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CA Governor: Compromise Needed to Address Drought

  • February 20, 2014

Posted February 20, 2013   California Governor Jerry Brown is urging Congress to find a compromise that will benefit drought-stricken areas...

Lawmaker Introduces Renewable Fuel Infrastructure Bill

  • February 20, 2014

Posted February 20, 2014   U.S. Representative Dave Loebsack (D-IA) recently introduced legislation that would establish a grant program for investment...

UEP Drops Efforts to Pass Egg Bill

  • February 18, 2014

Posted February 18, 2014 United Egg Producers(UEP) president, Chad Gregory, recently announced that UEP will no longer seek passage of the...

Lawmaker Introduces Clean Water Act Provision

  • February 13, 2014

Posted February 13, 2014   U.S. Representative Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) introduced legislation that would require oversight and inspection of chemical...

Senators Ask for Help with Propane Shortage

  • February 12, 2014

Posted February 12, 2014   A group of U.S. Senators recently asked the Obama Administration for help in overcoming a propane...

House Approves Drought Relief Bill for California

  • February 10, 2014

Posted February 10, 2014   The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill to provide emergency drought relief in California, according...

Congress Approves Farm Bill, President’s Signature Next

  • February 4, 2014

Posted February 4, 2014   Congress has passed a five-year farm bill after a long, arduous process that lasted over two...

Farm Bill Passes House of Representatives

  • January 29, 2014

Posted January 29, 2014   After a three-year process of debate and compromise, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the $956...

Congressman Urges OSHA to Dismiss Fines Against Small Farmers

  • January 29, 2014

Posted January 29, 2014   U.S. Representative Kevin Cramer (R-ND) recently responded to reports of excessive fines on small farming operations...

House and Senate Negotiators Announce Agreement on Final Farm Bill

  • January 27, 2014

Posted January 27, 2014   This evening, negotiators from the U.S. House and Senate announced a bipartisan agreement on a five-year...

Groups Oppose Changes to Payment Limit Reform in Farm Bill

  • January 27, 2014

Posted January 27, 2014   The National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC) recently voiced its opposition to changes in the payment limitation...

Farm Bill Amendment May Allow Industrial Hemp Production

  • January 24, 2014

Posted January 24, 2014   An amendment to the farm bill may allow for industrial hemp production, according to an article...

Congress Blocks Funding for U.S. Horse Slaughter

  • January 22, 2014

Posted January 22, 2014   In passing the FY 2014 omnibus spending bill, Congress blocked horse slaughter in the United States...

Lawmakers, Advocacy Groups Urge Obama to Act on GMO Food Labeling

  • January 21, 2014

Posted January 21, 2014   Members of Congress and groups representing the organic food industry and consumers recently sent a letter...

Congress Passes FY 2014 Spending Bill with Directives for USDA and FDA

  • January 20, 2014

Posted January 20, 2014   Late last week, Congress passed a $1 trillion omnibus spending package to fund the federal government...

Cotton Council Reacts to Statements that Brazil will Retaliate in WTO Cotton Dispute

  • January 17, 2014

Posted January 17, 2014   The National Cotton Council (NCC) recently released a statement responding to a Brazilian Cotton Grower delegation’s...

GAO Report on Clean Water Act Calls on EPA, Congress to Make Changes

  • January 16, 2014

Posted January 16, 2014   A recent report from the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) studied the effectiveness of pollution targets,...

AFBF President Criticizes EPA, Congress in Convention Remarks

  • January 14, 2014

Posted January 14, 2014   The president of the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF), Bob Stallman, criticized the U.S. Environmental Protection...

Senator Urges Farm Bill Conference to End USDA Catfish Inspection Program

  • January 13, 2014

Posted January 13, 2014   The subject of the USDA catfish inspection program resurfaced lasted week, as letters from opponents were...

GMA Pushes Federal GMO Food Labeling Bill

  • January 9, 2014

Posted January 9, 2014   The Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA), which represents companies like ConAgra, PepsiCo, and Kraft, is proposing a...