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Vilsack makes promises to ethanol industry
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said in Phoenix Feb. 27 that even though Congress has said he can’t use one U.S. Department of Agriculture program to subsidize blender pumps, he will use a wide array of other programs to help the ethanol industry, as well as promote ethanol exports for the first time and express his views on the Renewable Fuel Standard to the Environmental Protection Agency and the White House.
Friday, February, 28, 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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Farm bill to affect income, not plantings
The U.S. Department of Agriculture increased its estimate of U.S. agricultural exports to $142.6 billion for fiscal 2014, up $5.6 billion from November’s estimate and $1.5 billion higher than the previous record level in fiscal year 2013.
Monday, February, 24, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Crop insurance industry educates farmers on new farm bill
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz . — Agents will need to explain the intricacies of the new commodity programs and crop insurance this year, even though the changes to crop insurance will not go into effect until next year, key industry officials said last week at the annual crop insurance convention.
Monday, February, 24, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Soybean industry plans aquaculture promotion
SEATTLE — The U.S. needs to develop a much larger aquaculture industry based on feeding fish soybeans and other plants to meet the growing demand for fish in the U.S. and other countries in the coming years.
Monday, February, 24, 2014 - Agweek - News

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US trade rep says TPP key to Congress agreeing to pass TPA
U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman signaled late Thursday that the Obama administration plans to convince Congress to pass trade promotion authority by negotiating such a strong Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement that members will want to give the administration the authority to finish it.
Friday, February, 21, 2014 - Agweek - News

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USDA chief economist says farm bill will affect income, not plantings
The U.S. Department of Agriculture increased its estimate of U.S. agricultural exports to $142.6 billion for fiscal 2014, up $5.6 billion from November’s estimate and $1.5 billion higher than the previous record level in fiscal year 2013.
Friday, February, 21, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Calif. governor announces $687 million drought package
California Governor Jerry Brown announced a $687 million drought-relief package on Feb. 19 to help residents, farmers and local communities cope with a water shortage he called the worst in the state’s modern history.
Thursday, February, 20, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Milk prices could hit record in March
Picking up a gallon of milk at the grocery store is getting pricier and the cost could hit a record high for U.S. consumers in March, analysts warn.
Thursday, February, 20, 2014 - - News

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Farm business transition examined at crop expo
Good communication is important in just about every activity involving two or more human beings. It’s especially important in planning a farm business transition, says David Saxowsky, a professor in the North Dakota State University agribusiness and applied economics department. “Communication among all the parties involved is just essential,” he says.
Monday, February, 17, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Ag Expo speaker advises how to ‘disinherit’ tax man
FARGO, N.D. — The 2014 International Crop Expo in Grand Forks, N.D., will feature discussions on estate planning that add some flair and fun to financials.
Monday, February, 17, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Storm eases Calif. drought
The most powerful winter storm to hit California in more than a year dumped several feet of snow in the high Sierras and soaked lower elevations with rain, easing drought conditions but leaving the state thirsting for more, officials said on Feb. 10.
Monday, February, 17, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Implementation of farm bill livestock disaster programs to be expedited
Ranchers in the Dakotas and other areas who experienced losses from winter weather will get disaster assistance faster because President Barack Obama has directed the U.S. Department of Agriculture to implement the livestock disaster programs in the farm bill within 60 days, rather than the usual six to eight months.
Friday, February, 14, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Pacific storm eases Calif. drought, but state has long way to go
The most powerful winter storm to hit California in more than a year dumped several feet of snow in the high Sierras and soaked lower elevations with rain over the weekend, easing drought conditions but leaving the state thirsting for more, officials said on Monday.
Tuesday, February, 11, 2014 - Reuters - News

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At the farm bill signing
President Obama signed the farm bill Friday in Lansing, Mich., accompanied by Stabenow, who is from there, and other Democrats.
Monday, February, 10, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Drought forces Calif. farmers to idle cropland
Drought-stricken California farmers facing drastic cutbacks in irrigation water are expected to idle some 500,000 acres of cropland this year in a record production loss that could cause billions of dollars in economic damage, industry officials say. Large-scale crop losses in California, the No. 1 U.S. farm state producing half the nation’s fruits and vegetables, would undoubtedly lead to higher consumer prices, especially for tree and vine produce grown only there. But experts say it is too soon to quantify the effect.
Monday, February, 10, 2014 - Reuters - News

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A sigh of relief: Farm bill signed into law
On Feb. 7, President Barack Obama signed a long-awaited five-year farm bill — the Agricultural Act of 2014 — in a ceremony at Michigan State University in East Lansing.
Friday, February, 07, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Obama prepares to sign farm bill in Mich.
President Barack Obama is scheduled to arrive in East Lansing, Mich., later this morning to sign a new farm bill — formally titled The Agriculture Act of 2014 — at Michigan State University, the state’s land-grant college, and to visit a biotech research center.
Friday, February, 07, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Obama to sign farm bill Friday
President Barack Obama will travel to East Lansing, Mich., on Friday and sign the farm bill there after delivering remarks at Michigan State University on the importance of the bill to America’s economy, the White House announced Tuesday.
Wednesday, February, 05, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Senate farm bill vote comes today
The Senate ended debate on the farm bill conference report Monday evening, paving the way for final passage today.
Tuesday, February, 04, 2014 - Agweek - News

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