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WASHINGTON, July 7, 2016 -SunPower is donating
90 solar panels to the Children's
Discovery Museum of San Jose, California, and Clean Solar is
providing the installation services - with the help of students from...
July 6, 2016 - Blame it on the election season, the heat and humidity, or the
combustible combination of House Republicans and a high-ranking EPA official. Whatever
the reasons, Wednesday's hearing on air regulations was marked by more sharp words than usual, forcing a House subcommittee chairman to gavel the proceedings to order at one point.
WASHINGTON, July 6, 2016 - The Senate could conceivably vote this week to replace ongoing backroom discussions with a formal House/Senate conference to reconcile the two chambers' very different energy bills.
WASHINGTON, July 6, 2016 - A hearing of the House Agriculture Committee explored potential errors in policing the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, but some Democrats continue to question the motives of the panel's oversight.
WASHINGTON, July 6, 2016 - Cargill Inc. has agreed to sell its 18 ag-retail outlets in the U.S. to Calgary-based Agrium Inc., the largest retail seller of crop inputs in North America. The outlets, located in Nebraska, South Dakota, Minnesota, Indiana and Michigan, have annual revenues of over $150 million, Agrium said in a release.
WASHINGTON, July 6, 2016 - Two days after her
highly publicized appearance with Democratic presidential candidate Hillary
Clinton in Ohio, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., delivered a little-noticed
speech that just might restore...
WASHINGTON, July 6, 2016 - The U.S. Senate today
will decide the fate of its landmark biotech disclosure bill. An aide to Senate
Agriculture Chairman Pat Roberts says he's (cautiously optimistic) that the
opinion piece published recently on AgriPulse ((2018 Farm Bill - Soil Health))
outlined the importance of the growing interest in improving the health of the
nation's agricultural soils. I want to build upon the article's...
WASHINGTON, July 3, 2016 - The Senate this week will decide the fate of
a landmark compromise on biotech labeling, with food and agriculture looking to
preserve the large bipartisan majority that supported a pivotal procedural move
to bring up the legislation.
This week's guest on Open Mic is Leif Magnusson, President of CLAAS Global Sales Americas and the 2016 Chair of the Agriculture Equipment Manufacturers. This interview includes the status of an industry bearing the burden of a significant fall in US net farm income and the equipment manufacturers perspective on global trade agreements. AEM supports the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal and Magnusson shares possible consequences of a failure to ratify the trade pact. The manufacturing industry plays a significant role in the US economy. Magnusson bridges the relationship between the need to develop rural infrastructure to maintain manufacturing jobs in the country.