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Politics | 7/29/2014 10:39:44 AM

Farmers can still flex muscles in mid-term elections

There are 36 Senate seats in play this year and 21 are held by Democrats like Hagan with 15 in the hands of the GOP
Politics | 7/23/2014 8:59:57 PM

 Dow and EWG battle over new herbicide safety

WASHINGTON, July 23, 2014 -- The Environmental Working Group hosted a briefing on Capitol Hill Wednesday where researchers and doctors sought to persuade EPA to reject Dow AgroScience's application for

Politics | 7/23/2014 4:29:24 PM

Pork producer arrested near Capitol

WASHINGTON, July 23, 2014 - A National Pork Producers Council officer is being held in a Washington jail after being arrested today
Politics | 7/23/2014 4:22:48 PM

House trade leaders look to lame duck for TPA

WASHINGTON, July 23, 2014 - A vote on whether to renew presidential fast-track Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) likely will be delayed until
Politics | 7/23/2014 2:24:13 PM

 USDA names directors for Foundation for Food and Agriculture

WASHINGTON, July 23, 2014 -- USDA has chosen representatives from 11 universities, including a Nobel Prize laureate, plus officials from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Cargill Inc., the chairwoman of the National Corn Growers Association and a former U.S. Agriculture Secretary as board members for the
Politics | 7/23/2014 12:55:56 PM

USDA selects 36 energy facilities to accept biomass deliveries

USDA has selected 36 energy facilities in 14 states to accept biomass deliveries supported by the Biomass Crop Assistance Program (BCAP)
Politics | 7/23/2014 12:01:48 PM

 Sen. Roberts Says Kansans see EPA agenda as ‘anti-agriculture’

WASHINGTON, July 23, 2014 - Sen. Pat Roberts told EPA chief Gina McCarthy yesterday that many of the people he represents in Kansas believe the Environmental Protection Agency has an anti-agriculture agenda that is
Politics | 7/22/2014 4:43:30 PM

Fruit growers with 2012 losses can sign up for disaster aid

WASHINGTON, July 22, 2014 - Fruit growers who experienced serious crop losses due to extreme weather conditions in 2012 but did not have crop insurance can now apply for
Politics | 7/22/2014 2:56:57 PM

 Grassley, Klobuchar seek DOJ review of Big Oil practices

WASHINGTON, July 22, 2014 - Senators Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, and Amy Klobuchar, D- Minn., have asked the Department of Justice (DOJ) and Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to look into possible anticompetitive practices involving certain big oil companies.
Politics | 7/22/2014 10:17:31 AM

PACS pave the way for greater political influence in Rural America

WASHINGTON, July 21, 2014 - Shortly after the U.S. House of Representatives defeated the farm bill on June 20, 2013, Rep. Justin Amash, along with hundreds of business leaders
Politics | 7/22/2014 5:50:19 AM

Scott O'Malia to resign from CFTC

WASHINGTON, July 22, 2014 -- Scott O'Malia is resigning from his position as a member of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission effective
Politics | 7/22/2014 5:46:59 AM

Scott O'Malia to resign from CFTC

WASHINGTON, July 22, 2014--The Commodity Futures Trading Commission announced Monday that Commissioner Scott O'Malia will step down
Politics | 7/21/2014 4:30:09 PM

Washington Week Ahead, Focus on school food fight

WASHINGTON, July 21, 2014 - The food fight over nutrition requirements in the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 will resume Wednesday when Senate Agriculture Committee Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow holds a hearing
Politics | 7/18/2014 12:04:49 PM

 EPA releases proposal to protect Alaska¸s Bristol Bay from mining development

WASHINGTON, July 18, 2014 - EPA today issued a proposal to protect Bristol Bay in Alaska from development of large scale copper and gold mine. The agency says the operation, backed by Northern Dynasty Minerals and the Pebble Limited Partnership, would threaten
Politics | 7/18/2014 9:49:29 AM

USDA approves glufosinate-tolerant soybean

WASHINGTON, July 18, 2014— USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) today approved a soybean genetically engineered to tolerate exposure to the herbicides
Politics | 7/18/2014 9:38:41 AM

USTR says negotiators worked 'productively' in latest T-TIP talks

WASHINGTON, July 18, 2014 - U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman is offering an optimistic outlook on the sixth round of negotiations for the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, which ended today in Brussels, but he offered
Politics | 7/18/2014 9:26:13 AM

Calling experienced Hill reporters: Would you like to work for Agri-Pulse?

WASHINGTON, July 18, 2014 - Agri-Pulse Communications is looking for someone who is passionate about reporting on farm, food and rural policy issues and serving our growing readership. The ideal candidate should have
Politics | 7/18/2014

AFBF isn't buying EPA's defense of 'Waters of U.S.' proposal

WASHINGTON, July 18, 2014- Although EPA has been trying to ease controversy surrounding the agency's proposal to re-define (Waters of the United States) under the
Politics | 7/17/2014 9:35:21 PM

Food for Peace advocates celebrate 60 years of global dividends

WASHINGTON, July 17, 2014 - When President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed Public Law 480 back on July 10, 1954, he was strongly motivated to help farmers deal with mounting surpluses
Politics | 7/17/2014 6:09:21 PM

EPA official admits RFS process taking longer than it should

WASHINGTON, July 17, 2014 - Speaking at NCGA's Corn Congress, EPA Deputy Administrator Bob Perciasepe said the 2014 RFS rule is
Politics | 7/17/2014 3:49:05 PM

House passes conservation easement tax break

WASHINGTON, July 17, 2014 — The. House of Representatives passed a bill today that provides tax breaks for charitable giving, including an enhanced tax incentive for
Politics | 7/17/2014 3:09:26 PM

 USDA, DOE announce funding for biofuel feedstock improvement

WASHINGTON, July 17, 2014 - USDA and the Energy Department today announced the selection of 10 projects that are being awarded funding aimed at accelerating genetic breeding programs to improve plant feedstocks for the production of
Politics | 7/17/2014 12:15:44 PM

 USDA makes available $13 million to aid organic certification

WASHINGTON, July 17, 2014 - USDA is making available $13 million in 2014 Farm Bill funding to partially reimburse farmers seeking certification
Politics | 7/16/2014 7:24:35 PM

CFTC official suggests 'do no harm' regulatory approach

NEW YORK, July 16, 2014 - The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) would be best served if it uses 'do no harm' approach, Commission Scott O'Malia said in
Politics | 7/16/2014 4:13:01 PM

EPA defends 'Water' rule as House committee passes bill to halt it

WASHINGTON, July 16, 2014— The House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure approved a bill today that would invalidate the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA)
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