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Politics | 7/22/2015 11:07:30 AM
WASHINGTON, July 22, 2015 -Negotiators are closer than ever to finalizing the groundbreaking trade agreement called but the trade experts say Congress probably won't get its say on any deal until during the 2016 election year.
Politics | 7/22/2015 11:04:44 AM
WASHINGTON, July 22, 2015 -No more status quo: Experts in water policy and economics say significant changes in how drought-plagued California uses its dwindling water supplies are likely for years to come.

Politics | 7/22/2015 10:56:22 AM
WASHINGTON, July 22, 2015 -Algae and leaf-based oils for food and fuel, meat without slaughter, and healthy sugar are all part of the not-so-distant future envisioned at the Biotechnology Industry Organization's (BIO's) World Congress in Montreal this week.
Politics | 7/22/2015 10:46:02 AM
WASHINGTON, July 22, 2015 -Drones are hot, but the systems that integrate their selection, management and data analysis are about to become even hotter.
Politics | 7/22/2015 10:40:34 AM
WASHINGTON, July 22, 2015 -Rep. Mike Conaway, R-Texas, said the crowd that gathered on Capitol Hill last week at a hearing to celebrate the 125th anniversary of the designation of the 1890s land grant universities was the biggest he'd ever seen at an Agriculture Committee hearing.
Politics | 7/22/2015 10:34:54 AM
WASHINGTON, July 22, 2015 -As Senate Agriculture Committee leaders work on child nutrition reauthorization, the American Heart Association has published a paper suggesting sodium levels in school meals should continue to be reduced to ensure a healthy diet for children. The paper challenges other recent reports suggesting that diets which are too low in sodium carry their own health risks.
Politics | 7/22/2015 10:26:43 AM
WASHINGTON, July 22, 2015 -Name a (crop) that saves money, creates jobs and is drought-resistant during the hottest weather?
Politics | 7/22/2015 10:21:38 AM
WASHINGTON, July 22, 2015 -Biotechnology companies creating industrial uses for biobased products are searching for new ways to differentiate their products, especially in light of increased competition from now lower-cost petroleum-based products.
Politics | 7/21/2015 6:47:21 PM
WASHINGTON, July 20, 2015 - USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) says it's joining the state of Montana in a plan to streamline protections for the greater sage-grouse - a bird currently up for federal endangered species protections.
Politics | 7/21/2015 12:08:36 PM
WASHINGTON, July 21, 2015 - The Senate Finance Committee advanced a two-year extension of higher Section 179 expensing allowance and tax incentives for wind power and biofuels.
Politics | 7/21/2015 11:20:39 AM
WASHINGTON, July 21, 2015 -- U.S. Reps. Rosa DeLauro, D-Conn., and Robert Aderholt, R-Ala., are calling on U.S. negotiators at the Trans-Pacific Partnership talks in Hawaii to commit publicly that their negotiating position on catfish will not conflict with existing U.S. law.
Politics | 7/20/2015 4:28:20 PM
WASHINGTON, July 20, 2015 - Critics of a GMO regulation bill are proposing amendments that would add restrictions or exemptions to the legislation and allow farmers to claim government compensation for some damages from herbicide drift or some contamination by genetically engineered plants.
Politics | 7/20/2015 3:39:56 PM
WASHINGTON, July 19, 2015 - The national debate over genetically engineered foods goes to the House floor this week with lawmakers scheduled to debate a bill that would bar states from requiring labels on foods containing GMOs.
Politics | 7/20/2015 3:21:48 PM
WASHINGTON, July 20, 2015 - Stakeholders are voicing their opinions on country-of-origin labeling (COOL) as Senate agriculture leaders try to find a consensus on a path forward for the labeling requirements battered by an international trade dispute.
Politics | 7/20/2015 2:53:01 PM
WASHINGTON, July 20, 2015 - USDA says a preliminary assessment finds that a Monsanto corn product genetically engineered for increased ear biomass determined the product is unlikely to pose a plant pest risk and is being considered for deregulation, or commercial approval.
Politics | 7/20/2015 1:26:49 PM
WASHINGTON, July 20, 2015 - A bipartisan group of senators is urging the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to increase the proposed volumes it set for biodiesel production under the federal Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS).
Politics | 7/19/2015 11:06:44 AM
WASHINGTON, July 16, 2015 - A Senate committee is set to move a two-year extension of popular tax benefits, including wind power and biofuel credits as well as a higher Section 179 expensing allowance widely used by farmers in purchasing new equipment.
Politics | 7/17/2015 3:18:53 PM
WASHINGTON, July 17, 2015- Proponents of a bill that would bar states from requiring the labeling of food made with genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are attempting to clear away confusion about the intent of the legislation, which is expected on the House floor next week.
Politics | 7/17/2015 12:00:20 PM
WASHINGTON, July 16, 2015 - A ban on horse slaughter would be extended another year and genetically engineered salmon would have to be labeled as GMO under provisions that have been added to a Senate spending bill for the Agriculture Department and Food and Drug Administration.
Politics | 7/16/2015 7:10:52 PM
WASHINGTON, July 16, 2015 - Recent changes to an international agreement on intellectual property will unfairly undermine the U.S. dairy industry's effort to use common food names such as parmesan and feta, say leaders of key congressional committees.
Politics | 7/16/2015 5:03:17 PM
WASHINGTON, July 16, 2015 - Recent changes to an international agreement on intellectual property will unfairly undermine the U.S. dairy industry's effort to use common food names such as parmesan and feta, say leaders of key congressional committees.
Politics | 7/16/2015 4:22:49 PM
WASHINGTON, July 16, 2015 - Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy went before a meeting of the nation's corn growers today in an attempt to reassure the farmers about her agency's implementation of the (waters of the United States) rule.
Politics | 7/16/2015 4:14:01 PM
WASHINGTON, July 16, 2015 - A pair of Senate hearings today reviewed 11 separate bills aimed at addressing problems facing the nation's forests, including how to pay for the ever-increasing threat of fire.
Politics | 7/16/2015 1:23:50 PM
WASHINGTON, July 15, 2015 - More than 300 corn farmers and ethanol industry leaders rallied on Capitol Hill to protest the Obama administration's proposed Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) requirements.
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