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EPA Withdraws Clean Water Regulation, Webinar on Avian Influenza in February

  • As the result of objections raised by the National Milk Producers Federation, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has withdrawn a regulatory guidance issued last year concerning when farmers must seek Clean Water Act permits for a long list of normal farming activities near wetlands.

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Wilbur Ellis Opening Agribusiness Headquarters, Avian Flu Found in Foster Farms Facility

  • Denver is the new home of Wilbur-Ellis’ new Agribusiness Division.

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Backyard Bird Quarantine Lifted in Washington, Court Dismisses Privacy Suit Against Farmers

  • Two quarantines on backyard bird flocks have been lifted. One in Oregon and one in Washington State after birds tested positive for avian influenza.

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Survey on Organic Agriculture Released, Milk Pricing Hurting Farmers

  • USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service has launched an Organic Survey to gather detailed data on U.S. organic ag production.

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Trade Legislation Under Review, Government Group Issuing Grant Money

  • U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman met with the House Ways and Means and Senate Finance committees yesterday on trade.

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Meat and Egg Consumption on Rise, Bee Care Award Seeking Nominations

  • By 2050, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization estimates a 73 percent increase in meat and egg consumption.

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Bill Introduced to Help Farmers with Finances, Beef Advocacy Program Launched

  • Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley and Minnesota Senator Al Franken have introduced legislation to reverse the 2012 Hall versus United States Supreme Court ruling - which makes it difficult for family farmers to reorganize their finances during hard times.

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Scientists Discover Possible Treatment for E. Coli, Humane Society Develops Ag Councils

  • Scientists at the University of Glasgow have discovered an amino acid produced in the human brain that could help prevent - or treat - infection from E. coli O157.

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United Nations Organization Warns on Sustainability, New Look for Produce Association

  • According to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization the agriculture model of the past 40 years will be unsustainable due to climate change and increasing competition for natural resources.

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Sorghum Trade Expanding, Corn Ethanol Mandate Introduced

  • One of last year’s top trade success stories is China’s surging imports of U.S. sorghum.

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