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Names released in fatal shooting at hog farm; South Dakota farmer elected chair of FCSIC; Rural Minnesota man dies in farm accident; North Dakota branding laws upheld on imports; USDA extends ARC/PLC deadline to April 7; and CSP renewal deadline is March 31.
Monday, March, 30, 2015 - - News

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USDA extends ARC/PLC deadline to April 7
Farmers have an additional week, until April 7, to choose between Agricultural Risk Coverage and Price Loss Coverage, the two-safety programs established by the 2014 Farm Bill, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Friday.
Friday, March, 27, 2015 - - News

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USDA releases ‘actively engaged’ farmer rule
The U.S. Department of agriculture has released the proposed rule to limit the farm payments made to non-farmers, as required in the 2014 farm bill.
Tuesday, March, 24, 2015 - Agweek - News

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USDA investigates animal research center
A U.S. Department of Agriculture review committee that investigated the U.S. Meat Animal Research Center in Nebraska found no current mistreatment of animals.
Monday, March, 16, 2015 - Agweek - News

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FDA: Dietary comments will stick to nutrition
Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Margaret Hamburg told a Senate panel March 12 that she will stick to “nutrition science and health” in her recommendations on the dietary guidelines to Health and Human Service Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell.
Monday, March, 16, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Russia considers softening food import ban; U.S. soybean plantings expected to hit record; Minnesota needs to address gray wolf threat; USDA: SNAP participation down in December; and Bird flu found at Dutch farm; birds destroyed.
Monday, March, 16, 2015 - - News

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U.S. launches inquiry into research center over animal abuse reports
An inquiry is underway of the U.S. government’s key livestock research center in Nebraska after media reports of animal welfare abuse, according to an auditing group that investigates U.S. Department of Agriculture programs.
Wednesday, March, 11, 2015 - Reuters - News

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USDA chief orders improved animal welfare protocols at research center
No new research projects will begin at the U.S. government’s key livestock study center until animal welfare is improved through stronger oversight and better training of standards, says U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack.
Monday, March, 09, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Farm groups oppose farm bill cuts
In an extraordinary display of unity, 392 farm, nutrition and conservation groups have written congressional budget letters urging no cuts in any programs within the jurisdiction of the Senate and House Agriculture Committees.
Monday, March, 02, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Growth Energy to support Trans-Pacific Partnership
Growth Energy, the organization of ethanol plant builders and operators, supports granting trade promotion authority to President Barack Obama so the administration can complete the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement and work on the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, Growth Energy CEO Tom Buis said.
Monday, March, 02, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Farm bill deadlines coming up
The U.S. Department of Agriculture extended until March 31 the Feb. 27 deadline to update yields and reallocate base acres. The final day to apply for farm bill safety-net coverage also is March 31, USDA says.
Monday, March, 02, 2015 - Agweek - News

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USDA extends Feb. 27 deadline for yields, base acres
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has extended the Feb. 27 deadline to update yield history or reallocate base acres until March 31.
Friday, February, 27, 2015 - - News

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Irish beef arrives at U.S. embassy after 1990s ban
Irish beef — legal in the U.S. for the first time in 16 years — arrived at the Irish ambassador’s residence last week, brought by Irish Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Simon Coveney.
Monday, February, 23, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Dietary guidelines report released
Reacting to the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee’s release of its report, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said he and Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell will have a narrower mandate to write the dietary guidelines than the committee had in analyzing nutrition and providing advice.
Monday, February, 23, 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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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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Vilsack orders update of agency’s animal welfare research strategy
U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has directed agency staff to create and deliver an updated Animal Welfare Strategy plan within 60 days, according to an internal email reviewed by Reuters.
Tuesday, January, 27, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Ag committee chairman wants thorough evaluation of SNAP
WASHINGTON — House Agriculture Committee Chairman Michael Conaway, R-Texas, told reporters on Jan. 22 that his plans to undertake a “full-scale review” of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program without “prejudging the outcome” could be altered if he receives budget instructions from leadership before that review is finished.
Monday, January, 26, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Farm Bureau presents award to Vilsack
SAN DIEGO — The American Farm Bureau Federation, though legally a nonpartisan organization, is known as Republican-leaning. But recently, its leaders gave Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, a Democrat, an award for his performance in office.
Monday, January, 19, 2015 - Agweek - News

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