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New Farm Bill Helps With Disaster Relief, Farm Education Seminar

  • Farmers and ranchers who waited two and a half years for a Farm Bill are now getting some relief according to Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack.

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Apples Can Boost Your “Appetite” — Dave’s Diary

Ok, this one may move you beyond my usual “G” rating into a “Jeez Louise” type response.  You’ve been alerted!  An apple a day keeps the doctor away and now it seems the same piece of fruit could keep the sex therapist away too.

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Business and Ag Leaders on Immigration Reform, EPA Challenged on Clean Waters Act

  • A coalition of business and agriculture leaders launched a Day of Action on immigration reform yesterday with a media conference call.

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Meat Exports Continue to Excel, Fire Safety During Summer

  • According to the U.S. Meat Export Federation, export volumes for pork and beef exceeded last year’s totals in May.

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Concern Over PEDv Reporting, Cougar in Spokane and Pest Control in Oregon

  • Producers and lawmakers have concerns about the mandatory PEDv reporting program announced by USDA.

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Korean Importers Learn About U.S. Beef, Conservation Program Opens Next Week

  • The U.S. Meat Export Federation recently hosted a workshop for 230 Korean red meat importers, distributors, retail and food service operators.

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Organic Trade Agreement Eases U.S. Exports, Average Picnic Cost Rises

  • Organic processed products certified in the U.S. or Korea can now be labeled as organic in either country as of Wednesday.

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Battle Over Labeling Continues, Farm Bill Implementation Begins

  • The World Trade Organization’s report on Country Of Origin Labeling’s compliance with trade obligations has reportedly been transmitted to the U.S. government but not yet been made available to the public according to National Farmers Union President Roger Johnson.

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Soil Research Helping Farmers, Recalling Helps Contain Disease

  • The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation and Farm Foundation have been working to improve soil research and tools farmers can use to measure soil health.

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House Committee Passes Tech Bill, Asian Officials Tour Meat Facilities

  • The House Science, Space and Technology Committee voted Tuesday to advance a bill intended to stop the Environmental Protection Agency’s use of what Republicans call secret science to write regulations.

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