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WASHINGTON, Oct. 19, 2016 - The third and final
presidential debate this year is set for tonight in Las Vegas. Donald Trump
badly needs to use the debate to reset the race and regain the momentum over
the past two weeks.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 17, 2016 - President Barack
Obama may not be able to convince Congress to lift the roughly 50-year old U.S.
embargo on Cuba before his second term is up, but the White House is doing
everything it can to build more ties to the communist country.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 14, 2016 - Agriculture Secretary Tom
Vilsack says he wants to make sure his successor gets off to a good start, so
he's preparing a long, private memorandum providing advice about what he
considers potential challenges and opportunities at USDA.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 13, 2016 - Donald Trump's
campaign is circulating a set of talking
points on agricultural policy that includes a pledge that a Trump
administration would work to stop states from imposing regulations that affect
WASHINGTON, Oct. 12, 2016 - The Wikileaks dump
of emails from Hillary Clinton's campaign chairman, John Podesta, show that her
advisers considered her position on the Trans-Pacific Partnership to be a...
Oct. 7, 2016 - U.S. and EU negotiators say they spent a good chunk of time
during Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership talks this week seeking
agreement on sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) issues, some of which are keeping
some U.S. beef, pork and poultry out of Europe.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 11, 2016 - U.S. and EU
negotiators wrapped up the 15th round of Transatlantic Trade and Investment
Partnership (T-TIP) negotiations last week under general expectations that
there will not be a final deal reached this year.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 6, 2016 - The public and private sectors are being called upon to increase diversity in the agricultural workforce. A new White House initiative will seek to create programs and partnerships to entice different segments of the population into ag and science careers.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 7, 2016 - A USDA review of the American Egg Board's activities found instances of (inappropriate conduct) on the part of AEB officials, but stops short of accusing them of violating the law governing the checkoff.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 7, 2016 - Citrus growers in
Florida have been bracing for the arrival of Hurricane Matthew, fearing the
high winds will damage the grapefruit crop. The state citrus commission has
already eased its juice standards so that growers can salvage fruit that is
knocked off of trees.
Oct. 6, 2016 - A Chinese national who snatched inbred corn seeds from DuPont
Pioneer and Monsanto production fields has received a three-year prison
sentence for conspiracy to steal trade secrets.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 5, 2016 - Sally Rockey marked her first year as executive director of the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research by putting out the call for "revolutionary" ideas that can help farmers feed a world population that's expected to swell beyond 9 billion by mid-century.
This week's guest on Open Mic is Ed Hamberger, President and CEO of the American Association of Railroads. In this week's interview Hamberger discusses the longstanding relationships between agriculture, railroads and feeding the world. But the industry is facing economic and regulatory challenges that could negatively affect the rail industry and its customers. The AAR supports expanded global trade through the Trans-Pacific Partnership and is hopeful a new Congress can bring needed change to corporate tax laws.