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Supreme Court rules raisin program is “unconstitutional”

Posted June 23, 2015 In a 8-1 vote, the Supreme Court denied a raisin price-support program that dates back to...

USDA Seeking Input on New Beef Checkoff

Posted November 10, 2014 The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) is seeking public input to guide...

Big Data Project to Obtain Agricultural Data

Posted June 24, 2014 Iowa farm and community organizations are supporting a project that will “harness the power of...

USDA Publishes Final Rule Establishing Paper Checkoff Program

Posted January 29, 2014   The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently published a final rule for the Paper and Paper-based...

AMS Gives Beef Board Clean Review

Posted January 9, 2014   A recent management review of the Cattlemen’s Beef Board (CBB) by the Livestock, Poultry and Seed...

Federal Court Dismisses HSUS Lawsuit over Pork Slogan Sale

Posted September 30, 2013   A U.S. District Court has dismissed a lawsuit filed by the Humane Society of the United...

HSUS Files Suit Against NPPC Funding

Earlier today, the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) filed suit against the United States Department of Agriculture in...

Farm Bill Vote Keeps Mandatory Checkoffs

A Senate amendment that would have made mandatory checkoffs for soybeans and other crops voluntary has been defeated.  Alan Kemper, chairman...