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Boehner: No farm bill savings in budget
Farm bill conference negotiations appeared to be moving along last week, but House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, threw a wild card into the process on Nov. 14 when he told reporters he does not want any budget savings in the farm bill used in the attempt to reach a larger House-Senate agreement on the budget.
Friday, November, 15, 2013 - Agweek - News

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Farm bill negotiations continue
Conferees engaged in intensive talks.
Monday, November, 11, 2013 - Agweek - News

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Signs of cooperation in farm bill conference, but disagreements remain
House and Senate farm bill conferees sounded like they wanted to reach agreement at their first meeting on Oct. 30, but major conflicts still remain.
Friday, November, 01, 2013 - Agweek - News

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AFBF, NFU send letter to farm bill conferees
The National Farmers Union also said in an Oct. 16 letter that maintaining the current permanent farm laws is a top priority, but it differed from Farm Bureau in other priorities.
Monday, October, 21, 2013 - Agweek - News

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SD, ND storm disaster helps prompt House approval of farm bill committee
The House and Senate are finally set to go to conference on the farm bill, spurred in part by the lack of livestock disaster aid for farmers in South Dakota and North Dakota.
Friday, October, 11, 2013 - Agweek - News

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A closed Capitol
Over the course of two days, the fruit and vegetable growers and industry executives who came to Washington to lobby on immigration reform and other issues experienced the expiration of the farm bill and the government shutdown.
Monday, October, 07, 2013 - Agweek - News

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In the middle of a government shutdown, hope for a farm bill remains
The government shutdown has diverted attention from writing a new farm bill, but there has been movement toward a conference between the House and the Senate on the bills they have passed and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., has raised the possibility of including the farm bill in a larger budget deal.
Friday, October, 04, 2013 - Agweek - News

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A guide to the government shutdown at USDA
If the U.S. Department of Agriculture shuts down at midnight tonight, food stamp benefits will be delivered for the month of October, forest fires will continue to be fought, meat and poultry will still be inspected, grain inspection will continue, laboratory animals will be fed and the rural development division will still monitor government loans.
Monday, September, 30, 2013 - Agweek - News

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EU policymakers agree on new CAP
European Union policymakers on Sept. 24 reached final agreement on a new version of the Common Agricultural Policy that will cut direct payments to the largest farmers and provide more money for rural development programs.
Monday, September, 30, 2013 - Agweek - Markets

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Meat organizations discuss merger
The Washington, D.C.-based American Meat Institute and the Oakland, Calif.-based North American Meat Association have initiated discussions about a possible merger.
Monday, September, 23, 2013 - Agweek - Markets

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Path to farm bill conference remains unclear despite House food stamp vote
The House of Representatives on Sept. 19 passed a nutrition bill that satisfies conservative demands to cut $39 billion from the food stamp program over 10 years, but it still does not create a clear path toward a conference with the Senate on the farm bill.
Friday, September, 20, 2013 - Agweek - News

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House could vote soon on farm bill
The House of Representatives appears poised to vote on a bill to cut $40 billion from the food stamp program over 10 years, possibly creating the ground work for a farm bill conference with the Senate and passage of a bill later this year.
Monday, September, 16, 2013 - - News

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USDA will not withdraw poultry rule
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service will not withdraw its proposed rule to make changes to poultry inspections, Agriculture Undersecretary for Food Safety Elisabeth Hagen told Agweek, even though the Government Accountability Office issued a report Sept. 4 criticizing the way FSIS has handled pilot projects that led up to the rule.
Monday, September, 09, 2013 - Agweek - Markets

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Farm bill action takes the backseat
Rural lawmakers will go back to Washington with more instructions from their constituents on how to vote on whether to give President Barack Obama authority to act in Syria than on how to handle the farm bill or a Republican proposal to cut food stamps.
Monday, September, 09, 2013 - Agweek - News

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Baron reflects on global supply
The world has more sugar than it needs today, but will need a bigger supply by 2020, according to Peter Baron, the outgoing executive director of the London-based International Sugar Organization.
Monday, August, 26, 2013 - Agweek - News

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Defending sugar
Larry Graham told the nation’s sugar growers recently that the confectioners and other sweetener users will continue to fight the sugar program, but that the growers and the users should set aside their differences to defend the use of sugar in the American diet.
Monday, August, 26, 2013 - Agweek - News

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US wants low-cost sugar program
With Mexican sugar exports to the U.S.surging, the U.S. government goal of a no-cost sugar program is not feasible in the near future. But government officials and grower industry leaders said they are determined to operate the program at as low a cost to taxpayers as possible.
Monday, August, 19, 2013 - Agweek - News

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Peterson 'not optimistic' about farm bill
House Agriculture Committee ranking member Collin Peterson, D-Minn., told the nation’s beet and cane growers on Aug. 7 that for a farm bill to pass, pressure must come from states that produce non-commodity crops.
Monday, August, 12, 2013 - Agweek - Markets

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Vilsack talks cotton payments, GMO with Brazilian officials
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has told Brazilian officials that the U.S. Department of Agriculture is running out of money and authority to make payments in the World Trade Organization cotton subsidies agreement. But he urged them to buy U.S. wheat, beef and pork exports and find ways to cooperate with the U.S. on biotechnology and biofuels policy.
Thursday, August, 08, 2013 - Agweek - News

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Wetlands loss
An interactive map published by the Environmental working group shows the counties that have experienced the most dramatic conversions of wetlands, habitat and highly erodible lands to cropland.
Monday, August, 05, 2013 - Agweek - News

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