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Texas policy think tank says sluggish movement on 2014 #Section179 expensing levels hurt the agricultural economy
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Lawmakers weigh country-of-origin labeling retaliatory concerns
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USDA chief will head up new #broadband council - says move will benefit farmers by providing reliable wired connections
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Another partial shutdown: PMA announces vessel service suspension for Saturday, Sunday and Presidents' Day
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7 #ag stories you might have missed this week. And a pig video.
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Here are the #ag news stories you might have missed this week, from #brisketbandits to coconut "milk" at Starbucks.
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Pompeo is back with a bill to create national voluntary #GMO labeling standard
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Food processors and farmers suggest mandatory #GMO labeling could add costs across the supply chain
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WHO cancer group suggests glyphosate is 'probable carcinogen'; Monsanto specialist disagrees with categorization
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USDA Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack has big plans for American ag trade.
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Here's one thing to know: It's pretty costly for #agriculture  
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And so it begins - House committee OKs permanent higher #section179 expensing levels. May be December before we know if this measure (or a variant of it) will be approved by both chambers.
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National GMO Labeling Bill Draws Favorable Reaction
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Farm groups support bill to create labeling criteria for foods made with genetically modified ingredients

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Surface Transportation Board will hold hearing on rail issue this week

Japan, Australia Trade Agreement Could Make TPP Completion Harder
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Australia approves some Japanese tariff exceptions on agricultural products under new FTA, groups say deal raises issues with TPP negotiatio

Vilsack Says FSA Field Office Closures Not Coming in 2014
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USDA Secretary says field office reorganization not about funding cuts, rather funding reprioritization

FDA Touts Acceptance of Animal Antibiotic Plan, But Groups Uncertain
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Ag Day Celebrates 365 Sunrises + Photos From Farmers and Ranchers
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National Ag Day a welcome celebration for the nation's farmers and ranchers

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Lawmakers Request Hearing on Propane Issues
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