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EPA and Army Corps Withdraws Proposal on Water Rules; USDA See Increase in Organic Products

The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee has passed the Regulatory Integrity Protection Act of 2015 - which requires the EPA and Army Corps to withdraw its proposed Waters of the U.S. rule within 3

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Mexico and Peru Sees More Beef and Pork Products From U.S.; Snow-pack at Record lows

USDA has reached agreements allowing U.S. beef and pork producers greater access to consumers in Mexico and Peru. The agreements will allow U.S. producers to export slaughter cattle to Mexico and expand access to consumer markets in Peru for U.S. fresh and chi

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Avian Influenza Has Surfaced Again in North America; Energy Information Admin. Predicts Gas Prices to Drop

Avian influenza is again popping up across North America as USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service confirmed an eighth case of H5N2 avian influenza in a commercial turkey flock of 30,000 turkeys in Minnesota on Tuesday. The site has be

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Universities to Receive Grants Supporting Water Issues; Crate, Cage-Free Meats to Be Used in Breakfast Sandwiches

USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture announced more than 10-million dollars being awarded through 21 grants to universities to support critical water problems in rural and ag watersheds across the nation. NIFA Director S

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USDA to Help Farm and Ranch Land; CA. Governor Jerry Brown Defends Water Actions

USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service will accept ACEP applications to help productive farm and ranch lands remain in agriculture and to protect the nation's critical wetlands and grasslands, home to diverse wildlife and plant species. NRCS will provi

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Ag Group Urging Congress to Reject Policy Riders; FDA Established Safety Antibiotic Residue Levels

A coalition representing family farmers, ranchers, consumers and rural affairs submitted testimony urging Congress to reject any policy riders in the Fiscal Year 2016 Ag Appropriations bill that would weaken or withdraw COOL or limit the rule making authority of GIPSA. National Farmer

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USDA Extending Coverage for Farmers; Senate Sends Message on U.S. Water Rules

USDA is providing farm owners and producers one additional week, until April 7, to choose between Agriculture Risk Coverage and Price Loss Coverage. If no changes are made to yield history or base acres by the deadline, the farm's current yield and base acres will be used. If a program ch

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Research Funding For Specialty Crops; Trans Pacific Partnership Talks Continues

Secretary Vilsack announced Tuesday more than 66.5-million dollars in funding for research and extension activities for specialty crops and organic agriculture through the Specialty Crop Research Initiative and Organic Agriculture Research and Extension Initiative. The projects fu

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USDA To Pay Out 3.9 Billion Dollars; Results of FDA Analysis of Milk

The Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute or FAPRI released its latest baseline outlook for U.S. agriculture projecting the USDA to pay out 3.9-billion dollars in ARC and PLC payments for the 2014 crop after Fiscal Year 2016 begins on October 1st this year. FAPRI projects

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Ag Report: U.S. Beef Makes It Way to Japan; New REAP Money Available

Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare approved the import of processed beef products from the U.S. at the end of January. It’s been two years since the eligible cattle age limit for U.S. beef entering

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