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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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Farm Bill Update: Perspective from Chairman Conaway and Chairman Roberts

Farm Bill Update: Perspective from Chairman Conaway and Chairman Roberts

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔Nov 21, 2017

Last week, Don Wick, a farm broadcaster from the Red River Farm Network (Grand Forks, N.D.), sat down with several lawmakers on Capitol Hill to discuss current Farm Bill issues.   Notably, he spoke with both the Chairman of the House Ag Committee, Mike Conaway, as

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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: Rep. Conaway Tells Texans He Wants to Get Started in 8 Weeks – DTN

Farm Bill: Rep. Conaway Tells Texans He Wants to Get Started in 8 Weeks – DTN

👤By Jerry Hagstrom, DTN Political Correspondent 🕔Aug 2, 2017

House Agriculture Committee Chairman Michael Conaway said today his committee will begin work on the next farm bill within the next eight weeks, noting that he wants to get it on the House floor this year. Conaway announced at the

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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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U.S. Files Trade Action Against China Over Rice, Wheat, Corn Tariffs

U.S. Files Trade Action Against China Over Rice, Wheat, Corn Tariffs

👤From the Office of U.S. Trade Representative 🕔Dec 15, 2016

Today, (Dec. 15, 2016) the Obama Administration launched a new trade enforcement action against the People’s Republic of China at the World Trade Organization (WTO) concerning China’s administration of tariff-rate quotas (TRQs) for rice, wheat, and corn.  The complaint filed by

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Keith Good: Frigid Weather Poses Test for Transportation Network

🕔Jan 9, 2015

Policy Issues Reuters writer Karl Plume reported earlier this week that, “Armed with lessons learned from last year’s polar vortex, the U.S. transportation and shipping network faces its first big test of the winter this week as harsh cold and dangerous wind chills

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