Farm & rural policy news
WASHINGTON, Oct. 8, 2015 - USDA's Foreign Agricultural Service has issued commodity-by-commodity fact sheets outlining the reductions in tariffs and increases in import quotas negotiated under the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
WASHINGTON, October 8, 2015 - The Farm Credit Council Board of Directors selected Todd Van Hoose to serve as their new council president and CEO, replacing Ken Auer when he retires in early 2016.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 7, 2015 - A hearing of the House Agriculture Committee Wednesday offered little information about the specifics of the upcoming Dietary Guidelines for Americans, but new information on topics that will or won't be addressed in the pivotal document.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 8, 2015 - Two agricultural groups released documentation today claiming that uncertainty surrounding the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) is a major factor in projected drops in net farm income.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 6, 2015 -- The U.S. EPA will finalize its controversial Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) volume requirements for biomass-based diesel by Nov. 30.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 7, 2015 - Monsanto reported a 15.5 percent drop in net income for the fiscal year that ended Aug. 31 to $2.314 billion, citing a decline in commodity prices and restructuring charges.The seed giant also announced job cuts and forecast a drop in earnings for FY 2016.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 7,
2015 - A new coalition has been formed to support the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS),
which is facing EPA-proposed...
Oct. 7, 2015 - Lowering environmental impact and reducing costs for hydropower drivetrains,
which transfer rotational energy from turbines to generators...
WASHINGTON, Oct. 7, 2015 - For all the battles that the Obama
administration and agriculture have waged in recent years, the White House
wasted no time making it clear how important...
Oct. 7, 2015 - The House Agriculture Committee is scheduled to review the
development of the 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans today amid lots of
WASHINGTON, Oct. 7, 2015 - The future of Feed the Future is looking a
bit murky. The Obama administration is eager to get Congress to...
WASHINGTON, Oct. 7, 2015 - USDA today released a series of fact sheets designed to boost the ag community's support for the newly reached Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 7,
2015 - From Montana to Maryland, to Brazil, Bavaria and as far away as Turkey,
new super weeds are threatening...
WASHINGTON, Oct. 7, 2015 - The nation's three
largest organic milk processors, through the Organic Trade Association (OTA), are
asking USDA's Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) for a...
WASHINGTON, Oct. 7, 2015 - After a record-setting 2014, live and feeder cattle prices have taken a tumble in recent weeks with experts pointing to a...
Oct. 7, 2015 - Advocates for industrial hemp - the non-hallucinogenic cousin of
marijuana - are looking to build on the progress they made with...
WASHINGTON, Oct. 7,
2015 - Government mandates for labeling food to show its production process are
a bad idea because they could ...
WASHINGTON, Oct. 5, 2015 - Key congressional
Republicans are raising concerns about the just-completed Pacific Rim trade
pact, in part because the Obama administration didn't insist on protecting U.S.
tobacco products from regulations in other countries.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 6, 2015 - President Obama launched his push for approval of the Trans-Pacific Partnership today with a one-hour, closed-door meeting with leaders of agriculture and other business sectors that will be critical to the coming congressional debate.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 6, 2015 - Just as U.S. trade negotiators celebrate the completion of one major trade agreement across the Pacific Ocean, talks are scheduled to continue with trading partners across the Atlantic.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 4, 2015 - Amid a power struggle in the House Republican caucus, the White House has started negotiations with congressional leaders on a sweeping budget deal that will be critical to GOP hopes to roll back some of President Obama's regulatory agenda.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 5, 2015 - The United States and 11 other Pacific rim nations announced a landmark agreement to liberalize trade across 40 percent of the global economy after a last-minute push by New Zealand to lower U.S. barriers to dairy imports.