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WASHINGTON, Nov. 30, 2016 - House Democrats
select their leadership today as they struggle to figure out how to deal with a
White House and Congress that will both be controlled by Republicans next year.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 28, 2016 - If any new major or
even minor breakthroughs in the U.S. and China's agricultural trade
relationship are going to happen in the foreseeable future, it will likely be
under the Trump administration.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 23, 2016 - Despite Donald
Trump's repeated promises to roll back regulations, he may have trouble doing
more than nibbling away at the Obama administration's accomplishments in
WASHINGTON, Nov. 23, 2016 - President-elect
Donald Trump has taken steps needed to get his administration up and running at
USDA, EPA, and other agencies important to agriculture. There has been little
evidence, however, that Trump is...
WASHINGTON, Nov. 23, 2016 - At some point in the next week,
the EPA will announce new renewable fuel blending targets for 2017. But will
that announcement be good news for the oil industry or for ethanol producers?
WASHINGTON, Nov. 22, 2016 - Responding to criticism from USDA's Office of Inspector General (OIG), the department's Risk Management Agency (RMA) announced updated factors for prevented planting coverage.
Nov. 21, 2016 - EPA will survive beyond the current political climate because
environmental protection is supported by a majority of Americans, EPA
Administrator Gina McCarthy said today in a speech at the National Press Club.
Nov. 22, 2016 - Seeds coated with neonicotinoid insecticides will continue to
be exempt from regulation under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and
Rodenticide Act, following a federal judge's ruling Monday in a lawsuit brought
by beekeepers and environmental groups.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 22, 2016 - Rep. Collin Peterson, the ranking member on the House Agriculture Committee, today announced two additions to the panel's minority staff for the 115th Congress: Troy Phillips will be deputy staff director and Kellie Adesina will be senior counsel.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 21, 2015 - President-elect Donald Trump today announced that he will follow through on campaign promises to withdraw the U.S. from the 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a trade pact that is still supported by much of the agriculture sector.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 18, 2016 - Michael Torrey, who was advising President-elect Donald Trump on setting up his administration at the Agriculture Department, has resigned from the transition team because of ...
WASHINGTON, Nov. 21, 2015 - Agricultural trade continues to rapidly expand between the U.S. and China, but barriers are preventing tens of billions of dollars in additional exports and imports, according to a report released today by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 20, 2015 - Alexis Taylor, who currently serves USDA as the Deputy Under Secretary for Farm and Foreign Agricultural Services, has been nominated for the top agricultural job in Oregon.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 18, 2016 - Hawaiian counties that
sought to ban genetically engineered crops or impose conditions on the use of
pesticides have lost in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, which ruled that
state and federal laws pre-empt local ordinances.
This week's guest on Open Mic is Carrie Calvert, Director of Tax and Commodity Policy at Feeding America. The United States is said to be the best fed nation on the planet, but one in seven of its residents is considered food insecure. Calvert outlines how her organization, often in partnership with public and private programs, helps bring food to those in need. Calvert discusses potential nutrition program cuts through budget reconciliation and the important links between farm and nutrition programs in a new farm bill. She also shares more ways for farmers and concerned citizens to get involved with addressing hunger in America.