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Politics | 11/30/2016 8:11:51 AM
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.
Politics | 11/29/2016 8:05:25 AM
WASHINGTON, Nov. 29, 2016 - President-elect Donald Trump met with two people on Monday who have been mentioned as possible administrators of the Environmental Protection Agency.

Politics | 11/28/2016 12:54:44 PM
WASHINGTON, Nov. 27, 2016 - Lawmakers return this week to their lame duck session while President-elect Donald Trump is expected to resume naming members of his incoming administration.
Politics | 11/28/2016 9:36:26 AM
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.
Politics | 11/28/2016
WASHINGTON, Nov. 28, 2016 - A longtime ally of the Obama administration has been chosen as the new chairman and CEO of the Farm Credit Administration.
Politics | 11/27/2016 11:10:07 AM
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.
Politics | 11/23/2016 4:38:45 PM
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...
Politics | 11/23/2016 11:38:09 AM
WASHINGTON, Nov. 23, 2016 - Americans shopping for Thanksgiving this past week may have noticed that the cost of the traditional holiday meal is leaving their wallets a little less light this year...
Politics | 11/23/2016 11:17:59 AM
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...
Politics | 11/23/2016 11:09:49 AM
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 decade.
Politics | 11/23/2016 10:25:25 AM
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 nutrition policy.
Politics | 11/23/2016 10:15:10 AM
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...
Politics | 11/23/2016 10:05:14 AM
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?
Politics | 11/23/2016 10:04:11 AM
WASHINGTON, Nov. 23, 2016 - The Environmental Protection Agency gave a lift to the renewable fuels industry by finalizing biofuel usage mandates for 2017 higher than originally proposed.
Politics | 11/23/2016 9:47:41 AM
WASHINGTON, Nov. 23, 2016 - The death of the Trans-Pacific Partnership has given new life to another multinational trade pact, but this one is being led by China and doesn't include the U.S.
Politics | 11/23/2016 9:37:11 AM
WASHINGTON, Nov. 23, 2016 - Electronic governors keeping top speeds at 60, 65 or 68 miles per hour in all heavy trucks and buses? Soon, perhaps.
Politics | 11/23/2016 9:28:07 AM
WASHINGTON, Nov. 23, 2016 - A group representing about 600 agricultural employers in Washington state is locked in a battle with the state's attorney general, who is investigating whether...
Politics | 11/23/2016 9:17:11 AM
Do America's farmworkers have a right to organize and bargain collectively?
Politics | 11/23/2016 8:56:58 AM
WASHINGTON, Nov. 23, 2016 - According to a survey from the National Turkey Federation, about 88 percent of Americans eat turkey at Thanksgiving. Which raises the question...
Politics | 11/22/2016 8:55:52 PM
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.
Politics | 11/22/2016 6:41:43 PM
WASHINGTON, 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.
Politics | 11/22/2016 4:40:08 PM
WASHINGTON, 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.
Politics | 11/22/2016 10:00:46 AM
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.
Politics | 11/21/2016 6:43:58 PM
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.
Politics | 11/21/2016 4:44:06 PM
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 ...
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