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More flaws than truth in argument against trade bill
WASHINGTON — One of the most seemingly compelling arguments against the free trade legislation now before Congress turns out to be largely bogus.
Friday, June, 05, 2015 - - News

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Officials talk ag at bio-industry summit
FARGO--Some of North Dakota's top elected officials were in town to talk ag at the 2015 Bio-Industry Summit. U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., stressed the importance of exports, and research and development at the summit, held at North Dakota State University last week.
Friday, June, 05, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Ag groups split on new ND pipeline reclamation program
Two major state farming organizations say the devil’s in the details of a pilot program for pipeline reclamation. While one group favors the program, the other characterizes it as an unnecessary growth of government.
Thursday, June, 04, 2015 - - News

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In Kentucky, talk of a 'war on coal' gives way to hope for new economy
HARLAN COUNTy, KY - When Dan Mosley became head of Kentucky's Harlan County government this year, he promised - like those elected before him - to defend the state's beleaguered coal industry. But Mosley also vowed to do something else for his county: help build a new economy based on something other than coal.
Thursday, June, 04, 2015 - Reuters - News

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California Senate votes to raise smoking age to 21 from 18
The California Senate voted on Tuesday in favor of a bill to raise the legal smoking age in the most populous U.S. state to 21 from 18, the age at which state residents are currently allowed to purchase tobacco products, the Sacramento Bee reported.
Wednesday, June, 03, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Administration releases Clean Water Rule
On May 27, the Obama administration released the controversial Clean Water Rule designed to protect the nation’s drinking water. The legislation, however, is the subject of criticism from farm leaders and some members of Congress who still refer to it by its original name, the Waters of the United States rule.
Monday, June, 01, 2015 - Agweek - News

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House TPA vote week of June 8
The House leadership plans to hold a vote on the Senate-passed trade promotion authority legislation the week of June 8, although that could slip, Inside U.S. Trade reported Friday.
Friday, May, 29, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Senators host event to inspire women in agriculture
Vanessa Kummer has been a farmer for almost 38 years, but only recently has she owned that title.
Friday, May, 29, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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US senator says support growing in Congress to end Cuba travel ban
HAVANA - A U.S. senator visiting Cuba said bipartisan support was gaining in Congress to lift a ban on travel to Cuba and possibly also to end the long economic embargo against the Communist-led island.
Thursday, May, 28, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Obama administration issues new rules to protect water
WASHINGTON - The Obama administration on Wednesday issued new rules to protect streams and wetlands under the Clean Water Act, a step it said would help keep drinking water safe, but farmers and industry groups argued the regulation will be costly.
Wednesday, May, 27, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Dayton veto of ag bill with buffer rules surprises, disappoints
Ag leaders active in writing Minnesota's Environment and Agriculture Omnibus bill say they were somewhat surprised Gov. Mark Dayton vetoed it, but most say they are optimistic that compromises over the buffer initiative will remain the same when the bill is reconsidered during a special session in June.
Tuesday, May, 26, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Large French supermarkets face ban on throwing away food
France is cracking down on food waste with legislation banning big supermarkets from destroying unsold but edible food on pain of fines and even jail sentences. Food lost by farmers, processors, restaurants, retailers and ultimately,
Friday, May, 22, 2015 - - News

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Senate advances fast-track trade bill
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama on Thursday moved closer to winning the power to speed trade deals through Congress when the Senate advanced legislation important to his Asian trade push.
Friday, May, 22, 2015 - - News

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Senate Ag Committee reauthorizes grain standards act with Heitkamp amendment
he U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee on May 21 passed the U.S. Grains Standards Act Reauthorization. U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., included an amendment that could lead to better access to Canadian wheat and barley markets for U.S. farmers near the border.
Thursday, May, 21, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Brazil, in reversal, blocks Peru coffee imports
Brazil's government said on Thursday it would not allow imports of Peruvian coffee, reversing last month's decision to open its market to its South American neighbor.
Thursday, May, 21, 2015 - - News

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Opinion: Obama should release trade agreement details
President Obama is “personally” offended his own party refuses to allow him to “fast track” the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) free trade agreement. Considering the details are hidden from everyone except select international insiders negotiating the fate of American workers, the American public should be “personally” offended by Obama and the Republicans willing to go along.
Thursday, May, 21, 2015 - - News

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Senate Ag Committee passes Federal Grain Inspection reauthorization
The U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry today held a business meeting and passed the U.S. Grains Standards Act Reauthorization Act of 2015, which authorizes the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Federal Grain Inspection Service to establish marketing standards and conduct inspection and weighing for a variety of grains and oilseeds.
Thursday, May, 21, 2015 - - News

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U.S. lawmaker sees early June vote to repeal meat labeling laws
U.S. House of Representatives Agriculture Committee Chairman Michael Conaway said on Tuesday he expects an early June vote on legislation to repeal U.S. meat labeling laws to avoid costly retaliation from Canada and Mexico.
Tuesday, May, 19, 2015 - - News

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Senator vows to stay as long as it takes for fast-track trade bill
U.S. Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch said on Monday he is prepared to stay as long as necessary to pass legislation key to a Pacific trade pact before lawmakers go on a break at the end of this week.
Tuesday, May, 19, 2015 - - News

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Japan says hard to hold TPP ministerial talks without U.S. fast-track bill
Japanese Economy Minister Akira Amari said on Tuesday it is becoming "extremely difficult" to hold ministerial talks on a Pacific trade pact unless a fast-track bill is passed in the U.S.
Tuesday, May, 19, 2015 - - News

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