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WASHINGTON, July 13, 2016 - Do farm operations
that take part in the federal H-2A program, allowing them to temporarily hire
foreign nationals, have to tell all potential employees - including local
Americans - of the existence of higher-paying jobs...
WASHINGTON, July 13, 2016 - The Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR) today announced its first major initiative - and it's a doozy: a $100,000 prize to be awarded annually to a mid-career scientist.
WASHINGTON, July 12, 2016 - The U.S. Cattlemen's Association has sent a letter to the National Cattlemen's Beef Association asking why the organization lobbied for rules that would have limited Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests to checkoff organizations.
WASHINGTON, July 11, 2016 - More than 1,100 organizations and companies are appealing to House leaders to pass legislation that would set national disclosure standards for genetically engineered ingredients.
WASHINGTON, July 11, 2016 - Congress is only
in session for a few more days before it breaks for the August
recess, but all eyes are on the House to see if it follows through and approves
the Senate compromise bill on biotech food labeling.
WASHINGTON, July 8, 2016 - House Agriculture Chairman Mike Conaway says the Senate-passed GMO disclosure bill is (riddled with ambiguity,) but he declared his support for its passage after the Agriculture Department assured him among other things that the legislation would nullify Vermont's labeling law.
WASHINGTON, July 7, 2016 - The Senate easily approved an historic compromise on GMO disclosure standards late Thursday, setting up final action in the House to shut down Vermont's week-old labeling mandate.
WASHINGTON, July 6, 2016 - In a landmark step for agricultural biotechnology, the Senate advanced a compromise on GMO disclosure that will preempt state labeling mandates and allow digital disclosure of genetically engineered ingredients.
WASHINGTON, July 7, 2016 -SunPower is donating
90 solar panels to the Children's
Discovery Museum of San Jose, California, and Clean Solar is
providing the installation services - with the help of students from...
July 6, 2016 - Blame it on the election season, the heat and humidity, or the
combustible combination of House Republicans and a high-ranking EPA official. Whatever
the reasons, Wednesday's hearing on air regulations was marked by more sharp words than usual, forcing a House subcommittee chairman to gavel the proceedings to order at one point.
WASHINGTON, July 6, 2016 - The Senate could conceivably vote this week to replace ongoing backroom discussions with a formal House/Senate conference to reconcile the two chambers' very different energy bills.
This week's guest on Open Mic is Sterling Liddell, Senior Vice President for Rabo AgriFinance and Rabobank International in its Food & Agribusiness Research and Advisory group. Discussion on a new farm bill has begun across the country and in Washington with calls to get an early start on new policy. Some analysts believe the nation is on the verge of another farm crisis. In this interview, Sterling Liddell offers evidence of financial stress he sees growing on crop farms and highlights factors indicating a significant paradigm shift he believes farmers will have to traverse to survive the economic downturn. Liddell believes the Conservation Reserve Program needs to be revised to help manage crop acres and reduce land costs on marginal acres.