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'Superbug' bacteria widespread in U.S. chicken: consumer group

Dec 19 2013

WASHINGTON About half of the raw chicken breasts in a nationwide sampling carried antibiotic-resistant "superbug" bacteria, a U.S. consumer group said on Thursday, calling for stricter limits on use of the medicines on livestock.

'Superbug' bacteria widespread in U.S. chicken -consumer group

Dec 19 2013

WASHINGTON, Dec 19 About half of the raw chicken breasts in a nationwide sampling carried antibiotic-resistant "superbug" bacteria, a U.S. consumer group said on Thursday, calling for stricter limits on use of the medicines on livestock.

Ag issues on agenda as China corn rejections roil market

Dec 18 2013

WASHINGTON, Dec 18 The United States could raise the issue of China's recent rejection of several U.S. corn cargoes at trade talks this week, an official said on Wednesday.

New U.S. rules aim to cut antibiotic use in farm animals

Dec 11 2013

U.S. regulators announced new guidelines on Wednesday to phase out the use of antibiotics as a growth enhancer in livestock, in an effort to stem a surge in human resistance to these drugs.

New U.S. FDA rules aim to cut antibiotic use in farm animals

Dec 11 2013

In a bid to stem a surge in human resistance to certain antibiotics, U.S. regulators announced new guidelines to phase out their use as a growth enhancer in livestock.

Boehner blasts lack of farm-bill progress, supports extension

Dec 05 2013

WASHINGTON House Speaker John Boehner, in his gloomiest assessment yet, lamented the lack of "real progress" toward a compromise $500 billion farm bill and said on Thursday the House would try to head off a potential doubling of milk prices in January.

Food stamps, subsidies knotty issues as U.S. farm talks drag on

Nov 21 2013

WASHINGTON, Nov 21 Time is quickly running out to write a new $500 billion U.S. farm policy this year and one of the biggest problems facing the four key negotiators on the project is how much to cut spending on food stamps for the poor.

U.S. Senate Agriculture panel won't vote on CFTC nominees in 2013

Nov 20 2013

WASHINGTON Wall Street's top U.S. derivatives regulator could soon be left with a leadership vacuum after a key U.S. senator said Tuesday she does not expect her committee to vote on President Barack Obama's nominees to replace its departing commissioners until the new year.

U.S. farm subsidy reforms under attack in Congress discussions

Nov 19 2013

WASHINGTON A congressional agreement to tighten U.S. farm subsidy rules for the benefit of small and family farmers is under attack in the final negotiations over a new, overdue farm bill, two senators said on Tuesday, with time running short.

U.S. farm subsidy reforms under attack in Congress discussions

Nov 19 2013

WASHINGTON, Nov 19 A congressional agreement to tighten U.S. farm subsidy rules for the benefit of small and family farmers is under attack in the final negotiations over a new, overdue farm bill, two senators said on Tuesday, with time running short.

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