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Reports Claims California Leads The Nation In The Green Tech Field
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Increase Proposed Volumes of Bio-diesel; Farm Groups Wanting a Quick Pass to Exporting to Cuba

A bipartisan group of 36 senators are urging the EPA to increase the proposed volumes set for biodiesel production under the federal Renewable Fuel Standard...

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2016 Agricultural Spending Bill Approved; Monsanto Emerge Seen as a Risk for Farmers

The Senate appropriations Committee approved the fiscal 2016 agricultural spending bill on a vote of 28-2. The measure includes $143.8 billion in discretionary and mandatory funding, $24 billion below the president’s budget request and $3...

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Soaking Rains Bring Relief To Drought Stricken West
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This Year’s El Nino Could be the Strongest in 50 Years; Partnership Between USDA and NASA Expanded

El Nino has strengthened steadily during the past month, approaching the “strong category”. El Nino is so strong this go round that it could wind up be the strongest El Nino event in 50 years...

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Brazilian Farmers Looking to Gain Foothold in US; Farmers and Ranchers Can Apply for Financial Assistance

China’s ban on poultry imports from the U.S., where flocks have been ravaged by bird flu, could give more Brazilian farmers a foot in the door of the biggest import market...

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Government Proposes Improving Nutrition Facts Labeling On Food Products
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Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Closer to Approval; AFBF President Not Seeking Re-election

The House Agriculture Committee sent the Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act of 2015 one step closer to consideration by the full House. By a voice vote, the committee passed the SAFE act, which now awaits the same action by the House Energy and Commerce Committee before it can be considered by the full chamber...

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Food Prices Continue To Rise At Alarming Rate
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Improving Groceries Access to Homebound Seniors; USDA Reports Crop Maturity Trails Five Year Average

USDA is proposing to improve access to groceries for homebound seniors and people with disabilities who participate in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP...

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Stocks Close Sharply Lower As Oil Prices Continue Decline
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Ag Subcommittee Approve Ban on Brazilian and Argentine Beef; Oil Prices May Fall Further

The House Appropriations Agriculture Subcommittee approved an amendment to the Agriculture Appropriations bill banning imports of Brazilian and Argentine Beef...

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Switzerland Expanding Market Access for Organic Farmers;Global Food Prices Hits New Five Year Low

USDA says a new agreement with Switzerland will expand market access for organic farmers. As of Thursday, organic products certified in the United States or Switzerland may be sold as organic in either country...

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You Have 3 Weeks To Buy Gas Before Washington State Has 2nd Highest Fuel Tax In US

The most recent session of the Washington State Legislature has just wrapped up, and one of the biggest bills that was passed was a $16 BILLION transportation package. How will this be paid for? By increasing the gasoline tax, of course!

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U.S. Beef and Pork Exports Fell; National Farmers Union Like New Spending Bill

The National Farmers Union commended the U.S. House Appropriations Committee for passing a spending bill that did not include a rider prohibiting funding for implementation of regulations ensuring fairness in marketing...

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G7 Finance Ministers Meet In Dresden
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Last Rounds of Talks for TPP; Avian Flu Still Wreaking Havoc

A trade deal linking 40 percent of the global economy remains on track for a potential agreement by the end of the month. The 12 nations negotiating the Trans-Pacific Partnership are slated to meet late this month for the last round of talks...

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Russia' Ban On US Agricultural Imports To Affect US Food Industry
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Live Poultry Linked to Human Salmonella; U.S. Cattle Producers Rebuilding After Prolonged Drought

Several agencies are investigating four multi-state outbreaks of human salmonella infections linked to contact with live poultry in backyards...

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