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Pacific storm eases Calif. drought, but state has long way to go
The most powerful winter storm to hit California in more than a year dumped several feet of snow in the high Sierras and soaked lower elevations with rain over the weekend, easing drought conditions but leaving the state thirsting for more, officials said on Monday.
Tuesday, February, 11, 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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Drought forces Calif. farmers to idle cropland
Drought-stricken California farmers facing drastic cutbacks in irrigation water are expected to idle some 500,000 acres of cropland this year in a record production loss that could cause billions of dollars in economic damage, industry officials say. Large-scale crop losses in California, the No. 1 U.S. farm state producing half the nation’s fruits and vegetables, would undoubtedly lead to higher consumer prices, especially for tree and vine produce grown only there. But experts say it is too soon to quantify the effect.
Monday, February, 10, 2014 - Reuters - News

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A sigh of relief: Farm bill signed into law
On Feb. 7, President Barack Obama signed a long-awaited five-year farm bill — the Agricultural Act of 2014 — in a ceremony at Michigan State University in East Lansing.
Friday, February, 07, 2014 - Agweek - 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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Senate farm bill vote comes today
The Senate ended debate on the farm bill conference report Monday evening, paving the way for final passage today.
Tuesday, February, 04, 2014 - Agweek - News

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UPDATED: Farm bill passes in the House; Senate vote could come Thursday
The farm bill passed in the House with a vote of 251 to 166.
Wednesday, January, 29, 2014 - Agweek - News

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House vote on farm bill expected this morning
The House is scheduled to meet at 9 a.m. Eastern time today and the one-hour debate over the farm bill conference report is scheduled to begin about 9:15 a.m.
Wednesday, January, 29, 2014 - - News

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House vote on farm bill expected Wednesday
House and Senate agriculture leaders today are wrapping up a deal on a farm bill that will raise target prices for grains with payments made on base acres, include a new dairy program that is not considered supply management, and payment limitation rules that do not please critics and will not make any changes to country-of-origin labeling for red meat or changes to the Packers and Stockyards Act.
Monday, January, 27, 2014 - Agweek - News

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New farm bill expected in February
Congress is close to passing a new farm bill and could reach an agreement in the next few weeks, Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., said Jan. 21.
Friday, January, 24, 2014 - Agweek - News

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AFBF president Stallman says farm bill is "close to the finish line"
American Farm Bureau Federation President Bob Stallman signaled at the group’s annual convention on Jan. 11 that Farm Bureau leadership is frustrated with House members who have not passed legislation, even though some of them are tea party-oriented members elected in rural areas.
Monday, January, 20, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Groups ask Obama to require GMO food labels
Four U.S. lawmakers joined with more than 200 food companies, organic farming groups, health and environment organizations and other groups on Jan. 16 to urge President Barack Obama to require manufacturers to label food products that contain genetically engineered (GMO) ingredients.
Monday, January, 20, 2014 - Reuters - News

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National Milk Producers Federation concedes market stabilization defeat
The National Milk Producers Federation, the nation’s largest association of dairy farmers, conceded on Jan. 16 that Congress will not pass the market stabilization program that is has sought as part of a new dairy program, and that the group must engage in discussions about alternatives.
Friday, January, 17, 2014 - Agweek - 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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Organic food and farm groups ask Obama to require GMO food labels
Four U.S. lawmakers joined with more than 200 food companies, organic farming groups, health and environment organizations and other groups on Thursday to urge President Barack Obama to require manufacturers to label food products that contain genetically engineered ingredients.
Thursday, January, 16, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Dairy policy bogs down farm bill
The farm bill negotiations have been bogged down over dairy policy.
Friday, January, 10, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Obama nominates Vetter as trade rep
President Barack Obama on Dec. 17 announced his intention to nominate Darci L. Vetter, a Nebraskan, for chief agricultural negotiator with the rank of ambassador, a position in the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative.
Monday, December, 23, 2013 - Agweek - News

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No farm bill news until January
Congressional farm leaders will make no announcements about the content of the farm bill until they return to Washington the first week of January.
Friday, December, 20, 2013 - Agweek - 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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