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Politics | 11/10/2015 7:48:16 PM
WASHINGTON, Nov. 10, 2015 - Small farms and processors across the country as well as some major agricultural cooperatives have been awarded Agriculture Department grants to expand or start new businesses.
Politics | 11/10/2015 5:53:48 PM
WASHINGTON, Nov. 9, 2015 - USDA plans to invest $8 million in fiscal year 2016 in projects that will help farmers and ranchers served by the drought-depleted Ogallala Aquifer conserve billions of gallons of water annually while strengthening agricultural operations.

Politics | 11/10/2015 1:27:29 PM
WASHINGTON, Nov. 10, 2015 - The Justice Department will ask the U.S. Supreme Court to save the Obama administration's plan for allowing millions of illegal immigrants to remain in the country.
Politics | 11/9/2015 10:00:56 PM
WASHINGTON, Nov. 8, 2015 - The Food and Drug Administration is expected to roll out a set of landmark rules this week that includes the first federal safety regulations for how fresh produce is grown and packed.
Politics | 11/9/2015 9:58:53 PM
WASHINGTON, Nov. 9, 2015 - A federal appeals court refused to allow the Obama administration to move forward with its plan to let millions of illegal immigrants to stay in the country.
Politics | 11/9/2015 8:57:39 PM
WASHINGTON, November 9, 2015 - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack is leading a group of Democratic lawmakers to Cuba this week.
Politics | 11/9/2015 1:40:10 PM
WASHINGTON, Nov. 9, 2015 - Ethanol supporters are expressing their disappointment at a recent letter targeting the Renewable Fuel Standard, saying the 184 members of Congress who signed it are turning their backs on farmers and rural communities.
Politics | 11/6/2015 7:49:55 PM

WASHINGTON, Nov. 5, 2015 - The release of the Trans-Pacific Partnership text makes public for the first time details of the tariff cuts and restrictions on foreign import barriers that could benefit U.S. food and agricultural exports.
Politics | 11/6/2015 3:05:30 PM
WASHINGTON, Nov. 6, 2015 - Farm organizations and home builders have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to consider blocking the Environmental Protection Agency's pollution limits for the Chesapeake Bay.
Politics | 11/6/2015 1:09:56 PM
WASHINGTON, Nov. 6, 2015 - The escalating battle over the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) added another front Thursday. National Farmers Union President Roger Johnson warned President Obama that lowering the RFS volume requirements could result in Democrats losing otherwise winnable congressional races in the 2016 elections.
Politics | 11/6/2015 12:22:55 PM
WASHINGTON, Nov. 6, 2015 - President Barack Obama rejected the Keystone XL pipeline, ending his administration's seven-year internal debate over the project by concluding that it (would not serve the national interests.)
Politics | 11/5/2015 5:47:25 PM
WASHINGTON, Nov, 4, 2015 - Republicans knew they didn't have the votes to repeal the Obama administration's Clean Water Act rule. But they managed to put Senate Democrats on the hot seat over the issue.
Politics | 11/5/2015 4:41:54 PM
WASHINGTON, Nov. 5, 2015 -- President Barack Obama says he'll suspend all duty-free treatment of South African agricultural exports to the U.S., within 60 days unless the country makes some progress toward eliminating barriers to shipments of certain U.S. farm products, including chicken, pork and beef.
Politics | 11/5/2015 3:25:53 PM
WASHINGTON, Nov. 5, 2015 - The top Republican and Democrat on the Senate Agriculture Committee took on the hotly debated topic of "fire borrowing" for the first time during a Thursday hearing, and even went as far as to publicly agree to try to end the practice.
Politics | 11/5/2015 1:27:00 PM
WASHINGTON, Nov. 5, 2015 - A bipartisan group of 184 House members wrote to Environmental Protection Agency chief Gina McCarthy this week urging her to reconsider the Renewable Fuel Standard proposals the agency released earlier this year, saying they would cause a "breach of the ethanol blend wall.)
Politics | 11/5/2015 12:49:50 PM
WASHINGTON, Nov. 5, 2015 - In a landslide vote, the House of Representatives cleared a six-year highway bill Thursday morning, setting up a conference with the Senate over their different pieces of legislation.
Politics | 11/5/2015 6:03:44 AM
WASHINGTON, Nov. 5, 2015 - The White House has posted the text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement, triggering the start of a public review process.
Politics | 11/4/2015 8:09:27 PM
WASHINGTON, Nov. 4, 2015 - Texas Rep. Kevin Brady, who represents a suburban Houston district, was selected by the House GOP Steering Committee to take over as chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee.
Politics | 11/4/2015 7:41:18 PM
WASHINGTON, Nov. 4, 2015 - A new initiative aims to bring farmers, input providers, government leaders and advocacy groups together to address water quality concerns while still increasing on-farm productivity in Minnesota, known as the land of 10,000 lakes.
Politics | 11/4/2015 4:57:07 PM
WASHINGTON, Nov. 4, 2015 - Critics of federal crop insurance are proposing to cut about $24 billion from the program, far more than what was included in a congressional budget agreement.
Politics | 11/4/2015 3:33:24 PM
WASHINGTON, Nov. 4, 2015 -- USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack says the text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement will be released "very, very soon" and that the document will prove to be (very beneficial) to agriculture.
Politics | 11/4/2015 2:30:53 PM
WASHINGTON, Nov. 4, 2015 - An amendment to the House highway bill that would have allowed for heavier loads of livestock on the nation's highways failed to receive congressional approval Wednesday after another truck weight limit amendment met a similar fate Tuesday night.
Politics | 11/4/2015 2:23:10 PM
WASHINGTON, Nov. 3, 2015 -- As the Nov. 30 deadline nears for EPA to announce its final Renewable Fuel Standard volume requirements for 2014, 2015 and 2016, the RFS is under attack on multiple fronts.
Politics | 11/4/2015 11:02:13 AM
WASHINGTON, Nov. 4, 2015 - The world's largest cellulosic ethanol biorefinery went online Friday, October 30, 2015 in Nevada, Iowa marked by a...
Politics | 11/4/2015 10:49:03 AM
WASHINGTON, Nov. 4, 2015 - The Momentum for Change Lighthouse Activity Award, spearheaded by the UN Climate Change secretariat, spotlights 16 innovative, scalable and replicable examples of...
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