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US farmers latest to sue Syngenta over GMO corn rejected by China
Farmers from the biggest U.S. corn-growing states have sued Syngenta AG over sales of genetically modified corn seed not approved by China, joining global exporters in pursuing damages from the Swiss-based company.
Tuesday, October, 07, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Harvest delays lead to repeat NASS survey, an ordinance is under development in Bemidji, Minn., to regulate beekeeping and Hoeven lays plans to defund WOTUS.
Monday, October, 06, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Vilsack ‘frustrated’ with checkoff enhancement group
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack told the beef checkoff enhancement group last week he is so frustrated it has not reached agreement in its three-year effort that he wants to start a second checkoff under the 1996 generic checkoff act.
Monday, October, 06, 2014 - Agweek - News

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USDA releases important farm bill program dates
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and the Farm Service Agency have announced beginning and closing dates for landowners and farmers to adjust yields and reallocate base acres, and make a selection between the new Agricultural Risk Coverage and Price Loss Coverage programs.
Tuesday, September, 30, 2014 - Agweek - News

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ARC, PLC selection begins Sept. 29
Crop farm owners may begin updating their yield history and reallocating base acres at their local Farm Service Agency county offices for the new farm program Sept. 29, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced on Sept. 24 during an event at the University of Minnesota St. Paul campus and in a national call to reporters.
Monday, September, 29, 2014 - Agweek - News

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USDA offers online help for ARC, PLC
The U.S. Department of Agriculture today unveiled new online programs intended to help farmers choose between ARC and PLC. The 2014 farm bill requires producers to pick either Agricultural Risk Coverage, which protects against falling revenue, or Price Loss Coverage, which provides payments when crop prices fall below levels set in the farm bill.
Thursday, September, 25, 2014 - - News

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Vilsack discusses rail problem with Buffett
WASHINGTON — U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack met with Warren Buffett recently to urge the billionaire investor to make sure his Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroad is ready for an expected record corn and soy harvest this year.
Monday, September, 22, 2014 - - News

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Vilsack says he urged Buffett to ready BNSF for record crops
U.S. Agriculture Secretary Thomas Vilsack met with Warren Buffett last week to urge the billionaire investor to make sure his BNSF railroad is ready for an expected record corn and soy harvest this year.
Wednesday, September, 17, 2014 - - News

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Rep. Peterson expects funding resolution, as conflict resumes over ag appropriations
Congress has not passed any appropriations bill funding individual agencies for the 2015 fiscal year that begins Oct. 1. The Agriculture appropriations bill is mired in conflicts over whether the healthier meals rules for the school lunch and breakfast programs should be changed.
Friday, September, 05, 2014 - Agweek - News

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New FSA administrator will implement PLC, ARC
WASHINGTON — Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack told Agweek on Aug. 25 he has named Val Dolcini the new administrator of the Farm Service Agency, the division of the U.S. Department of Agriculture that distributes farm subsidies and disaster payments.
Tuesday, September, 02, 2014 - Agweek - News

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New program included in 2014 farm bill
WASHINGTON — Dairy farmers can start signing up for the new dairy Margin Protection Program for 2014 and 2015 on Sept. 2, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced Aug. 28.
Tuesday, September, 02, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Beef groups differ on check-off revamp
The three-year attempt to make recommendations to Congress to revamp the Beef Checkoff program might be in trouble.
Monday, August, 18, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Vilsack proud of farm bill implementation
WASHINGTON — As the six-month anniversary of the farm bill approached, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack told reporters on Aug. 6 that he is proud of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s record on implementation, but noted that farmers will not be able to update their actual production history records until the 2016 crop year.
Monday, August, 11, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Poultry inspection rule won't increase line speed
WASHINGTON — Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on July 31 announced a new long-awaited poultry inspection rule that will require companies to conduct microbiological tests for patho-gens that cannot be seen by the naked the eye, and will remove federal inspectors from the beginning of lines. But the rule will not increase the speed at which young chickens can whiz by the inspectors.
Monday, August, 04, 2014 - Agweek - News

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US CDC says salmonella outbreak from Foster Farms’ chicken appears over
A salmonella outbreak linked to California-based poultry producer Foster Farms’ contaminated chicken appears to be over, more than 17 months after it began, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Thursday.
Friday, August, 01, 2014 - Reuters - News

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US reforms poultry inspections to boost food safety
The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced on Thursday reforms to decades-old processes for inspecting poultry facilities in a bid to cut down on the number of foodborne illnesses, but dropped an industry-backed plan to speed up production.
Friday, August, 01, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Poultry rule would shift inspection responsibilities
A coalition of consumer groups has asked the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Office of Management and Budget to release the latest version of a rule to change poultry inspection and open a new comment period.
Monday, July, 21, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Montana hail insurance deadline approaches, Hoeven asks the Senate to eliminate the Waters of the U.S. rule and USDA provides an update on disaster assistance.
Monday, July, 14, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Renewing the commitment to conservation
The valley is one of the most productive breadbaskets of the world and home to critical habitat for wildlife and migratory birds, as well as millions of people living in Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota.
Monday, July, 14, 2014 - Agweek - News

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USDA provides 12-week progress update on disaster assistance
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack provided a 12-week progress report on U.S. Department of Agriculture disaster assistance programs July 10, announcing that USDA has processed 106,000 payments to farmers in 40 states across the country who suffered livestock and grazing losses between October 2011 and passage of the 2014 farm bill.
Thursday, July, 10, 2014 - - News

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