Archive for March 2014

NAWG Weekly Update: March 27, 2014

March 27, 2014

NAWG Celebrates National Ag Day NAWG staff participated in National Ag Day activities this week held across Washington, D.C. Official activities commenced with a standing-room only Agri-Pulse-hosted event on Mon., March 24, with Agri-Pulse editor Sara Wyant interviewing U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Deputy Secretary Krysta Harden about the implementation of the 2014 Farm Bill. […]

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Dr. Borlaug, Renowned Wheat Researcher, Recognized on Ag Day

March 26, 2014

Washington, D.C. – Dr. Norman Borlaug would have turned 100 this year on March 25. In his honor, the State of Iowa unveiled the 7-ft. bronze statue to be displayed in the National Statuary Hall Collection during a ceremony at the U.S. Capitol Building on Tuesday. Known as one of the greatest agricultural scientists, Dr. […]

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NAWG Weekly Update: March 20, 2014

March 20, 2014

House Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee Talks 2015 Budget U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack testified last Friday before the House Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee on the Department’s 2015 budget. The discussion focused mainly on food—school meals, food stamps and food safety. Subcommittee Chairman Robert Aderholt urged the Secretary to consider temporary waivers for school meal […]

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NAWG Weekly Update: March 13, 2014

March 13, 2014

USDA Begins Farm Bill Listening Sessions The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) held listening sessions this week to hear from stakeholders regarding the implementation of the Agricultural Act of 2014, commonly known as the Farm Bill. NAWG staff participated in the session regarding conservation and research programs operated by the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and […]

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NAWG Weekly Update: March 6, 2014

March 6, 2014

President’s budget released On Tuesday, the President released his nearly $4 trillion 2015 budget proposal, exactly one month late. The proposal is within the limitations set by the bi-partisan budget deal reached in December but also includes an additional $56 billion in supplemental spending, subject to funding or offsets. U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) expenditures for […]

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