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Section 179 slows to crawl in Senate after House vote

Despite the need for certainty in federal tax legislation, it’s doubtful the Senate will come to agreement on Section 179 expensing even though a bill making the provision permanent was passed by the House last month.
3/5/2015
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Weather impacts soybean yield trend in 20-year study

A research project covering 12 Corn Belt states reported more heat and less rainfall impacted soybean yield trends from 1994-2013.
3/5/2015
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USDA chiefs past, present unified for TPA for Obama

USDA secretaries of the Bush, Clinton and Obama administrations spoke with one voice last week in calling for Congress to grant Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) to President Obama’s administration.
3/5/2015
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USDA extends deadline to update base acres, history for ARC/PLC to March 31

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced Friday a one-time extension will be provided to producers for the new safety net programs established by the 2014 farm bill, known as Agriculture Risk Coverage and Price Loss Coverage.
3/5/2015
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House Ag Committee reviewing SNAP’s performance

As the largest program under the U.S. House Agriculture Committee’s jurisdiction, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program needs a "top-to-bottom review" to fully understand where the program has been, where it is now and where it’s headed.
3/5/2015
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Syngenta: ‘No merit’ to nearly 1,000 GMO lawsuits in court

In the face of nearly 1,000 legal complaints charging Swiss-based Syngenta with contaminating the nation’s corn with genetically modified (GMO) seed carrying the MIR 162 trait, U.S. spokesman Paul Minehart says the company believes there’s no merit to the complaints.
3/5/2015
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USDA seeking faster rule on mechanically tenderized beef

The USDA will seek sped-up approval of regulations to expand labeling requirements for mechanically tenderized beef, USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack told the U.S. House Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee on Feb. 25.
3/5/2015
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Purdue researchers work to better know consumers

How much does the make and model of a tractor matter? How many people pay extra to buy a truck painted a certain color (or not painted that color)?
3/5/2015
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‘Dairy Carrie’s’ advice for trying to connect with food consumers

It’s safe to characterize farmer and blogger Carrie Mess as loving all things dairy.
3/5/2015
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Michigan Wheat is hosting grower meeting March 11

The Michigan Wheat Program is getting ready to host its annual winter grower meeting. The one-day event will be March 11 at the Bavarian Inn Lodge in Frankenmuth.
3/5/2015
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