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ASA, NCGA & NFU send letter to Ag Committees supporting revenue-based farm program

The American Soybean Association (ASA)  called on the Congressional Agriculture Committees to consider moving to a revenue-based farm program when they make further recommendations to the Joint Select Committee on Budget Reduction by Nov....

Ten Farm Safety Net proposals assessed side by side by American Farmland Trust

“Amidst the Super Committee’s work to create a deficit reduction plan, many organizations have proposed alternatives to the current Title I farm safety net programs,” says Jon Scholl, American Farmland Trust (AFT). “The result...

NCBA offers $250 travel vouchers to young producers for annual convention

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) is offering financial assistance to young producers who wish to attend the 2012 Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show. NCBA is offering ten $250 travel fellowships to...

EPA extends deadline to May 2013 to implement SPCC, NFU pleased

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that it has extended the deadline to implement Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasures (SPCC) measures to May 2013. After the announcement was made, National Farmers Union (NFU) President...

Senate and House Agriculture Committees offer recommendations for deficit reduction to the Joint Committee

Today the leaders of the Senate and House Agriculture Committees sent a letter to the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction recommending a $23 billion cut to mandatory spending within the committees' jurisdiction. Senators...

USDA Secretary Vilsack returns to Commodity Classic

Commodity Classic will once again have the opportunity to welcome U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack as a keynote speaker for an expected crowd of more than 4,800 farmers and other attendees during the event’s...

Noem responds to EPA dust announcement

U.S. Representative Kristi Noem (R-SD) issued the statement below following the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announcement that it will not revise its regulations on coarse particulate matter at this time. “EPA’s announcement does nothing to...

President Obama to sign Korea, Panama, Colombia Free Trade Agreements and Trade Adjustment Assistance

On Friday, October 21st, President Obama will sign the Korea, Panama and Colombia Free Trade Agreements and the renewal of Trade Adjustment Assistance for workers in the Oval Office before making remarks in the...

USDA invests in diverse food access through Farmers Market Promotion Grants, research of specialty...

USDA SUPPORTS DIVERSE FOOD ACCESS THROUGH FARMERS MARKET PROMOTION PROGRAM GRANTS Nearly 150 farm-to-consumer marketing projects received funding today under the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Farmers Market Promotion Program (FMPP), marking a $9.2 million investment to...

ACE welcomes energy policy debate and recognition that increased domestic energy production creates jobs

The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) said it welcomes debate about energy policy and job creation, and reminds the public and candidates for office that since the Renewable Fuel Standard was enacted, the ethanol...

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