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Politics | 4/15/2015 3:31:33 PM
WASHINGTON, April 15, 2015 - The controversial school lunch standards approved in the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 received more scrutiny in Congress Wednesday, with advocates calling for increased flexibility in the rules.
Politics | 4/15/2015 3:00:20 PM
WASHINGTON, April 15, 2015-Charity and nonprofit organizations dedicated to feeding the hungry testified Wednesday on how public-private partnerships can help their efforts during a House Agriculture Committee hearing.

Politics | 4/15/2015 2:00:46 PM
WASHINGTON, April 15, 2015 - A joint venture between a state-owned Saudi Arabian investment company and the agribusiness giant Bunge has purchased a controlling interest in CWB, formerly the Canadian Wheat Board, for C$250 million ($203 million U.S.)
Politics | 4/15/2015 10:46:21 AM
WASHINGTON, April 15, 2015 - House committees have approved separate bills to block the Obama administration from re-defining the jurisdiction of the Clean Water Act, but Democrats made clear that the strategy will face stiff opposition.
Politics | 4/15/2015 5:08:57 AM
WASHINGTON, April 14, 2015 - Will rural areas eventually receive the same type of high-speed Internet access that many of their urban (cousins) enjoy? The answer to the question is still in dispute as service providers and their federal regulators duke it out in the courts over controversial new rules.
Politics | 4/14/2015 4:47:52 PM

WASHINGTON, April 14, 2015 - A group of 4-H members shared their passions about the future of agriculture with the House Agriculture Subcommittee on Biotechnology, Horticulture, and Research today and emphasized why it's more important than ever before to build (bridges) between rural and urban residents.
Politics | 4/14/2015 2:30:35 PM
WASHINGTON, April 14, 2015 - The Department of Agriculture confirmed nine new cases of the H5N2 highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) today including the first instance of the disease in Iowa.
Politics | 4/14/2015 1:12:33 PM
WASHINGTON, April 14, 2015 - USDA's Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) has received three alternative proposals for a federal milk marketing order for California, all in response to a request for an FMMO from California Dairies Inc., Dairy Farmers of America and Land O' Lakes.
Politics | 4/14/2015 10:29:22 AM
WASHINGTON, April 14, 2015 - A House bill to fund the Army Corps of Engineers for the next fiscal year would stop the Obama administration from implementing its revised Clean Water Act rule until the fall of 2016 at the earliest.
Politics | 4/13/2015 4:05:31 PM
WASHINGTON, April 13, 2015 - A House committee released a bill Monday that would force federal agencies to kill and then replace a proposed rule to re-define what streams, wetlands and other areas are regulated under the Clean Water Act.
Politics | 4/13/2015 3:27:40 PM
WASHINGTON, April 13, 2015 - A highly pathogenic strain of avian influenza (HPAI) has now been found in 11 states following USDA confirmation of a case in Wisconsin.
Politics | 4/13/2015 2:12:02 PM
WASHINGTON, April 13, 2015--The Organic Consumers Association (OCA) is asking Hillary Clinton to support mandatory GMO labeling.
Politics | 4/13/2015 9:51:04 AM
WASHINGTON, April 13, 2015 - The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today released a clarification on previously issued guidelines for animal food safety, explaining to producers the scope and intent of the guidelines.
Politics | 4/13/2015
WASHINGTON, April 13, 2015--The presence of salmonella resistant to antimicrobials in meat sold in U.S. grocery stores is continuing to decrease since its peak in 2009, according to two U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reports released today
Politics | 4/10/2015 3:05:36 PM
WASHINGTON, April 10, 2015 - Usage of medically important antibiotics in food animals rose 3 percent from 2012 through 2013, the Food and Drug Administration says in its latest annual report on sales of the drugs.
Politics | 4/10/2015 12:40:06 PM
WASHINGTON, April 10, 2015 - The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) says it will issue its proposed Renewable Fuel Standard volume requirements for 2015 by June 1, and a final rule governing the volumes for 2014 and 2015 by Nov. 30.
Politics | 4/10/2015 12:20:47 PM
WASHINGTON, April 10, 2015- USDA announced that it recently reached agreements with Mexico and Peru that will provide more customers for U.S. beef and pork producers.
Politics | 4/9/2015 9:55:14 PM
WASHINGTON, April 9, 2015-Lowe's announced it will phase out the sale of products containing neonicotinoid pesticides as part of its corporate responsibility commitments for this year.
Politics | 4/9/2015 4:59:29 PM
WASHINGTON, April 8, 2015 - A new study commissioned by U.S. commodity groups concludes that several so-called "advanced developing countries" have ramped up their subsidies to corn, wheat and rice producers in excess of their commitments to the World Trade Organization, creating unfair conditions for global commerce.
Politics | 4/9/2015 3:14:19 PM
WASHINGTON, April 9, 2015 - The Obama administration released a report today highlighting the importance of trade exports in all 50 states, an effort to drive home the impacts of trade on the middle class as Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) talks heat up on Capitol Hill.
Politics | 4/9/2015 2:53:45 PM
WASHINGTON, April 9, 2015 - Strong Chinese demand is tightening sorghum supplies even as farmers plan to seed more of the crop this spring, the Agriculture Department say
Politics | 4/9/2015 2:09:31 PM
WASHINGTON, April 9, 2015- Cathleen Enright, executive vice president for food and agriculture at the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) is leaving BIO for the Pet Food Institute where she'll be CEO. She starts the new position on April 27.
Politics | 4/9/2015 1:48:21 PM
WASHINGTON, April 9, 2015 - USDA announced today it will grant $73 million to rehabilitate and assess dams in 23 states to protect public health and expand water supplies in drought affected areas. About 150 projects and assessments are being funded.
Politics | 4/9/2015 9:24:21 AM
WASHINGTON, April, 7, 2015 - If USDA's Biomass Crop Assistance Program (BCAP) works out as planned, the results could include up to $88.5 billion in additional economic activity and about 700,000 new jobs by 2023, with most of the new money and jobs flowing to rural America.
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