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WASHINGTON, Feb. 5, 2016 - USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service announced today the finalization of a new interim rule governing indemnity payments from highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) outbreaks.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 5, 2016 - Bayer's Crop Science division is rejecting EPA's request that it voluntarily cancel uses of flubendiamide (trade name: Belt), an insecticide used on more than 200 crops nationwide.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 4, 2016 - USDA says $150 million in funding is available for agricultural producers through the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP), the department's largest conservation program that helps producers voluntarily improve the health and productivity of private and tribal working lands.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 3, 2016 - Agriculture Secretary
Tom Vilsack has notified lawmakers he lacks the legal authority to provide
subsidies for cottonseed, a blow to growers reeling from a plunge in global
WASHINGTON, Feb. 3, 2016 - After months of being courted by Monsanto, Syngenta officials announced today that the global agribusiness company is best suited to marry-up with the state-owned China National Chemical Corp., known as ChemChina, in a deal valued at more than $43 billion in cash.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 3, 2016 - USDA announced Wednesday it will grant $30.1 million to food safety and plant health research that the department says is essential to bolstering America's farm economy and attracting new farmers to the sector.
Feb. 1, 2016 -- The state officials who work most closely with farmers need to
make their voices heard by federal regulators, industry leaders said Monday
during a panel discussion at the kickoff of the National Association of State
Departments of Agriculture meeting in Washington.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 2, 2016 - USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) will prepare a programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to (evaluate a range of alternatives) for updating its biotechnology regulations.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 2, 2016 -- China National Chemical Corp. is close to an agreement to buy Swiss pesticide-and-seed-maker Syngenta AG for almost $43 billion, Bloomberg Business and the Wall Street Journal are reporting.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 31, 2016 - Critics of ethanol are rehashing proposals to curb biofuel policy, and Republicans may force another vote on the "waters of the United States" rule as the Senate debates a comprehensive bipartisan energy bill this week.
This week's guest on Open Mic is Ed Hamberger, President and CEO of the American Association of Railroads. In this week's interview Hamberger discusses the longstanding relationships between agriculture, railroads and feeding the world. But the industry is facing economic and regulatory challenges that could negatively affect the rail industry and its customers. The AAR supports expanded global trade through the Trans-Pacific Partnership and is hopeful a new Congress can bring needed change to corporate tax laws.