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Politics | 10/27/2016 8:05:12 AM
WASHINGTON, Oct. 27, 2016 - Good morning, and thanks for starting your day with Agri-Pulse Daybreak! Let's start with a few notes on trade.
Politics | 10/26/2016 8:21:46 AM
WASHINGTON, Oct. 26, 2016 - It won't be long before Congress comes back after the elections and the Obama administration is still counting on lawmakers to hold votes on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal.

Politics | 10/25/2016 7:59:53 AM
WASHINGTON, Oct. 25, 2016 - We're entering the final two weeks before the election with polling showing Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton pulling ahead, but GOP nominee Donald Trump remains confident in his chances on Nov. 8.
Politics | 10/24/2016 8:18:24 AM
WASHINGTON, Oct. 24, 2016 - The agriculture sector remains one of the biggest sources of support for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), but the Obama administration isn't taking that support for granted.
Politics | 10/21/2016 8:10:47 AM
WASHINGTON, Oct. 21, 2016 - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack is worried that food and restaurant companies are forcing changes in farming practices that will impose unsustainable costs on producers.
Politics | 10/20/2016 8:23:29 AM
WASHINGTON, Oct. 20, 2016 - In the third and final presidential debate last night, Donald Trump refused to say whether he would accept the result of the election.
Politics | 10/19/2016 8:03:43 AM
WASHINGTON, Oct. 19, 2016 - The third and final presidential debate this year is set for tonight in Las Vegas. Donald Trump badly needs to use the debate to reset the race and regain the momentum over the past two weeks.
Politics | 10/18/2016 8:33:44 PM
WASHINGTON, Oct. 18, 2016 -The Food and Drug Administration's proposed voluntary guidance for salt intake drew praise from public health advocates, who said reducing the amount of salt in American's diets will save lives. The Salt Institute and defenders of sodium say the guidance is unwise.
Politics | 10/18/2016 4:24:42 PM
WASHINGTON, Oct. 17, 2016 - Several leading U.S. farm groups are urging food companies to think twice about their sustainability goals, saying they may actually be causing more harm than good.
Politics | 10/18/2016 8:00:28 AM
WASHINGTON, Oct. 18, 2016 - Farm groups are still dissecting the collection of new trade measures by the White House Friday to strengthen ties with Cuba.
Politics | 10/17/2016 8:14:45 AM
WASHINGTON, Oct. 17, 2016 - President Barack Obama may not be able to convince Congress to lift the roughly 50-year old U.S. embargo on Cuba before his second term is up, but the White House is doing everything it can to build more ties to the communist country.
Politics | 10/15/2016 9:56:14 PM
WASHINGTON, Oct. 15, 2016 - New measures to protect honey bees and fewer crop uses are included in the latest registration of sulfoxaflor, a Dow AgroSciences insecticide that was cancelled last year.
Politics | 10/14/2016 3:48:55 PM
DES MOINES, Iowa, Oct. 13, 2016 - Surrounded by international leaders focused on global food security, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said that one of the biggest concerns he has about addressing future food challenges is "our ability to embrace science."
Politics | 10/14/2016 12:23:39 PM
WASHINGTON, Oct. 4, 2016 - The Environmental Protection Agency has postponed its scientific review of the carcinogenicity of glyphosate in order to get (additional expertise in epidemiology.)
Politics | 10/14/2016 11:08:20 AM
WASHINGTON, Oct. 14, 2016 - The Agriculture Department is advancing a revised set of new rules to tighten regulations on contracting practices in the livestock and poultry industries.
Politics | 10/14/2016 7:56:28 AM
WASHINGTON, Oct. 14, 2016 - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says he wants to make sure his successor gets off to a good start, so he's preparing a long, private memorandum providing advice about what he considers potential challenges and opportunities at USDA.
Politics | 10/13/2016 7:55:29 PM
DES MOINES, Iowa, Oct. 12, 2016 - Global demand for agricultural products is skyrocketing, but for the third year in a row, the rate of global agricultural productivity growth has failed to meet its target. That's according to a new report by the Global Harvest Initiative (GHI) "Sustainability in an Uncertain Season," that was released just prior to the World Food Prize events kicking off here today.
Politics | 10/13/2016 1:31:46 PM
WASHINGTON, Oct. 13, 2016 - USDA today announced the launch of a new private investment fund with the potential to inject $100 million into growth-oriented, small businesses across rural America.
Politics | 10/13/2016 10:17:29 AM
WASHINGTON, Oct. 13, 2016 - Global methane emissions from fossil fuel development are up to 60 percent greater than estimated by previous studies...
Politics | 10/13/2016 10:02:31 AM
WASHINGTON, Oct. 13, 2016 - Residential customers paid on average 12.4 cents per kilowatt-hour (kWh) for electricity during the first six months of 2016...
Politics | 10/13/2016 8:03:11 AM
WASHINGTON, Oct. 13, 2016 - Donald Trump's campaign is circulating a set of talking points on agricultural policy that includes a pledge that a Trump administration would work to stop states from imposing regulations that affect farmers nationwide.
Politics | 10/12/2016 4:54:41 PM
WASHINGTON, October 11, 2016 - "Acting on climate change is actually in our best economic interest. It is the best economic strategy for the country."
Politics | 10/12/2016 1:28:17 PM
WASHINGTON, Oct. 12, 2016 - Animal welfare activists have moved beyond agitating for changes to sow and hen housing to taking on chicken producers, and aquaculture is in their sights next.
Politics | 10/12/2016 1:17:19 PM
WASHINGTON, Oct. 12, 2016 - By many accounts, Hurricane Matthew wasn't as bad as initially predicted, but that doesn't mean the storm left ag producers in the Southeast unscathed.
Politics | 10/12/2016 11:32:22 AM
WASHINGTON, Oct. 12, 2016 - A new report by Informa Economics IEG warns that the American dairy industry stands to lose billions of dollars if the U.S. were to...
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