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Politics | 1/20/2016 10:25:33 AM
WASHINGTON, Jan. 20, 2016 - So what does rural America look like once you open the hatch and take a look under the hood?
Politics | 1/20/2016 8:41:29 AM
WASHINGTON, Jan. 19, 2016 - A bipartisan group of 60 lawmakers is urging USDA to delay publishing a proposed rule for inspecting hog-slaughter facilities, saying the plan undermines food safety and worker safety as well as animal welfare.

Politics | 1/19/2016 10:08:38 PM

ALTOONA, Iowa, Jan. 19, 2016 - Seeking an edge in his tight race with Texas Sen. Ted Cruz in Iowa, Donald Trump assured farmers and the state's biofuel industry that he would work to preserve the federal biofuel mandates that are important to the state's economy.
Politics | 1/19/2016 8:30:20 PM
WASHINGTON, Jan. 19, 2016 - President Obama delivered an expected veto of a congressional resolution that would kill the administration's (waters of the United States) rule redefining the jurisdiction of the Clean Water Act.
Politics | 1/19/2016 4:57:55 PM
WASHINGTON, Jan. 17, 2016 - The Senate Agriculture Committee begins moving long-awaited legislation this week that would preserve the broad improvements in school nutrition standards implemented by the Obama administration.
Politics | 1/19/2016 4:31:37 PM
WASHINGTON, Jan. 19, 2016 - The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to decide the legality of the Obama administration's efforts to allow some undocumented immigrants to stay in the country.
Politics | 1/19/2016 2:36:53 PM
WASHINGTON, Jan. 19, 2015 - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack applauded a Senate agreement on child nutrition programs, saying the bipartisan deal would (maintain our commitment to science-based nutrition standards.)
Politics | 1/19/2016 11:47:03 AM
WASHINGTON, Jan. 19, 2016 - The outlook for antibiotics resistance in animals and humans and the roles agriculture and the livestock feed industry will play in the related challenges and advances will get a thorough look in Washington, D.C., this week at a forum of experts early Wednesday and in broader summit later Wednesday and on Thursday.
Politics | 1/18/2016 4:49:58 PM
WASHINGTON, Jan. 18, 2015 - A bipartisan Senate agreement to reauthorize child nutrition programs for five years is winning praise from health advocates despite easing standards for whole grains and sodium.
Politics | 1/17/2016 1:50:09 PM
WASHINGTON, Jan. 15, 2016 - President Barack Obama has asked Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack to lead a coordinated, interagency effort to curb heroin and opioid abuse in rural America.
Politics | 1/15/2016 5:51:26 PM
WASHINGTON, Jan. 15, 2015 - A bipartisan Senate agreement on school meal standards would lower the whole grain requirement and delay for two years additional reductions in sodium limits.
Politics | 1/15/2016 11:51:20 AM
WASHINGTON, Jan. 15, 2016 - A new strain of the highly pathogenic avian influenza virus (HPAI) that caused the depopulation of more than 48 million birds last year has been detected in Indiana.
Politics | 1/14/2016 6:48:19 PM
WASHINGTON, Jan. 13, 2016 - Congressional Republicans have set the stage for President Obama to issue an election-year veto to preserve his administration's Clean Water Act rule that is widely unpopular with farm groups.
Politics | 1/14/2016 4:02:12 PM
WASHINGTON, Jan. 14, 2016 - The new Canadian regime is opposed to any voluntary country-of-origin labeling program in the U.S. now that it's been decided the former U.S. trade law ran afoul, a Canadian official told reporters Thursday.
Politics | 1/14/2016 2:22:42 PM
WASHINGTON, Jan. 14, 2016 - The Government Accountability Office has issued a report that criticizes USDA's response to the initial outbreaks of deadly Swine Enteric Coronavirus Diseases (SECD) in the spring of 2013, outbreaks that eventually killed millions of pigs.
Politics | 1/13/2016 7:08:55 PM
WASHINGTON, Jan. 13, 2016 - Ethanol producers and the U.S. Grains Council say they are disappointed that China has initiated anti-dumping and countervailing duty investigations involving U.S. exports of distiller's dried grains (DDGS) to the Asian nation.
Politics | 1/13/2016 3:49:21 PM
WASHINGTON, Jan. 13, 2016 - A day after President Obama used his State of the Union speech to urge Congress to approve the Trans-Pacific Partnership, his point man on trade was out drumming up support for the agreement in Washington.
Politics | 1/13/2016 2:52:31 PM
WASHINGTON, Jan. 13, 2016 - USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) announced Wednesday it will extend deregulation of the J.R. Simplot Company's Innate Potato to another Simplot genetically engineered (GE) potato with the same traits.
Politics | 1/13/2016 2:07:08 PM
WASHINGTON, Jan. 13, 2016 - The Senate Agriculture Committee is set to move a bipartisan bill next week to reauthorize child nutrition programs and provide some permanence to higher school meal standards that the Obama administration implemented.
Politics | 1/13/2016 1:28:36 PM
WASHINGTON, Jan. 12, 2016 -- The Senate GOP leadership calls the energy bill that the Energy Committee passed with a bipartisan 18-4 vote last July...
Politics | 1/13/2016 11:52:30 AM
WASHINGTON, Jan. 13, 2016 - Climate change impacts and associated changes in water resources could lead to reductions in electricity production capacity for more than...
Politics | 1/13/2016 11:45:26 AM
WASHINGTON, Jan. 13, 2016 - The Department of Energy (DOE) recently announced six organizations selected to receive up to $10.5 million to support the design and operation for...
Politics | 1/13/2016 11:28:38 AM
WASHINGTON, Jan. 13, 2016 - USDA's Rural Utilities Service has awarded the Vermont Energy Investment Corp. (VEIC) $46 million to support energy efficiency and...
Politics | 1/13/2016 11:18:21 AM
WASHINGTON, Jan. 13, 2016 - In a campaign-style State of the Union (SOTU) address Tuesday night, President Obama forcefully and repeatedly pushed for...
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