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NRCS Offers $332 Million to Protect Farmland, Wetlands, Grasslands By: 03/31/2015 @ 11:11am

This year, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Services (NRCS) is offering up $332 million through the Agricultural Conservation…

Cuba’s Food Potential By: 07/03/2015 @ 3:02pm

Agricultural interests remain optimistic about export potential to Cuba following last week’s announcement that the…

Cuba Beckons to U.S. Ag By: 07/01/2015 @ 4:46pm

By July 20, the U.S. flag will once again fly over the U.S. embassy in Havana, Cuba, President Barack Obama announced…

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Ag Groups Welcome TPA Signing By: 06/29/2015 @ 3:52pm

President Barack Obama signed fast track trade legislation Monday that most farm groups hope will lead to lower tariffs on U.S. ag exports to Pacific Rim nations and Europe.Obama signed two bills into law. One…

Farmers Rally, Tell EPA to Back RFS By: 06/25/2015 @ 6:10pm

Hundreds of farmers rallied in Kansas City, Missouri, Thursday to show their support for a more vigorous ethanol blending mandate in conjunction with a hearing that the EPA held in that city on its proposed…

Affordable Care Act Subsidies Remain the Law of the Land By: 06/25/2015 @ 4:32pm

By a vote of 6 to 3, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled today that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) subsidies received by low and middle-income Americans through a federal health care exchange are constitutional.The…

TPA On Its Way to Obama By: 06/24/2015 @ 5:03pm

The Senate passed Trade Promotion Authority, also known as fast track legislation, Wednesday by a vote of 60-38, sending the bill to President Barack Obama for his expected signature. The bipartisan bill that…

Senate Advances Fast Track -- Again By: 06/23/2015 @ 6:49pm

By the smallest margin possible, the Senate Tuesday approved one more step toward giving President Barack Obama Trade Promotion Authority (TPA), or fast track, that could speed up negotiations for a 12-nation…

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