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WASHINGTON, May 6,
2016 - With the U.S. Senate still at work on an agreement on biotech labeling,
a major food company is rushing ahead with research on possible labeling
language that could serve as an alternative to the wording required by a
WASHINGTON, May, 4,
2016 - Donald Trump is turning his sights on Hillary Clinton after Ted Cruz
dropped out of the Republican presidential race last night following his poor
showing in the Indiana primary.
WASHINGTON, May 3,
2016 - The ambitious goal set out by the Obama administration to complete
negotiations this year with the European Union on the Transatlantic Trade and
Investment Partnership (T-TIP) may have just got more complicated after...
WASHINGTON, May 2,
2016 - Congress has left town, but USDA's farmer's market - where you can find
everything from snap peas to fresh bread - is returning after a winter hiatus
and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack will...
29, 2016 - Lawmakers are stampeding for the exits, so to speak, for a week-long
break. But just before shutting down last night, the Senate cleared legislation
that declares the bison the national mammal. The bill had passed the House
earlier in the week.
WASHINGTON, April 28, 2016 - Not one lawmaker or witness at a House Agriculture subcommittee hearing Thursday said capital and margin rules weren't necessary to protect futures and swaps markets from bad players and volatility, but there was plenty of discussion on how these rules could negatively affect end-users - namely farmers.
WASHINGTON, April 27, 2016 - EPA received the brunt of the criticism from farm group representatives at a House Agriculture subcommittee hearing today focusing on the factors affecting the cost of producing the nation's food.
WASHINGTON, April 28, 2016 - Senate Energy
Committee chair Lisa Murkowski called for her colleagues in Congress to take
advantage of the current low-price environment surrounding oil and gas
development and pass reforms to...
WASHINGTON, April 28, 2016 - Vastly
underutilized energy storage resources, such as the nation's 50
million residential electric water heaters, can provide substantial
environmental and cost benefits, according to...
Don't spoil our victory lap was the response
from one Senate staffer when asked about the prospects for reconciling the
comprehensive energy bill the Senate passed overwhelmingly last week with the
very different House bill passed in December.
WASHINGTON, April 27, 2016 - Dannon, in an effort to woo consumers who are becoming increasingly concerned about all aspects of how their food is made, has made a promise that will be difficult to keep: It plans to eliminate all genetically modified grains from the diets of the cows that produce the milk used to make most of the company's yogurt.
WASHINGTON, April 27, 2016 - The Agriculture Department's plan for a (radical) overhaul of the way it regulates biotech crops risks disrupting exports of U.S. farm commodities unless the changes are coordinated with importing countries, agribusiness groups say.
Earlier this week, agricultural leaders and scholars gathered at the
Nebraska Innovation Campus at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln for the
seventh annual Water for Food Global Conference to catalyze strategies in
WASHINGTON, April 27, 2016 - Rural Internet providers contributed $24.1 billion to state economies in 2015 - benefits realized not only in the rural areas where broadband was deployed, but in urban areas too, according to a new report by the Hudson Institute.
This week’s guest on Open Mic is US Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. In this exclusive interview, the Kentucky Republican shares a very dismal view for approving a new trade agreement this year and his plans to see the appropriations process complete under regular order. McConnell shares his frustration with the Obama administration’s environmental agenda and thoughts on finding a compromise on federal preemption legislation to prevent state labeling laws on foods with ingredients from genetically enhanced crops.