Farm & rural policy news
WASHINGTON, June 26, 2016 - Farm groups and their allies in the food industry are mobilizing calls and emails to press senators to pass the historic agreement on national standards for disclosure of GMOs.
WASHINGTON, June 23, 2016 - A landmark Senate agreement on national disclosure standards for genetically engineered foods would allow companies to disclose GMO ingredients through digital codes rather than on-package language or symbols.
WASHINGTON, June 24, 2016 - European Union representatives did not approve glyphosate for continued use, leaving the decision up to the European Commission, the EU's governing body.
WASHINGTON, June 24, 2016 - A bipartisan group of 39 senators is calling on the EPA to produce a strong Renewable Fuel Standard when it releases its final rule setting 2017 blending requirements for ethanol and other biofuels later this year.
WASHINGTON, June 23, 2016 - USDA has signed an agreement with two major beekeeping organizations to help beekeepers take advantage of the department's conservation programs.
WASHINGTON, June 23, 2016 - Just days after the Federal Aviation Administration released regulations governing the use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), a House subcommittee heard about the agricultural possibilities of the devices more commonly known as drones.
WASHINGTON, June 23, 2016 - The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) says it
satisfied with a report finding that biofuels from crops do not harm fuel
WASHINGTON, June 23, 2016 - When biomass is heat-treated
using a process called torrefaction, the result is a charcoal-rich substance called
biochar. This torrefied biomass can improve the quality of poor soil...
WASHINGTON, June 23, 2016 - Finding ways to grow
biofuels faster and more efficiently is key to unlocking the huge potential
these sustainable energy resources have as...
WASHINGTON, June 23, 2016 - Senate negotiators have reached an historic deal to set national labeling standards for foods that contain genetically engineered ingredients, according to sources.
WASHINGTON, June 22, 2016 - The EPA report that said glyphosate is unlikely to cause cancer in humans is simply one step in the process of the agency's review of the herbicide's health effects, EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy said today at a House Science, Space and Technology Committee hearing.
WASHINGTON, June 22, 2016 - The Bureau of Land Management came under heavy fire today from Republicans in a House hearing that focused on the surging overpopulation of wild horses that are damaging rangeland that livestock producers depend on.
WASHINGTON, June 22, 2016 - There's little that's new about congressional examination of the Renewable Fuel Standard, but a House Energy and Commerce subcommittee gave it another try and found a few unturned rocks along the way.
WASHINGTON, June 21, 2016 - Wind energy, with its zero fuel cost and zero emissions, is the fastest growing source of electricity in the United States.
WASHINGTON, June 22, 2016 - House members from catfish-producing Southern states say support is growing for their efforts to keep food safety inspection authority for catfish at the USDA.
WASHINGTON, June 22, 2016 - Leaders of the
Senate Agriculture Committee have been closing in on a landmark deal to set national
standards for labeling biotech foods.
WASHINGTON, June 22, 2016 - Having failed time
after time to kill the Obama administration's new air and water rules,
congressional Republicans are trying to hit the regulators in the pocketbook.
WASHINGTON, June 22, 2016 - The U.K. already
buys hundreds of millions of dollars of nuts, beer, wine, ethanol, seafood and
other agricultural goods every year from the U.S., and volumes are expected...
WASHINGTON, June 22, 2016 - Farmers are a
WASHINGTON, June 22, 2016 - States in the
Chesapeake Bay watershed are on their way to meeting 2017 targets for
phosphorus and sediment reduction, but not nitrogen, EPA said...
WASHINGTON, June 22, 2016 - A federal judge in Wyoming ruled Tuesday that the U.S. Bureau of Land Management doesn't have the authority to establish rules over fracking on federal and Indian lands, dealing another blow to President Obama's effort to tighten environmental regulations.
WASHINGTON, June 22, 2016 - The Federal Aviation
Administration on Tuesday rolled out its final
regulations for commercial flight of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), also
known as drones.
WASHINGTON, June 22, 2016 - A decision whether
to extend approval of glyphosate for continued use in Europe is coming down to