USDA Announces Projects Designed to Improve Farm and Rural Business Energy Efficiency

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WASHINGTON, Aug. 15, 2013 – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced funding for 631 projects across the nation that will help agricultural producers and rural small businesses reduce their energy consumption and costs, use renewable energy technologies in their operations and/or conduct

Environmental Stewardship Award Program Regional Winners Announced

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DENVER (Aug. 8, 2013) – Seven cattle operations from across the country were recognized as 2013 regional Environmental Stewardship Award Program (ESAP) winners during the 2013 Cattle Industry Summer Conference in Denver, Colo., today. The seven regional winners will compete for the national ESAP award, which will be announced during

Fixing Our Broken Immigration System: The Economic Benefits to Agriculture and Rural Communities

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Here’s a new report released by the White House: “So if we’re truly committed to strengthening our middle class and providing more ladders of opportunity to those who are willing to work hard to make it into the middle class, we’ve got to fix the system. We have to make sure that every business and every worker in America is …

Farmer Brings Home Bacon in ‘Pregnant Pig’ Legal Fight

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THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA By Jim Saunders THE CAPITAL, TALLAHASSEE, July 24, 2013………An appeals court Wednesday sided with a north Florida farmer who was awarded more than $500,000 in a lawsuit against the state because a 2002 “pregnant pig” constitutional amendment caused losses to his business. The 1st District Court of Appeal, in a 2-1 decision, upheld a Jackson …

USDA Addresses the Domestic Sugar Surplus

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WASHINGTON, July 23, 2013 – USDA – The U.S. Department of Agriculture announces that in order to continue to address the domestic sugar surplus at the least cost to the federal government, purchase invitations have been sent to domestic sugarcane processors soliciting bids to sell raw cane sugar to the Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC). The CCC will purchase sugar from …