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Politics | 10/28/2014 7:51:14 AM
WASHINGTON, Oct. 28, 2014 - The U.S. and Mexico have reached a deal that would avert potentially steep duties on Mexico sugar imports that U.S. producers said were being unfairly subsidized and dumped into the U.S. market at below production costs.
Politics | 10/27/2014 9:57:30 PM
WASHINGTON, Oct. 27, 2014 - Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy says the U.S. has arrived at a pivotal moment in its pursuit of clean energy, a time on par with the very creation of the EPA almost 44 years ago.

Politics | 10/27/2014 2:41:38 PM
WASHINGTON, Oct. 27, 2014 - USDA is proposing to widen its BioPreferred program to include new forest products, as it continues to implement provisions of the 2014 Farm bill.
Politics | 10/26/2014 4:35:00 PM
Washington, Oct. 24, 2014 - Happy Food Day! That's the message from the Center for Science in the Public Interest, which launched the event three years ago to "inspire Americans to change their diets for the better and to support smarter food policies."
Politics | 10/23/2014 7:38:26 PM
WASHINGTON, Oct. 24, 2014 - Senate Agriculture Committee Republicans are asking EPA to withdraw the so-called interpretive rule released with its (Waters of the U.S.) (WOTUS) proposal, saying it could (fundamentally alter interaction between farmers and the federal government.)
Politics | 10/23/2014 7:34:33 PM
WASHINGTON, Oct. 24, 2014 - Senate Agriculture Committee Republicans are asking EPA to withdraw the so-called interpretive rule released with its (Waters of the U.S.) (WOTUS) proposal, saying it could (fundamentally alter interaction between farmers and the federal government.)
Politics | 10/23/2014 4:34:45 PM
WASHINGTON, Oct. 23, 2014 - World Food Prize laureate Sanjaya Rajaram told a Washington audience that developing countries can use improvements in seed technology and more modern farming techniques to help feed burgeoning populations.
Politics | 10/23/2014 4:16:33 PM
WASHINGTON, Oct. 23, 2014 - The National Farmers Union and the U.S. Cattlemen's Association were joined by an environmental group and a trade watchdog in calling for the U.S. to appeal a World Trade Organization ruling that said provisions of the U.S. country-of-origin labeling (COOL) rule violated international trade regulations.
Politics | 10/23/2014 1:20:06 PM
WASHINGTON, Oct. 23, 2014 - The Sweeteners Users Association (SUA) says the unfair trade complaints filed by U.S. sugar producers against Mexico sugar imports could end up costing U.S. consumers more than $3 billion in an 18 month period.
Politics | 10/22/2014 8:05:16 PM
WASHINGTON, Oct. 23, 2014-Responding to the fact that (some policymakers have proposed repealing or revising the Renewable Fuel Standard) which requires blending biofuels with gasoline, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) reported Tuesday that it could be difficult to comply with the steadily increasing ethanol volumes which the law mandates.
Politics | 10/22/2014 7:41:43 PM
WASHINGTON, Oct. 22, 2014 - The Environmental Protection Agency today announced a voluntary program aimed at showing applicators which products should be used to promote drift reduction during pesticide application.
Politics | 10/22/2014 11:15:22 AM
WASHINGTON, Oct. 22, 2014 - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced $190.5 million in grants and loans to make improvements in broadband and other advanced communications infrastructure in rural areas. The money will fund 25 projects in 19 states, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Politics | 10/21/2014 6:39:51 PM
WASHINGTON, Oct. 21, 2014 - Canadian officials appear ready to follow through on threats to issue economic retaliations if the U.S. doesn't fix a country-of-origin labeling law found to be in violation of World Trade Organization standards.
Politics | 10/21/2014 12:41:26 PM
WASHINGTON, Oct. 21, 2014 - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced the Actual Production History (APH) Yield Exclusion, will be available nationwide for farmers of select crops starting in the spring of 2015. Program details will be announced in December 2014.
Politics | 10/21/2014 5:24:10 AM
WASHINGTON, Oct. 21, 2014 - A group formed to protect the Renewable Fuel Standard is launching a six-figure ad buy on TV and radio to support the reelection bids of U.S. Sen. Al Franken of Minnesota, and Representatives Collin Peterson of Minnesota, Gary Peters of Michigan and Lee Terry of Nebraska.
Politics | 10/20/2014 9:25:34 PM
WASHINGTON, Oct. 20, 2014 - A World Trade Organization compliance panel has ruled against the United States and its amended country-of-origin labeling (COOL) rules, raising the specter of retaliatory tariffs from Canada and Mexico.
Politics | 10/20/2014 2:50:28 PM
WASHINGTON, Oct. 20, 2014 - The EPA is awarding $8.6 million to state agencies in Ohio, Michigan and Indiana for projects to help farmers reduce phosphorus runoff that is contributing to harmful algal blooms in western Lake Erie.
Politics | 10/20/2014 11:50:40 AM
WASHINGTON, Oct. 20, 2014 -The FCC unanimously voted on Friday to adopt a report and order that it says will promote deployment of the wireless infrastructure necessary to provide the public with ubiquitous, advanced wireless broadband services, the commission said.
Politics | 10/20/2014 11:28:48 AM
WASHINGTON, Oct. 20, 2014 - A World Trade Organization compliance panel has ruled against the United States and its amended country-of-origin labeling (COOL) rules, raising the specter of retaliatory tariffs from Canada and Mexico.
Politics | 10/19/2014 4:49:30 PM
WASHINGTON, Oct. 17, 2014 - Food Policy Action, a group that formed in 2012 "to hold legislators accountable on votes that have an effect on food and farming," has released its latest scorecard for members of the 113th Congress.
Politics | 10/17/2014 1:10:31 PM
WASHINGTON, Oct. 17, 2014-USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) announced today it has granted nonregulated status for a soybean variety developed by Monsanto Company that is genetically engineered (GE) for resistance to lepidopteran insects.
Politics | 10/16/2014 10:06:58 PM
WASHINGTON, Oct. 16, 2014 - It's World Food Day and this year the spotlight is on the family farm, which the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO) says is central to solving global hunger.
Politics | 10/16/2014 6:22:16 PM
WASHINGTON, Oct. 16, 2014 - An EPA analysis has concluded that there is little or no increase in soybean yields using most neonicotinoid seed treatments when compared to using no pest control at all.
Politics | 10/16/2014 2:59:51 PM

DES MOINES, Iowa, Oct. 16, 2014 - A report released today at the World Food Prize 2014 Borlaug Dialogue identifies a growing gap between the supply of new graduates trained in agriculture-related science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields and the demand for young professionals in related roles by global food and agriculture employers.
Politics | 10/16/2014 12:18:59 PM
WASHINGTON, Oct. 16, 2014 - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced $1.4 billion in loan guarantees to improve the delivery of electric power to rural communities in 21 states.
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