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Boulder County, CO may prohibit GMO crops on county-owned land

According to Boulder Public Radio, Boulder County authorities may soon prohibit farmers from growing genetically engineered crops on county-owned farmland. Last...

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California bill would standardize food label expiration dates

According to the San Francisco Chronicle, San Francisco Assemblyman David Chiu has proposed a food labeling measure, AB 2725, designed to give...

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Ambassador Vetter to speak in Little Rock on Trans-Pacific Partnership

The nation’s chief agricultural trade negotiator, Darci Vetter, will speak March 29 in Little Rock about the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership, a...

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Nebraska legislators consider ‘right to farm’ bill

The Lincoln Star Journal reports Nebraska state legislators are considering a proposed constitutional amendment guaranteeing the right to “engage in farming and ranching...

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Washington state bill would allow licensed growers to produce industrial hemp

According to the Capital Press website, House and Senate lawmakers in the state of Washington approved Senate Bill 6206 establishing regulations...

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Third Annual Mid-South Agricultural and Environmental Law Conference, April 21-22

Posted February 18, 2016 Agriculture in the Mid-South is uniquely impacted by changes and developments in state, federal, and international laws...

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Nebraska law allows meatpackers to own hogs

Posted February 16, 2016 Per nationalhogfarmer.com, Nebraska meatpackers can now own hogs. Under LB176, passed February 5, a person who owns, leases...

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Spending on farm subsidies to spike over the next three years

Posted February 2, 2016 According to new government spending projections released by the Congressional Budget Office, spending on farm subsidies will...

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USDA to determine whether cottonseed can be designated an “other oilseed

Posted on January 26, 2016 A decision on whether USDA can make cottonseed an “other oilseed” is coming soon, according to...

Ag committee rejects crop insurance cuts

  • October 29, 2015

Posted October 29, 2015 House Agriculture Committee members state there will be no cuts to the crop insurance program in...

Missouri sues USDA over crop insurance deadlines

  • July 22, 2015

Posted July 22, 2015   Missouri filed a lawsuit pushing the federal government to extend a key agricultural deadline, which...

Grain storage bins not taxable as property

  • July 22, 2015

Posted July 22, 2015 The Ohio Supreme Court ruled that grain storage bins are personal property pursuant to state law...

Senators Introduce Bill to Ease Ag Sales in Cuba

  • April 24, 2015

Posted April 24, 2015 Sens. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., and John Boozman, R-Ark., introduced a bill today that would allow banks...

Two Indicted in Organic Tomato Farm Case, Multiple Fraud Charges

  • December 17, 2014

Posted December 17, 2014 The Alabama Securities Commission has indicted James Albert Lawhorne and Jacqueline Wilson in multiple counts of...

CoBank Partners with USDA to Create Infrastructure Investment Fund

  • July 25, 2014

Posted July 25, 2014 CoBank announced that it has joined with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to create a...

DFA Agreed to Pay $50 Million Settlement

  • July 15, 2014

Posted July 15, 2014 The cooperative Dairy Farmers of America (DFA) have agreed to pay $50 million settlement to thousands...

Cargill Transitions to Crate Free by 2017

  • June 10, 2014

Posted June 10, 2014   Cargill facilities will be 100 percent group housing by the end of 2015, according to a...

U.S. 2014 Agricultural Exports Expected to Reach Record High

Posted June 4, 2014   Agricultural exports will reach a record high of $149.5 billion in 2014, according to an article...

Congress Reaches Final Deal on Water Resources Reform and Development Act

Posted May 16, 2014   Lawmakers recently announced a final deal on the $8.2 billion Water Resources Reform and Development Act...

Farm Bureau Joins AgGateway Data Group

Posted May 14, 2014   The American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) has joined AgGateway, a nonprofit organization for data and...