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Potato board hires directors for marketing effort
The U.S. Potato Board has added two new staff members.

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DOL’s ‘hot goods’ tactics leave reps cold
Congressmen recently blasted the U.S. Department of Labor for coercing farmers with its "hot goods" authority.
Firefighters make progress against wildfires
Firefighters make progress is wrestling wildfires under control.
Lawmakers urge FEMA to ease ag building rules
U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein and two California congressmen are calling on the Federal Emergency Management Agency's flood insurance program to ease its requirements for building agricultural structures in deep floodplains.
Court upholds FDA’s animal antiobiotic plan
A federal appeals court has ruled that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration doesn't have to begin the process of withdrawing antibiotics from subtherapeutic use in animal agriculture.
Capital Press calendar of events
Events that are of interest to Capital Press readers.
Pork group exec arrested by Capitol Police
President-elect of National Pork Producers Council arrested entering Congressional office building carrying 9 mm pistol.
New conservation funding program favors Pacific Northwest, California
Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack announces new conservation program during Portland visit.
Capital Press calendar of events
Events that are of interest to Capital Press readers.
Vilsack: GMO wheat report due in ‘very near term’
Vilsack: GMO wheat report due in ‘very near term’
U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack acknowledges a GMO wheat investigation, now 15 months old, may not answer every question.
House Democrats push for vote on forest bill
House Democrats push for vote on forest bill
Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives are circulating a discharge petition to force a floor vote on a bill that would require money to be retained in wildfire disaster budgets for forest management.