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USDA Export Programs Operating After Farm Bill Lapse

Posted April 28, 2014   USDA’s export programs are now operational after funding lapsed without a farm bill last year, according...

USDA Launches Farm Bill Implementation Website

Posted April 24, 2014   U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack recently announced significant progress in implementing the Agriculture Act of 2014,...

USDA Approves Dow GE Soybeans

Posted April 23, 2014   USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) recently announced its approval of nonregulated status for...

Grassley Voices Concerns over EPA’s Methane Reduction Plan

Posted April 23, 2014   Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) voiced his concern about how the Obama administration’s methane-reduction efforts would affect...

USDA Considers Mandatory Reporting for Deadly Pig Virus

Posted April 18, 2014   USDA is considering the option of mandatory reporting for outbreaks of the deadly pig virus, Porcine...

UDSA and HHS Disagree over Poultry Rules

Posted April 14, 2014   The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) disagree...

USDA Announces Funding for Beginning Farmer and Rancher Program

Posted April 14, 2014   USDA recently announced the availability of over $19 million in grant funding for the Beginning Farmer...

Farmers Urged to Update FSA Information

Posted April 11, 2014   USDA’s Farm Service Agency is encouraging farmers and ranchers who are planning to participate in 2014...

Appeals Court Vacates COOL Ruling, Full Court to Rehear Case

Posted April 8, 2014   The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals recently vacated the March 28 ruling denying the American Meat...

Vilsack Responds to ABA Concerns on Rulemaking Procedures

Posted April 7, 2014   Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack recently responded to the American Bar Association’s (ABA) concerns regarding USDA’s...

Vilsack Releases Farm Bill Implementation Progress Report

Posted April 7, 2014   Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack recently released a progress report for the implementation of the farm...

Senator Cochran Asks USDA to Designate a Critical Conservation Area

Posted April 4, 2014   U.S. Senator Thad Cochran (R-MS) recently suggested that USDA consider designating the Lower Mississippi River Valley...

Vilsack Says No FSA Offices Closing This Year

Posted April 3, 2014   Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack reassured lawmakers that he does not anticipate any closures of Farm...

USDA Announces MILC Program Extension

Posted April 2, 2014   USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) Administrator, Juan M. Garcia, recently announced the extension of the Milk...

Lesser Prairie Chicken Listed as “Threatened” Under the Endangered Species Act

Posted April 2, 2014   The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) recently announced its final listing of the lesser prairie-chicken...

White House Announces Proposal to Reduce Methane Emissions

Posted April 1, 2014   On Friday, the administration announced a proposal to reduce methane emissions, including a plan to lower...

USDA Announces Farm Bill Modifications to Loan Programs

Posted March 27, 2014   Tom Vilsack, Secretary of the Department of Agriculture, recently announced modifications to loan programs administered by...

Legislators Ask USDA to Withdraw Poultry Inspection Rule

March 25, 2014   Members of Congress recently asked Secretary of Agriculture, Tom Vilsack, to suspend the proposed Modernization of Poultry...

USDA Announces Growth of Organic Industry

Posted March 21, 2014   The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently announced new statistics showing that the organic industry continues...

USDA Announces New Efforts to Help Small and Mid-Sized Farmers

Posted March 18, 2014   Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack recently announced new and expanded efforts to connect small- and mid-sized farmers...