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Biodefense: Agriculture is Not Prepared for Internal or External Attacks – DTN

Biodefense: Agriculture is Not Prepared for Internal or External Attacks – DTN

👤By Chris Clayton, DTN Ag Policy Editor 🕔Dec 15, 2017

The U.S. is woefully unprepared to cope with outbreaks of emerging livestock or crop pathogens and pests, whether those outbreaks are caused intentionally or otherwise, experts told the Senate Agriculture Committee on Wednesday. Agricultural security risks have become a major

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USDA: Clovis Withdraws Over Russia Investigation and Lack of Science Education – DTN

USDA: Clovis Withdraws Over Russia Investigation and Lack of Science Education – DTN

👤By Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor 🕔Nov 3, 2017

The White House confirmed Thursday that former Trump campaign co-chair Sam Clovis withdrew his nomination for USDA undersecretary for research, education and economics in a letter to the president. The White House has also issued the following comment on Clovis’

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USDA Nominee Linked to Russia: Controversy Circles Clovis – DTN

USDA Nominee Linked to Russia: Controversy Circles Clovis – DTN

👤By Chris Clayton, DTN Ag Policy Editor 🕔Nov 2, 2017

Sam Clovis, the controversial nominee for USDA’s undersecretary for research, education and economics, was linked Monday as a top campaign supervisor to President Donald Trump’s campaign last year who encouraged another campaign staffer to take a trip to Moscow to

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Farm Bill 2018: Ag Senate Comm. Hearings Help Set Agenda

Farm Bill 2018: Ag Senate Comm. Hearings Help Set Agenda

👤By Jerry Hagstrom, DTN Political Correspondent 🕔Jul 28, 2017

A total of 17 witnesses from farm, commodity, crop insurance and credit groups largely agreed on the agenda for the next farm bill at a Senate Agriculture Committee hearing Tuesday, but there were differences over conservation compliance requirements for crop

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Trump Ag Nominee Questions Crop Insurance Constitutionality – DTN

Trump Ag Nominee Questions Crop Insurance Constitutionality – DTN

👤By Jerry Hagstrom, DTN Political Correspondent 🕔Jul 27, 2017

In past interviews, Sam Clovis, President Donald Trump’s nominee for Agriculture undersecretary for research, education and economics, has questioned the constitutionality of crop insurance. Those statements may endanger his nomination, according to comments made Tuesday by Senate Agriculture Committee ranking

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Ag Policy: Roberts Continues to Lead Senate Ag Committee, 2017

Ag Policy: Roberts Continues to Lead Senate Ag Committee, 2017

👤From a Press Release 🕔Jan 7, 2017

U.S. Senator Pat Roberts, R-Kan., has been tapped to lead the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry during the 115th Congress, continuing his efforts to put the concerns of farmers and ranchers first.   “I am humbled to be

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Ag Policy: Dems May Take Sen. Majority But Ticket Splitting Possible – DTN

👤By Jerry Hagstrom DTN Political Correspondent 🕔Oct 25, 2016

With the four Republicans and two Democrats on the Senate Agriculture Committee who are running for re-election likely to win another term, attention must be turned to who will serve on that committee and the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee in

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Keith Good: Ag Equipment, Supply Companies May Feel Pinch in 2015

🕔Jan 6, 2015

Economic Matters Jesse Newman and Bob Tita reported in today’s Wall Street Journal that, “Many U.S. farmers are expected to tighten their belts further in 2015 as they contend with another year of lower grain and soybean prices–economizing that could pinch the companies that sell them

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Keith Good: Farm Industry Divided over Immigration Executive Order

🕔Nov 19, 2014

Immigration- Budget Laura Meckler reported in today’s Wall Street Journal that, “Farm workers and some agriculture industry officials are making a last-minute push for President Barack Obama to include protections for undocumented agricultural workers in his new immigration policy, worried that

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Keith Good: Tumbling Grain Prices May Prove Costly for Taxpayers

🕔Oct 21, 2014

Policy Issues Grant Gerlock of Harvest Public Media reported yesterday that, “U.S. farmers are bringing in what’s expected to be a record-breaking harvest for corn and soybeans. But all that productivity has a big financial downside: plunging prices that have many Midwest

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