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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.
Red-hot job market awaits many ag school graduates
Red-hot job market awaits many ag school graduates
Regional agricultural college leaders say job opportunities abound for their graduates, but they're having trouble keeping up with demand by the industry.
Farm manager sees demand for ag skills
Farm manager sees demand for ag skills
An Idaho farm manager discusses the job opportunities in agricultural professions.
Two more mobile slaughter units vandalized
Mobile slaughter trucks have again been targeted by animal rights acitivists.
Feds phase out neonicotinoid use on refuges
Farmers who grow crops on national wildlife refuges in the Northwest won't be allowed to use neonicotinoid pesticides beginning in 2016.
House to vote on permanent conservation incentive
The House will consider on Thursday making a conservation easement incentive permanent. The incentive includes an annual tax deduction for farmers and ranchers of 100 percent of their adjusted gross income for 16 years.
Coalition calls for immigration reform
Business and agricultural organizations urged Congress to act now on immigration reform during press events in Washington, D.C., and around the nation.
BLM: Budget constraints limits horse, burro removals
The Bureau of Land Management says budget constraints will cause it to remove fewer wild horses and burros from public rangeland this year.
Bill seeks to allow states to manage wild horses
Utah Congressman drafts bill that would turn over management of wild horses and burros to the states and Indian tribes.