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Jul 9, 2010
Monsanto Co. said last week they will nearly double their investments into an already established joint venture to develop biotech crops, expanding their efforts to include a focus on wheat, a key food crop that as yet has no commercialized biotech variety.
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Jul 9, 2010
Monsanto Co. said last week they will nearly double their investments into an already established joint venture to develop biotech crops, expanding their efforts to include a focus on wheat, a key food crop that as yet has no commercialized biotech variety.
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Jun 11, 2010
A vote in the U.S. Senate to stop the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from going it alone in battling carbon dioxide emissions was deemed destined to fail last week without new last-minute support, according to congressional and private-sector sources.
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Jun 11, 2010
The Senate Agriculture Committee will begin a series of hearings ahead of drafting a new U.S. farm law by examining our most vital resourceour food supply, said chairman Blanche Lincoln last Tuesday.
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May 28, 2010
The Senate is set to vote next month on permanently stopping the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from regulating pollution linked to global warming from factories, utilities and oil refineries, a spokesman for Sen. Lisa Murkowski said last Tuesday.
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May 28, 2010
One of the statistics people forget is how much farmland is owned by folks who do not farm it. Throughout the central Midwest, 50 percent or better is owned by people who do not farm it. Its all land that is leased to farmers either custom farmed, share cropped or cash rent, Farrell said.
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May 7, 2010
Japanese and U.S. officials will meet soon, perhaps as early as this month, for the first in a series of planned sessions to discuss improving beef trade between the two countries, U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said last Tuesday..
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Apr 30, 2010
Entomologists are concerned about high numbers of pasture-eating grasshoppers this year, though the extent of the infestation wont be known until late May or early June, according to Bob Wright, entomologist at the University of Nebraska-Lincolns (UNL) Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources.
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Apr 19, 2010
Changing fluids and filters in your tractor is an important, sometimes overlooked, duty. Lets face it; its a pain. There is some significant cost to doing this maintenance, but it is money well spentand not all that much compared to the cost of a blown engine or replacing a transmission with gears ground to shards of scrap metal.
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Apr 9, 2010
The state of Colorado last week unveiled its final plan to guide management of 4.2 million acres of roadless lands within the states 11 national forests and submitted it for federal approval.
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Mar 5, 2010
The value of new opportunities for our businesses, workers, farmers and ranchers remains vague because of the broad flexibilities available to key emerging markets like China, India, and Brazil, that are fastgrowing economies and important markets of the future, he said.
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Mar 5, 2010
EPA said late last year it would require coal plants, refineries and other heavy industrial facilities emitting more than 25,000 tons a year of greenhouse gases to obtain permits demonstrating they were using the best available technology to reduce emissions.
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Mar 5, 2010
The advanced biofuel industry is pressing Congress to approve a 30 percent investment tax credit that it says is needed to help jumpstart production necessary to meet a national renewable fuel mandate.
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Mar 5, 2010
The scrapping of the national animal identification (ID) system in the U.S. simply means that USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack recognizes that some things can be better handled on a state-by-statenot nationalbasis, according to U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) President Phil Seng.
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Mar 5, 2010
New federal rules that define what makes milk and meat organic have natural food advocates optimistic that the government is committed to ensuring the label means something.
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Mar 5, 2010
The House Agriculture Committee voted unanimously last Wednesday to tell the House Budget Committee not to cut any agriculture programs in the fiscal year 2011 budget, but House Agriculture Chairman Collin Peterson, D-MN, said he will still move forward with his plan to consider cuts if Congress should go through the reconciliation process.


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