November 25, 2015

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Secretary Vilsack Responds to Lower Farm Income Forecast

Following updated farm income forecast numbers for 2015, Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack made the following statement: “As one growing season comes to an end and another lies on the horizon, USDA continues to seek out new and innovative ways to expand opportunity for America’s farming families and support markets that will boost farm income. […]

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Cramer Signs Letter Urging Passage of Port Performance Act

North Dakota Congressman Kevin Cramer announced Monday he signed a letter to the Chairman and Ranking Members of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee as well as the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation and Committee on Environment and Public Works urging them to include the language of the Port Performance Act in any […]

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Growth Energy and RFA Meet with OMB about RFS

At a meeting last week with the Office of Management and Budget, Bob Dinneen, president and CEO of the Renewable Fuels Association, and Tom Buis, CEO of Growth Energy, delivered the message that the Renewable Fuel Standard is working and that there is no reason for the Environmental Protection Agency to set the Renewable Volume […]


Groups Applaud FDA for GMO Guidance

The National Council of Farmer Cooperatives applauded the decision of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to reject a petition for mandatory labeling of foods containing genetically modified ingredients. “In denying this petition, the FDA once again looked at the research on GMOs and reaffirmed what every reputable scientific study on these products has found—that […]


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