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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
In this week’s edition of Open Mic, House Agriculture Committee Chairman Mike Conaway discusses what promises to be a frantic start to December as the U.S. Congress faces a deadline to approve omnibus appropriations legislation. Chairman Conaway is intent to see protection from budget cuts for the farm bill and crop insurance. In this interview, Conaway calls for administrative changes in the farm bill to help cotton farmers, discusses how the threat of trade retaliation from COOL is already affecting commerce with Canada, and the committee’s work to review the nation’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.