Cuba telecomms, agriculture bills
U.S. lawmakers are preparing a series of bills to ease U.S. restrictions on trade with Cuba, with plans to introduce them in the Senate in the next two months, senior congressional aides say.
Tuesday, February, 03, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Race to the bottom
Wheat struggled again last week, with all three of the wheat exchanges ending with modest losses. Poor demand and a strong U.S. dollar continue to be the cause of wheat’s issues. For the week ending Jan. 30, March Minneapolis dropped 16.75 cents, March Chicago dropping 22.25 cents and March Kansas City decreased 20 cents.
Monday, February, 02, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Potato growers sue BNSF, Calif. turkey farm quarantined after bird flu detected, US lawmakers propose bill to create single food safety agency and France: EU orders repayment of 1 billion euros in farm subsidies.
Monday, February, 02, 2015 - - News

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COOL does not restrict trade
The United States country-of-origin labeling (COOL) program for beef was implemented in 2009. While opponents to such consumer transparency issues have claimed that COOL was supported by U.S. cattle producers wishing to restrict trade, I can tell you that never was the intent, and the facts simply don’t support this propagandist tactic.
Monday, February, 02, 2015 - - News

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