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Politics | 4/2/2014 6:35:45 PM

House advances legislation to improve severe weather forecasting

WASHINGTON, April 2, 2014 - The House approved by voice vote Tuesday legislation (H.R. 2413) that aims to improve the nation's severe weather
Politics | 4/2/2014 3:51:20 PM

EPA faulted for failing to 'consistently present' risks in pollution studies on humans

WASHINGTON, April 2, 2014 -- The EPA'S Inspector General is criticizing the agency for failing to consistently represent risks to human volunteers in consent forms for air pollution experiments, including

Politics | 4/2/2014 3:48:10 PM

Georgia lawmakers press for Savannah Harbor funding

WASHINGTON, April 2, 2014 - All of the 14 members of the Georgia House delegation urged a House appropriations panel today to support
Politics | 4/2/2014 10:56:57 AM

Opinion: Clearer protections for clean water support a strong farm economy

WASHINGTON, April 2, 2014 - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), in partnership with the Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), is taking action to protect
Politics | 4/2/2014

 USDA official pledges to reduce biotech approval backlog

WASHINGTON, April 3, 2014 - The head of USDA's Animal Plant and Health Inspection Service (APHIS) told a congressional panel yesterday that the department plans to have the backlog of pending petitions for biotechnology products reduced by half

Senators propose new caps on crop insurance premium subsidies

WASHINGTON, April 2, 2014 - Less than two months after President Barack Obama signed a new farm bill into law, two U.S. senators are already eager to change it
Politics | 4/1/2014 8:02:20 PM

Soybeans planting may soar as farmers follow the money

WASHINGTON, April 1, 2014 - With soybean prices nearly three times those of corn, U.S. farmers are indicating they will plant record
Politics | 3/31/2014 6:19:15 PM

Washington Week Ahead: Lawmakers eyeing USDA, EPA budget requests

WASHINGTON, March 31, 2014 - The House is keeping up its aggressive schedule this week through a series of hearings to debate the administration's fiscal year 2015 budget
Politics | 3/31/2014 6:06:55 PM

Dave Camp to retire at end of term

WASHINGTON, March 31, 2014— House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp, R-Mich., announced he will retire after he completes his last nine months serving
Politics | 3/31/2014 3:14:58 PM

Coalition of governors asks Congressional leaders to extend wind energy tax credits

WASHINGTON, March 31, 2014 - The chairman and vice chairman of the Governors' Wind Energy Coalition, as well as two of the coalition's former chairmen, sent a letter to Congressional leadership today urging Congress to approve
Politics | 3/31/2014 3:03:53 PM

Congressmen ask EPA about challenges in ethanol mandate implementation

WASHINGTON, March 31, 2014 - Congressmen Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., Jim Costa, D-Calif., Steve Womack, R-Ark, and Peter Welch, D-Vt., sent a letter to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy on Friday requesting additional information on the challenges of implementing
Politics | 3/31/2014 1:16:05 PM

Food production will fall due to rising temps: NIPCC Report

WASHINGTON, March 31, 2014 -- A report released by a Nongovernmental International Panel on Climate Change (NIPCC) work group says rising temperatures are having a greater
Politics | 3/31/2014 12:10:40 PM

Corn stockpiles rise 30 percent; soybean supplies down slightly

WASHINGTON, March 31, 2014 - Unsold supplies of U.S. corn totaled 7.01 billion bushels as of March 1, up 30 percent from a year earlier, USDA said today in a quarterly report. Usage for the three-month period from December through February was indicated at
Politics | 3/31/2014 11:43:35 AM

Corn acreage may fall while soybean seedings seen at record high

WASHINGTON, March 31, 2014 - U.S. farmers intend to plant 91.7 million acres with corn this year, down 4 percent from 2013, USDA said today. If realized, the figure would be the lowest since
Politics | 3/29/2014

 Rogers plans to block funding for EPAXs XWaters of the U.S.X rule

WASHINGTON, March 28, 2014 - House Appropriations Committee Chairman Harold Rogers, R-Ky., said Thursday that he would move to block funding to implement EPA's
Politics | 3/28/2014 4:03:22 PM

Administration rolls out proposals to reduce methane emissions

WASHINGTON, March 28, 2014 - The administration today announced steps to reduce methane emissions that includes plans to lower U.S. dairy sector
Politics | 3/28/2014 2:50:07 PM

U.S. hog population falls sharply, reflecting PED virus

WASHINGTON, March 28, 2014 - The U.S. hog and pig inventory totaled 62.9 million as of March 1, down 3 percent from
Politics | 3/28/2014 1:21:27 PM

USDA officially announces MILC program extension

WASHINGTON, March 28, 2014 - USDA today officially announced the extension of the Milk Income Loss Contract (MILC) program through
Politics | 3/28/2014 12:03:30 PM

U.S. sugar industry files anti-dumping petition against Mexico

WASHINGTON, March 28, 2014— The American Sugar Coalition (ASC) filed an antidumping case against Mexico today, asking the federal government to take corrective action against the
Politics | 3/28/2014 11:29:00 AM

Food security top priority in China, say soy farmers meeting in Beijing

BEIJING, March 28, 2014 - In a teleconference from Beijing this week, representatives of two U.S. soybean groups spoke of meeting with industry and government officials there to discuss how farmers from the Americas
Politics | 3/28/2014 11:06:59 AM

DC Circuit Court denies AMI's COOL appeal

WASHINGTON, March 28, 2014 -- The Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit today denied an appeal filed by the American Meat Institute and a group of trade associations representing
Politics | 3/28/2014 10:41:44 AM

FDA says it will finalize voluntary GMO labeling 'soon'

WASHINGTON, March 28, 2014 - FDA will soon finalize its voluntary guidance on genetically engineered food labeling, agency Commissioner Margaret Hamburg told
Politics | 3/27/2014 6:53:52 PM

CropLife America says EPA's proposed water rule creates burdens for agriculture

WASHINGTON, March 27 - CropLife America (CLA) said it is concerned about the impact the EPA's proposed new rule under the Clean Water Act (CWA) would have on
Politics | 3/27/2014 6:44:28 PM

Fish and Wildlife Service lists the lesser prairie-chicken under the ESA

WASHINGTON, March 27, 2014-- The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) today announced its final listing of the lesser prairie-chicken as threatened under the Endangered Species Act (ESA).
Politics | 3/27/2014 6:40:05 PM

 Senators question Vilsack on proposed FSA closures

WASHINGTON, March 27, 2014 - Several senators expressed concern Wednesday to Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack over USDA's proposal to close about 250 Farm Service Agency
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