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  • Farm Accident Study Helps Safety

    Dec 30, 2009

    Don Hauschild really didn't set out to make agriculture less deadly. The Wichita Eagle Click here to read the rest of the story.
  • Farms-to-forest Plan Worries Vilsack

    Dec 30, 2009

    Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has ordered his staff to revise a computerized forecasting model that showed that climate legislation supported by President Obama would make planting trees more lucrative than producing food. The Washington Times Click here to read the rest of the story.
  • White House Prepares for Immigration Overhaul Battle

    Dec 30, 2009

    The Obama administration is rallying allies to push for a package with better border security and a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants now in the U.S. The effort is sure to be a tough sell. Los Angeles Times Click here to read the rest of the story.
  • IPC Awards $10,000 for Harvest Sweepstakes

    Dec 23, 2009

    When Reid Wiebler, 14, of Davenport, Iowa, played the Idaho Potato Commission’s (IPC) harvest game in late September, he never dreamed that he would be the Grand Prize Winner and take home $10,000 - $5,000 for himself and $5,000 for his school, Assumption Catholic High… Full Story »
  • December Stocks Up 9 Percent

    Dec 17, 2009

    USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service released the first stocks report for the 2009 potato crop Dec. 15. December potato stocks are 9 percent higher than December 2008. The 13 major potato states held 265 million cwt. of potatoes in storage on Dec. 1, 2009, up 9… Full Story »
  • Idaho Republicans Oppose Amendments to Clean Water Act

    Dec 16, 2009

    Idaho's three Republican members of Congress are fighting a bill they say would hurt agriculture by expanding federal jurisdiction over water quality. Idaho Statesman Click here to read the rest of the story.
  • Cold, Wet Weather Promotes Some Crops, Hinders Others

    Dec 16, 2009

    Cold weather, in some instances accompanied by drizzling rain, came to much of Texas, temporarily delaying harvests, according to Texas AgriLife Extension Service personnel. North Texas e-News Click here to read the rest of the story.
  • An Illegal Immigration Patchwork

    Dec 11, 2009

    States and localities have been taking immigration enforcement into their own hands out of frustration over Washington’s failure to enact comprehensive reform, over misguided and ineffective federal enforcement of existing rules and over a sense that America has lost control of its borders. The New… Full Story »
  • Leaders Expect Immigration Debate to Heat Up

    Dec 11, 2009

    Comprehensive immigration reform may once again come up for debate in Congress by early next year, but a polarizing debate over the measure could make it difficult, if not impossible, to pass the legislation. Del Mar Times Click here to read the rest of the story.
  • Fort Morgan Farmer Jailed for Stealing Water

    Dec 11, 2009

    A farmer from Fort Morgan was jailed this week in one of the state's most unique thefts, water, and was released Wednesday after paying most of a $100,000 fine. Greeley, Colo., Tribune Click here to read the rest of the story.

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