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Former U.S. Ag Secretaries Urging Passing of T.P.A.; Replacement of Corn Ethanol

On Friday, bipartisan group of former U.S. Agriculture Secretaries, representing all past Administrations from those of President Jimmy Carter to President George W. Bush, issued an open letter urging Congress to pass Trade Promotion Authority. The former secr

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Trusting Agricultural Science;”Farmland” Movie Released on DVD

The issue of whether to trust agricultural science and scientists is coming to a head as there is a demand for more science-based information. Recent examples like removing potatoes from the WIC program and then turning around and putting them back in…or that eggs are a cholesterol demon to be avoided when new research says not to worry about that. Ag Secretrary V

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Additional Cuts to 2014 Farm Bill; New Plant Growth Regulator OK’d

Nearly 400 farm, nutrition and conservation groups have written congressional budget letters urging Senate and House leaders to reject calls for additional cuts to the 2014 Farm Bill. The groups say Congress passed sweeping changes to the nation’s food and farm policy that included significant deficit reduction just over one year ago. The 2014 Farm B

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Ag Report: West Coast Ports Back to Business; Taiwanese Ban Import Beef

West Coast ports are nearing normal activity and lining up the backlog of shipments for movement. As the recent agreement allowed a settlement to the issue’s along the west coast farm groups are calling for more long-term improvements at the ports. Some are worrie

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Ag Report: Senate Ag Committee Deliberates; FFA Celebrates

The Senate Agriculture Committee’s first hearing is scheduled for today. Chairman Pat Roberts says it’s been one year since the passage of the farm bill -- and the committee has a responsibility to ensure farm bill programs are working as efficiently as Congress intended. Farmers and ran

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Ag Report: U.N. Calls for New Food Models; Ag Coalition Visits Cuba

According to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, the model of agricultural production that predominates today is not suitable for the new food security challenges of the 21st century. FAO Director-Ge

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Ag Report: Dietary Guidelines at Odds; Cattlemen Balk at Colorado Monument

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the USDA has released the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee’s report. This report is a recommendation to the Secretaries as they develop the 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans that will be released later this year. Unfortunately,

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Ag Report: Labor Chief Joins Port Talks; FFA Grants Help Fight Hunger

President Obama has sent Labor Secretary Tom Perez to California to help mediate negotiations in the West Coast ports labor dispute. Washington Congressman Dan Newhouse is encouraged by the administration’s response to calls for stepped-up involvement to address the dispute that has crippled the West Coast’s export economy. He strongly urg

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Ag Report: Court Dismisses Country-of-Origin Suit; Immigration Policy on Hold

A 2013 lawsuit against the USDA challenging the legality of the Country-of-Origin Labeling rules has been dismissed. U.S. Cattlemen’s Association President Danni Beer says that case has been dismissed by stipulation of the parties.

Beer says th

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Ag Report: Cattle Industry Convention Updates; Heeding an Agritourism Survey

During last week’s 2015 Cattle Industry Convention in San Antonio, Texas, Beef Quality Assurance provided producers with updates that included supplemental guidelines with recommendations for selected BQA procedures developed through the collaborative efforts of veterinarians, animal scientists, cattle industry leaders, production managers and producers; new cattle-handling videos on the BQA YouTube channel, featuring Dr. Temple Grandin

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Ag Report: U.S. Beef Makes It Way to Japan; New REAP Money Available

Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare approved the import of processed beef products from the U.S. at the end of January. It’s been two years since the eligible cattle age limit for U.S. beef entering

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Ground Beef Certified by Heart Association, Animal Welfare Act Proposed

  • The Beef Checkoff Program has announced Extra Lean Ground Beef is now certified by the American Heart Association to display its Heart-Check mark.

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