Farm & rural policy news
WASHINGTON, Feb. 9, 2016 -- An ExxonMobil policy blog posted this week forecasts global carbon emissions will begin to drop around 2030, and by 2040 "the emissions-intensity of the global economy is likely to fall by half."
WASHINGTON, Feb. 10, 2016 - The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee met Wednesday to review the status of the country's ailing water infrastructure system and to plan its response - another Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) - that panel members predict will receive congressional approval this year.
Feb. 10, 2016 - A revised drought relief bill from a California lawmaker seeks
to strike a balance between short-term needs and long-term goals.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 10, 2016 - The White House
wants to double clean energy research funding and increase investments across...
WASHINGTON, Feb. 10, 2016 - In a 5-4 decision
Tuesday, the Supreme Court ordered a halt to enforcement of the Clean Power
Plan (CPP) until legal challenges are...
WASHINGTON, Feb. 10, 2016 - Researchers at the Energy
Department's BioEnergy Science Center hope to boost the efficiency of
cellulosic biofuel production by...
WASHINGTON, Feb. 10, 2016 - The markets for live and feeder cattle and lean hogs are in for some changes after industry representatives expressed concerns to CME Group officials about increasing market volatility.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 10, 2016 - The Energy Department's (DOE) Wind Program and Advanced Manufacturing Office, Oak RIdge National Laboratory (ORNL)...
WASHINGTON, Feb. 10, 2016 - Objects resembling artificial
trees made with electromechanical materials can convert random forces...
WASHINGTON, Feb. 2, 2016 - Congressional leaders
gave a frigid reception to President Obama's budget proposal
for USDA, which includes a recycled plan...
WASHINGTON, Feb. 10, 2016 - As the Obama
Administration nears the finish line after eight years, federal agencies are
WASHINGTON, Feb. 10, 2016 - The Agriculture
Department has formally launched what would be the most far-reaching...
WASHINGTON, Feb. 10, 2016 - President Barack
Obama has taken some major steps to reduce U.S. greenhouse gas emissions,
notably by imposing...
WASHINGTON, Feb. 10, 2016 - Gigantic market opportunities
in the production of organic livestock feed and forage await both...
WASHINGTON, Feb. 10, 2016 - Like all commodity
groups, the sorghum industry is always looking to gain access and increase its
WASHINGTON, Feb. 10, 2016 - USDA's Food Safety
Inspection Service is now willing to consider setting up a voluntary
country-of-origin labeling program for...
WASHINGTON, Feb. 10, 2016 - The food industry, which is lobbying Congress to preempt state biotech labeling laws, is assuring Democratic senators that a smartphone-based disclosure system can provide all consumers, including the poor, the information they want about product ingredients.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 9, 2016 - President Barack Obama laid out his budget plan for next year on Tuesday, including his bid to fully fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund at $900 million - a level that's only been met a few times in the program's 51-year history.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 9, 2016 -- Monsanto has agreed to pay an $80 million penalty and retain an independent compliance consultant to settle charges that it violated accounting rules and misstated company earnings as it pertained to its flagship product Roundup, the Securities and Exchange Commission said.
Feb. 8, 2015 - USDA announced Monday it will put $20.1 million toward research
and extension projects that help producers fight citrus greening disease, which
has affected more than 75 percent of Florida citrus groves
WASHINGTON, Feb. 9, 2016 - USDA's Economic Research Service released its annual income projections today, and the agency forecasts that farmers will make a little, not a lot, less in 2016 than they made last year.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 9, 2016 - Funding for a nationwide initiative to feed poor kids during the summer and cuts to the crop insurance program are included in President Obama's proposed fiscal 2017 budget, released today.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 7, 2016 - President Obama releases his fiscal 2017 budget this week as congressional Republicans vow to accelerate debates on appropriations bills amid the heated campaign season.