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WASHINGTON, May 31, 2016 - In a decision that did not come as a surprise, the Supreme Court has ruled unanimously that landowners can challenge Army Corps of Engineers' wetlands determinations in court (U.S. Army Corps of Engineers v. Hawkes Co.).
May 26, 2016 - In their second hearing on the state of their industry in the
last three days, livestock groups did their best to make the case for less red
tape and an increased international footprint.
WASHINGTON, May 26, 2016 - The Food and Drug Administration is doing a better job of targeting imported food for inspection but still has work to do, a new Government Accountability Office report concludes.
WASHINGTON, May 26, 2016 - A spending bill that included a rider to stop the Obama administration from implementing its (waters of the U.S.) rule failed in the House after conservatives bolted over an amendment that was adopted to protect LGBT rights.
WASHINGTON, May 26,
2016 - Since the Energy Department (DOE) launched the SunShot Initiative in
2011 with a goal of making solar electricity cost-competitive with traditional
sources of electricity by 2020...
WASHINGTON, May 26, 2016 - California's drought has taken
center stage this week in the House as Republicans have pressed forward with
two bills that would roll back environmental protections that limit the flow of
irrigation water into the Central Valley.
WASHINGTON, May 25, 2016 - Large food companies have said they are taking climate change and sustainability more seriously, but now firms like Mars and Unilever want Congress to back their efforts to become greener.
WASHINGTON, May 25, 2016 - Workers at meat and poultry plants continue to get injured and sick at higher rates than workers in manufacturing overall, the Government Accountability Office said in a report that recommended the federal government collect better data.
WASHINGTON, May 25, 2016 - Witnesses told the House Agriculture Committee today that (sell-by) and (use-by) labels on food products need to be standardized to help consumers make better choices and to help reduce food waste in the richest country in the world.
WASHINGTON, May 25, 2016 - The fiscal 2017
appropriations process is fully underway after some early fits and starts. The
Agriculture bills, which fund USDA and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA),
This week's guest on Open Mic is U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. In this interview, Secretary Vilsack discusses the current cyclical swing in farm income and the policy decision Washington must consider to protect the nation's farms and ranches. Vilsack says congressional leaders must consider "need" over budget when considering the next farm bill. While the Trans-Pacific Partnership remains a priority for the Obama administration, Vilsack discusses options to secure congressional support for the deal and defines the ominous challenge of writing regulations to implement the nation's biotech disclosure law.