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Senate Ag Congratulates Farm Credit on 100 Years

Farm Credit gets to celebrate its 100th anniversary with some well wishes from the Senate Agriculture Committee. This news release from the committee says Chairman Pat Roberts, R-Kan., and Ranking Member Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., introduced S.Res. Show More Summary

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Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack appointed four members to serve on the United States Department of Agriculture Grain Inspection Advisory Committee. The International Food and Agribusiness Management Association (IFAMA) is accepting applications for participation in the 2016 Student Case Competition. Show More Summary

A bi-partisan agreement on school meals policy

Alan Bjerga and Erik Wasson at Bloomberg yesterday report that a bi-partisan agreement in the Senate Agriculture Committee this week preserves key parts of the First Lady's school nutrition goals, while still allowing all sides to claim...Show More Summary

Senate committee chairman asks CFTC to explain major accounting error

By Lisa Lambert and Suzanne Barlyn WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Pat Roberts has asked for a full explanation from the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission for an accounting error that led auditor KPMG to withdraw nearly a decade of financial opinions about the agency’s accounts. Show More Summary

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Applauds Senate Agriculture Committee's Work on Child Nutrition Reauthorization

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics supports the bipartisan work of the Senate Agriculture Committee on the Improving Child Nutrition Integrity and Access Act of 2016, which prioritizes the health, nutrition and well-being of millions of children by assuring access to healthy foods and nutrition services.

Senate bill aims to make school lunches tastier

Schools would have more flexibility to serve refined grains and salty foods to the nation's school children under legislation a Senate panel is considering. The Senate Agriculture Committee is scheduled to vote Wednesday on the bipartisan bill, which is designed to help schools that have complained...

School Nutrition Association Agreement Would Leave Healthy School Food Standards Mostly Intact

The School Nutrition Association has announced an agreement with the USDA, the White House and the Senate Agriculture Committee that would keep school nutrition standards mostly intact.

Updated Website for Senate Ag Committee

Knowing what’s going on in the halls of Congress might be just about as important as knowing what’s going on in the acres you tend. With that in mind, the Senate Agriculture Committee launched a redesigned website to help folks stay up-to-date with the important work happening in the committee. The site, which remains located at www.agriculture.senate.gov, will be a... Read More

US repeals meat labeling law after trade rulings against it

"U.S. exporters can now breathe a sigh of relief," said Republican Sen. Pat Roberts of Kansas, chairman of the Senate Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee. Advocates say the labels help people make more informed buying decisions and encourage purchases of American meat. [...]Show More Summary

David Perdue Reviews His First Year in the Senate

Editor’s Note: The following is from Georgia Senator David Perdue. Sen. Perdue serves on the Senate Budget, Foreign Relations, Agriculture, and Judiciary Committees. Senator Perdue is currently the only Fortune 500 CEO serving in the United States Senate and is committed to using his business experience to grow the economy and tackle our national debt …

Cotton Growers Appreciate Cottonseed Designation Push

The National Cotton Council is expressing its gratitude for the effort to get cottonseed to be designated as an “other oilseed.” The group thanked House Agriculture Committee Chairman Mike Conaway (R-TX) and Ranking Member Collin Peterson...Show More Summary

Agri-Pulse Open Mic with Rep. Collin Peterson

Agri-Pulse Open Mic this week features Rep. Collin Peterson,ranking member of the House Agriculture Committee. In this interview, the Minnesota Democrat shares his concerns with the current farm law and on how farmers are using its risk management tools. Show More Summary

Sen. Roberts Praises Crop Insurance Restoration

The chairman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture praised passage of a bill that will restore $3 billion worth of cuts to the nation’s crop insurance program. Kansas Republican Sen. Pat Roberts said passage came from a deal in H.R....Show More Summary

Advisory Committee's Violations Of Federal Law Threaten Credibility Of 2015 Dietary Guidelines

2 months agoTechnology : Forbes: Tech

In introducing an October 7, 2015 oversight hearing on the forthcoming 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA), House Agriculture Committee Chairman Michael Conaway stated, "It is essential that the guidance that comes out of this process can be trusted by the American people." Chairman Conaway framed that remark in the [...]

Agri-Pulse Open Mic with Sen. Debbie Stabenow

Agri-Pulse Open Mic this week features Sen. Debbie Stabenow. In this week’s interview the ranking member on the Senate Agriculture Committee discusses a challenging agricultural agenda. With time running out on the congressional calendar, Stabenow feels an urgency to find compromise on GMO labeling and COOL trade laws. Show More Summary

Agri-Pulse Open Mic with Sen. Pat Roberts

Agri-Pulse Open Mic this week features Sen. Pat Roberts. In this week’s interview, the Chairman of the Senate Agriculture Committee discusses further action on the EPA’s Waters of the U.S. definition and says his committee is close to a compromise on a child nutrition bill. Show More Summary

RUFFED GROUSE SOCIETY TESTIFIES IN CONGRESS ABOUT EFFECT OF WILDFIRE BUDGETON FOREST WILDLIFE

3 months agoHobbies / Hunting : Hunting Life

Coraopolis, PA – The Ruffed Grouse Society (RGS)testified to the United States Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry about the effect The post RUFFED GROUSE SOCIETY TESTIFIES IN CONGRESS ABOUT EFFECT OF WILDFIRE BUDGETON FOREST WILDLIFE appeared first on Hunting and Conservation News.

Ag Lawmakers Oppose Crop Insurance Cuts

While many are praising a budget deal that averts a government shutdown and the prospect of one until after next year’s elections, the deal isn’t being welcomed by many agricultural state lawmakers. Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman...Show More Summary

A poultry company has been sending agriculture chair Bob Aderholt around the world—for Jesus

4 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Blessed are the appropriations committee members, for they shall rack up significant frequent flier miles Oh for God's sake. Literally, I mean. House Agriculture Appropriations Chairman Robert B. Aderholt has broken bread for years at...Show More Summary

Reforms to agricultural policy may increase sugar consumption and harm public health

Sugar has an important role in the development of obesity and diabetes. In July, the UK Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition reduced its recommendations for sugars to no more than 5% of daily calories. And earlier this year, Public Health England proposed measures to reduce sugar consumption. read more

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