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WASHINGTON, Jan. 18, 2017 - Senate Democrats
will be going after Scott Pruitt's record as Oklahoma attorney general as they
try to use his confirmation hearing today to derail his nomination to run the
WASHINGTON, Jan. 13, 2017 - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack left office Friday, one week ahead of President Obama. A spokesman for President-elect Donald Trump said a nominee to succeed Vilsack would be named (some time soon.)
WASHINGTON, Jan. 13, 2017 - House Agriculture Committee Chairman Mike Conaway has tapped Rep. Frank Lucas, R-Okla., to head up the panel's Subcommittee on Conservation and Forestry in the 115th Congress. He also named chairs for the Ag Committee's other five subcommittees.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 12, 2017 - President-elect Donald Trump and
the Republican Congress should scrap a wide range of laws and regulations that
impinge on free choice, including the ethanol mandate and biotech crop
oversight, says a libertarian Washington group with oil, coal and financial
WASHINGTON, Jan. 12, 2017 - In an effort to
drive down the cost of technologies needed to reuse, recycle and remanufacture
materials such as metals, fibers, polymers and electronic waste, the Energy
Department (DOE) has announced
the creation of...
WASHINGTON, Jan. 12, 2017 - The U.S. exported 121.9 million gallons
(MG) of ethanol in November, the third-largest monthly total in five years,
according to government trade data
analyzed by the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA).
WASHINGTON, Jan. 10, 2017 -- President-elect Donald Trump has made clear he plans to make good on his campaign promises to undo major parts of President Obama's regulatory agenda. But that could be heavy lifting for the executive branch, requiring a time-consuming notice-and-comment process that could take many months or years to complete.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 11, 2017 - President-elect Donald
Trump's search for an agriculture secretary drags on. His inauguration is just
nine days away and there has been mostly silence from the Trump transition on
the search process over the past week. Speculation abounded last week that...
This week's guest on Open Mic is Mike Brown, president of the National Chicken Council. With much of U.S. agriculture struggling with low commodity prices, Brown says the poultry industry is beginning an upswing with good domestic and global consumer demand. Brown is outspoken in opposition to the USDA's new GIPSA rules and expects litigation or legislation to thwart executive branch attempts to levy greater restrictions on the meat and livestock industry. Global markets represent over a fifth of domestic poultry production. Brown says the broiler industry supports Donald Trump's call for fair trade and is ready to work with the new administration to grow markets for U.S. poultry. Brown comments on the poultry industry's stake in the nation's immigration laws and looks for a resolution with the new congress and administration.