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Jerry Hagstrom

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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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House refuses to appoint conferees on farm bill
Three Upper Midwest senators have been named conferees on the farm bill. But the House Republican leadership’s refusal to appoint conferees and a plan for the House to vote on a big cut to the food stamp program means prospects for the bill passing this year have dimmed.
Friday, August, 02, 2013 - Agweek - News

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Lucas: Farm bill conference should proceed if no House SNAP agreement by Aug. 2
With the farm bill stalled, House Agriculture Committee Chairman Frank Lucas, R-Okla., says that if the House cannot reach agreement on a bill to reauthorize the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, better known as SNAP or food stamps, before leaving on Aug. 2 for five weeks, the farm bill conference between the House and the Senate should proceed.
Friday, July, 26, 2013 - Agweek - News

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Is Botanic Garden corpse plant an omen for farm bill?
As members of Congress returned to Washington, some may have stopped at the U.S. Botanic Garden Conservatory at the bottom of Capitol Hill, where the titan arum (Amorphophallus titanum), also known as the corpse flower or stinky plant, is blooming for the first time since 2007.
Wednesday, July, 24, 2013 - Agweek - News

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