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Livestock, ethanol groups spar over tightening federal renewable fuel standard

Livestock, dairy and poultry groups today used a House Agriculture subcommittee hearing on the issue of feed availability to call for a tightening up of the federal renewable fuel standard that controls the amount of ethanol that must be used in the feed supply. Corn growers and pro-ethanol groups, which were not invited to testify, complained that the hearing was an attack on ethanol. Read More...

'Frankenfish,' potato amendments among those on hold

Amendments to keep the Food and Drug Administration from approving “Frankenfish” genetically modified salmon and to stop the Agriculture Department from cutting back on the use of potatoes and other starchy vegetables in the school lunch program are among those that might be offered on the Senate floor if the Senate version of the fiscal year 2012 Agriculture appropriations bill comes up there as an independent piece of legislation. Read More...

Livestock, poultry feed issues to be heard Wednesday

The House Agriculture Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry Subcommittee will hold a hearing next Wednesday on the issue of feed availability and its effect on the livestock and poultry industries, House Agriculture Committee Chairman Frank Lucas has announced. Read More...

Ripples, reactions from Obama's bus tour of the Midwest

President Barack Obama’s three-day bus trip to the Midwest continued to make news over the weekend with a series of developments. Read More...

Disaster relief available for losses before October 1

BRAINERD, Minn. — Crop, livestock and other producers who have suffered losses from natural disasters this year will be eligible for government payments if they can prove that the losses occurred before Oct. 1, a key Agriculture Department official said here this week. Read More...

Stabenow sets hearing on livestock industry

Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., will hold a hearing on June 28 on the state of the livestock industry. Read More...