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WASHINGTON, Oct. 5, 2016 - An emotional dispute over an oil pipeline whose construction has allegedly harmed sacred Indian burial grounds was the subject of arguments in the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals Wednesday.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 4, 2016 - Whether the courts
decide to throw out or approve the administration's Clean Power Plan to
limit power plant carbon emissions for the first time, count on energy storage
thriving and continuing to improve the nation's electric grid.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 5, 2016 - Congress has left
Washington until after the election with a long list of unfinished business
important to agriculture, including spending bills, expiring biofuel tax breaks...
WASHINGTON, Oct. 5, 2016 - Ahead of World Food
Day, an environmental group that has long challenged U.S. food policy claims
American farmers aren't as crucial to feeding the world's poor as often
WASHINGTON, Oct. 5, 2016 - A catastrophic hit on
the U.S. livestock industry has been a cautionary talking point as ag groups
push for expanded foot-and-mouth disease preparedness, but what would a U.S.
outbreak of the disease...
WASHINGTON, Oct. 4, 2016 - In rural America, poverty, hunger and unemployment rates are down and population declines have stopped, USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack said today, attributing much of the improvement to the efforts of the White House Rural Council.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 4, 2016 - The Agriculture Department on Tuesday distributed more than $7 billion in payments to farmers under the Agriculture Risk Coverage and Price Loss Coverage programs for the 2015 crop year.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 4, 2016 - The 15th round
of Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (T-TIP) negotiations is
underway in New York and two pro-trade leaders in Congress are pushing hard for
WASHINGTON, Oct. 3, 2016 - Net farm income is likely to be flat next year despite an increase in government payments but should improve somewhat in the following two years, according to a new analysis.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 3, 2016 - About 100 EU
negotiators are in New York this week for the 15th round of Transatlantic Trade
and Investment Partnership negotiations (T-TIP). U.S. and EU trade officials
are under a lot of pressure to wrap up the massive trade pact this year out of
WASHINGTON, Oct. 3, 2016 - Production of biofuels and biobased products such as plant-derived plastics already support 4.2 million jobs, but the industry's future growth rate depends in part on oil prices and the availability of new government incentives, according to a study commissioned by the Agriculture Department.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 28, 2016 - New research indicates that glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup weedkiller and the most widely used herbicide in the world, is unlikely to pose a carcinogenic risk to humans.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 29, 2016 - A major biodiesel retailer has agreed to pay a $27 million fine and retire renewable fuel credits worth $71 million to resolve alleged violations of the Renewable Fuel Standard program. The penalty is the largest in the history of EPA's fuels programs.
This week's guest on Open Mic is Bill Buckner, President and CEO of the Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation and Board Chair for the National Soil Health Institute. In this interview, Buckner outlines a national effort to develop a standardized condition rating and testing for soil health. A standardized numeric value could help producers embrace agronomic practices, technology and cropping systems which could eventually be tied to risk protection plans and crop insurance as well as the overall value of farmland. With a common goal of advancing agriculture Buckner says the National Soil Health Institute is leading a chorus of farmers, scientists, farmers and industry toward better soil health and a stronger agriculture industry.