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Politics | 9/30/2016 7:55:17 AM
WASHINGTON, Sept. 30, 2016 - Republican congressional leaders are providing little reason for optimism that the Trans-Pacific Partnership will get a vote before the end of the year.
Politics | 9/29/2016 8:00:23 AM
WASHINGTON, Sept. 29, 2016 - Congress has cleared a stopgap spending bill that will keep the government running until December, averting a shutdown that could have occurred when the new fiscal year starts this Saturday.

Politics | 9/28/2016 8:04:38 AM
WASHINGTON, Sept. 28, 2016 - Congressional supporters of the Trans-Pacific Partnership are stepping up pressure on the White House to address some outstanding concerns with...
Politics | 9/27/2016 7:57:25 AM
WASHINGTON, Sept. 27, 2016 - The first presidential debate is in the books. Donald Trump had some of his strongest moments in the debate's first 20 minutes as he went after Hillary Clinton repeatedly on trade policy and accused her of flip-flopping on the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
Politics | 9/26/2016 8:04:02 AM
WASHINGTON, Sept. 26, 2016 - Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump square off tonight in the first of their three scheduled debates.
Politics | 9/23/2016 1:11:25 PM
WASHINGTON, Sept. 23, 2016 - The Occupational Safety and Health Administration acted illegally when it imposed new safety requirements on fertilizer dealers without giving them a chance to comment, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Friday.
Politics | 9/23/2016 12:16:27 PM
WASHINGTON, Sept. 23, 2016 - Just 10 days after the U.S. announced a trade dispute challenging China's domestic corn, wheat, and rice price supports, China on Friday announced anti-dumping duties on U.S. dried distiller's grains (DDGS).
Politics | 9/23/2016 8:02:51 AM
WASHINGTON, Sept. 23, 2016 - Negotiations over a stopgap funding bill have bogged down in the Senate amid a fight over whether to include funding for the water problems in Flint, Mich.
Politics | 9/22/2016 10:14:53 PM
LINCOLN, Neb., Sept. 22, 2016 - The National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA) opened its 2016 annual meeting today by calling for the federal government to allow the states to play a greater role in policymaking in the next administration.
Politics | 9/22/2016 3:33:41 PM
WASHINGTON, Sept. 22, 2016 - A newly discovered non-Bt protein could be a solution for farmers struggling with corn rootworm resistance to existing Bt corn varieties, DuPont scientists report.
Politics | 9/22/2016 2:45:55 PM
WASHINGTON, Sept. 22, 2016 - Conservation efforts in the Chesapeake Bay watershed are showing dividends, but some areas are still struggling to meet prescribed goals.
Politics | 9/22/2016 2:42:06 PM
WASHINGTON, Sept. 21, 2016 - In what could be his final appearance on Capitol Hill, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack defended the farm economy as basically sound but appealed for flexibility from Congress to aid dairy producers and other struggling sectors.
Politics | 9/22/2016 1:17:53 PM
WASHINGTON, Sept. 22, 2016 - China has lifted its 13-year-old ban on U.S. beef, clearing the way for negotiations between the two countries over the specific conditions under which trade can resume.
Politics | 9/22/2016 10:06:53 AM
WASHINGTON, Sept. 22, 2016 - The water resources bill that the Senate recently passed on a near-unanimous vote of 95-3 also includes a states-first approach for regulating the disposal and recycling of coal ash, a measure strongly opposed by environmental groups.
Politics | 9/22/2016 9:47:43 AM
WASHINGTON, Sept. 22, 2016 - USDA this week unveiled a three-year $328 million restoration strategy to improve water quality and help coastal ecosystems damaged by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
Politics | 9/22/2016 8:21:26 AM
WASHINGTON, Sept. 22, 2016 - The first day of fall is here and that means means the new federal fiscal year arrives in just nine more days.
Politics | 9/21/2016 3:21:12 PM
WASHINGTON, Sept. 20, 2016 - Long-time carbon-pricing advocate Bill McKibben insists that putting a steadily increasing price on carbon emissions is essential but won't be enough to avoid the worst consequences of global warming.
Politics | 9/21/2016 1:30:50 PM
WASHINGTON, Sept. 21, 2016 - Executives of five seed and agrichemical giants undergoing mergers sought to assure skeptical members of the Senate Judiciary Committee that the new companies will...
Politics | 9/21/2016 12:50:23 PM
WASHINGTON, Sept. 21, 2016 - Should seeds coated with neonicotinoids be regulated as pesticides under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA)?
Politics | 9/21/2016 12:46:11 PM
WASHINGTON, Sept. 21, 2016 - The rusty patched bumble bee is one step closer to becoming the first bee in the continental United States to be protected under the Endangered Species Act.
Politics | 9/21/2016 11:30:21 AM
WASHINGTON, Sept. 21, 2016 - A White House plan for updating federal regulation of agricultural biotechnology calls for the FDA and EPA to clarify how they will...
Politics | 9/21/2016 11:12:53 AM
WASHINGTON, Sept. 21, 2016 - The ailing financial situation for many of America's farmers will be getting special attention at the next USDA Agricultural Outlook Forum...
Politics | 9/21/2016 10:21:36 AM
WASHINGTON, Sept. 21, 2016 - A proposed rule that sounds like a simple formalization of an informal policy has ag law experts scratching their well-educated heads.
Politics | 9/21/2016 10:07:07 AM
WASHINGTON, Sept. 21, 2016 - Farmworker wages are rising amid a steady decline in illegal immigration from Mexico and a tightening labor supply for growers.
Politics | 9/21/2016 9:42:53 AM
WASHINGTON, Sept. 21, 2016 - USDA's Pesticide Data Program is looking for help from the agricultural industry in explaining to the public that the food supply is safe.
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