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Tighter organic standards begin in 2013
A USDA audit that found that agencies monitoring organic food producers were not conducting periodic testing for pesticide residues has led to new rules requiring such tests on 5 percent of organic foods, the Agriculture Department announced.
Farm groups to collaborate on sweet sorghum expansion
The National Sorghum Producers (NSP) and the Sweet Sorghum Ethanol Association (SSEA) have formed a collaborative agreement to expand efforts to develop and expand the sweet sorghum industry.
House passed permanent ‘death’ tax
A bill that would make the 2009 estate tax level permanent – 45 percent and $3.5 million per person exemption – has
Harkin, Lugar introduce ethanol pipeline measure
Senators Tom Harkin of Iowa and Richard Lugar of Indiana have introduced legislation aimed at addressing one of the
Hailstorms cost growers 100,000 acres
LUBBOCK, Texas – The 2005 High Plains cotton crop is about 100,000 acres shorter than it was last week, following a
Final opportunity to nominate for Peanut Profitability Awards Program grows nearer
Southwest Farm Press and Southeast Farm Press are looking for a few profitable peanut producers. Deadline for
Peanut award statistics interesting
If peanut farmers want to cut back on insecticide and fungicide costs, they might consider moving to West Texas.
Soybean growers want to be priority
Members of the American Soybean Association took advantage of the Las Vegas location of this year's Commodity Classic
Neugebauer announces disaster declaration
WASHINGTON - Congressman Randy Neugebauer announced Wednesday that USDA has designated several West Texas counties as
Farm groups to Congress: don't cut ag
Thirteen farm organizations have urged congressional budget writers to oppose cuts to agricultural programs in the
Soybean industry and growers working together
A new soybean industry coalition focused on addressing the changing demands of the food and feed industries and
Animal ID rules to highlight field day
OVERTON, Texas – Individual animal ID – tracking and keeping records of cows and steers from the pasture to the plate –
Cotton industry looking for leaders
MEMPHIS, Tenn. – The National Cotton Council announced today that the application period for the 2004-05 Cotton
National Peanut Perspective meeting, March 23
LUBBOCK, Texas – A look ahead at peanuts will be the focus of an upcoming conference, Peanuts: A National Perspective,
Texas Farm Credit Bank doubles earnings
AUSTIN, Texas – The Farm Credit Bank of Texas, a $7.4 billion wholesale lender, has reported strong earnings for 2003
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