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Politics | 7/14/2016 3:26:03 PM
WASHINGTON, July 13, 2016 - The comment period for USDA's proposed organic animal welfare standards expires at midnight July 13, having drawn nearly 6,000 comments since the draft rule was announced in April. The standards touch on all phases of organic animal production, but perhaps no ag sector would be more impacted than poultry and egg production.
Politics | 7/14/2016 2:32:45 PM
WASHINGTON, July 14, 2016 - The House of Representatives today approved a 2017 spending bill for EPA and the Interior Department that would block many of the Obama administration's signature environmental initiatives, such as the Clean Power Plan and the (waters of the U.S.) rule. The measure passed 231-196, with only three Democrats voting yes.

Politics | 7/14/2016 1:08:27 PM
WASHINGTON, July 14, 2016 - Bayer AG said today that it has raised its all-cash bid for Monsanto, which earlier rejected a $62 billion takeover offer from the Germany-based industrial giant.
Politics | 7/14/2016 10:40:48 AM
WASHINGTON, July 14, 2016 - In 2015, the renewable share of energy consumption in the U.S. was its largest since the 1930s - at nearly 10 percent, according...
Politics | 7/14/2016 10:18:46 AM
WASHINGTON, July 14, 2016 - The House Environment and the Economy Subcommittee, chaired by Rep. John Shimkus, R-Ill., recently held a hearing on nuclear fuel disposal, focusing on...
Politics | 7/14/2016 10:01:47 AM
WASHINGTON, July 14, 2016 - The Energy Department's Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) released the 2016 National Algal Biofuels Technology Review, which highlights major...
Politics | 7/14/2016 9:39:21 AM
WASHINGTON, July 14, 2016 - In comments to the EPA, CVR Energy, which owns merchant refineries in Kansas and Oklahoma, charges the agency with...
Politics | 7/14/2016 9:20:43 AM
Earlier this spring the FBI and USDA warned growers with a Private Industry Notification (PIN) to be more aware and wary about the security of their farm data.
Politics | 7/14/2016 8:43:28 AM
WASHINGTON, July 12, 2016 - Capping years of committee work and weeks of tough House/Senate negotiations on comprehensive energy legislation, the Senate voted 84 to 3 Tuesday afternoon to convene a conference to reconcile competing House and Senate bills.
Politics | 7/14/2016 8:19:38 AM
WASHINGTON, July 14, 2016 - The U.S. House is set to make history today and provide a big, bipartisan send-off for legislation mandating the disclosure of biotech food ingredients.
Politics | 7/13/2016 7:08:39 PM
WASHINGTON, July 13, 2016 - U.S. and Iraqi officials today signed a memorandum of understanding to boost U.S. rice sales to the Middle East country over the next six months, the USA Rice Federation said.
Politics | 7/13/2016 3:13:08 PM
WASHINGTON, July 13, 2016 - A landmark bill mandating disclosure of genetically engineered food ingredients should be headed to President Obama's desk by the end of the week.
Politics | 7/13/2016 2:57:20 PM
WASHINGTON, July 13, 2016 - Conversations directly relating to agriculture at next week's Republican National Convention in Cleveland are expected to be...
Politics | 7/13/2016 2:54:12 PM
WASHINGTON, July 13, 2016 - The United Kingdom's decision to pull out of the European Union may have major impacts for both the U.K. and the remaining EU members but isn't likely to have significant effects on the United States or other countries, three experts said here today.
Politics | 7/13/2016 2:44:42 PM
WASHINGTON, July 13, 2016 - A major item of business for both the Democratic and Republican conventions will be to approve their party platforms...
Politics | 7/13/2016 2:19:46 PM
WASHINGTON, July 13, 2016 - The Commodity Futures Trading Commission's efforts to regulate algorithmic trading fall short of practical rulemaking, a panel of experts told the House Agriculture Committee on Wednesday.
Politics | 7/13/2016 2:10:35 PM
WASHINGTON, July 13, 2016 - The White House confirmed that President Obama will sign the GMO disclosure bill that is expected to receive final congressional approval from the House on Thursday.
Politics | 7/13/2016 12:49:17 PM
WASHINGTON, July 13, 2016 - Starting a new $200 million non-profit foundation from scratch can be a daunting challenge, especially when it involves...
Politics | 7/13/2016 12:02:35 PM
WASHINGTON, July 13, 2016 - A bipartisan group of five U.S. senators has formed the Senate Broadband Caucus to focus on strengthening broadband infrastructure and deployment across the country.
Politics | 7/13/2016 10:45:20 AM
WASHINGTON, July 13, 2016 - A spate of legislative progress on Capitol Hill has farm groups and forces opposed to the half-century old Cuban embargo optimistic that one of the...
Politics | 7/13/2016 10:21:04 AM
WASHINGTON, July 13, 2016 - From some perspectives, they were so close. Yet for others, so far away.
Politics | 7/13/2016 9:40:04 AM
WASHINGTON, July 13, 2016 - Passing a farm bill has traditionally required an urban and rural coalition, and the American Soybean Association (ASA) doesn't appear to be taking the need for that coalition lightly.
Politics | 7/13/2016 9:28:53 AM
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...
Politics | 7/13/2016 9:00:57 AM
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.
Politics | 7/13/2016 8:02:45 AM
WASHINGTON, July 13, 2016 - The national biotech disclosure bill appears headed to an easy victory in the House, clearing the legislation for President Obama's signature.
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