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U.S. House moves to rein in regulation
U.S. House moves to rein in regulation
U.S. House of Representatives is making quick headway on regulatory reform, but it remains to be seen how legislation will fare in the Senate.

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Vilsack leaving USDA a week early; no replacement named
Vilsack leaving USDA a week early; no replacement named
Tom Vilsack has led USDA for eight years and was President Barack Obama’s longest-serving Cabinet secretary.
Memo from Vilsack awaits next ag secretary
Memo from Vilsack awaits next ag secretary
Departing USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack leaves a memo for his successor.
Freezing rain in southern Plains
Forecasters issued ice storm warnings from the Oklahoma and Texas panhandles into southern Illinois, with up to 1 inch of ice expected in some locations.
How high is too high for a pile of chicken droppings?
Poultry experts are warning farmers that piles 6½- to 7-feet high are high enough. One pile caught fire in western Arkansas this week.
AFBF optimistic despite challenging political, economic landscape
AFBF optimistic despite challenging political, economic landscape
Farm Bureau wraps up annual convention on optimistic note despite changing political, economic landscape
Plan offers options for restoring grizzlies to Washington
Plan offers options for restoring grizzlies to Washington
The grizzly plan has stoked intense debate in areas that would be impacted.
Two largest farm groups square off over corporate farming law
The Farmers Union will side with the state against the North Dakota Farm Bureau over the constitutionality of the state’s Depression-era anti-corporate farming law.
Bird flu-plagued South Korea to buy U.S. eggs
Bird flu-plagued South Korea to buy U.S. eggs
South Korea has lost about 26 million chickens — and a third of its egg-laying hens — to the H5N6 flu strain since November.
Beware of intentional food adulteration, expert says
Beware of intentional food adulteration, expert says
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The good, the odd and the stern: A sample of AFBF policy
The good, the odd and the stern: A sample of AFBF policy
The American Farm Bureau Federation’s policy book is the beliefs bible for the country’s farmers and ranchers.

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