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WASHINGTON, Nov. 30, 2016 - House Democrats
select their leadership today as they struggle to figure out how to deal with a
White House and Congress that will both be controlled by Republicans next year.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 28, 2016 - If any new major or
even minor breakthroughs in the U.S. and China's agricultural trade
relationship are going to happen in the foreseeable future, it will likely be
under the Trump administration.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 23, 2016 - An annual U.S.-China trade conference ended today with little headway in getting China to reform the way it approves new agricultural biotechnology traits, U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman said.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 22, 2016 - The first major test of whether Donald Trump's election will increase support for coal, oil and natural gas at the expense of renewables like ethanol, biodiesel, wind, and solar energy could be how the lame-duck Congress...
WASHINGTON, Nov. 23, 2016 - Federal officials and Colorado
Gov. John Hickenlooper last week tried to put an end to a longstanding dispute
by announcing the cancellation of 25 oil and gas leases in Colorado's White River National Forest...
WASHINGTON, Nov. 23, 2016 - The Energy Information Agency
says prices for
residential heating oil and propane are starting off at the same levels as last
winter (October through March), when prices were the lowest in at least a
WASHINGTON, Nov. 23, 2016 - Despite Donald
Trump's repeated promises to roll back regulations, he may have trouble doing
more than nibbling away at the Obama administration's accomplishments in
WASHINGTON, Nov. 23, 2016 - President-elect
Donald Trump has taken steps needed to get his administration up and running at
USDA, EPA, and other agencies important to agriculture. There has been little
evidence, however, that Trump is...
WASHINGTON, Nov. 23, 2016 - At some point in the next week,
the EPA will announce new renewable fuel blending targets for 2017. But will
that announcement be good news for the oil industry or for ethanol producers?
WASHINGTON, Nov. 22, 2016 - Responding to criticism from USDA's Office of Inspector General (OIG), the department's Risk Management Agency (RMA) announced updated factors for prevented planting coverage.
Nov. 21, 2016 - EPA will survive beyond the current political climate because
environmental protection is supported by a majority of Americans, EPA
Administrator Gina McCarthy said today in a speech at the National Press Club.
Nov. 22, 2016 - Seeds coated with neonicotinoid insecticides will continue to
be exempt from regulation under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and
Rodenticide Act, following a federal judge's ruling Monday in a lawsuit brought
by beekeepers and environmental groups.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 22, 2016 - Rep. Collin Peterson, the ranking member on the House Agriculture Committee, today announced two additions to the panel's minority staff for the 115th Congress: Troy Phillips will be deputy staff director and Kellie Adesina will be senior counsel.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 21, 2015 - President-elect Donald Trump today announced that he will follow through on campaign promises to withdraw the U.S. from the 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a trade pact that is still supported by much of the agriculture sector.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 18, 2016 - Michael Torrey, who was advising President-elect Donald Trump on setting up his administration at the Agriculture Department, has resigned from the transition team because of ...
This week's guest on Open Mic is Philip Seng, President and CEO of the U.S. Meat Export Federation. A shift in global markets has brought a rebound to U.S. red meat exports in 2016. In this week's interview, Seng talks about the year ahead for meat trade and how the protectionist rhetoric from the campaign trail is already impacting our trading partners. He also addresses the risks and potential rewards from trading with China and the strong dollar's effect on U.S. meat export sales.