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Missouri governor, agriculture leaders prepare for trade mission to Cuba - Lakenewsonline.com

Tue, 2015-02-17 11:13

Missouri governor, agriculture leaders prepare for trade mission to Cuba
Lakenewsonline.com
In his State of the State address in January, Nixon announced that he would be traveling to Havana from March 1-4 with members of the U.S. Agriculture Coalition for Cuba (USACC) to explore how to maximize the benefits of expanded trade to Cuba for ...

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US Department of Agriculture approves genetically modified Apples - Maine News

Tue, 2015-02-17 06:26

Maine News

US Department of Agriculture approves genetically modified Apples
Maine News
On Friday, the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) approved America's first genetically-modified apple, engineered by Okanagan Specialty Fruits. The company claims that these apples don't turn yellow once they're sliced and have all other vital ...
Genetically modified apples get USDA approvalfox4kc.com

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Is the Government About to Warn America Against Meat? - Mother Jones

Tue, 2015-02-17 04:08

Mother Jones

Is the Government About to Warn America Against Meat?
Mother Jones
Every five years, the United States Departments of Agriculture (USDA) and Health and Human Services (HHS) get together to revise their recommendations about what Americans should eat. These guidelines influence doctors' health advice, food labels, the ...

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Politicians remain blissfully ignorant of agriculture's role in US well being - Lockport Union-Sun & Journal

Fri, 2015-02-13 02:07

Politicians remain blissfully ignorant of agriculture's role in US well being
Lockport Union-Sun & Journal
I said if my information was correct, the United States would be facing difficult financial times. I enclosed copies of pertinent parts of Wilken interviews as proof. LaFalce not only mostly ignored agriculture during his years in office but eventually ...

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What the TPP portends for Japan–Australia agricultural trade - East Asia Forum

Thu, 2015-02-12 05:10

What the TPP portends for Japan–Australia agricultural trade
East Asia Forum
Some elements of the proposed US–Japan agreement are reminiscent of the kind of bilateralism — or US-specific agricultural market concessions — that characterised Japan's trade policy in earlier decades. Those deals significantly disadvantaged ...

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USDA Designates Natural Disaster Areas in 256 Counties in Western and ... - USDA.gov (press release)

Tue, 2015-02-10 11:36

USDA Designates Natural Disaster Areas in 256 Counties in Western and ...
USDA.gov (press release)
WASHINGTON, Feb. 10, 2015 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has previously designated natural disaster areas in 256 counties across Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Kansas, Nevada, Oklahoma, Texas, and Utah due to drought conditions ...

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Monopolization, diversity both necessary in U.S. agriculture industry, ecosystems - Iowa Farmer Today

Sat, 2015-02-07 13:11

Monopolization, diversity both necessary in U.S. agriculture industry, ecosystems
Iowa Farmer Today
Agriculture is an arena of rampant monopolization of agricultural products, markets and gene pools. Business reports for 2014 indicate three U.S. companies (Tyson, Cargill and JBS Swift) control 90 percent of domestic beef processing and wholesaling.

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The push is on to open Cuban market for US agriculture - Southwest Farm Press

Thu, 2015-02-05 11:43

NBCNews.com

The push is on to open Cuban market for US agriculture
Southwest Farm Press
Earlier this month, Devry Boughner Vorwerk, Vice President at Cargill and Chair of the U.S. Agriculture Coalition for Cuba (USACC), said with 2014 being called one of the worst years for U.S. exports to Cuba in the last decade, normalizing trade ...
Agriculture giants bid to lift Cuba curbsBoston Globe
Mike Espy selected to lead delegation to CubaJackson Clarion Ledger
As US food sales to Cuba slow, farmers seek end to embargoAG Week

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What's good for agriculture's good for America - The Hill

Wed, 2015-02-04 19:27

The Hill

What's good for agriculture's good for America
The Hill
On Wednesday, U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman discussed the status of negotiations on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) with me and my fellow Agriculture Committee members. While challenges remain, I was encouraged by what Froman said.

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National Farmers Union salutes women in agriculture - Agri-View

Wed, 2015-02-04 18:50

Agri-View

National Farmers Union salutes women in agriculture
Agri-View
“Women have always played a critical role in family farming, and that role is increasing dramatically as the number of women who are farmers in the United States has grown to roughly 1 million strong,” Johnson said. “Thankfully, the future of family ...

