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WASHINGTON, June 22, 2016 - The U.K. already
buys hundreds of millions of dollars of nuts, beer, wine, ethanol, seafood and
other agricultural goods every year from the U.S., and volumes are expected...
WASHINGTON, June 22, 2016 - A federal judge in Wyoming ruled Tuesday that the U.S. Bureau of Land Management doesn't have the authority to establish rules over fracking on federal and Indian lands, dealing another blow to President Obama's effort to tighten environmental regulations.
WASHINGTON, June 20, 2016 - Brian Baenig, a former chief of staff to Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, is joining the US Beet Sugar Association as executive vice president and will take over as president in January following the retirement of longtime President James W. Johnson.
WASHINGTON, June 20, 2016 - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has notified Congress thathe plans to increase to $2.5 billion from $2 billion the amount of loans the Farm Service Agency can guarantee from FSA-approved commercial lenders to cover a shortfall during the fiscal year ending Sept. 30.
This week's guest on Open Mic is Michel Nischan, CEO and Founder of Wholesome Wave, and an award-winning chef. The USDA announced a second amount of funding for the nonprofit to expand its healthy food initiative into areas of Connecticut and Vermont. The $500,000 was awarded through the Food Insecurity Nutrition Incentive Program, enabling SNAP program participants to buy more locally grown fresh fruits and vegetables. The program means better nutrition for consumers and increased opportunities for local farmers. In this interview, Chef Nischan shares his vision for the power of food to improve personal health, his thoughts on improving diets with fresh as well as frozen vegetables, and his ideas for the future of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.