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Agriculture largely absent from Iowa Caucus campaigns

posted on January 29, 2016 at 2:10 PM

Agriculture largely absent from Iowa Caucus campaigns
Rural America again serves as the first battleground of the presidential campaign sequence. Iowa is where the tall corn and animals dominate the national perception of the state. So, too, does the presence of candidates seeking the nation’s highest... Full Story

Summit highlights industry while exploring new markets

posted on January 22, 2016 at 5:25 PM

Summit highlights industry while exploring new markets
Presidential politics overshadowed the 10th annual Iowa Renewable Fuels Summit this week, but that didn’t mean the infrastructure of the industry wasn’t discussed in the event held in the Hawkeye State. Full Story

Cotton Country Struggling, Seeking Government Help

posted on January 15, 2016 at 5:45 PM

Cotton Country Struggling, Seeking Government Help
Last spring, farmers reported planting 8.5 million acres of cotton, which – with the exception of one Farm Crisis year - was the smallest amount of land dedicated to the crop in nearly 150 years. If current trends continue, U.S. farmers could plant... Full Story

TPP lobby heats up around the world

posted on November 25, 2015 at 4:57 PM

TPP lobby heats up around the world
The president and ten Southeast Asian heads of state spent the weekend talking trade and economic issues as the Trans-Pacific Partnership hangs in the balance. Full Story

Lawmakers question effectiveness of dietary guidelines

posted on October 9, 2015 at 5:07 PM

Lawmakers on Wednesday asked federal officials whether Americans should trust the government's dietary guidelines, which inform everything from school lunches to advice from a doctor. Full Story

USDA: Bird flu vaccine works on chickens; testing on turkeys

posted on July 24, 2015 at 2:29 PM

Scientists have developed a vaccine strain that has tested 100 percent effective in protecting chickens from bird flu and testing is underway to see if it also protects turkeys, U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack told the House Agriculture... Full Story

Rural Economy Continues to Underperform

posted on April 17, 2015 at 5:40 PM

Rural Economy Continues to Underperform
Creighton University’s Rural Mainstreet Index climbed a-point-and-a-half to 46 this month, but remains four points below growth neutral. The monthly survey of bank CEO’s in a ten-state region dominated by agriculture, revealed a resurgent U.S.... Full Story

New Govt Standards Target Pathogens in Poultry Products

posted on January 23, 2015 at 2:24 PM

Standards proposed Wednesday by the Agriculture Department aim to reduce rates of salmonella and campylobacter, another pathogen that can cause symptoms similar to salmonella, in chicken parts, ground chicken and ground turkey. The standards... Full Story

New Emails Show White House Role in Sherrod Ouster

posted on November 7, 2014 at 2:09 PM

A 2010 email from Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says his department was "waiting for the go-ahead" from the White House before accepting the resignation of employee Shirley Sherrod, according to newly released documents, despite Obama... Full Story

USDA details new risk-based farm payment programs

posted on September 26, 2014 at 1:06 PM

Farmers can start as early as next week on signing up for new safety net programs that U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said replaces the much-criticized direct payments with government payouts based on the risks farmers face. Full Story

Agriculture Chief Visits Water-Starved Families

posted on July 24, 2014 at 1:51 PM

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack visited drought-stricken homeowners on Friday in Central California, saying drought and climate change would require major investment to secure future water supplies.Vilsack also... Full Story

Farm Bank Donates $10 billion for Rural Projects

posted on July 24, 2014 at 10:54 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — A bank that serves farmers and agribusiness is donating $10 billion to spur private investment in rural America. The White House was announcing the money Thursday as part of a rural conference it is holding this week.... Full Story

Measures Taken to Slow Spread of PED Virus

posted on July 11, 2014 at 6:01 PM

Measures Taken to Slow Spread of PED Virus
The USDA is asking farmers to report cases of PED virus. Full Story

Subpoenas to agriculture secretary stand

posted on June 13, 2014 at 1:50 PM

A judge has turned aside an administration effort to quash subpoenas to Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, whose testimony is being sought in a lawsuit filed against the late blogger Andrew Breitbart. Full Story

Pork industry enters spotlight while issues loom

posted on June 6, 2014 at 4:14 PM

Pork industry enters spotlight while issues loom
Hog producers, dealing with both great market prices and a disease with no known cure, took center stage at the Iowa State Fairgrounds this week for the World Pork Expo. Full Story
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