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    Avian Influenza Response

    Federal and state-level agriculture researchers testified on their agencies' response to the 2014-15 avian influenza outbreak that killed an estimated 48 million edible fowl in the U.S.…

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    Hemp Growing in the U.S.

    Christopher Abernathy talked about how, why, and where hemp has been grown in the U.S. He was interviewed at the Organization of American Historians 2015 annual meeting in St. Louis,…

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    Department of Agriculture Oversight

    Secretary Tom Vilsack testified at an oversight hearing on Department of Agriculture programs. Much of the hearing was focused on a new Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) clean water…

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    Book Discussion on How Kentucky Became Southern

    Maryjean Wall talked about her book How Kentucky Became Southern: A Tale of Outlaws, Horse Thieves, Gamblers, and Breeders, in which she highlights the post-Civil War world of Thoroughbred…

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    Keeneland and the Economics of Horse Country

    Vice President Vince Gabbert talked about the role the Keeneland horse racing facility has played in the growth of Kentucky’s horse business. Keeneland is a Thoroughbred horse…

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    Book Discussion on Pig Tales

    Barry Estabrook talked about his book Pig Tales: An Omnivore’s Quest for Sustainable Meat, in which he discusses his investigation of America’s pork industry, alternative…

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    Avian Flu Threat

    Federal regulators, industry leaders, and researchers testified at a hearing on the economic and national security threats of avian flu to poultry farms and the general public. Avian…

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    Omaha Union Stockyard

    Carrie Meyer, curator of Exhibits and Collections at the Durham Museum, talked about the museum’s exhibit dedicated to Omaha’s livestock industry and shared historic photos of…

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    Country of Origin Labeling

    Spencer Chase talked about House legislation that would repeal the current country of origin labeling for beef, pork, and poultry products sold in the U.S. and the response the action has…

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    Rules for Agricultural Marketing and Defense Appropriations Bills

    Members of the House Rules Committee met to consider rules of debate on the Defense Appropriations bill for fiscal year 2016 and a bill to amend the Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946 to…

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    Book Discussion on Infested

    Brooke Borel talked about her book Infested: How the Bed Bug Infiltrated Our Bedrooms and Took Over the World , in which she provides a history of the bed bug, a species that may be more…

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    Book Discussion on How to Clone a Mammoth

    Professor Beth Shapiro talked about her book How to Clone a Mammoth: The Science of De-Extinction, in which she reports that current scientific breakthroughs would allow for extinct species…

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    Seafood Industry Safety Standards

    Senior agency officials and industry leaders testified on the impact of federal labor and safety laws on the U.S. seafood industry. Issues included the lack of temporary foreign workers…

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    Agricultural Trade with Cuba

    Farmers, ranchers, and officials from the Agriculture, Treasury, and Commerce Departments testified at a hearing on the opportunities and challenges of trade with Cuba. Legislation was…

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    Effects of Sage-Grouse in Nevada

    Effects of Sage-Grouse in Nevada was one of the second prize high school west winners in C-SPAN Classroom’s StudentCam documentary contest. The video was produced by Justice…

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    Book Discussion on Empire of Cotton

    Sven Beckert talked about his book, Empire of Cotton: A Global History, about the origins of the global cotton trade and its impact on the international economy.

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    Rodriguez v. United States Oral Argument

    The Supreme Court heard oral argument in Rodriguez v. United States. The case addressed whether a police officer’s decision to extend a completed traffic stop to allow time to use a…

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    Book Discussion on War Dogs

    Rebecca Frankel talked about her book War Dogs: Tales of Canine Heroism, History, and Love. This interview was held at the 347th Annual National Press Club Book Fair and Authors' Night, a…

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    U.S. Agriculture Coalition for Cuba

    Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, congressional lawmakers, launch of the U.S. Agriculture Coalition for Cuba, which sought to expand food trade between the two nations. They also…

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    Food and Climate Change

    Speakers talked about food policy, sustainability, and climate change. Christiana Wyly used slides as she talked about water and land resources used for livestock and argued that…

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