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Centers help farms face climate change
President Barack Obama’s administration recently announced the formation of seven “climate hubs” to help farmers and rural communities adapt to extreme weather conditions and other effects of climate change.
Monday, February, 10, 2014 - Reuters - News

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At the farm bill signing
President Obama signed the farm bill Friday in Lansing, Mich., accompanied by Stabenow, who is from there, and other Democrats.
Monday, February, 10, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Vilsack: Syngenta will sell GM corn strain unapproved by China
The world’s largest crop chemicals company, Syngenta AG, has commitments to sell its full supply of a genetically modified (GM) corn variety known as Agrisure Viptera or MIR 162 for the 2014 growing season, U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said on Friday.
Friday, February, 07, 2014 - - News

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Obama prepares to sign farm bill in Mich.
President Barack Obama is scheduled to arrive in East Lansing, Mich., later this morning to sign a new farm bill — formally titled The Agriculture Act of 2014 — at Michigan State University, the state’s land-grant college, and to visit a biotech research center.
Friday, February, 07, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Obama to sign farm bill Friday
President Barack Obama will travel to East Lansing, Mich., on Friday and sign the farm bill there after delivering remarks at Michigan State University on the importance of the bill to America’s economy, the White House announced Tuesday.
Wednesday, February, 05, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Farm bill progress draws mixed reactions, as some groups lost on key issues
The conference committee version of what has become the 2014 farm bill offers long-term certainty, but garnered mixed reactions from producers and agricultural industry officials in the Upper Midwest, who lost on key points.
Tuesday, January, 28, 2014 - Agweek - News

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House, Senate leaders predict swift passage of farm bill
Leaders of the House and Senate agriculture committees are optimistic that the long-overdue U.S. farm bill will pass, although the House of Representatives vote set for Wednesday could be the more difficult hurdle.
Tuesday, January, 28, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Heitkamp: Push for farm bill at ‘1-yard-line’
Super Bowl Sunday is less than two weeks away and Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., used a football analogy to describe how close she believes a farm bill agreement is.
Tuesday, January, 21, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Farm bill could go to House floor Jan. 27
House Agriculture Committee ranking member Collin Peterson, D-Minn., said Jan. 16 he thinks a dairy program that he can accept is being worked out and that it will pave the way for House leadership to bring the farm bill to the floor the week of Jan. 27 and be finished before the House goes out of session on Jan. 29 when the Republican members go on their retreat.
Friday, January, 17, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Vilsack: China renewal of GMO corn import certificates good sign
Beijing’s renewal of expired import certificates of several biotech corn strains last week is an encouraging sign that the U.S. and China will soon resolve the import dispute over an unapproved corn variety that has caused the rejection of several U.S. corn shipments, U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said on Monday.
Tuesday, January, 14, 2014 - - News

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Demand attention rural Northland
Rural Minnesota is in trouble. Young people are fleeing the farms and forests of the Gopher State, and the residents left there are aging. And they’re dying. While populations decline in the outstate, the Twin Cities area, especially the suburbs, booms.
Monday, December, 30, 2013 - Agweek - News

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China promises to promote US beef imports
China promised Dec. 20 to ease restrictions on imports of U.S. beef and to speed up work on opening its market for government purchases of software and other goods.
Monday, December, 23, 2013 - Associated Press - News

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US wants swift GMO approval in China
U.S. officials are monitoring Chinese rejections of American corn shipments, which have helped drive down commodity prices, and have urged China to act promptly to approve genetically modified strains of corn, the U.S. Trade Representative’s office says.
Monday, December, 23, 2013 - - News

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China promises to promote US beef imports
China promised Friday to ease restrictions on imports of U.S. beef and to speed up work on opening its market for government purchases of software and other goods.
Friday, December, 20, 2013 - Associated Press - News

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Ag issues on agenda as China corn rejections roil market
The U.S. could raise the issue of China’s recent rejection of several U.S. corn cargoes at trade talks this week, an official said on Wednesday.
Thursday, December, 19, 2013 - Reuters - News

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US urges timely action by China on GMO corn approvals
U.S. officials are monitoring Chinese rejections of American corn shipments, which have helped drive down commodity prices, and have urged China to act promptly to approve genetically modified strains of corn, the U.S. Trade Representative’s office says.
Monday, December, 16, 2013 - - News

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Ag leaders hopeful for farm bill
House and Senate Agriculture committee leaders said Dec. 13 they expect both houses of Congress to pass a new farm bill in early January. But they will not reveal a framework for the bill until early January, so they can show it to the other 37 conferees first.
Monday, December, 16, 2013 - Agweek - News

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House passes farm law extension
The House has passed an extension of farm law until the end of January as lawmakers try to finish work on a new five-year farm bill.
Thursday, December, 12, 2013 - Associated Press - News

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Farm bill shows signs of progress
Leaders of the House and Senate agriculture committees appear to be making progress on merging the House and Senate farm bills .
Monday, December, 09, 2013 - Agweek - News

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Assault on ethanol misses its mark
Special interest groups undermine the nation's efforts.
Monday, December, 02, 2013 - Agweek - News

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