News Archive: Months of Agri-Pulse Reporting Available
Welcome to Agri-Pulse, the news source you can depend on for daily updates on the web and weekly e-newsletters regarding the latest in agricultural news and rural policy. Browse our website for concise coverage of daily farm and rural policy developments, and click on the link above to view a sample issue of our e-newsletter. If you like what you see, sign up for a four-week free trial subscription or subscribe by clicking the links above.
@import url(https://www.agri-pulse.com/AspEdit/cuteeditor_files/Style/SyntaxHighlighter.css);@import url(/style/musicstyle.css);
The USDA published a Request
for Information (RFI) with the Federal Register today and is seeking public
comment regarding Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) use in
WASHINGTON, Aug. 1, 2014 - Republican leaders in the House of Representatives Friday night finally found enough votes to get a border security bill passed, but not until they postponed the start of their August recess and well after senators left on their summer break, leaving
WASHINGTON, July 31, 2014 - The House of Representatives on Thursday postponed its August recess by one day, after Republican leaders pulled their $659 million border security bill when it became apparent
WASHINGTON, July 31, 2014 - Senate Agriculture Committee Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., and 12 other Democratic senators sent a letter to three government agencies today asking them to provide certainty on
WASHINGTON, July 30, 2014 - In a recent congressional hearing, Robert Goldenkoff, the Government Accountability Office's director of strategic issues, warned that "reduced investments in human capital can have lasting, detrimental effects" and that "serious human capital shortfalls are eroding agencies' capacity." He added that high retirement rates throughout the federal government are undermining "institutional knowledge and leadership."
WASHINGTON, July 30, 2014 - The White House Council of Economic Advisors released a report Tuesday detailing potential consequences of inaction on climate change and called for action to curb global warming.
WASHINGTON, July 30, 2014 - The Washington-based Center for Food Safety (CFS), characterizing itself as "the nation's leading nonprofit working on genetically engineered organisms," and the Vermont Public Interest Research Group (VPIRG) are casting doubt on the commitment of the State of Vermont to adequately defend a food industry suit to nullify its biotech food labeling law.
WASHINGTON, July 30, 2014 - As U.S. lawmakers consider imposing tougher sanctions on Russia following the downing of Malaysian Flight MH17 and ongoing turmoil in Ukraine, Russia is threatening to ban U.S. chicken imports in what some call a retaliatory action. At press time, Russia was considering a ban on U.S. chicken and some European fruit and was reportedly investigating McDonald's cheese for safety.
WASHINGTON, July 30, 2014 - China's recent actions impeding imports of U.S. distiller's dried grains with solubles (DDGS), a co-product of dry-milled ethanol production used as a feed ingredient, dominated guest presentations and group discussions during the U.S Grains Council (USGC) 54th Board of Delegates meeting this week in Omaha, Nebraska.
WASHINGTON, July 30, 2014 - USDA and rural lender CoBank last week announced the creation of a fund designed to entice some of Wall Street's wealthiest investors to back infrastructure projects in rural America. CoBank pledged $10 billion for the U.S. Rural Infrastructure Opportunity Fund, and USDA is hopeful more investments will follow.
This week’s guest on Open Mic is Wisconsin Representative Reid Ribble. The 8th district Republican left the Freedom Caucus last week in the fallout from a failed attempt to elect a new House Speaker. In this week’s interview, Ribble outlines challenges the Congress faces in approving a spending plan and his efforts to bring about a two-year budget cycle. He sees action soon on the nation’s debt ceiling and tax extenders but says the bigger issue lies between liberal Senate Democrats and conservative GOP leaders on spending. Ribble strongly opposes the EPA’s new clean water rules but supports a new voluntary program to reduce nutrient runoff in his home state.