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A U.S. official urges a deal to resolve the sugar row with Mexico, the EPA approves an insecticide for a bee parasite and Mexico is now open for U.S. fresh potatoes.
Tuesday, May, 27, 2014 - Agweek - News

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No winner in sugar trade war
I talked once with a guy, an American, shortly after he returned from vacation in Mexico. He told of how he’d wanted to eat “authentic” Mexican food, not “tourist” food. So he walked past two restaurants filled with tourists eating fried chicken; no “tourist” food for him. Finally, he found a restaurant serving local residents and ate “authentic” food with them. “Well, what did you have?” I asked. He hesitated an instant (he’d clearly told the story before; his timing was perfect) and said, “Fried chicken.”
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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US official urges deal to resolve sugar row with Mexico
The U.S. agricultural department said on Monday it would like to head off a protracted trade dispute with Mexico over sugar imports by encouraging a negotiated agreement before any sanctions are imposed.
Tuesday, May, 20, 2014 - - News

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Vilsack says he is unlikely to appear at ND event, pesticides suspected in the spike of illness in Washington state and Vermont becomes the first U.S. state to mandate GMO labeling.
Monday, May, 19, 2014 - - News

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Vilsack unlikely for ND event
U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack has told U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., that he would like to come to North Dakota, but not this year, a spokesman for the senator says.
Thursday, May, 15, 2014 - - 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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Hoeven invites the U.S. ag secretary to North Dakota, BLM seeks a wild horse and donkey care facility and Manitoba spud growers talk with Simplot.
Monday, May, 12, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Hoeven asks US ag secretary to visit ND
The Republican senator from North Dakota has asked U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack to come to the Peace Garden State. Sen. John Hoeven and Vilsack met Wednesday, when Hoeven asked the secretary to gather input from farmers and ranchers on the implementation of a new farm bill and other agricultural issues important to North Dakota producers.
Thursday, May, 08, 2014 - - News

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Price, value of ag exports
Exports are a big deal for agriculture, always have been and always will be. Of course, the mix of agricultural exports has changed over time. Tobacco exports back to the mother country have been replaced with worldwide exports of grains, oilseeds, livestock products and a host of other foods, some sent raw or in bulk, others highly processed.
Monday, May, 05, 2014 - Agweek - News

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USDA will wait to release specifics on farm bill commodity title
The U.S. Department of Agriculture isn’t likely to announce the fine points of the farm bill commodity title any time soon, two key congressional staffers said. Because the payment options are decoupled from planting decisions, the programs farmers choose won’t have bearing for 2014 planting. Bart Fischer, chief economist for the Republican-led U.S. House Agriculture Committee, and Matt Schertz, senior professional staff member, spoke to about 150 people in a two-hour “farm bill implementation seminar” in Fargo, N.D., on May 2.
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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USDA will require PEDv reporting, Obama signs security pledge with Japan but no trade deal and Minn. woman was arrested for starving horses.
Monday, April, 28, 2014 - Agweek - News

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USDA will require reporting of PEDv
In an expected move, the U.S. Department of Agriculture on April 18 announced new measures to combat the spread of disease in the U.S. pig population.
Tuesday, April, 22, 2014 - Reuters - News

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USDA: Disaster aid signup starts April 15, land sale to Jennie-O passed, Vilsack: assistance for PED losses limited, USDA announces $19 million in grants for beginning farmers and CWB building another grain elevator.
Monday, April, 14, 2014 - - News

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USDA announces $19 million in grants for beginning farmers
More than $19 million in federal grants will be available to help train agricultural producers through the Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Friday.
Friday, April, 11, 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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Disaster aid signup starts April 15
Farmers and ranchers can begin signing up for disaster assistance programs on Tuesday, April 15, the U.S. Department of Department officially announced today.
Monday, April, 07, 2014 - - 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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Hot air still flying with farm bill
Yep, the farm bill savings is — was — no savings at all.
Monday, April, 07, 2014 - Agweek - News

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