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Politics | 10/9/2015
WASHINGTON, Oct. 8, 2015 - Kevin McCarthy stunned House Republicans by dropping out of the race for speaker at the last minute, saying he couldn't unify the fractured GOP caucus.

Politics | 10/8/2015 6:44:54 PM
New York, Oct. 8, 2015 - The state of Vermont and the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) squared off Thursday in a battle over the nation's first mandatory labeling law for foods made with genetically engineered products.
Politics | 10/8/2015 4:50:58 PM
WASHINGTON, Oct. 8, 2015 - USDA's Foreign Agricultural Service has issued commodity-by-commodity fact sheets outlining the reductions in tariffs and increases in import quotas negotiated under the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
Politics | 10/8/2015 2:27:43 PM
WASHINGTON, October 8, 2015 - The Farm Credit Council Board of Directors selected Todd Van Hoose to serve as their new council president and CEO, replacing Ken Auer when he retires in early 2016.
Politics | 10/8/2015 1:50:06 PM
WASHINGTON, Oct. 7, 2015 - A hearing of the House Agriculture Committee Wednesday offered little information about the specifics of the upcoming Dietary Guidelines for Americans, but new information on topics that will or won't be addressed in the pivotal document.
Politics | 10/8/2015 1:23:13 PM
WASHINGTON, Oct. 8, 2015 - Kevin McCarthy stunned House Republicans by dropping out of the race for speaker at the last minute, saying he couldn't unify the fractured GOP caucus.
Politics | 10/8/2015 11:49:51 AM
WASHINGTON, Oct. 8, 2015 - Two agricultural groups released documentation today claiming that uncertainty surrounding the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) is a major factor in projected drops in net farm income.
Politics | 10/7/2015 4:10:32 PM
WASHINGTON, Oct. 6, 2015 -- The U.S. EPA will finalize its controversial Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) volume requirements for biomass-based diesel by Nov. 30.
Politics | 10/7/2015 12:26:43 PM
WASHINGTON, Oct. 7, 2015 - Monsanto reported a 15.5 percent drop in net income for the fiscal year that ended Aug. 31 to $2.314 billion, citing a decline in commodity prices and restructuring charges.The seed giant also announced job cuts and forecast a drop in earnings for FY 2016.
Politics | 10/7/2015 11:50:33 AM
WASHINGTON, Oct. 7, 2015 - A new coalition has been formed to support the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), which is facing EPA-proposed...
Politics | 10/7/2015 11:43:53 AM
WASHINGTON, Oct. 7, 2015 - Lowering environmental impact and reducing costs for hydropower drivetrains, which transfer rotational energy from turbines to generators...
Politics | 10/7/2015 10:49:19 AM

WASHINGTON, Oct. 7, 2015 - For all the battles that the Obama administration and agriculture have waged in recent years, the White House wasted no time making it clear how important...
Politics | 10/7/2015 10:29:01 AM
WASHINGTON, Oct. 7, 2015 - The House Agriculture Committee is scheduled to review the development of the 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans today amid lots of controversy...
Politics | 10/7/2015 10:17:24 AM
WASHINGTON, Oct. 7, 2015 - The future of Feed the Future is looking a bit murky. The Obama administration is eager to get Congress to...
Politics | 10/7/2015 9:56:28 AM
WASHINGTON, Oct. 7, 2015 - USDA today released a series of fact sheets designed to boost the ag community's support for the newly reached Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement.
Politics | 10/7/2015 9:47:54 AM
WASHINGTON, Oct. 7, 2015 - From Montana to Maryland, to Brazil, Bavaria and as far away as Turkey, new (super weeds) are threatening...
Politics | 10/7/2015 9:35:31 AM
WASHINGTON, Oct. 7, 2015 - The nation's three largest organic milk processors, through the Organic Trade Association (OTA), are asking USDA's Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) for a...
Politics | 10/7/2015 9:18:13 AM
WASHINGTON, Oct. 7, 2015 - After a record-setting 2014, live and feeder cattle prices have taken a tumble in recent weeks with experts pointing to a...
Politics | 10/7/2015 9:11:01 AM
WASHINGTON, Oct. 7, 2015 - Advocates for industrial hemp - the non-hallucinogenic cousin of marijuana - are looking to build on the progress they made with...
Politics | 10/7/2015 9:01:04 AM
WASHINGTON, Oct. 7, 2015 - Government mandates for labeling food to show its production process are a bad idea because they could ...
Politics | 10/6/2015 8:15:19 PM
WASHINGTON, Oct. 5, 2015 - Key congressional Republicans are raising concerns about the just-completed Pacific Rim trade pact, in part because the Obama administration didn't insist on protecting U.S. tobacco products from regulations in other countries.
Politics | 10/6/2015 2:03:48 PM

WASHINGTON, Oct. 6, 2015 - President Obama launched his push for approval of the Trans-Pacific Partnership today with a one-hour, closed-door meeting with leaders of agriculture and other business sectors that will be critical to the coming congressional debate.
Politics | 10/6/2015 12:55:05 PM
WASHINGTON, Oct. 6, 2015 - Just as U.S. trade negotiators celebrate the completion of one major trade agreement across the Pacific Ocean, talks are scheduled to continue with trading partners across the Atlantic.
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