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WASHINGTON, Nov. 10, 2015 -- This year's soybean crop will be the biggest ever - and bigger than projected a month ago - and the corn crop is also projected larger than in October, according to the latest USDA forecasts.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 10, 2015 - Small farms and processors across the country as well as some major agricultural cooperatives have been awarded Agriculture Department grants to expand or start new businesses.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 9, 2015 - USDA plans to invest $8
million in fiscal year 2016 in projects that will help farmers and ranchers
served by the drought-depleted Ogallala Aquifer conserve billions of gallons of
water annually while strengthening agricultural operations.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 8, 2015 - The Food and Drug Administration is expected to roll out a set of landmark rules this week that includes the first federal safety regulations for how fresh produce is grown and packed.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 9, 2015 - Ethanol supporters are expressing their disappointment at a recent letter targeting the Renewable Fuel Standard, saying the 184 members of Congress who signed it are turning their backs on farmers and rural communities.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 5, 2015 - The release of the Trans-Pacific Partnership text makes public for the first time details of the tariff cuts and restrictions on foreign import barriers that could benefit U.S. food and agricultural exports.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 6, 2015 - The escalating battle over the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) added another front Thursday. National Farmers Union President Roger Johnson warned President Obama that lowering the RFS volume requirements could result in Democrats losing otherwise winnable congressional races in the 2016 elections.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 6, 2015 - President Barack Obama rejected the Keystone XL pipeline, ending his administration's seven-year internal debate over the project by concluding that it (would not serve the national interests.)
WASHINGTON, Nov, 4, 2015 - Republicans knew they didn't have the votes to repeal the Obama administration's Clean Water Act rule. But they managed to put Senate Democrats on the hot seat over the issue.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 5, 2015 -- President Barack Obama says he'll suspend all duty-free treatment of South African agricultural exports to the U.S., within 60 days unless the country makes some progress toward eliminating barriers to shipments of certain U.S. farm products, including chicken, pork and beef.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 5, 2015 - The top Republican and Democrat on the Senate Agriculture Committee took on the hotly debated topic of "fire borrowing" for the first time during a Thursday hearing, and even went as far as to publicly agree to try to end the practice.
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.