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FARM AND RURAL POLICY NEWS:
Politics | 12/9/2016 8:08:58 AM
WASHINGTON, Dec. 9, 2016 - President-elect Donald Trump used a rally in Iowa last night to reiterate his pledge to roll back Obama-era regulations, a major concern of farmers in Iowa and across the country. (We're going to protect the family farm, and we're going to end the EPA intrusion into your lives,) Trump told the Des Moines crowd.
Politics | 12/8/2016 8:15:27 AM
WASHINGTON, Dec. 8, 2016 - President-elect Donald Trump heads to Iowa for a victory rally tonight, having made some major decisions on nominations that are critical to agriculture: His picks for EPA and the Department of Homeland Security.

Politics | 12/7/2016 8:07:09 AM
WASHINGTON, Dec. 7, 2016 - Some agriculture leaders are in New York this morning for a $5,000-per-person fundraiser for President-elect Donald Trump's transition.
Politics | 12/6/2016 8:28:08 AM
WASHINGTON, Dec. 6, 2016 - President-elect Donald Trump's quest to fill his administration continues to add new names to positions that hold great importance to the agriculture sector.
Politics | 12/5/2016 12:04:42 PM
One generation ago, in 1991, U.S. soybean farmers came together to create an organization to improve our industry. The idea was if soybean farmers focused available resources, we could accomplish great things.
Politics | 12/5/2016 8:09:06 AM
WASHINGTON, Dec. 5, 2016 - Next year is going to be a big year for a new farm bill. Farm groups and lawmakers are getting an early start and the dairy industry is making good headway.
Politics | 12/4/2016 4:58:09 PM
WASHINGTON, Dec. 4, 2016 - With protests continuing to mount against the Dakota Access Pipeline, the Obama administration decided to stop construction of the controversial project.
Politics | 12/4/2016 10:16:08 AM
WASHINGTON, Dec. 1, 2016 - Witnesses provided a House committee Thursday with dramatically different description of the workplace culture at the U.S. Forest Service - Several said sexual harassment of women was a problem at the USDA agency, while government officials said harassment complaints were at record lows.
Politics | 12/2/2016 5:10:25 PM
WASHINGTON, Dec. 2 - Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., met with President-elect Donald Trump for about two hours in New York for a (thoughtful and wide-ranging discussion) that included energy and rural banks, she said.
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 7:18:30 PM

WASHINGTON, Dec. 1, 2016 - Tom Vilsack, the 30th agriculture secretary, today unveiled his portrait which will be hung among his predecessors on the walls of USDA's headquarters in Washington.
Politics | 12/1/2016 5:59:04 PM
WASHINGTON, Dec. 1, 2016 - North Dakota Sen. Heidi Heitkamp will meet with President-elect Donald Trump and Vice President-elect Mike Pence Friday in New York, generating new speculation about her potential role in Trump's cabinet.
Politics | 12/1/2016 4:40:53 PM
WASHINGTON, Nov. 30, 2016 - Donald Trump's election should help ensure that farm groups can fight off challenges to agricultural programs when Congress starts work on the next farm bill in 2017, according to a veteran of multiple farm bill battles.
Politics | 12/1/2016 2:28:55 PM
WASHINGTON, Dec. 1, 2016 - USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service is proposing to amend the nutrition labeling regulations for meat and poultry products to parallel the FDA's final nutrition regs, which were published in May.
Politics | 12/1/2016 9:28:57 AM
WASHINGTON, Dec. 1, 2016 - The first microchannel gas-to-liquid (GTL) plant in the U.S. is expected to begin converting landfill gas into liquid petroleum by year's end, after construction was completed in September.
Politics | 12/1/2016 9:01:31 AM
WASHINGTON, Dec. 1, 2016 - The cost of solar-generated electricity can be decreased by 50 percent...
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 2:34:16 PM
WASHINGTON, Nov. 29, 2016 - EPA raised ethanol and biodiesel hopes last week when it increased the amount of biofuels that must be blended with the nation's gasoline for 2017.
Politics | 11/30/2016 2:22:08 PM
WASHINGTON, Nov. 30, 2016 - USDA says that an already grim financial picture in the farm sector has actually gotten worse and will continue to do so.
Politics | 11/30/2016 12:40:42 PM
WASHINGTON, Nov. 30, 2016 - Lawmakers are working toward wrapping up the 114th Congress as soon as next week, and it looks as if they'll leave town without doing anything about...
Politics | 11/30/2016 11:54:40 AM
WASHINGTON, Nov. 30, 2016 - As he heads out the door, President Obama will put in place two key parts of his administration's strategy to restrict the use of antibiotics in agriculture...
Politics | 11/30/2016 11:28:40 AM
WASHINGTON, Nov. 30, 2016 - The lesser prairie chicken (LPC) has cleared the first hurdle on a path that could lead to another listing under the Endangered Species Act.
Politics | 11/30/2016 11:15:40 AM
WASHINGTON, Nov. 30, 2016 - Does Department of Agriculture research succeed ultimately in helping farmers improve their crops and livestock, fight all manner of plant, animal and food-borne diseases, produce improved products and increase profits?
Politics | 11/30/2016 10:59:48 AM
WASHINGTON, Nov. 30, 2016 - A twin set of reports from the Government Accountability Office details some potential issues with the Renewable Fuel Standard, and one report was less surprising than the other.
Politics | 11/30/2016 10:48:23 AM
WASHINGTON, Nov. 30, 2016 - Across the country, ag organizations are going through their respective policy development processes, aiming to come up with their wish lists for the next farm bill by early 2017.
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