The U.S. Department of Agriculture has increased its forecast for a surplus of corn, raising the prospect that prices could tumble to levels that would trigger subsidy payments to farmers, according to a recent Bloomberg report.

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The National Chicken Council on Wednesday joined representatives from a range of advocacy groups at a media briefing to talk about different objections to the federal Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS).

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The U.S. Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (DGAC) held its fourth public meeting Thursday and Friday on its work in helping to shape the 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. 

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The House Appropriations Committee voted to block EPA’s proposed “waters of the United States” rule as part of a fiscal 2015 interior and environment spending bill.

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U.S. agricultural trade relations with China are tense as the United States continues to insist that China agree to speedier acceptance of new genetically modified crops and China continues to lean on the United States to allow imports of Chinese chicken.

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released information about a public meeting they will sponsor to discuss progress to date under the National Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring System 2012-2016 Strategic Plan.

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U.S. Department of Agriculture on July 11 published its latest “World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates” report.  To read the USDA report, click here.

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The United States and Japan held “constructive talks” regarding Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) market access focusing on agriculture, Japanese TPP Ambassador Hiroshi Oe said on Tuesday, telling reporters that the two sides found ways to narrow existing gaps.

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USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) on July 15 purchased chicken strips as indicated below for distribution to the school lunch child nutrition and other related domestic food assistance programs for fiscal year 2014.

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Cargill this week said independent farms that supply it with turkey would stop giving the birds growth-promoting antibiotics. 

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Chick-fil-A may grow its U.S. sales faster over the next decade than McDonald’s Corporation, according to Mark Kalinowski, a restaurant industry analyst. 

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Proponents of a referendum in Colorado requiring the labeling of foods made with genetically modified organism (GM) have publicly stated that they will have enough signatures to put the question on the state’s November election ballot. 

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