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President’s planned trip to Cuba, drawing attention to the issues

| February 19, 2016

An American Farm Bureau official says President Obama’s decision to go to Cuba next month will draw more attention to the U.S. embargo that continues to thwart farm trade with Havana.

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Foot & Mouth Disease: A rising concern in the Continental U.S.

| February 16, 2016

The National Pork Producers Council has urged Congress to make foot-and-mouth disease a priority.

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Vilsack under fire after USDA proposes more budget cuts to industry insurance support

| February 15, 2016

Vilsack came under fire on Capitol Hill last week for the Administration’s latest proposal to further reduce crop insurance support; cuts that Vilsack argues are “reasonable.”

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EPA, House Agriculture Committee discuss heated topics

| February 12, 2016

Despite the Supreme Court hold on the Clean Power Plan this past week, as well as the previously froze Clean Water Plan, or WOTUS, committee members and EPA reps continue to debate the details.

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Senator McCaskill blast’s Department of Health and Human Services

| February 9, 2016

Federal agency fails to meet Senator’s one-week deadline to provide documentation that it lacks legal authority to monitor placements after Senate hearing shines spotlight on failures to safeguard unaccompanied minors awaiting immigration hearings.

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Missouri couple’s crime spree ends in Florida gunfight

| February 5, 2016

The search for a Missouri couple suspected in a series of robberies and abductions in Alabama and Georgia ended in a shootout that killed the man and left the woman wounded.

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McCaskill addresses undisclosed hotel fees, Westlake Landfill crisis

| February 5, 2016

United States Senator Claire McCaskill hosted a conference call this past Wednesday to discuss issues she is currently working to resolve.

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House Agriculture Committee and EPA gear up again for upcoming hearing

| February 2, 2016

The House Agriculture Committee again plans to hear from the Environmental Protection Agency after rescheduling a hearing for next week with EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy.

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Japanese financial scandal could slow Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement

| February 1, 2016

Japan’s top negotiator on the Trans-Pacific Partnership deal has quit amid a financial scandal, possibly slowing Tokyo’s ratification of the 12 nation pact.

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