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NSAC Releases Guide to Conservation Stewardship Program

Posted February 12, 2015 The National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC) has released two free resources to help farmers and ranchers...

House Panel Passed Industrial Hemp Bill

Posted February 2, 2015 A House panel passed legislation that would allow industrial hemp to be grown in Virginia, according...

Conservation Programs Awarded $340 Million in Federal Funding

–> Posted January 16, 2015 Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that more than $370 million in Federal funding as part of...

Committee Delays Mega Farm Bill Vote

Posted January 13, 2015 The Indiana Senate Agriculture Committee delayed a bill vote that would give the state more power...

Regulatory Accountability Act Introduced

Posted January 9, 2015 House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) and Congressman Collin Peterson (D-Minn.) have introduced H.R. 185,...

Legislation Signed to Grow Industrial Hemp in NY

Posted December 22, 2014 New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed legislation to grow and research industrial hemp, according to a...

USDA Requesting Comments on EQIP Rule

Posted December 15, 2014 The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is publishing a rule that outlines improvements to the Environmental...

USDA to Expand SCO for 2016 Crop Year

Posted November 24, 2014 The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Risk Management Agency (RMA) has announced that it is evaluating...

Conaway Selected New House Ag Committee

Posted November 20, 2014 Rep. Michael Conaway, R-Texas has been name Chairman of the House Agriculture Committee, according to a...

Vilsack Announced New Crop Insurance Program

Posted October 23, 2014 Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced a new Farm Bill initiative that will provide relief to...

U.S., Brazil Resolve Decade-Long Dispute

Posted October 2, 2014 On Wednesday, The U.S. and Brazil ended a decade-long dispute over subsidies paid to cotton growers,...

Stabenow Awarded WFP’s Highest Honor

Posted September 12, 2014 Debbie Stabenow, Senate Agriculture Committee Chairwoman, was awarded the World Food Program USA’s McGovern-Dole Leadership Award,...

Vilsack Announces 2014 Farm Bill Updates

–> Posted August 7, 2014 Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced an update on implementing the Agricultural Act of 2014 (2014...

Concerns Over Conservation Regulations Rise With Vegetable Producers

Posted July 29, 2014 Last week, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) informed producers of their obligation to comply with conservation...

USDA Accepting Applicants for Fruit & Vegetable Pilot Project

Posted July 23, 2014 Agriculture Undersecretary Kevin Concannon announced the release of a Request for Applications from states interested in...

House Subcommittee Hearing Examines Benefits of Ag Biotech

Posted July 21, 2014 On July 10, the Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities and Risk Management held a hearing to...

WUD Hosting Margin Protection Program Workshops

Posted July 21, 2014 Western United Dairymen (WUD) will host a series of informational workshops in August and September on...

FSA Completed Draft SPEIS

Posted July 17, 2014 The Farm Service Agency (FSA), on behalf of the Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC), has completed a...

FSA Announced SPEIS Draft

Posted July 16, 2014 The Farm Service Agency (FSA), on behalf of the Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC), has completed a...

NIFA Soliciting Stakeholder Input

Posted July 16, 2014 As part of the National Institute of Food and Agriculture’s (NIFA) strategy to implement Section 7214...