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WASHINGTON, June 29, 2016 - The Senate Agriculture Committee's compromise on GMO labeling passed a key test Wednesday evening when the Senate voted 68-29 to take up the legislation over the objections of Democratic critics.
WASHINGTON, June 28, 2016 -- The oil and gas industry joined livestock producers and Western state governors in challenging a Bureau of Land Management proposal to overhaul the way it develops regional resource management plans.
WASHINGTON, June 29, 2016 - The American Farm Bureau Federation and its Utah affiliate are asking a federal court in Utah to toss out a host of what they say are illegal land-use restrictions hampering ranchers in Western states.
July 29, 2016 - The U.S. government is trying to renegotiate an import agreement
with Mexico in order to staunch a flow of sugar into the U.S. that's hurting
U.S. refiners, sources tell Agri-Pulse.
WASHINGTON, June 29, 2016 - The Senate will likely vote on the biotech disclosure agreement soon after returning next week from the long Independence Day weekend, says Senate Agriculture Chairman Pat Roberts.
WASHINGTON, June 28, 2016 -- Four scientists affiliated with the World Bank-led agricultural research network will be honored with the 2016 World Food Prize for developing and implementing biofortified food crops to improve nutrition in chronically hungry populations.
WASHINGTON, June 26, 2016 - Farm groups and their allies in the food industry are mobilizing calls and emails to press senators to pass the historic agreement on national standards for disclosure of GMOs.
WASHINGTON, June 23, 2016 - A landmark Senate agreement on national disclosure standards for genetically engineered foods would allow companies to disclose GMO ingredients through digital codes rather than on-package language or symbols.
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.