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Weather System Gets Funding, Obama Questioned Regarding Clean Water

  • President Barack Obama has signed the National Integrated Drought Information System Reauthorization Act of 2014 into law.

    The bill authorizes appropriations for the National Integrated Drought Information System through fiscal year 2018 and requires the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to report to Congress on the implementation of the system.

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Trade Deal Important to Northwest Business, Budget Reaction

  • U.S. Trade Representative, Ambassador Michael Froman says that both the Trade Promotion Authority and the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement are extremely important to trade here in the Pacific Northwest.

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Concern Over Bison in Yellowstone, President Sending 2015 Budget

  • According to a USDA study using wild bison deemed free of cattle disease from Yellowstone National Park to establish new herds across the American West could be done without posing a risk to livestock.

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Ethanol Under Review, Potato Council Wants Inclusion in WIC

  • Speaking at Growth Energy’s annual leadership conference, U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said he has reached out to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy and White House officials to stress the importance of the ethanol industry.

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Tax Reform Proposal from House, Grants for Nearly 2,000 Colleges

  • Some say Congress will not actually get around to working on tax reform until 2017 but the House Ways and Means Committee Chair Dave Camp has unveiled a new tax reform proposal.

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Hundreds of Businesses Ask for Immigration Reform, Food Wasted

  • More than 630 business organizations have urged Congress to move forward with immigration reform this year.

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Senators Urge Trade Talks with Japan and USDA Has Grants Available

  • A bipartisan group of Senators is urging U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman to negotiate a comprehensive and acceptable agreement with Japan that will increase market access for all agricultural products as part of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) talks.

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Trade Agreements and Tariffs Under the Microscope

  • The Obama Administration plans to give Congress reason to approve Trade Promotion Authority by negotiating a Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement they can’t pass up.

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Bumblebee Population Declining, Farm Capital Restructuring

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Farm to School Grants Help Kids, Farm Size Growing

  • U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced the release of a request for applications for the third round of USDA’s Farm to School grants.

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