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EU Could See Beef Consumption Cut By 50 Percent; GMO Rules for Philippines

A new study says the European Union 2050 climate targets could mean eating 50 percent less beef, but the same levels of pork and chicken. A study published this month in the journal Food Policy said: “these developments could cut current food-related methane and nitrous oxide emissions by nearly 50 percent...

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Balance Of Power At Stake As Midterm Elections Draw Near
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States Claim EPA Goes to Far With Water Rules; Support For TPP “Cautiously Optimistic”

The 6th Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati Monday agreed to hear challenges to the Environmental Protection Agency’s Waters of the U.S...

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Retailers Must Label Seafood's Origins Under New Law
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GMO Labeling and Country of Origin Labeling Under Review

The Senate Agriculture Committee will markup Chairman Pat Roberts GMO labeling bill Thursday. Roberts released a draft of the bill last week that drew applause from many agriculture groups...

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Farm Equipment Maker Deere Post 27 Percent Drop In Quarterly Profits
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Deere Profits Falling; Poultry Fourth Quarter Prices Stabilizing

Agriculture equipment manufacturer Deere & Company faces a third straight year of falling profit as farm income is suffering from an oversupply of crops. Fa...

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Pacific Northwest Could Become Hub for Methanol Production

SEATTLE (AP) — The Pacific Northwest could become a major hub for methanol production if three proposed refineries are built along the Columbia River and Puget Sound...

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Farms Getting Bigger, But Smaller Too; Kickoff to National FFA Week

The annual USDA Farm and Land in Farms report shows the nation’s farms are getting bigger, and the number of farms is getting smaller. The report shows the U...

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The Cost of Crop Insurance Takes a Big Bite; Value of Industrial Hemp

Farmers cannot afford to spend more on crop insurance. Michael Swanson, the chief agricultural economist at Wells Fargo, told the Crop Insurance and Reinsurance Bureau recently that if federal crop insurance premiums decrease, farmers will reduce their coverage levels...

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Yakima and Mt. Adams Schools Have Most Absent Students in Valley, Granger Lowest

The Washington State Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) has released the most recent data compiled regarding "chronic absenteeism" among schools statewide and Yakima Valley school districts are split down the middle when compared to the state average.

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GMO Labeling Bill is Not Ready; SNAP Increases Access to Healthy Food

Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Pat Roberts of Kansas said his genetically modified food labeling bill is not ready. Roberts hopes his bill will be bipartisan, but he said what he introduces will be “a chairman’s mark” that can be amended...

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EPA Admin Gina McCarthy Announces New Regulations Under Obama's Climate Action Plan
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Agriculture Panel to be Chosen for Scientific Advisory Board; FDA Nomination and Labeling

The EPA is close to appointing an agriculture panel within its Scientific Advisory Board, as required by the 2014 farm bill, to review EPA actions that could negatively affect agriculture, though lawmakers are less than impressed that the action has taken this long...

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