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Politics | 11/19/2015 9:40:49 AM
WASHINGTON, Nov. 19, 2015 - USDA is making $350 million available to help landowners protect and restore key farmlands, grasslands and wetlands across the nation through the Agricultural Conservation Easement Program
Politics | 11/18/2015 3:19:28 PM
WASHINGTON, Nov. 18, 2015 - House appropriators are open to using the government-wide fiscal 2016 spending bill to block Vermont and other states from requiring the labeling of foods with biotech ingredients.

Politics | 11/18/2015 2:46:09 PM
WASHINGTON, Nov. 17, 2015 -- Introducing a November report on climate change issues, Nobel Prize-winning economist Kenneth Arrow concludes that trillion-dollar benefits from climate control regulations (dwarf the higher energy costs of United States emissions control.)
Politics | 11/18/2015 2:39:50 PM
WASHINGTON, Nov. 18, 2015 - Supermarkets, pizza chains and convenience store have banded together to try to take the bite out of new menu labeling regulations before they take effect.
Politics | 11/18/2015 11:11:57 AM
WASHINGTON, Nov. 17, 2015 - USDA has announced the award of $200 million to U.S. agricultural organizations to help expand markets for U.S. goods in fiscal year 2016.
Politics | 11/18/2015 10:22:11 AM
WASHINGTON, Nov. 18, 2015 - The Energy Department (DOE) recently announced $22.7 million for 23 projects intended to significantly reduce the costs for solar energy systems across...
Politics | 11/18/2015 10:07:59 AM
WASHINGTON, Nov. 18, 2015 - Farm groups are pushing Congress to hurry up and renew critical tax breaks such as...
Politics | 11/18/2015 10:01:44 AM
WASHINGTON, Nov. 18, 205 - For decades, corn growers and ethanol producers have counted on the Iowa caucuses to ensure future presidents would pay attention to...
Politics | 11/18/2015 9:42:18 AM
WASHINGTON, Nov. 18, 2015 - Jason Weller, chief of USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service, sat down with Agri-Pulse in an exclusive interview recently to give his take on the living legacy of...
Politics | 11/18/2015 9:16:31 AM
WASHINGTON, Nov. 18, 2015 - There's no sign that congressional Republicans are anywhere close to agreeing to end the...
Politics | 11/18/2015 9:10:23 AM
WASHINGTON, Nov. 18, 2015 - As work continues in the U.S. to rally support for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), 11 other countries are also considering...
Politics | 11/18/2015 9:01:32 AM
WASHINGTON, Nov. 18, 2015 - On Monday, the House passed an extension of highway funding through Dec. 4, which could potentially be...
Politics | 11/18/2015 8:51:33 AM
WASHINGTON, Nov. 18, 2015 - Pressure by organic farmers and a host of other organic advocates is building for USDA to disallow...
Politics | 11/18/2015 8:41:24 AM
WASHINGTON, Nov. 18, 2015 - A veteran scientist for USDA's Agricultural Research Service (ARS) is alleging his supervisors actively impeded his work - even suspended him - for publishing...
Politics | 11/18/2015 8:25:11 AM
WASHINGTON, Nov. 18, 2015 - Millions of Americans approaching retirement will be affected by changes in claiming Social Security benefits that Congress...
Politics | 11/17/2015 5:05:14 PM
WASHINGTON, Nov. 16, 2015 - U.S. honey bee colonies could be in for a bad winter.That's the word from Dick Rogers, the principal scientist with the Bayer Bee Care Center in North Carolina
Politics | 11/16/2015 7:49:57 PM
Recently, a bipartisan majority of U.S. Senators voted to close the floodgates on Washington bureaucrats determined to sink farmers, homebuilders, and manufacturers across the nation in legal uncertainty, compliance burdens, and increased costs.
Politics | 11/16/2015 3:30:55 PM
WASHINGTON, Nov. 15, 2015 - With the sobering backdrop of the Paris terrorist attacks, lawmakers return to Capitol Hill facing a long list of unfinished business this week, including a highway bill and child nutrition programs, ahead of the Thanksgiving break.
Politics | 11/15/2015 10:41:59 AM
WASHINGTON, Nov. 13, 2015 - FDA on Friday rolled out the first federal food-safety standards for fresh produce and also finalized regulations for verifying that imported foods are free of pathogens -- in rules mandated by the landmark Food Safety Modernization Act signed into law nearly five years ago.
Politics | 11/15/2015 10:08:05 AM
WASHINGTON, Nov. 15, 2015 - EPA has issued a cancellation order for registered products using sulfoxaflor, in response to a Sept. 10 decision by the federal Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals that found the agency violated federal law when it approved the pesticide's registration without additional studies regarding potential impact on honeybees.
Politics | 11/13/2015 4:14:11 PM
WASHINGTON, Nov. 12, 2015 - The Kansas City Fed is painting a dreary picture of the farm economy in the Tenth Federal Reserve District, an area covering Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Wyoming, the northern half of New Mexico and the western third of Missouri.
Politics | 11/13/2015 9:28:52 AM
WASHINGTON, Nov. 13, 2015 - Dairy producers who have not yet enrolled for 2016 coverage under USDA's Margin Protection Program have until Nov. 20 to make their annual elections.
Politics | 11/12/2015 5:11:33 PM
WASHINGTON, Nov. 11, 2015 - Key lawmakers are considering renewing dozens of expired tax incentives, including the expanded Section 179 expensing allowance, for this year and extending them through 2016.
Politics | 11/12/2015 3:59:36 PM
WASHINGTON, Nov. 12, 2015 - USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) will launch a $4 million initiative in 2016 to create and enhance habitat for monarch butterflies on private lands across 10 states.
Politics | 11/12/2015 3:17:48 PM
WASHINGTON, Nov. 12, 2015 - European Union regulators have concluded that the widely used herbicide glyphosate is unlikely to cause cancer, a ruling that runs counter to an controversial assessment issued recently by an arm of the World Health Organization.
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