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NMPF Urges FDA to Defend Laws Against Raw Milk Sales

The National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) yesterday urged the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to not waver in the face of pressure tactics from raw milk supporters. They also said the FDA needs to...

NCGA disappointed Senate did not act on deadline before NPDES legislation

The National Corn Growers Association expressed disappointment in the Senate's failure to act on legislation that would have clarified federal permits are not required when applying pesticides according to their EPA-approved label. "NCGA is disappointed...

National 4-H Council Wins Inaugural SFP Yield Signs 4 Success Contest

4-H claimed the most votes in SFP’s inaugural online contest for its Yield Signs 4 Success (YS4S) Program. The company’s charitable program was introduced at the June 2011 kickoff event for SFP’s mobile marketing...

NAFA’s 2012 releases “Winter Survival, Fall Dormancy & Pest Resistant Ratings for Alfalfa Varieties”

The National Alfalfa & Forage Alliance (NAFA) is pleased to announce the release of its 2012 edition of its popular “Winter Survival, Fall Dormancy & Pest Resistant Ratings for Alfalfa Varieties.” This one-of-a-kind publication provides...

Wheat leaders are watching Washington

The U.S. Wheat Associates and National Association of Wheat Growers are holding their joint Fall Board Meeting in Scottsdale, Arizona, and the farm bill is a hot topic. North Dakota Grain Growers Association President Terry...

DOE to invest $60 million in concentrating solar power technologies

The DOE said ;ast week that it will be investing $60 million over three years in applied scientific research to advance concentrating solar power (CSP) technologies. Officials say the effort is part of DOE's...

Next Farm Bill energy title remains in limbo

The status of energy programs in any new farm bill under construction by congressional ag leaders this week remains unknown, despite pleas from a number of renewable energy groups to save the programs and...

Hard Red Spring and Durum crops showing improved end-use quality

Quality analysis of the 2011 U.S. hard red spring wheat and northern grown durum crops has been completed, and despite a challenging year for yields and some kernel factors, end-use performance of both crops...

Ag groups request more time to comment on Child Labor Proposal

NAWG joined a coalition of 60 agriculture organizations writing the Department of Labor last week requesting an extension of the comment period for a proposal that would greatly restrict children’s activities on the farm. Among...

Farmers offer vision for farm programs in Hill Publication

In a letter to Roll Call published yesterday, the National Corn Growers Association, American Farmland Trust and the National Farmers Union explain why maintaining a strong safety net for growers remains important even as farm programs...

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