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Obama Administration Praised for Implementation of Farm Bill

The 2014 Farm Bill has been implemented better than any of the past seven, according to Mary Kay Thatcher, director of public policy at the American Farm Bureau. Based on The Hagstrom Report, Thatcher praised the Obama Administration for listening … Continue reading

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Unlikely Candidate Brings Holiday Cheer to White House

It was an extra special Christmas this year for the Wyckoff family. The sixth generation tree farmers from New Jersey were the 2013 National Christmas Tree Association Grand Champion Winner. The prize? Well, it was more than just a couple … Continue reading

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Congress Extends Pay Freeze, Averts Government Shutdown

Federal employees will face a pay freeze for the third consecutive year as Congress approved a measure on Thursday to avert a government shutdown. The $984 billion legislation will fund the government through fiscal year 2013, but will keep the … Continue reading

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Thanks, Mr. President: Niche Farmers Send Obama Appreciation Letter for Boosting Their Business

When Kathy Patterson and Stacey Schuett decided to write President Obama a letter, it wasn’t about the economy or climate change. They didn’t give their views on gun control and they didn’t express their feelings about the gridlock in Congress. … Continue reading

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President Offering 1 Percent Pay Increase for Feds in 2014

President Obama has proposed a 1 percent pay increase for federal employees in the fiscal 2014 budget, according to White House sources. Federal workers are expected to receive a .5 percent increase in fiscal 2013 scheduled to take effect March … Continue reading

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Obama, Vilsack Announce Purchases to Help Producers Affected by Drought

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Roundtable Discussions on Jobs, Economic Growth Heads to Nebraska

A series of roundtable discussions sponsored by USDA will make their way to Nebraska this week to generate ideas on how to create jobs and economic opportunities. The forums, which will be held by videoconference in eight locations throughout the … Continue reading

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