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WASHINGTON, July 20, 2016 - While the United
Kingdom's decision to withdraw from the European Union isn't likely to have
much effect on the global food system, over time it could make it more
difficult for the...
WASHINGTON, July 18, 2016 - The Dow-DuPont merger could result in both less - and more - competition in the seed industry, the National Corn Growers Association said in a letter to the Justice Department (DOJ).
WASHINGTON, July 19, 2016 - The Obama administration on Tuesday announced a new cross government partnership - the Clean Energy Savings for All Initiative - to increase access to solar energy and promote energy efficiency across the country, particularly in low- and moderate- income communities.
WASHINGTON, July 19, 2016 - Monsanto Co. has rejected Bayer Ag's latest takeover bid, saying its board views the $125 a share offer as (financially inadequate and insufficient to ensure deal certainty.)
WASHINGTON, July 15, 2016 - Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has tapped Indiana Gov. Mike Pence as his running mate, much to the delight of those who have worked with Pence on ag issues.
WASHINGTON, July 14, 2016 - In a sweeping victory for farm groups, food companies and the biotech industry, the House voted overwhelmingly today to clear legislation that will prevent states from requiring on-package labeling of GMOs.
WASHINGTON, July 13, 2016 - The comment period for USDA's proposed organic animal welfare standards expires at midnight July 13, having drawn nearly 6,000 comments since the draft rule was announced in April. The standards touch on all phases of organic animal production, but perhaps no ag sector would be more impacted than poultry and egg production.
WASHINGTON, July 14, 2016 - The House of Representatives today approved a 2017 spending bill for EPA and the Interior Department that would block many of the Obama administration's signature environmental initiatives, such as the Clean Power Plan and the (waters of the U.S.) rule. The measure passed 231-196, with only three Democrats voting yes.
WASHINGTON, July 12, 2016 - Capping years of committee work and weeks of tough House/Senate negotiations on comprehensive energy legislation, the Senate voted 84 to 3 Tuesday afternoon to convene a conference to reconcile competing House and Senate bills.
July 13, 2016 - U.S. and Iraqi officials today signed a memorandum of
understanding to boost U.S. rice sales to the Middle East country over the next
six months, the USA Rice Federation said.
This week's guest on Open Mic is Leif Magnusson, President of CLAAS Global Sales Americas and the 2016 Chair of the Association of Equipment Manufacturers. This interview includes the status of an industry bearing the burden of a significant fall in US net farm income and the equipment manufacturers' perspective on global trade agreements. AEM supports the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal and Magnusson shares possible consequences of a failure to ratify the trade pact. Magnusson addresses the crucial connections between the need to develop rural infrastructure, maintaining manufacturing jobs in the country and keeping US agriculture competitive.