USDA Export Programs Operating After Farm Bill Lapse
- April 28, 2014
Posted April 28, 2014 USDA’s export programs are now operational after funding lapsed without a farm bill last year, according...
USDA Approves Dow GE Soybeans
- April 23, 2014
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
- April 23, 2014
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
- April 18, 2014
Posted April 18, 2014 USDA is considering the option of mandatory reporting for outbreaks of the deadly pig virus, Porcine...
USDA Announces Funding for Beginning Farmer and Rancher Program
- April 14, 2014
Posted April 14, 2014 USDA recently announced the availability of over $19 million in grant funding for the Beginning Farmer...
Appeals Court Vacates COOL Ruling, Full Court to Rehear Case
- April 8, 2014
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
- April 7, 2014
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
- April 7, 2014
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
- April 4, 2014
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
- April 3, 2014
Posted April 3, 2014 Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack reassured lawmakers that he does not anticipate any closures of Farm...
Lesser Prairie Chicken Listed as “Threatened” Under the Endangered Species Act
- April 2, 2014
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
- April 1, 2014
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
- March 27, 2014
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
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
- March 21, 2014
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
- March 18, 2014
Posted March 18, 2014 Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack recently announced new and expanded efforts to connect small- and mid-sized farmers...