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Politics | 6/24/2014 6:52:12 PM
WASHINGTON, June 24, 2014 -- EPA's Waters of the U.S. rule had another day under congressional scrutiny Tuesday, but this time the embattled proposal had a partner in the limelight - a Groundwater
Politics | 6/24/2014 6:17:12 PM
WASHINGTON June 24, 2014 - The Federal Aviation Administration is clarifying the permitted uses of unmanned model aircraft, citing an increase in

Politics | 6/24/2014 4:12:44 PM
WASHINGTON, June 24, 2014 - USDA on Monday announced the implementation of policy changes and measures authorized by the 2014 Farm Bill designed to help new farmers and ranchers get started in an occupation where
Politics | 6/24/2014 2:48:08 PM
The bill was first brought to the floor last Thursday and saw action Monday afternoon as well before Tuesday's final passage
Politics | 6/23/2014 4:27:32 PM
WASHINGTON, June 23, 2014 - With House and Senate action on a USDA spending bill in limbo, many agricultural stakeholders will be focusing on trade issues this week, with Congressional hearings scheduled on reauthorizing the Export-Import Bank and on using
Politics | 6/20/2014 12:12:56 PM
WASHINGTON, June 20, 2014 - President Obama capped off National Pollinator Week Friday by ordering the creation of a federal task force to promote the
Politics | 6/19/2014 7:04:19 PM
WASHINGTON, June 19, 2014 - Four former EPA administrators - who all served during Republican administrations - encouraged the Senate Environment and
Politics | 6/19/2014 4:19:16 PM
WASHINGTON, June 19, 2014 - Sen. Pat Roberts of Kansas and 29 other Republican senators today introduced legislation meant to prevent
Politics | 6/18/2014 8:57:29 PM
WASHINGTON, June 18, 2014- The National Grain and Feed Association (NGFA) and more than 30 other organizations including groups representing state and national crop and livestock
Politics | 6/18/2014 5:59:08 PM
WASHINGTON, June 18. 2014 - Senate debate on the appropriations (minibus) bill - which includes agriculture - continued today, as a
Politics | 6/18/2014 3:15:31 PM

WASHINGTON, June 18, 2014 - Sanjaya Rajaram, whose research led to a (prodigious) increase in world wheat production, was named the winner of the 2014 World Food Prize today
Politics | 6/18/2014 11:18:51 AM
WASHINGTON, June 18, 2014 -- It's not the first and it won't be the last. Legislation introduced by Rep. James Lankford, R-Okla., would repeal the
Politics | 6/18/2014 11:02:29 AM
WASHINGTON, June 18, 2014 -- A study contending that U.S. corn production is threatened by climate change, unsustainable water use and inefficient and damaging fertilizer practices fails in its intent (by
Politics | 6/18/2014
WASHINGTON, June 18, 2014 - Whether government has the authority to require food manufacturers to label products to disclose the presence of ingredients produced with biotechnology is again before the federal courts. WASHINGTON, June 18, 2014 - In recent years the California Farm Bureau Federation and the Western Growers Association, along with other farm groups and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, have lobbied for policies that make it easier to hire foreign workers from Mexico and elsewhere. WASHINGTON, June 18, 2014 - The Coca-Cola Co. wants to develop fully renewable and recyclable plastic bottles, but to do this, Scott Vitters, the general manager of the PlantBottle Innovation Platform at Coke, said investors need confidence in a marketplace that can advance the technology. WASHINGTON, June 18, 2014 - It's National Pollinator Week and groups concerned about the decline in the honey bee population are seeking support for a bill in Congress that would encourage state highway departments to develop unused highway right-of-ways for forage for the insect. WASHINGTON, June 18, 2014 - A wide-ranging group of food-related organizations is urging the Obama administration to have the FDA take another look at the preliminary determination it made last fall that the "Generally Regarded as Safe" (GRAS) status be removed from partially hydrogenated oils (PHOs), often made from soybeans. WASHINGTON, June 18, 2014 - The Fair Food Network (FFN) is bringing its much-heralded "double up food bucks" program to a chain of supermarkets in Michigan - the first time the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) strategy will be used in a chain. WASHINGTON, June 18, 2014 - Researchers at Texas A and M University say that in addition to being another source of energy, sorghum grown to make biofuel also may offer a significant source of carbon sequestration. WASHINGTON, June 18, 2014 - Rob Aukerman, president of U.S. and Canada operations at Elanco Animal Health, says pork producers will have to boost output by about 50 percent by mid-century to provide necessary protein levels for a global population that's expected to surge to 9 billion people from the current 7.2 billion. And he said they must do so sustainably. WASHINGTON, June 18, 2014 - The Senate began its consideration of a (minibus) bill that includes agriculture appropriations Tuesday, though lawmakers put off discussion of ag-specific measures until at least Wednesday morning. WASHINGTON, June 18, 2014 - Advocates for a tax incentive aimed at helping owners conserve farmland, woodlands and open spaces
Politics | 6/17/2014 8:50:03 PM
WASHINGTON, June 17, 2014 - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack asked European Union (EU) officials at a (historic meeting) to base agricultural trade talks on
Politics | 6/17/2014 12:47:46 PM
WASHINGTON, June 17, 2014 -The United States and Hong Kong have agreed on new terms and conditions that pave the way for the full range of U.S.
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