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Poultry and Egg Producers to Receive Aid; Gray Wolf to Be Delisted

Four top ag ranking members have sent a letter to the Office of Management and Budget calling for emergency assistance to be released to poultry and egg producers suffering flock losses from H5N2 avian influenza infections. The leaders rec

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Nanotechnology Used to Secure Healthy Food Supply; USDA Extends Public Comments on Ag. Easements

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture announced more than 3.8-million dollars through the Agriculture and Food Research Initiative yesterday to support grants focused on using nanotechnology to find solutions to societal challenges. NIFA Director S

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17 GMO Products Approved by European Commission; FDA Presented Food Safety Modernization Act

Last week - the European Commission approved 17 different genetically modified agricultural products for food and feed through careful, scientific analysis. However - with the announcement - the American Farm Bureau says the EC also undermined its principled position by recommending individual states be permitted to opt out of importation or use of the products within their own borders. Farm Bureau say

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Trade Promotion Authority Bill Heading to the Senate and House; Farmers and Ranchers Lead the Way in Reducing Emissions

The House Ways and Means Committee passed trade promotion authority yesterday, better known as TPA, by a vote of 25 to 13. The bill will now head to the floor in the House and the Senate. House Ways and

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U.S. Restores Diplomatic Relations With Cuba
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Potential Increase U.S. Ag and Food Sales to Cuba; Sweet Sunrise and Columbia Star Two New Berries

The Senate Agriculture Committee held a hearing on the potential to increase U.S. ag and food sales to Cuba by lifting the trade embargo on Tuesday. Senate Ag Ranking Member Debbie Stabenow says ag sales to Cuba are a way to rebuild trust between the U.S. and Cuba. Ver

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5.3 Million Laying Hen Impacted Avian Flu; Senator Cantwell Speaks Out for Ex-Im Banks

The highly pathogenic H5N2 strain of avian influenza has now impacted 5.3-million laying hens on an Iowa egg operation. The operation represents about 1.5-percent of the total layer population in the United States. Bill Northey, I

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The H5N2 Avian Flu Effect on U.S. Turkey Production; House Ag Committee Concerns About Grain Standard Act

National Turkey Federation Vice President for Communications and Marketing Keith Williams says that more than 25 states across the U.S. produce 240-million turkeys each year and so far - the H5N2 strain has affected less than one-percent of the turkey population. It’s still to

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Labeling of GMO Food; Farmers Earth Friendly

During the Organic Trade Association luncheon last week - Montana Senator and organic farmer Jon Tester said advocates would have to work hard to achieve labeling of genetically modified foods. Tester says mor

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New Trade Promotion Legislation Purposed; High Protein Diets Effects

Senate Finance Committee Chair Orrin Hatch and Ranking Member Ron Wyden – along with House Ways and Means Committee Chair Paul Ryan - introduced Trade Promotion Authority legislation on Thursday. Hatch expects t

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EPA and Army Corps Withdraws Proposal on Water Rules; USDA See Increase in Organic Products

The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee has passed the Regulatory Integrity Protection Act of 2015 - which requires the EPA and Army Corps to withdraw its proposed Waters of the U.S. rule within 3

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House Subcommittee Trying to Stop EPA’s Clear Water Rule; Stronger U.S. Dollar Could See More Export Corn

The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment Chairs introduced legislation this week to stop EPA from finalizing the clean water rule it sent to the Office of Management and Budget last week. House Ag Chair

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Mexico and Peru Sees More Beef and Pork Products From U.S.; Snow-pack at Record lows

USDA has reached agreements allowing U.S. beef and pork producers greater access to consumers in Mexico and Peru. The agreements will allow U.S. producers to export slaughter cattle to Mexico and expand access to consumer markets in Peru for U.S. fresh and chi

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