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WASHINGTON, Sept. 27, 2016 - The first presidential debate
is in the books. Donald Trump had some of his strongest moments in the debate's
first 20 minutes as he went after Hillary Clinton repeatedly on trade policy
and accused her of flip-flopping on the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 20, 2016 - Long-time carbon-pricing advocate Bill McKibben insists that putting a steadily increasing price on carbon emissions is essential but won't be enough to avoid the worst consequences of global warming.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 18, 2016 - Senators look to pass a long-stalled child nutrition bill as soon as this week and also will grill top executives of seed and chemical units about the impact of a series of planned mergers on the farm economy.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 19, 2016 - Have a great
National Farm Safety and Health Week! The Obama Administration is more active
than ever in promoting the benefits of the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade
deal, but the president took time to...
WASHINGTON, Sept. 19, 2016 -
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced new
USDA initiatives to counter an
epidemic of opioid and heroin abuse that has killed thousands of Americans,
with a disproportionate impact on rural communities.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 15, 2016 - The National Pork Producers Council is
confident that Congress will brush away pervasive anti-trade sentiments in this
election year and approve the Trans-Pacific Partnership in a lame duck vote
before a new president takes office.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 16, 2016 - Syngenta Crop Protection has agreed to pay $1.2 million to resolve alleged violations of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act, the Environmental Protection Agency said today.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 16, 2016 - The National Cattlemen's Beef Association is looking to have a say in a lawsuit seeking to force disclosure of records that USDA gathered in an audit of the beef checkoff program.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 16, 2016 - Data reviewed by the Environmental Protection Agency on the safety of glyphosate fail to prove or even suggest the herbicide causes cancer in humans, according to an agency paper posted online in advance of a meeting of EPA scientific advisers next month.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 16, 2016 - Farm groups are
sensing hope as the week ends that the Trans-Pacific Partnership could get
through Congress this year despite being under attack by both of the major
This week's guest on Open Mic is Sterling Liddell, Senior Vice President for Rabo AgriFinance and Rabobank International in its Food & Agribusiness Research and Advisory group. Discussion on a new farm bill has begun across the country and in Washington with calls to get an early start on new policy. Some analysts believe the nation is on the verge of another farm crisis. In this interview, Sterling Liddell offers evidence of financial stress he sees growing on crop farms and highlights factors indicating a significant paradigm shift he believes farmers will have to traverse to survive the economic downturn. Liddell believes the Conservation Reserve Program needs to be revised to help manage crop acres and reduce land costs on marginal acres.