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Pa. Secretary of Agriculture George Greig speaks to Lebanon County Extension - Lebanon Daily News

Tue, 2014-02-25 22:07

Pa. Secretary of Agriculture George Greig speaks to Lebanon County Extension
Lebanon Daily News
"One reason why the United States does so well producing food is the land-grant universities. We're able to keep up with feeding our people and exporting our excess," Greig said. The Extension is an outgrowth of land-grant universities, instituted to ...

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US agriculture: Fewer farms, older farmers - The Daily News Online

Tue, 2014-02-25 04:02

Feedstuffs

US agriculture: Fewer farms, older farmers
The Daily News Online
This Feb. 5, 2014 file photo shows Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack speaking in the White House briefing room in Washington. The number of U.S. farms is declining even as the value of their crops and livestock has increased over the past five years, a ...
2012 Census of Ag preliminary results show growing farm economyFeedstuffs
Farm Bureau gives much back to individual communitesClinton Herald
2012 Census of Agriculture Preliminary ResultsNational Hog Farmer
Augusta Free Press -PressZoom (press release)
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From Bird Flu to Big Farms: The Rise of China's Agriculture - Wired

Sat, 2014-02-22 21:41

From Bird Flu to Big Farms: The Rise of China's Agriculture
Wired
China uses antibiotics in agriculture in much the same manner the United States does — and has the same problems of antibiotic-resistant bacteria leaking from large-scale farms. (It also has attempted to control its farm-antibiotic use, but the jury ...

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Japan offer on TPP unacceptable to US agriculture - agprofessional.com

Sat, 2014-02-22 18:11

Japan offer on TPP unacceptable to US agriculture
agprofessional.com
If the United States accepts the offer Japan has made as part of the ongoing Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade talks, it would be a radical departure from previous U.S. free trade agreements (FTAs) and set an unacceptable precedent for future trade ...

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NPPC: Japan's Offer On TPP Unacceptable to U.S. Agriculture - National Hog Farmer

Fri, 2014-02-21 13:41

NPPC: Japan's Offer On TPP Unacceptable to U.S. Agriculture
National Hog Farmer
“If the United States acquiesces to Japan's demands,” Giordano said, “it's not difficult to envision other trading partners asking for exemptions on non-agricultural products. And if Japan is permitted to shield a massive number of tariff lines from ...
Japan-US Dominated Trans Pacific Trade Treaty Getting Closer?ForexTV.com
Ag Groups: Japan Offer On TPP Unacceptable To US AgricultureWisconsin Ag Connection
Japan, US fail to make headway in Pacific trade pact talksagprofessional.com
Farm Futures
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Brazil Says US Farm Bill Violates Trade Rules - Voice of America

Thu, 2014-02-20 18:59

Voice of America

Brazil Says US Farm Bill Violates Trade Rules
Voice of America
“There were times when U.S. cotton growers were getting more than half their revenue from the U.S. government,” said University of California at Davis agricultural economist Daniel Sumner. “These other countries said, 'Gee, how can we compete with that?'”

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US, Japan eye gap over agriculture trade talks - AG Week

Tue, 2014-02-18 07:52

US, Japan eye gap over agriculture trade talks
AG Week
The United States and Japan will aim to find common ground on sticking points such as agriculture and autos at the next round of negotiations on a Pacific Rim trade pact, the U.S. Trade Representative said on Saturday after top-level talks. By: Reuters,.

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US, Japan eye gap over agriculture, autos at trade talks - CattleNetwork.com

Mon, 2014-02-17 10:37

US, Japan eye gap over agriculture, autos at trade talks
CattleNetwork.com
The United States and Japan will aim to find common ground on sticking points such as agriculture and autos at the next round of negotiations on a Pacific Rim trade pact, the U.S. Trade Representative said on Saturday after top-level talks. After ...

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Long-fought farm bill substitutes dairy subsidy program with insurance - vtdigger.org

Sun, 2014-02-16 10:21

vtdigger.org

Long-fought farm bill substitutes dairy subsidy program with insurance
vtdigger.org
After more than two years of negotiation, Congress early this month passed a compromise farm bill that reduces spending by an average $16.6 billion per year and sets a course for the next five years of farm policy under the U.S. Department of ...

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House, Senate leaders see swift passage of US farm bill - Reuters

Tue, 2014-01-28 14:42

Washington Post (blog)

House, Senate leaders see swift passage of US farm bill
Reuters
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Leaders of the House and Senate agriculture committees are optimistic that the long-overdue U.S. farm bill will pass, although the House of Representatives vote set for Wednesday could be the more difficult hurdle.
What's in the 2014 Farm Bill?Huffington Post
House Approves Farm Bill, Ending a 2-Year ImpasseNew York Times
UPDATE 2-US House easily passes long-overdue farm billReuters UK
Washington Post (blog) -Town Hall -Politico
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Agriculture, animal-welfare groups clash in increasingly less rural NC - News & Observer

Fri, 2013-12-27 20:26

News & Observer

Agriculture, animal-welfare groups clash in increasingly less rural NC
News & Observer
In 2009, Ray emailed radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh, calling the national Humane Society “an animal rights terrorist vegan-only organization” whose “mission is the abolition of animal agriculture in the U.S.” He repeated the terrorist label the ...

