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Environmental Incentive Program Under Review, More Opposition to Labeling Laws

  • USDA is seeking public comment on how it intends to improve the Environmental Quality Incentives Program, or EQIP, one of USDA's largest conservation programs.

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Doctors Concerned About Antibiotics, EPA Requirements Get Vote Soon

  • 97 percent of doctors say they are concerned about antibiotic resistance, according to a study by Consumers Report.

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USDA Moving Forward with Beef Plan, Protests Against Pesticides

  • USDA will move ahead with its plans to create a second beef checkoff in the absence of consensus from the industry as to how to overhaul the existing program.

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U.S. Considering Appeal of COOL Ruling, Debate on Chemicals Effect on Bees

  • The U.S. will not appeal the World Trade Organization’s recent ruling on Country of Origin Labeling until the beginning of next year.

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EPA Looking to Remove Chemicals From Approved List, MGK Merging

  • The EPA has requested public comment on the agency’s proposal to remove 72 chemicals from the Approved Pesticide Inert Ingredient List.

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Citizens Climate Lobby Using Fair to Reach Out

The group Citizens Climate Lobby is talking about climate change in the Ag building at this year's Central Washington State Fair.

Spokesperson Alex Amonette says they lobby congress to enact a revenue neutral carbon fee and dividend to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and stimulate the economy

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Climate Smart Agriculture Program Launches, Foodborne Pathogen Breakthrough Sought

  • As the Obama administration announced the launch of the Global Alliance for Climate Smart Agriculture, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said long term global food security depends on us acting together now.

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General Mills Shareholders Reject GMO Move, President Speaks Climate Change

  • General Mills shareholders have shot down a proposal that would have forced the company to remove genetically modified organisms from its products.

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Warming Trends not Man Made, WSU Has New Sustainable Ag Program

  • Not Global Warming. That’s the findings of a new report by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the University of Washington.

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Consumer Spending Down, Bison Regulations

  • July was down on the consumer spending. But in the mean time the savings increased to the highest level.

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