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Expanding Scope of Dietary Guidelines Committee

Some are concerned that the advisory committee for the 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans is considering issues outside of the nutritional focus of the panel.


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Controlling Imported Bugs

bagrada-bugEverett Griner talks about farmers contending with imported bugs in today’s Agri View.


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USDA Raises Export Forecast Again

Gary Crawford

Gary Crawford

USDA’s Gary Crawford reports on the increase in U.S. agricultural export prospects.


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FDA Extends Comment Period on Food Safety Rule

The Food and Drug Administration is delaying the estimated 150-million dollar food safety rule that would establish new sanitary requirements for truck drivers, shippers and trains transporting human and animal food across the country.


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USDA Video: This Week @ USDA May 30

A weekly look at some of the events and activities at the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

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Review of Waters of the U.S. Rule Analysis Finds Significant Errors

A new report claims that the EPA failed to provide a realistic explanation of the scope, costs and benefits of the proposed Waters of the U.S. rule.


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Pleased with Livestock Disaster Assistance Implementation

Signup for the livestock disaster assistance program has been underway for a few weeks now, a program that many in the industry had been wanting to see available for producers across the country who have suffered from various weather-related events.


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Cutting Out the Middle Man

12-20-farmers-marketEverett Griner talks about farmers tapping a new market for selling their products in today’s Agri View.


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Read the Label

chickenEverett Griner talks about the food we eat is healthy, if we read the label, in today’s Agri View.


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EPA Administrator Defends Waters of the U.S. Rule

Gina McCarthy

Gina McCarthy


As momentum continues to build for the withdrawal of the Waters of the U.S. rule, Environmental Protection Agency Director Gina McCarthy defends the rule and purpose for it.


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USDA Video: Venture Conservationist -USDA’s Regional Conservation Partnership Program

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Managing Big Data

When it comes to big data, American Farm Bureau Economist Matt Erickson says the main priority right now is education and awareness.


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Poultry Rider Raising Voices on All Sides

As the House and Senate Ag Appropriations committees worked on the ag spending bill last week, differences regarding poultry regulations became a hot-button issue.


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Giving Up Meat to Save the Ozone

ozoneEverett Griner talks about contributing to the hole in the ozone in today’s Agri View.


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USDA Video: This Week @ USDA May 23

A weekly look at some of the events and activities at the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

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Seeking Healthy Foods

Farmers Market

Farmers Market

Everett Griner talks about what the farmers market means to the public as well as towns in today’s Agri View.

Seeking Healthy Foods

USMEF Chairman on Importance of Foreign Markets

Mark Jagels

Mark Jagels

The annual U.S. Meat Export Federation Board of Directors meeting and Product Showcase continues today in Kansas City, Missouri as people from across the globe are in attendance


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More details on the USMEF Board of Directors Meeting and Product Showcase are available on the USMEF website.

Senate Tax Extender Bill Still Stalled

The tax extenders bill that would reauthorize more than 50 expired tax breaks is still stalled in the Senate.


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Branded Products Promotion Program for Smaller Companies

During Fiscal Year 2013, the U.S. Meat Export Federation Branded Products Promotion Program provided support for 11 companies that targeted 13 international markets.


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Rural America Affected by Baby Boomers

rural america

Baby boomers are now at the retirement stage. Everett Griner looks at how this will affect rural America.

Rural America Affected by Baby Boomers

Shortage of Veterinarians

Veterinary MedicineEverett Griner talks about the field of veterinarian medicine and its importance to agriculture in today’s Agri View.

Shortage of Veterinarians

FSIS Disagrees With AWI Report

The Animal Welfare Institute released a report claiming the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service is failing to verify accuracy of labels claiming meat and poultry products are humanely raised and sustainably farmed.


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Man’s Best Friend

Keetah

Keetah

The farm dog is taken for granted, but, Everett Griner tells us just how important the dog is for farmers.

Man’s Best Friend

New Meat and Dairy Production and Price Forecasts

USDA has released their first look at meat and dairy production and price forecasts for 2015.


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Farmland Controversy

U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance CEO Randy Krotz says the film “Farmland” is an answer to the growing divide in America between consumer and farmer.


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Ag Sector Still Skeptical Regarding Waters of the U.S. Rule

Despite assurances from administrators from both the EPA and USDA, the ag sector is still skeptical of the proposed “Waters of the U.S.” rule.


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Click here for comments from EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy.

Heavy Odds


Everett Griner tells us how farming and Las Vegas are both gambles.


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2015 Meat Production Projected to Be Higher

The latest World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report was released last Friday, and according to the Livestock, Poultry, and Dairy section, total U.S. red meat and poultry production, next year in 2015 is projected to be above this year.


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Help Shortage

Everett Griner tells us how farmers are feeling extension cutbacks.


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USDA Video: This Week @ USDA May 9

A weekly look at some of the events and activities at the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

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