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Senate Considers Higher Ethanol; Trump on Cuba
Senate Considers Higher Ethanol; Trump on Cuba
**Senate lawmakers are considering the sale of higher blends of ethanol year-round, a move both praised and opposed by parties in the renewable fuels argument. The legislation being examined by the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee is the Consumer and Fuel Retailer Choice Act which would allow the sale of gas with higher blends of ethanol during the summer by amending the Clean Air Act
U.S. Ag Businesses Ready to Promote In Cuba; Scientists Looking to Increase Wheat Production
U.S. Ag Businesses Ready to Promote In Cuba; Scientists Looking to Increase Wheat Production
Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack says checkoff groups can promote U.S. agriculture in Cuba. While in Cuba with President Obama, Secretary Vilsack announced USDA will allow the 22 industry-funded Research and Promotion Programs and 18 Marketing Order organizations to conduct authorized research and information exchange activities with Cuba...
Mandatory Disclosure on Labeling; Travel and Trade Restrictions to Cuba Easing
Mandatory Disclosure on Labeling; Travel and Trade Restrictions to Cuba Easing
The Senate may be settling for pushing through a mandatory GMO labeling bill, but in the form of “mandatory disclosure.” An industry lobbyist says that Senate Agriculture Leaders are moving towards a proposal favored by USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack, requiring the use of “smart labels” and banning state labeling laws...
Budget Proposal to Cut Crop Insurance; USDA Looking to Open Office in Cuba
Budget Proposal to Cut Crop Insurance; USDA Looking to Open Office in Cuba
The Budget proposal released by the White House Tuesday includes a cut to crop insurance. The budget request to Congress calls for a ten-year, $18 billion cut to the federal crop insurance program. The request comes after Congress rejected a $3 billion cut to crop insurance late last year after initially approving the cuts as part of a budget deal at the time...

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