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Politics | 2/5/2016 2:13:10 PM
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.
Politics | 2/5/2016 10:33:17 AM
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.

Politics | 2/4/2016 3:26:15 PM
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.
Politics | 2/4/2016 3:04:12 PM
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 cotton prices.
Politics | 2/4/2016 12:18:53 PM
WASHINGTON, Feb. 4, 2016 - Democrats stalled a bipartisan energy bill in the Senate, demanding that Republicans agree to include aid for the drinking water crisis in Flint, Michigan.
Politics | 2/3/2016 7:52:17 PM
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.
Politics | 2/3/2016 7:00:15 PM
WASHINGTON, Feb. 3, 2016 - Trade ministers have officially signed off on the Trans-Pacific Partnership, but that doesn't look to be speeding up congressional approval in the United States.
Politics | 2/3/2016 2:02:46 PM
WASHINGTON, Feb. 2, 2016 - The energy bill debate in the Senate this week is where partisan priorities collide head-on with political reality.
Politics | 2/3/2016 1:09:28 PM
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.
Politics | 2/3/2016 12:41:11 PM
WASHINGTON, Feb. 3, 2016 - The Energy Department (DOE) announced $2.85 million in funding for four projects to advance the development of renewable energy technologies at...
Politics | 2/3/2016 12:35:44 PM
WASHINGTON, Feb. 3, 2016 - Argonne National Laboratory released a study funded by the Energy Department's Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) that...
Politics | 2/3/2016 12:29:10 PM
WASHINGTON, Feb. 3, 2016 - To close the data and communication gaps between regulatory agencies that could delay the permitting process...
Politics | 2/3/2016 12:19:26 PM
WASHINGTON, Feb. 3, 2016 - Rep. Steve King can say (I told you so) after the outcome in the Iowa caucuses. He warned back in January that corn growers and ethanol producers risked a significant...
Politics | 2/3/2016 12:09:55 PM
WASHINGTON, Feb. 3, 2016 - The House Agriculture Committee is urging lawmakers to leave farm and nutrition programs alone as a new...
Politics | 2/3/2016 12:02:54 PM
WASHINGTON, Feb. 3, 2016 - Many U.S. farm organizations are gearing up for an effort to convince members of Congress that they should...
Politics | 2/3/2016 11:22:34 AM
WASHINGTON, Feb. 3, 2016 - There is no good reason for the Supreme Court to review - and possibly reverse - an appeals court decision that...
Politics | 2/3/2016 11:11:23 AM
WASHINGTON, Feb. 3, 2016 - Embedded in the monstrous budget bill Congress hammered out late last year is a tweak in tax laws that few noticed but is...
Politics | 2/3/2016 10:57:04 AM
WASHINGTON, Feb. 3, 2016 - In the midst of a prolonged downturn in the cattle market, the industry's largest producer group is taking action, hoping to address...
Politics | 2/3/2016 10:45:56 AM
WASHINGTON, Feb. 3, 2016 - It's not just food manufacturers who are having to deal with FDA's major food safety overhaul. Nearly every biodiesel plant in the U.S. is...
Politics | 2/3/2016 10:29:15 AM
WASHINGTON, Feb. 3, 2016 - The prospect of delisting the Yellowstone grizzly under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) has been high in recent years, but the...
Politics | 2/2/2016 8:12:40 PM
WASHINGTON, 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.
Politics | 2/2/2016 4:41:10 PM
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.
Politics | 2/2/2016 7:49:02 AM
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.
Politics | 2/1/2016 4:41:08 PM
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.
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