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Politics | 12/2/2016 8:14:30 AM
WASHINGTON, Dec. 2, 2016 - There's an intriguing new twist in President-elect Donald Trump's search for an agriculture secretary.
Politics | 12/1/2016 8:20:23 AM
December 1, 2016 - Farm groups are laying out an ambitious agenda that they want the Trump administration and the next Congress to carry out for curbing the regulatory burden on agriculture.

Politics | 11/30/2016 8:11:51 AM
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.
Politics | 11/29/2016 8:05:25 AM
WASHINGTON, Nov. 29, 2016 - President-elect Donald Trump met with two people on Monday who have been mentioned as possible administrators of the Environmental Protection Agency.
Politics | 11/28/2016 9:36:26 AM
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.
Politics | 11/23/2016 10:25:25 AM
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 nutrition policy.
Politics | 11/23/2016 10:15:10 AM
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...
Politics | 11/23/2016 10:05:14 AM
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?
Politics | 11/23/2016 10:04:11 AM
WASHINGTON, Nov. 23, 2016 - The Environmental Protection Agency gave a lift to the renewable fuels industry by finalizing biofuel usage mandates for 2017 higher than originally proposed.
Politics | 11/23/2016 9:47:41 AM
WASHINGTON, Nov. 23, 2016 - The death of the Trans-Pacific Partnership has given new life to another multinational trade pact, but this one is being led by China and doesn't include the U.S.
Politics | 11/23/2016 9:37:11 AM
WASHINGTON, Nov. 23, 2016 - Electronic governors keeping top speeds at 60, 65 or 68 miles per hour in all heavy trucks and buses? Soon, perhaps.
Politics | 11/23/2016 9:28:07 AM
WASHINGTON, Nov. 23, 2016 - A group representing about 600 agricultural employers in Washington state is locked in a battle with the state's attorney general, who is investigating whether...
Politics | 11/23/2016 9:17:11 AM
Do America's farmworkers have a right to organize and bargain collectively?
Politics | 11/23/2016 8:56:58 AM
WASHINGTON, Nov. 23, 2016 - According to a survey from the National Turkey Federation, about 88 percent of Americans eat turkey at Thanksgiving. Which raises the question...
Politics | 11/22/2016 8:55:52 PM
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.
Politics | 11/22/2016 6:41:43 PM
WASHINGTON, 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.
Politics | 11/22/2016 4:40:08 PM
WASHINGTON, 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.
Politics | 11/22/2016 10:00:46 AM
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.
Politics | 11/21/2016 6:43:58 PM
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.
Politics | 11/21/2016 4:44:06 PM
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 ...
Politics | 11/21/2016 3:40:10 PM
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.
Politics | 11/21/2016 10:34:01 AM
WASHINGTON, Nov. 21, 2016 - Joel Leftwich, Republican staff director for the Senate Agriculture Committee,will lead President-elect Donald Trump's transition team at the Agriculture Department.
Politics | 11/20/2016 6:12:29 PM
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.
Politics | 11/18/2016 4:05:19 PM
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.
Politics | 11/18/2016 1:54:46 PM
WASHINGTON, Nov. 17, 2016 - Americans have one more thing to be grateful for this Thanksgiving - their holiday meal will be less expensive than a year ago.
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