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WASHINGTON, July 27, 2016 - Agriculture
Secretary Tom Vilsack skipped last night's session of the Democratic convention
to give an impassioned plea for agriculture leaders to support Hillary Clinton
over Donald Trump.
WASHINGTON, July 22, 2016 - Donald Trump
launched his general election campaign last night by declaring that he'll be
the voice for economically struggling Americans, and he promised that trade
policy will be a (signature) issue for him all the way to Election Day.
WASHINGTON, July 21, 2016 - The energy-saving
behavior of children who participated in an energy conservation program continued
after the program ended, and the behavior also spread to their parents...
WASHINGTON, July 19, 2016 - The battle over the amount of biofuels that will be blended into the U.S. gasoline supply is intensifying as the Environmental Protection Agency moves closer to the Nov. 30 deadline to set 2017 volume requirements under the Renewable Fuel Standard.
WASHINGTON, July 20, 2016 - Stockholders of Dow Chemical and DuPont have voted to approve a merger of the two companies. The companies said they expect the transaction to close in the second half of 2016, subject to customary closing conditions, including receipt of regulatory approvals.
WASHINGTON, July 20, 2016 - While the United
Kingdom's decision to withdraw from the European Union isn't likely to have
much effect on the global food system, over time it could make it more
difficult for the...
WASHINGTON, July 18, 2016 - The Dow-DuPont merger could result in both less - and more - competition in the seed industry, the National Corn Growers Association said in a letter to the Justice Department (DOJ).
WASHINGTON, July 19, 2016 - The Obama administration on Tuesday announced a new cross government partnership - the Clean Energy Savings for All Initiative - to increase access to solar energy and promote energy efficiency across the country, particularly in low- and moderate- income communities.
WASHINGTON, July 19, 2016 - Monsanto Co. has rejected Bayer Ag's latest takeover bid, saying its board views the $125 a share offer as (financially inadequate and insufficient to ensure deal certainty.)
WASHINGTON, July 15, 2016 - Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has tapped Indiana Gov. Mike Pence as his running mate, much to the delight of those who have worked with Pence on ag issues.
This week's Open Mic guest is U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar. As the nation's political focus turns to the Democratic convention in Philadelphia this week, the agriculture industry awaits what role farm, trade, nutrition and rural issues will play in the party platform. In this week's interview, Senator Klobuchar challenges suggestions that nutrition programs be separated from the farm bill, discusses the need for global trade and offers specific reasons why the Cuban embargo must be lifted. The Minnesota Democrat is a member of the recently formed Rural Broadband Coalition and has joined other congressional leaders challenging the EPA's preliminary volume obligation targets under the RFS. Senator Klobuchar offers thoughts on the process that brought mandatory biotech disclosure legislation and what role that may play in future debate on Capitol Hill.