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Commodity commission adds controversial member
WASHINGTON — The Senate on June 3 confirmed a new chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission and two new commissioners, bringing the agency to a full complement of commissioners to regulate the commodities and futures businesses that play a major role in agriculture.
Monday, June, 09, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Hearing scheduled to discuss school lunches
WASHINGTON — The battle over the school lunch program is getting more bitter and turning into a partisan issue between the Democrats and the Republicans and a business battle between processed food companies and fruit and vegetables growers.
Monday, June, 09, 2014 - Agweek - News

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House Committee supports white potatoes for WIC
WASHINGTON — The House Appropriations Committee recently rejected a proposal to restrict benefits under the sugar program as part of a much larger bill to fund the government that was dominated by school meal issues.
Monday, June, 02, 2014 - Agweek - News

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F-M area included in water resources act
WASHINGTON — After years of debate, the U.S. House and Senate last week passed the Water Resources Reform and Development Act, which authorizes inland waterway and harbor projects important to agriculture all over the country.
Tuesday, May, 27, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Committees pass ag appropriations
WASHINGTON — Low-income pregnant women and mothers participating in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Women, Infants and Children (WIC) would be able to buy white potatoes through that program if provisions of the House and Senate Agriculture appropriations bills become law, but nutritionists and the Obama administration are opposed to the provision.
Tuesday, May, 27, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Ag groups say water resources measure important during rail delays
WASHINGTON — The Water Resources Reform Development Act of 2014, which would improve locks and dams on the Mississippi River and ease farm product transportation, is finally heading toward floor consideration in Congress.
Monday, May, 19, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Trade talks focus on problems
In a dramatic shift from the leadership of former Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus, D-Mont., new chairman Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., devoted more attention to problems with trade than to its benefits on May 1 when Trade Representative Michael Froman appeared before his committee to discuss the Obama administration’s trade agenda.
Monday, May, 12, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Climate change affects farming
The White House released its third and latest assessment of climate change, including a special chapter on agriculture that declares climate change is affecting farming in every region of the country.
Monday, May, 12, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Vilsack speaks on farm bill issues
Everything from the “actively engaged rule” and conservation compliance to the Brazil cotton case and the new position of agriculture undersecretary for trade came up when Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack testified before the Senate Agriculture Committee May 7 on the implementation of the 2014 farm bill.
Monday, May, 12, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Senate committee holds propane hearing
The propane industry and the government need to take action soon or the country will face an even worse propane shortage next winter than it did this past year, a Minnesota turkey grower testified May 1 before the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee.
Friday, May, 02, 2014 - Agweek - News

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ITC hears testimony from US sugar industry on Mexico dumping allegations
WASHINGTON — As the International Trade Commission prepares to vote May 9 on whether U.S. sugar producers have suffered injuries as a result of the entry of subsidies and dumped Mexican sugar into the U.S., a battle is unfolding over what the commission should do.
Friday, May, 02, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Lobbyists say farm bill passage difficult
WASHINGTON — Two key farm bill lobbyists said April 23 that the next bill might be more difficult to develop and pass, and urged advocates of all types to begin thinking about how to work together to pass another bill.
Monday, April, 28, 2014 - Agweek - News

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First lady causes stir over high fructose corn syrup
The White House Easter Egg Roll used to be one of the simplest, crowd-pleasing occasions at the White House, but this year’s event was marked by First Lady Michelle Obama’s decision to wade into the controversy over high fructose corn syrup.
Friday, April, 25, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Farmers concerned with providing info to companies
WASHINGTON — Farm leaders and executives from companies offering “prescriptive” services to farmers that involve collecting data on their individual planting, operating and harvesting practices met in Kansas City on April 10 to discuss issues such as privacy and security of the farmers’ data.
Monday, April, 21, 2014 - Agweek - News

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McCarthy: RFS will reflect most recent data
The volumetric requirements for the Renewable Fuel Standard will be different from those at the proposed levels, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy said April 7.
Thursday, April, 10, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Secretary says sugar producers' legal issues 'ill timed'
WASHINGTON — Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said on April 3 he fears the legal case U.S. sugar producers have filed asking for corrective action could affect other negotiations with Mexico, but a spokesman for the sugar growers said the case is justified.
Monday, April, 07, 2014 - Agweek - News

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WFO represents farm interests internationally
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — Close to 300 representatives of 70 farm organizations from 50 countries gathered in Buenos Aires in late March for the fourth general assembly of the World Farmers’ Organization, a group formed in 2011 under the leadership of former North Dakota Farmers Union President Robert Carlson.
Monday, April, 07, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Vilsack says no FSA closures this year
WASHINGTON — Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack’s proposal to close some Farm Service Agency offices came under attack on March 26 when he outlined his 2015 budget for the Senate Appropriations Agriculture Subcommittee.
Monday, March, 31, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Waterway bill could be finished in May
WASHINGTON — Congress is likely to finish the Water Resources Development Act as early as May, but a proposed increase in user fees to raise money for construction and improvements has become caught up in congressional differences over tax legislation, Mike Tooey, the president of Waterways Council Inc., said March 18.
Monday, March, 24, 2014 - Agweek - 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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