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Politics | 5/6/2016 8:00:58 AM
WASHINGTON, May 6, 2016 - With the U.S. Senate still at work on an agreement on biotech labeling, a major food company is rushing ahead with research on possible labeling language that could serve as an alternative to the wording required by a Vermont law.
Politics | 5/5/2016 7:42:25 AM
WASHINGTON, May 5, 2016 - With all of his Republican challengers out of the race, Donald Trump is now pivoting to the general election. But when it comes to trade his message isn't changing one iota.

Politics | 5/4/2016 8:27:10 AM
WASHINGTON, May, 4, 2016 - Donald Trump is turning his sights on Hillary Clinton after Ted Cruz dropped out of the Republican presidential race last night following his poor showing in the Indiana primary.
Politics | 5/3/2016 7:54:22 AM
WASHINGTON, May 3, 2016 - The ambitious goal set out by the Obama administration to complete negotiations this year with the European Union on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (T-TIP) may have just got more complicated after...
Politics | 5/2/2016 8:21:14 AM
WASHINGTON, May 2, 2016 - Congress has left town, but USDA's farmer's market - where you can find everything from snap peas to fresh bread - is returning after a winter hiatus and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack will...
Politics | 4/29/2016 7:57:28 AM
WASHINGTON, April, 29, 2016 - Lawmakers are stampeding for the exits, so to speak, for a week-long break. But just before shutting down last night, the Senate cleared legislation that declares the bison the national mammal. The bill had passed the House earlier in the week.
Politics | 4/28/2016 7:23:32 PM
WASHINGTON, April 28, 2016 - Not one lawmaker or witness at a House Agriculture subcommittee hearing Thursday said capital and margin rules weren't necessary to protect futures and swaps markets from bad players and volatility, but there was plenty of discussion on how these rules could negatively affect end-users - namely farmers.
Politics | 4/28/2016 3:54:11 PM
WASHINGTON, April 27, 2016 - EPA received the brunt of the criticism from farm group representatives at a House Agriculture subcommittee hearing today focusing on the factors affecting the cost of producing the nation's food.
Politics | 4/28/2016 11:38:10 AM
WASHINGTON, April 28, 2016 - Senate Energy Committee chair Lisa Murkowski called for her colleagues in Congress to take advantage of the current low-price environment surrounding oil and gas development and pass reforms to...
Politics | 4/28/2016 11:23:14 AM
WASHINGTON, April 28, 2016 - Vastly underutilized energy storage resources, such as the nation's 50 million residential electric water heaters, can provide substantial environmental and cost benefits, according to...
Politics | 4/28/2016 11:05:10 AM
WASHINGTON, April 28, 2016 - The Energy Department's Solar America Cities program found that a primary barrier to solar adoption is the difficulty and cost of obtaining construction permits for...
Politics | 4/28/2016 9:26:34 AM
WASHINGTON, April 28, 2016 - At their annual general meeting earlier this week, Syngenta shareholders officially approved motions for an ordinary dividend of...
Politics | 4/28/2016 8:02:34 AM
WASHINGTON, April 28, 2016 - A Senate committee kicks off an effort today to renew authorization for waterway projects around the country, many of which are important to agriculture.
Politics | 4/27/2016 5:35:36 PM
Don't spoil our victory lap was the response from one Senate staffer when asked about the prospects for reconciling the comprehensive energy bill the Senate passed overwhelmingly last week with the very different House bill passed in December.
Politics | 4/27/2016 4:57:57 PM
WASHINGTON, April 27, 2016 - Dannon, in an effort to woo consumers who are becoming increasingly concerned about all aspects of how their food is made, has made a promise that will be difficult to keep: It plans to eliminate all genetically modified grains from the diets of the cows that produce the milk used to make most of the company's yogurt.
Politics | 4/27/2016 3:21:26 PM
WASHINGTON, April 27, 2016 - The Agriculture Department's plan for a (radical) overhaul of the way it regulates biotech crops risks disrupting exports of U.S. farm commodities unless the changes are coordinated with importing countries, agribusiness groups say.
Politics | 4/27/2016 2:49:23 PM
WASHINGTON, April 27, 2016 - Frustration in the organic industry is mounting over the difficulty of keeping organic seed free of any detectable level of genetic engineering...
Politics | 4/27/2016 1:52:48 PM
WASHINGTON, April 27, 2016 - American dairy organizations, the International Dairy Federation, the U.S. Health and Human Services (HHS) Department and others are trying to put the brakes on...
Politics | 4/27/2016 1:35:18 PM
Earlier this week, agricultural leaders and scholars gathered at the Nebraska Innovation Campus at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln for the seventh annual Water for Food Global Conference to catalyze strategies in support of...
Politics | 4/27/2016 1:11:45 PM
WASHINGTON, April 27, 2016 - House Republicans held three hearings last week to spotlight what they characterized as federal land grabs enabled by the Endangered Species Act (ESA) and committed...
Politics | 4/27/2016 12:35:36 PM
WASHINGTON, April 27, 2016 - Rural Internet providers contributed $24.1 billion to state economies in 2015 - benefits realized not only in the rural areas where broadband was deployed, but in urban areas too, according to a new report by the Hudson Institute.
Politics | 4/27/2016 11:43:58 AM
WASHINGTON, April 27, 2016 - A Senate bill that would reauthorize the Federal Aviation Administration is proving to be an example of legislation that might not...
Politics | 4/27/2016 11:23:11 AM
WASHINGTON, April 27, 2016 - There are many different kinds of agricultural cooperatives that produce everything from milk to sugar, but the Ag Data Coalition (ADC) is...
Politics | 4/27/2016 11:10:50 AM
WASHINGTON, April 27, 2016 - The end of chlorpyrifos on farms? Not yet. An epidemiological study that linked chlorpyrifos exposure to neurodevelopmental effects in children...
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