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Politics | 10/28/2015 11:57:26 AM
WASHINGTON, Oct. 28, 2015 - If the right energy policy choices are made, the Department of Energy forecasts that wind power's current...
Politics | 10/28/2015 11:32:32 AM
WASHINGTON, Oct. 28, 2015 - A small group of negotiators who have been huddling since September -and amazingly, kept their work secret- proposed...

Politics | 10/28/2015 11:18:54 AM
WASHINGTON, Oct. 28, 2015 - Petroleum, natural gas and coal dominated the U.S. energy mix for more than 100 years and are still the largest sources of energy production. However, consumers are relying more on...
Politics | 10/28/2015 10:02:29 AM
WASHINGTON, Oct. 28, 2015 - Almost every year, the White House has proposed some type of crop insurance cut and farmers and the industry fought back, arguing that it is...
Politics | 10/28/2015 9:50:57 AM
WASHINGTON, Oct. 28, 2015 - The Export-Import Bank appears to be coming back to life. The House voted 313-118 Tuesday to reauthorize...
Politics | 10/28/2015 9:43:26 AM
WASHINGTON, Oct. 28, 2015 - U.S. and European negotiators say they're accelerating their trade talks to wrap up an agreement before...
Politics | 10/28/2015 9:39:01 AM
WASHINGTON, Oct. 28, 2015 - A USDA plan to beef up oversight of test plots of genetically engineered wheat - put together after unauthorized GE wheat was found in...
Politics | 10/28/2015 9:33:20 AM
WASHINGTON, Oct. 28, 2015 - Separate congressional panels last week took a hard look at outstanding budget problems in rental assistance and water infrastructure programs that have kept...
Politics | 10/28/2015 9:27:32 AM
WASHINGTON, Oct. 28, 2015 - Weaver Popcorn, the second-largest popcorn supplier, announced a plan to drastically reduce the amount of neonicotinoids involved in...
Politics | 10/28/2015 9:16:31 AM
WASHINGTON, Oct. 28, 2015 - Export statistics and the opinions of some American agricultural equipment dealers suggest U.S. Trade Development Agency...
Politics | 10/28/2015 8:56:32 AM
WASHINGTON, Oct. 28, 2015 - On the animal nutrition front, some veteran ranchers and other livestock experts are loosening their reins...
Politics | 10/28/2015 8:46:36 AM
WASHINGTON, Oct. 28, 2015 - A group of northwest Texas farmers is working to do more with less with water from the Ogallala Aquifer and hopeful that their efforts...
Politics | 10/28/2015 4:35:29 AM
WASHINGTON, Oct. 28, 2015 - The Obama administration's "Champions of Change" program is one facet of a White House public relations campaign in the lead-up to the United Nations conference on climate change in Paris at the end of next month.
Politics | 10/27/2015 6:21:34 PM
WASHINGTON, Oct. 27, 2015 - If the right energy policy choices are made, the Department of Energy forecasts that wind power's current 4.5 percent of the nation's end-use demand could surge to 10 percent by 2020, 20 percent by 2030 and 35 percent by 2050.
Politics | 10/27/2015 4:56:01 PM
WASHINGTON, Oct. 27, 2015 - House and Senate Democrats met on Capitol Hill Tuesday to solicit the help of child nutrition advocates and congressional staffers in their push to reauthorize the Obama administration's Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act (HFKA) - that lapsed last month - and the healthy school meal standards the law put in place.
Politics | 10/27/2015 3:41:28 PM
WASHINGTON, Oct. 26, 2015 - Crop insurers will be forced to help pay for higher spending in a sweeping budget deal reached by the White House and congressional Republican leaders.
Politics | 10/26/2015 5:37:34 PM
WASHINGTON, Oct. 25, 2015 - House Republican leaders are scrambling this week to avert a snarl in rail traffic - and a crisis over the federal debt limit - even as Paul Ryan prepares to take over as speaker and try to unite the fractious GOP caucus.
Politics | 10/26/2015 2:26:17 PM
WASHINGTON, Oct. 26, 2015 - The White House honored 12 "Champions of Change" in sustainable agriculture Monday for using and promoting management practices that reduce greenhouse gas emissions, improve environmental conditions and grow local economies.
Politics | 10/26/2015 9:40:34 AM
WASHINGTON, Oct. 26, 2015 - As expected, a World Health Organization body on cancer research has labeled red and processed meat consumption as potentially leading to colorectal, pancreatic, and prostate cancers.
Politics | 10/25/2015 9:07:02 PM
WASHINGTON, Oct. 25, 2015 -USDA's Agriculture Marketing Service (AMS) is conducting a (thorough administrative review) of issues involving the American Egg Board following reports that Chief Executive Officer Joanne Ivy tried to persuade Whole Foods to stop selling a type of mayonnaise made without eggs called Just Mayo.
Politics | 10/25/2015 1:00:51 PM
As House Speaker John Boehner prepares his final (to do) list before he retires at the end of October, I hope he includes reauthorizing and fully funding the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF).
Politics | 10/25/2015 10:55:34 AM
WASHINGTON, Oct. 22, 2015 - The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee approved a multiyear bill to fund the federal highway system, but enacting the long-term legislation before next week's deadline is unlikely.
Politics | 10/23/2015 2:17:09 PM
WASHINGTON, Oct. 23, 2015 - Earlier this week, Subway announced it would phase out the use of antibiotics in meat served in its restaurants, and many in the agricultural industry haven't taken kindly to the news.
Politics | 10/23/2015 1:49:48 PM
WASHINGTON, Oct. 23, 2015 -- USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service has decided to deregulate Monsanto Co.'s corn genetically engineered for...
Politics | 10/23/2015 10:28:58 AM
WASHINGTON, Oct. 23, 2015 - The World Health Organization's International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) reportedly will label red and processed meats as cancer-causing agents in a report to be released on Monday.
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