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Rural/Farming

The Bush Administration hopes to move farm policy to center stage this week, as the Agriculture Secretary will present proposals for the next U.S ...Read More
The U.S. Farm Bill needs a makeover, according to a report released yesterday by farm, consumer, and community groups nationwide. Ferd Hoefner with ...Read More
Life in rural Idaho may need some economic resuscitation to keep small communities thriving. The next federal Farm Bill is looked at as a lifeline ...Read More
Farm advocates say one of the hottest new agricultural fuels, called "cellulosic ethanol," has promise to reduce the need for oil imports, help ...Read More
Last year, Senator Grassley tried and failed to get a provision through Congress that would require a percentage of all hogs to be sold on the open ...Read More
The U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee meets today to consider conservation and energy policy. The Committee, considering a new farm bill, includes ...Read More
Consumer organizations and farm groups are calling on the new Congress to require "country of origin" labels on imported food, saying it's vital for ...Read More
As North Dakota's legislature gets rolling, rural advocates say one major challenge will be turning around the decline in the state's rural ...Read More
Farm and consumer groups are calling on the new Congress to require "country of origin" labels on imported food, claiming it's vital for consumer ...Read More
Meats produced locally could soon carry a "Made in Montana" sticker. The legislature is looking at a resolution this month to send to Congress ...Read More
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