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Agriculture, animal-welfare groups clash in an increasingly less rural NC - Charlotte Observer

Fri, 2013-12-27 17:39

Agriculture, animal-welfare groups clash in an increasingly less rural NC
Charlotte Observer
In 2009, Ray emailed radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh, calling the national Humane Society “an animal rights terrorist vegan-only organization” whose “mission is the abolition of animal agriculture in the U.S.” He repeated the terrorist label the ...

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Sussex LWV continues its participation in the U.S. agriculture policy study - Cape Gazette

Fri, 2013-12-27 14:14

Sussex LWV continues its participation in the U.S. agriculture policy study
Cape Gazette
After three months of research and an earlier public forum introducing the study, the local agriculture study group of the League of Women Voters of Sussex County will present a panel discussion Tuesday, Jan. 14, at the Beebe Medical Arts Building ...

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Farm Policy Made the Republic: Now What? - Daily Yonder

Fri, 2013-12-27 04:32

Daily Yonder

Farm Policy Made the Republic: Now What?
Daily Yonder
With the current status of the faltering farm bill, it's easy to lose sight of the significant role U.S. agriculture policy has played in creating the United States as we know it today. Ag policy researchers Daryll E. Ray and Harwood D. Schaffer remind ...

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USDA Issues Permit to Santa Claus, Allowing Reindeer Into United States - Fox News (blog)

Tue, 2013-12-24 12:08

USDA Issues Permit to Santa Claus, Allowing Reindeer Into United States
Fox News (blog)
By: Dr. Peter Merrill, Director of Animal Imports (US Dept. of Agriculture). Breaking news out of Washington, D.C. as the US Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) today issued a movement permit to Mr. S. Claus ...

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U.S. Agriculture considering opposition to TPP deal - Minnesota Farm Guide

Tue, 2013-12-24 06:03

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U.S. Agriculture considering opposition to TPP deal
Minnesota Farm Guide
WASHINGTON, D.C., Dec. 18, 2013 – A coalition of agricultural organizations led by the National Pork Producers Council is likely to oppose a final Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement if it includes Japan but that country doesn't agree to ...
US trade policy is on course for disasterThe Tennessean
Opposition to the Trans-Pacific Partnership explodes on Twitter (Includes ...DigitalJournal.com
Proceed with caution on TPP talksThe Japan Times

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Agriculture Secretary Reports Progress at the US-China Joint Commission on ... - USDA.gov (press release)

Mon, 2013-12-23 16:14

Agriculture Secretary Reports Progress at the US-China Joint Commission on ...
USDA.gov (press release)
WASHINGTON, Dec. 23, 2013 - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today reported progress on a number of trade issues with China as a result of the 24th U.S.-China Joint Commission on Commerce and Trade (JCCT), which wrapped up today in Beijing.
Vilsack Visits With Chinese Leaders on Ag TradeFarm Futures

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NEWSFLASH — Santa's Reindeer Issued Permit from USDA to Enter the US - USDA.gov (press release) (blog)

Mon, 2013-12-23 10:31

Latin Post

NEWSFLASH — Santa's Reindeer Issued Permit from USDA to Enter the US
USDA.gov (press release) (blog)
BREAKING NEWS out of Washington DC as the US Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) today issued a movement permit to Mr. S. Claus of the North Pole, a broker with Worldwide Gifts, Unlimited. The permit will ...
Santa cleared for entry to USThe Voice of Russia
Reindeer Allowed To Enter US Tonight Under Special WaiverSouthwest Florida (blog)

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US agriculture considering opposition to TPP trade deal - Grand Island Independent

Sun, 2013-12-22 23:36

US agriculture considering opposition to TPP trade deal
Grand Island Independent
A coalition of agricultural organizations is likely to oppose a final Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement if Japan is included but it doesn't agree to comprehensive trade liberalization, including elimination of tariffs on virtually all U.S ...

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US farm bill writers eye $8 billion in food stamp cuts -senator - Reuters

Thu, 2013-12-19 17:51

US farm bill writers eye $8 billion in food stamp cuts -senator
Reuters
WASHINGTON Dec 19 (Reuters) - The new U.S. farm bill is likely to cut the food stamp program by $8 billion over a decade, a key Democratic senator said on Thursday, an amount that is a fraction of the cuts demanded by many Republican lawmakers.

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