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WASHINGTON, Sept. 6, 2016 - The House and Senate hold a kick-off conference meeting Thursday to launch the process of reconciling sharp differences between competing versions of the energy bill that Congress hopes to finalize this year.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 7, 2016 - Call it CSP 3.0. The
Natural Resources Conservation Service is preparing to roll out a series of
major changes to the Conservation Stewardship Program designed to make it easier for...
WASHINGTON, Sept. 7, 2016 - Senators Chuck
Schumer of New York and Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin are urging U.S. Trade
Representative Michael Froman and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack to
Sept. 4, 2016 - Lawmakers return to the Capitol for the first time since
mid-July for a month-long session in which they must pass a stopgap bill to
keep the government running until when the new fiscal year starts Oct. 1
WASHINGTON, Sept. 1,
2016 - Japan has resumed purchases of U.S. wheat, lifting restrictions imposed
in late July after a farmer found unapproved genetically modified plants
growing in a field in Washington state.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 2, 2016 - USDA's Farm Service Agency announced today that it is offering some much-needed relief to financially stressed farmers by making an additional $185 million worth of direct and guaranteed loans available in the short remainder of this fiscal year.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 9, 2016 - Farmers in the Southeast are
bracing for the arrival of Hermine today. USDA meteorologist Mark Brusberg says that about 20
percent of the nation's cotton crop lies in the path that the storm is
expected to take through Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 31, 2016 - Deere Co. and Precision Planting LLC say they plan to fight the Justice Department's attempt to block the farm equipment giant's acquisition of Precision Planting on antitrust grounds.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 1, 2016 - Donald Trump cleared
up some questions about his immigration policy - and raised a few more - during
a widely anticipated speech in Arizona that followed a whirlwind trip to meet
with the president of Mexico.
Aug. 31, 2016 - The National Grain and Feed Association will be taking a close
look at a Surface Transportation Board proposal to develop a new rail rate review process designed to make
it easier for grain shippers to challenge unreasonable rates.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 29, 2016 - Jim Matheson, a Democrat who was elected to seven terms in the U.S. House from a reliably Republican district in Utah, knows something about what it takes to work across party lines and buck political headwinds.
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.