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WASHINGTON, April 30, 2014 - Monsanto is increasing its commitment to sustainability, pledging to boost efficiency in its irrigation efforts and to help curb greenhouse gas emissions by developing seeds and management tools that allow farmers to
WASHINGTON, April 30, 2014 -- A conflict brewing since last September spilled over Tuesday at the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) semiannual meeting in San Antonio, Texas, where USDA officials heard strident complaints over a change by
WASHINGTON, April 30, 2014 -- A new report from the Council for Agricultural Science and Technology (CAST) and written by a group of scientists, economists and legal experts shows that estimating the costs of
WASHINGTON, April 30, 2014 -- The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) seems ready and willing to hear (constructive criticism) on the proposed update to its Agricultural Worker Protection Standards, the head of the
WASHINGTON, April 30, 2014 -- Witnesses at a House Agriculture subcommittee hearing Tuesday focused on a parasite called the Varroa mite as the most significant factor impacting bee health, but environmental groups later said
WASHINGTON, April 29, 2014-- USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack announced resource allocations Tuesday tailored for small and midsized farmers and ranchers. They include $7 million in university research awards, $8.8 million
SAN ANTONIO, April 29, 2014 - The semiannual meeting of the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) opened haltingly Tuesday, delayed for 30 minutes by a protest over policy changes and, moments later, a procedural effort to remove the
This week’s guest on Open Mic is Representative John Shimkus. The Illinois Republican is pleased with the results of the first six months of the 114th Congress but admits difficult votes lie ahead on spending and regulatory overreach. Shimkus also discusses upcoming trade pacts, GMO labeling and the renewable fuel volume debate.