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Politics | 9/25/2014 8:53:49 AM
WASHINGTON, Sept. 25, 2014-USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) announced today that the public comment period on its draft environmental impact statement (DEIS) for Monsanto's genetically engineered (GE) cotton and soybean plants resistant to the herbicide dicamba will remain open through October 10, 2014
Politics | 9/24/2014 8:22:05 PM
WASHINGTON, Sept. 24 -- Two days of Trans-Pacific Partnership talks between top negotiators for the U.S. and Japan failed to produce any progress on critical issues involving

Politics | 9/24/2014 6:17:15 PM
WASHINGTON, Sept. 24, 2014 - Three of the top U.S. non-alcoholic beverage makers say they will take steps to cut the calories consumed in beverages by 20 percent per person by 2025.
Politics | 9/24/2014 4:22:33 PM
WASHINGTON, Sept. 24, 2014 -- USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack today said he welcomes the launch of the Global Alliance for Climate Smart Agriculture, announced at the
Politics | 9/24/2014 3:58:22 PM
WASHINGTON, Sept. 24, 2014 - USDA has selected 85 utilities and cooperatives for grants and loans totaling more than $59 million to encourage economic growth in rural communities.
Politics | 9/24/2014 10:32:35 AM
WASHINGTON, Sept. 24, 2014 - The federal government today unveiled the second phase of an inter-agency action plan designed to protect and restore the health of
Politics | 9/23/2014 8:24:13 PM
WASHINGTON, Sept. 23, 2014-The EPA has decided not to appeal a federal ruling in favor of West Virginia poultry farmer Lois Alt in a Clean Water Act (CWA) case.
Politics | 9/23/2014 8:43:34 AM

INDIANAPOLIS, Sept. 23, 2014 - Analysts forecast that the world's population will grow to 9 billion people by 2050. With global needs today to fight hunger and prepare for the expected population explosion, the industry of agriculture needs educated, skilled and
Politics | 9/22/2014 9:52:29 PM
WASHINGTON, Sept. 22, 2014 -- Bayer CropScience plans to invest close to $900 million in the U.S. in the 2013-2016 period because of the long-term growth opportunities in a region it considers a
Politics | 9/21/2014 5:15:58 PM
WASHINGTON, Sept. 18, 2014 - The White House issued today an executive order to create a plan to fight antibiotic resistance, a problem the Administration said is
Politics | 9/19/2014 4:15:31 PM
WASHINGTON, Sept. 19, 2014 - A group of 40 agricultural organizations, trade associations and companies are commending U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman for standing firm against what they say is India's attempt to
Politics | 9/19/2014 3:04:19 PM
WASHINGTON, Sept. 19, 2014 - Even with worries about stability and predictability in the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) rule, several biofuel companies banded together this week to share the news of the steps they've taken to make
Politics | 9/19/2014 10:02:09 AM
WASHINGTON, Sept. 19, 2014 - The Food and Drug Administration is suggesting revisions to four rules that it proposed early last year for implementing the
Politics | 9/18/2014 7:30:20 PM
WASHINGTON, Sept. 18, 2014--Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that USDA is investing $68 million in 540 renewable energy and energy efficiency projects
Politics | 9/18/2014 4:53:47 PM
WASHINGTON, Sept. 18, 2014 - Conservation programs under the 2014 Farm Bill are off to a strong start, a hearing of a subcommittee of the House Agriculture Committee revealed.
Politics | 9/18/2014 4:29:19 PM

WASHINGTON, SEPT. 18, 2014 - The Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute (FAPRI) has released a new snapshot updating its five-year outlook for crop prices.
Politics | 9/17/2014 9:20:36 PM
WASHINGTON, Sept. 17, 2014 - USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service(APHIS) today announced a determination of nonregulated status for Dow AgroSciences' genetically modified Enlist corn and soybeans that are resistant to
Politics | 9/17/2014 7:39:50 PM
WASHINGTON, Sept. 17, 2014 -- Testifying at a House hearing Wednesday, Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Tom Wheeler voiced strong support for an (Open Internet) and for eliminating the (digital divide) that has saddled rural areas with
Politics | 9/17/2014 7:10:22 PM
WASHINGTON, Sept. 17, 2014 - The Commodity Futures Trading Commission voted to loosen a regulation on the energy market that lawmakers say will
Politics | 9/17/2014 5:21:23 PM
WASHINGTON, Sept. 17, 2014 - A bill aimed at reforming the Surface Transportation Board, a government agency charged with resolving railroad rate and service issues, was unanimously approved by
Politics | 9/17/2014 5:16:52 PM
WASHINGTON, Sept. 17, 2014 -- The House today approved a continuing resolution (CR) that keeps the government running beyond the Sept. 30 end of the fiscal year along with an amendment that provides
Politics | 9/17/2014 3:49:06 PM
WASHINGTON, Sept. 17, 2014 - USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack used what was probably the last House Agriculture Committee hearing of the 113th Congress to vow vigilance over pilot programs designed to help recipients of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) find
Politics | 9/17/2014 3:36:23 PM
WASHINGTON, Sept. 17, 2014 - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said he expects blending requirements in the Renewable Fuels Standard will end up being
Politics | 9/17/2014 10:46:26 AM
WASHINGTON, Sept. 17, 2014 -- An international group of 89 scientists and technology company executives is urging President Obama to order the FDA to speed up its approval process for
Politics | 9/17/2014
WASHINGTON, Sept. 17, 2014 - A panel meeting to compile recommendations for the next set of Dietary Guidelines for Americans continues to consider sustainability an important component, much to the chagrin of some major agricultural organizations.
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