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WASHINGTON, July 17, 2014 - USDA and the Energy Department today announced the selection of 10 projects that are being awarded funding aimed at accelerating genetic breeding programs to improve plant feedstocks for the production of
WASHINGTON, July 14, 2014 - When David Graves was hand-picked from Sen. Thad Cochran's staff to lead the Rice Miller's Association in 1989, the U.S. congressional map was not his friend. The U.S. rice crop is primarily grown in just
WASHINGTON, July 14, 2014 - Look for trade issues to make headlines this week as U.S. efforts continue to forge two major commercial treaties, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) with 11 other Asia-Pacific nations, and the
WASHINGTON, July 11, 2014 - Global meat prices will keep rising for the next decade with beef continuing to set record highs. And the production and consumption of biofuels is expected to increase by 50 percent.These are some of
WASHINGTON, July 11, 2014 - The U.S. soybean crop will total a record 3.8 billion bushels, up 4.5 percent from the month-ago estimate, USDA said today in a monthly report. The department cited an increase in
KANSAS CITY, July 10, 2014 - EPA Administrator
Gina McCarthy wrapped up a two-day tour in the nation's heartland, visiting a
farm near Columbia, Kansas, and speaking yesterday to the Agricultural Business
Council of Kansas City
WASHINGTON, July 10, 2014— The heated public debate over genetically modified foods shows the agricultural industry is not doing enough to communicate biotechnology's benefits to society, according to
WASHINGTON July 9, 2014 - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack
met with representatives from nutrition organizations today but gave no
indication that the Obama administration is willing to ease school lunch requirements.
WASHINGTON, July 9, 2014 - A coalition of leading business, manufacturing, and agriculture groups -- including the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the American Farm Bureau Federation, the Partnership for a New American Economy and the Business Roundtable -- - held a national day of action Wednesday to pressure
Our guest this week is Missouri 6th District Representative Sam Graves.
As chair of the House Small Business Committee and member of the Transportation Committee, Graves is anxious for a long term resolution to finding resources for the Highway Trust Fund. He has introduced legislation to reign in EPA regulations on farms and small businesses. Graves wants a solution to the nation's immigration policy, but says the administration should do more to enforce the country's existing immigration policy.