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Obama Urging Congress to Vote on TPP; Food Information Documentaries Trustworthy?

The Obama administration wants Congress to vote on the Trans-Pacific Partnership before next year’s lame-duck session. Congressional aides are saying the vote is likely to take place during the lame duck session...

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Food Scarcity Rising; New Food and Ag Resource Guide Released

A study by U.S. intelligence agencies concludes food scarcity among countries important to the U.S. is likely to rise in the next decade, risking social and political unrest...

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CHICAGO - APRIL 6: Abbott Laboratories CEO Miles White speaks about BIO 2006, the world's biggest biotechnology conference, April 6, 2006 in Chicago, Illinois. The conference to Chicago on April 9-12th. The conference, which runs from April 9-12, is expected to draw more than 18,000 scientists, investors, biotech executives and government officials from more than 60 nations and all 50 states. (Photo by Frank Polich/Abbott Laboratories via Getty Images)
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EU Countries Deciding on Import of Biotech Products; Wheat Sales Strong

A European Parliament committee has voted to block a proposal that would allow each of the 28 EU countries to decide on their own whether to allow the import or use of biotech products...

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Canada Says TPP will Claim Jobs; Overuse of Antibiotics an Public Health Problem

Turkey Farmers of Canada, an organization representing Canada’s 500 plus turkey farms, says imports allowed by the Trans-Pacific Partnership will hurt the Canadian turkey industry...

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WASHINGTON - DECEMBER 16: Flags fly over the Federal Reserve Building on December 16, 2008 in Washington, D.C. The Fed began its last meeting of 2008 today, where it is expected to announced another reduction in the key interest rate, amongst other measures meant to stimulate the economy. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
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Waters of the U.S. Rule Has Stalled in Court; U.S. Heading for Recession?

An appeals court has ordered a nationwide stay against the Waters of the U.S. Rule. The court decision says the rule could be overturned based on the merits of the lawsuits filed against the regulation...

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Putting on the Finishing Touches of TPP; Jail Time for Preventing Fires

U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman said last week that the final text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership should be ready in the coming days, mentioning that it must be presented 30 days after the deal was reached...

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DES PLAINES, IL - JULY 07: An "Organic Produce" hangs above organic produce pricing signage in the Shop & Save Market grocery store July 7, 2006 in Des Plaines, Illinois. With strong sales in organic foods, demand by producers and retailers is begining to outstrip supply of organically raised products. (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)
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GMO Labeling a Hot Issue in Congress; Recall of 1.8 Million Boxes of Cereal

One hundred twenty-five food company executives and agriculture industry officials - all members of the Coalition for Safe and Affordable Food - converged on the Senate office buildings yesterday to encourage lawmakers to sign on to a bill being drafted by Sen...

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BERLIN, GERMANY - SEPTEMBER 05:  Organic nectarines lie on display among fruits and vegetables at the Liebherr stand at the 2014 IFA home electronics and appliances trade fair on September 5, 2014 in Berlin, Germany. Liebherr was promoting its BioFresh refrigeration technology.  (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)
BERLIN, GERMANY - SEPTEMBER 05: Organic nectarines lie on display among fruits and vegetables at the Liebherr stand at the 2014 IFA home electronics and appliances trade fair on September 5, 2014 in Berlin, Germany. Liebherr was promoting its BioFresh refrigeration technology. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)
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TPP Gets Seal of Approval From Ag Organization; Peach Fruit Fly Sighting in CA

Following the announcement of an agreement in the Trans-Pacific Partnership talks, many agriculture organizations approved of the trade deal, despite many details yet to be made public...

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Agreement Reached in TPP; $113 Million Awarded to Support Farmers

The U.S. and 11 other countries have reached an agreement on the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal. For the U.S., the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement opens agricultural markets in Japan and Canada, among other things...

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China to Increase Beef and Pork Imports From Europe; Investigation on Porcine Epidemic in US Pork Wrapping Up

China is expected to increase beef imports by 20 percent and pork imports by 4 percent next year, but U.S. producers won't be profiting from the increased trade, according to a new report...

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Farm Equipment Maker Deere Post 27 Percent Drop In Quarterly Profits
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Talks Between Labor Union and Deere & Co.; Major Food Companies Backing Climate Change Agreement

With profits shying away from record levels just a couple years ago, Deere & Co. is working on a new labor agreement with union employees...

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Kempthorne Makes Announcement On Status Of Polar Bear
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Possible Agreement Reached in TPP; Endangered Species Act Needs Update

The Canadian government has hopes the 12 member nations involved in the Trans-Pacific Partnership can reach an agreement before the weekend. More importantly, the government hopes the deal can be wrapped up ahead of the countries October elections...

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