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WASHINGTON, July 29, 2016 - President Barack Obama today quietly signed into law legislation that prevents states from requiring on-package labeling of genetically modified ingredients, capping an historic win for farm groups, food companies and the biotech industry.
WASHINGTON, July 28, 2016 - A Scientific Advisory Panel convened by EPA said the agency should not rely on a Columbia University epidemiological study to determine safe levels of exposure to chlorpyrifos, a widely used insecticide.
PHILADELPHIA, July 29, 2016 - The general
election campaign is officially on. Hillary Clinton accepted the nomination by
laying out a long policy agenda and by blasting Donald Trump as shallow,
thin-skinned and unprepared.
WASHINGTON, July 27, 2016 - The decline in prices for food and feed crops, livestock and fish products in 2015 signals that "an era of high prices is quite likely over for all sub-sectors," economists at the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) say.
WASHINGTON, July 28, 2016 - The Government Accountability
Office (GAO) says the Interior Department needs to update the way it oversees
and accounts for onshore oil and gas production on federal lands.
PHILADELPHIA, July 26, 2016 - "Thirty million gallons of biofuel will be produced without consuming a single additional bushel of corn." That's what Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, promised last October...
WASHINGTON, July 27, 2016 - General Mills is expanding its recall of raw flour to include flour produced on more dates after new illnesses possibly linked to the product were reported. This is the third time that the recall, first announced in May, has been expanded.
WASHINGTON, July 27, 2016 - Agriculture
Secretary Tom Vilsack skipped last night's session of the Democratic convention
to give an impassioned plea for agriculture leaders to support Hillary Clinton
over Donald Trump.
PHILADELPHIA, July 25,
2016 - A leading critic of federal food and agriculture policy believes the GMO
disclosure bill passed by Congress this month is a fair compromise that is
likely to have little impact on consumer food choice.
WASHINGTON, July, 2016 - Hillary Clinton has chosen Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine as her running mate, passing over Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack who reportedly was on her short list almost up to the last minute.
WASHINGTON, July 21, 2016 - USDA today announced final rules implementing the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 that officials say will improve access to healthy food and insure consistent standards for food marketed and served to students.
This week's guest on Open Mic is Ed Hamberger, President and CEO of the American Association of Railroads. In this week's interview Hamberger discusses the longstanding relationships between agriculture, railroads and feeding the world. But the industry is facing economic and regulatory challenges that could negatively affect the rail industry and its customers. The AAR supports expanded global trade through the Trans-Pacific Partnership and is hopeful a new Congress can bring needed change to corporate tax laws.