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USDA creates Foundation for Food and Agricultural Research

USDA said Wednesday all 15 members on the newly created Foundation for Food and Agricultural Research’s (FFAR) Board of Directors have been selected.


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Farm Bill supports clean plant network

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has allocated $5 million under the 2014 Farm Bill to support 19 National Clean Plant Network projects.


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Senate passes Farm Bill, sends it to White House

The version that passed the Senate ends direct payments and cuts $8.5 billion from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.

The version that passed the Senate cuts $8.5 billion from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.


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Light at the end of the tunnel for Farm Billl?

The House and Senate could agree on a version of the farm bill as early as January.

Rep. Frank Lucas (R-OK), chairman of the House Agriculture Committee, says there is still a lot of work for lawyers to do, but it’s possible there could be a version of the Farm Bill the House and Senate could agree to sometime in January.


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House of Representatives passes stopgap dairy cliff legislation

The measure would extend current law until January 31, but is opposed by Senate Democrats.
The measure would extend current law until January 31, but is opposed by Senate Democrats.
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California egg producers fight for rule on out-of-state hen houses

An Iowa congressman has added a provision to the House of Representatives' Farm Bill opposing the measure.
An Iowa congressman has added a provision to the House of Representatives' Farm Bill opposing the measure.
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Vilsack says farm bill delay could cause prices to rise

Milk prices could rise, while retaliatory tariffs from Brazil could cause further pain.
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Farm Bill debate continues

At issue is the Dairy Market Stabilization Program, which is opposed by many dairy manufacturers.
At issue is the Dairy Market Stabilization Program, which is opposed by many dairy manufacturers.
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House and Senate lawmakers to resume farm bill discussion

A committee will meet publicly on Wednesday as required.
A committee will meet publicly on Wednesday as required.
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Food manufacturers support dairy provisions in House's version of farm bill

Manufacturers, restaurants and retail groups sent a letter to the Senate Agricultural Commitee.

Manufacturers, restaurants and retail groups sent a letter to the Senate Agricultural Commitee.


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