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Spending Bill Includes Repeal of Country of Origin Labeling; USDA Closes Farm Program Loophole

Negotiators working on the omnibus spending bill have included a repeal of the mandatory Country-of-Origin meat labeling law. Debbie Stabenow, the top Democrat on the Senate Agriculture Committee, who supported a voluntary measure earlier this year said this week that “we have to get this done...

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WTO Backing Canada and Mexico Against U.S.; Horticulture Sales Increased from 2014 Numbers

 

The World Trade organization will officially authorize Canada and Mexico to retaliate against the United States County-of-Origin meat labeling later this week.  F...

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Dow Plunges Over 300 Points As Greek Debt Crisis Worsens
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Dow DuPont Merge; Trans-Pacific Partnership Takes a Hit

Dow Chemical and DuPont officially announced an all-stock merger on Friday valued at $130 billion combining two of the biggest and oldest U.S...

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Record High Temperatures Exacerbate Drought as Strange Weather Plagues Los Angeles County
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Waters of the U.S. Rule Might be Heard by Supreme Court; $17.6 Million for Organic Research

Challenges to the EPA’s Clean Water Rule, or Waters of the U.S. rule, will probably end up in the Supreme Court—it’s just a matter of how long that will take...

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Dupont And Dow Chemical Agree To Merger
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Dow and Dupont Merger; Spending Bill Talks Continues

Merger talks are advancing between Dow Chemical and DuPont Company. The Wall Street Journal reports each have a market capitalization of about $60 billion and could announce a merger in the coming days...

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U.S. Slapped $228 Million in Tariffs by Mexico; Avian Flu Found in a Wild Duck From Oregon

Mexico has made a pledge to enact $228 million in tariffs on U.S. products following the World Trade Organization opening the door for trade retaliations against U...

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Canada and Mexico Could Set Tariffs on U.S. Beef; Oil Prices Hit a Seven-Year Low

The World Trade Organization Monday said Canada and Mexico can implement tariffs just over $1 billion because of the U.S. Country of Origin Meat Labeling law...

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Agriculture Tax Extenders Waiting for Congress OK; Salt Level Battle Between Restaurants and NYC Health Board

Congress has until December 18th or two weeks, to pass tax extenders important to agriculture. The House earlier this year voted Section 179 expensing permanent, among other tax extenders, but the Senate Finance Committee has opted instead to revive the expired measures for 2015 and extend them through 2016...

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Food Prices Continue To Rise At Alarming Rate
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Food Surpluses Driving Low Prices; Enrollment for Farm Safety Net Open Today

The Food and Agriculture Organization Food Price Index dropped again in November. The FOA Thursday released the price index, which averaged 156...

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Farmers Decide Yea Or Nay On Genetically Modified Crops
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GMO Labeling Battle Drags On; Ag Surplus to Fall to Lowest Level in 10 Years

The food industry may be pushing hard for lawmakers to address GMO labeling in the omnibus, but Sen. Debbie Stabenow says that such a rider is unlikely to get the support companies are hoping for...

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