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Proposed Budget Cuts Threaten Funding For California Universities
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Increasing Demand for Ag Degree Graduates; Legislation Introduced to Ban Sale of Horse Meat

A new report produced by Purdue University shows demand for recent college graduates with degrees in Ag programs. There are an estimated 57,900 high-skilled job openings each year in the food, Ag, renewable natural resources and environment fields in the United States. Ag Secretary Vi

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Creativity Improves the Bottom Line on the Farm; June 1st Deadline for Hazard Communication Standard

Farmers and ranchers are creative people who can put that creativity to work and improve the bottom line for their operations - according to Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack. Vilsack says Value-Added Producer Grants enable them to develop new product lines to grow their businesses and expand their contributions to the nation’s economy. USDA is making

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Agriculture's Rising Force: Female Farmers
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E-15 Ethanol Volatility Waiver; Women in Agriculture Achieving Goals

Senators Joe Donnelly, Chuck Grassley and Deb Fischer introduced a bill to expand the volatility waiver for E-15 ethanol on Thursday - which would increase consumers’ access to higher blends of ethanol the entire year. This legislatio

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Historic Drought Cripples Ranches And Farms In American West
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Get a Move On.com Launched; Farmers Seeking Federal Crop Insurance Subsidies

The American Farm Bureau launched Get a Move On dot FB dot org Wednesday - an advocacy website that gives farmers and ranchers a simple way to take action regarding GMOs. AFBF President Bob Stallman says now is the time for farmers and ranchers to take action in support of innovation in agriculture. Biotechnology i

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Conservation Program to Improve Water Quality; Economic Benefit of Origin Labeling

Funding is now available through the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service Regional Conservation Partnership Program to improve U.S. water quality, combat drought, enhance soil health, support wildlife habitat and protect agricultural viability. The 235-million

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Generic Mandatory Labeling Concerns; Potato Council and Pheasant Forever Team Up to Better Habitat

House Ag Committee Chair Mike Conaway rejected the most recent recommendation to establish a generic mandatory label option if the U.S. loses its WTO appeal regarding COOL. The WTO’s deadline for its decision is May 18th. A generic manda

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Bipartisan Legislation Wants to Repeal Waters of U.S. Rule; House Ag Committee at Review at Grain Standard Act

Bipartisan legislation has been introduced to repeal EPA’s proposed Waters of the U.S. rule. This legislation would require EPA and the Army Corps to withdraw the rule and re-write their proposal. It also require

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Poultry and Egg Producers to Receive Aid; Gray Wolf to Be Delisted

Four top ag ranking members have sent a letter to the Office of Management and Budget calling for emergency assistance to be released to poultry and egg producers suffering flock losses from H5N2 avian influenza infections. The leaders rec

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Tampa Florida To Host Republican National Convention
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Nanotechnology Used to Secure Healthy Food Supply; USDA Extends Public Comments on Ag. Easements

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture announced more than 3.8-million dollars through the Agriculture and Food Research Initiative yesterday to support grants focused on using nanotechnology to find solutions to societal challenges. NIFA Director S

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17 GMO Products Approved by European Commission; FDA Presented Food Safety Modernization Act

Last week - the European Commission approved 17 different genetically modified agricultural products for food and feed through careful, scientific analysis. However - with the announcement - the American Farm Bureau says the EC also undermined its principled position by recommending individual states be permitted to opt out of importation or use of the products within their own borders. Farm Bureau say

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