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Politics | 1/11/2017 11:25:04 AM
WASHINGTON, Jan. 11, 2017 - A change in House budgetary rules could make it easier for states or local governments to gain control of federal lands.
Politics | 1/11/2017 11:08:10 AM
WASHINGTON, Jan. 11, 2017 - In the U.S. farmland cash rent arena, landlords may see further erosion on their returns while tenants should expect mostly stable to moderately falling rates.

Politics | 1/11/2017 10:41:44 AM
WASHINGTON, Jan. 11, 2017 - President-elect Donald Trump's search for an agriculture secretary drags on. His inauguration is just nine days away and there has been mostly silence from the Trump transition on the search process over the past week. Speculation abounded last week that...
Politics | 1/11/2017 10:27:21 AM
WASHINGTON, Jan. 11, 2017 - Heavy rains and snowfall in the West hold out the prospect for a bountiful 2017 for California agriculture, but farm groups and meteorologists are still hesitant to declare victory over the drought that has gripped the state for five years.
Politics | 1/11/2017 10:13:43 AM
WASHINGTON, Jan. 11, 2017 - National Grange Master Betsy Huber, just completing her first year as president of the oldest U.S. general farm organization, aims to increase its stature as it celebrates its...
Politics | 1/11/2017 8:14:13 AM
WASHINGTON, Jan. 11, 2017 - We're just nine days away from President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration and there's no sign of his agriculture secretary.
Politics | 1/10/2017 9:49:38 PM
WASHINGTON, Jan. 10, 2017 - U.S. Trade Rep Michael Froman says it became clear by the end of the summer that there was no possibility to conclude a major trade agreement with the EU in 2016 or even 2017, but he says the T-TIP deal is not .....
Politics | 1/10/2017 12:56:54 PM
While the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration's (GIPSA) proposed livestock marketing rule comes with a name like The Farmer Fair Practices Rule, those of us in the cattle industry know better than to trust a government program wrapped in a nice title.
Politics | 1/10/2017 8:22:00 AM
WASHINGTON, Jan. 10, 2017 - No, there is still no announcement by President-elect Donald Trump on who will be the next agriculture secretary. But that doesn't mean that the position is held in low regard. It's quite the opposite, according to transition officials.
Politics | 1/9/2017 2:38:07 PM
WASHINGTON, Jan. 8, 2017 - Farmers and ranchers continue their wait for President-elect Donald Trump's agriculture secretary nominee, while the Senate begins confirmation hearings on his other cabinet picks...
Politics | 1/9/2017 9:30:22 AM
From this last election, the country was reminded that rural America has a voice. It is time to make sure the voices of family farmers are heard as well.
Politics | 1/9/2017 7:51:58 AM
WASHINGTON, Jan. 9, 2017 - Another week has gone by and there's still no decision from President-elect Donald Trump on who will be the next agriculture secretary, but there is activity on the transition front.
Politics | 1/9/2017
WASHINGTON, Jan. 9, 2017 - USDA Under Secretary Kevin Concannon says a new report - which shows that raising a child through his high school years can cost a middle income family close to a quarter-million dollars could serve as a valuable tool for financial planning.
Politics | 1/8/2017 3:30:53 PM

PHOENIX, Jan. 8, 2017 - The head of the nation's largest farm and ranch organization says agriculture should be hopeful for what could come out of the Republican-led Congress and Trump administration.
Politics | 1/6/2017 3:45:11 PM
WASHINGTON, Jan. 6, 2017 - USDA's Food and Nutrition Service is giving public schools another year to comply with sodium reduction targets scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.
Politics | 1/6/2017 12:56:37 PM
WASHINGTON, Jan. 6, 2017 - Idaho's challenge to a federal land-use plan designed to protect greater sage-grouse has been rejected by a federal judge, who said the state could not demonstrate legal standing.
Politics | 1/6/2017 8:08:02 AM
WASHINGTON, Jan. 6, 2017 - The intrigue surrounding President-elect Donald Trump's search for an agriculture secretary has heightened with the visit to Trump Tower yesterday by Indiana agribusinessman Kip Tom.
Politics | 1/5/2017 3:39:49 PM
WASHINGTON, Jan. 4, 2017 - American Petroleum Institute CEO Jack Gerard sees 2017 as a big moment in the life of the energy industry, and he hopes he has allies in the incoming administration.
Politics | 1/5/2017 11:15:57 AM
WASHINGTON, Jan 5, 2017 - Biodiesel production in Iowa reached a record 297 million gallons in 2016, surpassing 2015's total of 242 million gallons, according to the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association.
Politics | 1/5/2017 9:33:19 AM
WASHINGTON, Jan. 5, 2017 - The Comprehensive Plan Update to guide some $3 billion in investments to improve the resources and economies of the Gulf Coast in the aftermath of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill...
Politics | 1/5/2017 7:26:25 AM
WASHINGTON, June 5, 2017 - President-elect Donald Trump is continuing his search for an agriculture secretary.
Politics | 1/5/2017
WASHINGTON, Jan. 5, 2017 - Pregnant women, new mothers and their children would benefit from more fish, fruit and vegetables in their diets and less milk, juice and peanut products, according to a report by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine.
Politics | 1/4/2017 3:55:27 PM
WASHINGTON, Jan. 3, 2017 - The Trump administration (will issue a new regulation withdrawing the Clean Power Plan) and withdraw (regulation of carbon dioxide emissions from new power plants.)
Politics | 1/4/2017 1:55:02 PM
WASHINGTON, Jan. 4, 2017 - Donald Trump takes office in just over two weeks and we still don't know who his agriculture secretary is going to be.
Politics | 1/4/2017 1:31:15 PM
WASHINGTON, Jan. 4, 2017 - Trump filled the last major trade position in his administration on Tuesday by announcing that trade lawyer Robert Lighthizer would become U.S. Trade Representative.
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