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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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In this week’s edition of Open Mic, House Agriculture Committee Chairman Mike Conaway discusses what promises to be a frantic start to December as the U.S. Congress faces a deadline to approve omnibus appropriations legislation. Chairman Conaway is intent to see protection from budget cuts for the farm bill and crop insurance. In this interview, Conaway calls for administrative changes in the farm bill to help cotton farmers, discusses how the threat of trade retaliation from COOL is already affecting commerce with Canada, and the committee’s work to review the nation’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.