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E-Verify bill for immigrant workers stalls

The last Congress tried and failed to get a comprehensive immigration bill passed, so current lawmakers seem to be taking on the task in smaller chunks.
3/25/2015
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$65 million factory expansion for a large Indiana corn buyer

One of the largest users of corn in Indiana is undertaking a $65 million expansion to meet higher demand for one of its food and beverage sweeteners.
3/25/2015
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Beef groups ready to lobby Congress for higher checkoff

Beef industry officials will spend the next few months educating members of Congress about proposed changes to the Beef Checkoff program.
3/25/2015
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Measure seeks to clarify pesticide use regulations

The U.S. House Committee on Agriculture last week approved H.R. 897, the Reducing Regulatory Burdens Act of 2015.
3/25/2015
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Women in agriculture seek help from other ag women

To kick off Women’s History Month in March, USDA has started a mentoring network for women in agriculture to share stories and tips, and to make connections.
3/25/2015
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Schock helps at FB event shortly before resignation

The Peoria County Farm Bureau’s 15th annual Farmer’s Share of the Food Dollar Breakfast set a new attendance record on March 14.
3/25/2015
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MCARD: Roads must be a priority to ag industry

Last week the Michigan Commission of Agriculture and Rural Development passed a resolution supporting greater investment in the state’s roads and infrastructure.
3/25/2015
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Indiana tax exemption available for goods used in commodities

Farmers seeking to properly pay Indiana sales tax owed on goods purchased for their operations may occasionally find the rules puzzling.
3/25/2015
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USDA transportation grant may stretch SNAP further

Several states, including Kentucky, will be on the receiving end of $27 million in grants designated to help combat child hunger.
3/25/2015
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USDA and UK partner on new National Rural Child Poverty Nutrition Center

USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack joined Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear and University of Kentucky-Lexington (UK) officials Thursday to announce the establishment of the USDA Rural Child Poverty Nutrition Center at UK.
3/25/2015
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