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Agriculture secretary says Cuba trade could grow by hundreds of millions - Tampabay.com

Fri, 2015-01-30 11:51

Tampabay.com

Agriculture secretary says Cuba trade could grow by hundreds of millions
Tampabay.com
Instead, he said, during the prolonged Cuban embargo the United States has lost ground to Europe and South America. The list of agricultural products that could be exported to Cuba is a lengthy one: rice, poultry, soybeans, fruits and vegetables, to ...

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West Coast port slowdown costing U.S. agriculture millions - Farm Futures

Thu, 2015-01-29 03:15

West Coast port slowdown costing U.S. agriculture millions
Farm Futures
A labor dispute between the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and the Pacific Maritime Association impacting exports out of the United States' West Coast ports is costing agriculture millions, about 90 ag groups said Wednesday. Related: West ...

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Putting Agriculture Subsidies Back on the Table - Cato Institute (blog)

Wed, 2015-01-28 09:19

Putting Agriculture Subsidies Back on the Table
Cato Institute (blog)
Yesterday, my colleague Bill Watson made the following point on this blog: “Perhaps China's growing use of subsidies can change the dynamic, making it finally possible for international negotiations to take on U.S. agriculture subsidies.” I've been ...

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Animal Welfare at Risk in Experiments for Meat Industry - New York Times

Tue, 2015-01-20 05:36

New York Times

Animal Welfare at Risk in Experiments for Meat Industry
New York Times
Since Congress founded it 50 years ago to consolidate the United States Department of Agriculture's research on farm animals, the center has worked to make lamb chops bigger, pork loins less fatty, steaks easier to chew. It has fought the spread of ...

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Agriculture: State-of-the-art soil - Nature.com

Wed, 2015-01-14 08:00

Nature.com

Agriculture: State-of-the-art soil
Nature.com
China is eager to use agricultural waste, such as rice and wheat straw, and some researchers in the United States are even pushing animal manure, but neither may be the most efficient way to produce it on a massive scale. And using wood could spur ...

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U.S. agriculture calls for an end to Cuba embargo - National Hog Farmer

Mon, 2015-01-12 13:06

U.S. agriculture calls for an end to Cuba embargo
National Hog Farmer
U.S. farm and food organizations, Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack, Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon, and a bipartisan group of Senators and Congressmen launched the U.S. Agriculture Coalition for Cuba (USACC) to advance trade relations with Cuba by ending ...

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Thaw in Cuba-U.S. relations victory for agriculture; work to end embargo begins - Iowa Farmer Today

Thu, 2015-01-08 13:59

teleSUR English

Thaw in Cuba-U.S. relations victory for agriculture; work to end embargo begins
Iowa Farmer Today
The recent announcement from President Obama regarding Cuba was a victory for the U.S. agriculture and business communities, and the 11 million Cubans living on the island. However, much work remains, as the ever-important details and final push to ...
US Agriculture to Press Congress to Lift Cuba BlockadeteleSUR English
Ag Coalition Seeks End to Cuba EmbargoAgriculture.com
US businesses begin push to lift Cuba export rulesYahoo! Maktoob News
FreshPlaza -Yahoo News
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Farm states: Let us sell to Cuba - Fresno Bee

Wed, 2015-01-07 18:01

Fresno Bee

Farm states: Let us sell to Cuba
Fresno Bee
Among the attendees at the rollout of the U.S. Agriculture Coalition for Cuba are Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. Obama last month announced that the U.S. will open an embassy in Cuba for the first time in 53 years, and his administration would ease ...

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Fearneyhough Steps Down as Director of Wyoming Department of Agriculture - K2 Radio

Thu, 2014-12-04 15:21

K2 Radio

Fearneyhough Steps Down as Director of Wyoming Department of Agriculture
K2 Radio
Most notably, he served as the Chairman of the Western Association of State Departments of Agriculture, the Chair of the Western United States Agriculture Trade Association and has Chaired the Natural Resources Committee of the National Association of ...

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Thanksgiving has rich agriculture heritage - Tyler Morning Telegraph

Sat, 2014-11-29 22:43

Thanksgiving has rich agriculture heritage
Tyler Morning Telegraph
Thanksgiving is a national holiday celebrated primarily in the United States and Canada as a day to give thanks for the blessings of a bountiful harvest from the previous year. It is a day we remember from history that in 1621 the Pilgrims and Puritans ...

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