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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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Lawmakers Asking for Food Stamp Delay, FFA Week Celebration

  • More than 70 Congressional Democrats are asking Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack to delay the new law cutting food stamps.

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Livestock Disaster Relief, Crop Insurance

  • President Obama has directed USDA to implement the farm bill’s livestock disaster programs within 60 days.

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Congress Examining New Trade Bill, Tax Incentives for Biodiesel

  • Before moving forward on Trade Promotion Authority legislation, the new Senate Finance Chairman wants to talk with his Democratic colleagues.

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Relief Coming For Farmers Affected by Drought, Low-Carbon Law Extended

  • Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack joined President Barack Obama in Fresno, Calif., Friday to announce that the USDA will provide additional assistance to help farmers, ranchers and residents affected by severe drought in California.

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Grain Bin Safety and Hastings Impact on Farming

  • According to a letter from the Department of Labor’s Assistant Secretary of the Office of Congressional and Intergovernmental Affairs Brian Kennedy, the department is going to update its guidance on grain bin safety enforcement.

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China Still Holding Up Wheat Imports, USDA Offering Marketing Help

  • A government official told the U.S. Grains Council that China’s decision to hold up imports of certain U.S. corn shipments is a result of the country’s divisions in developing a modern agricultural and food policy.

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Examining the Future of Farming

  • Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack is expected to host two Future of Agriculture panels at the 2014 Agricultural Outlook Forum, “The Changing Face of Agriculture” on February 20.

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