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WASHINGTON, Sept. 9, 2015 - A new study commissioned by the American Petroleum Institute says compliance with statutory blending requirements under the Renewable Fuel Standard "will result in severe economic harm."
WASHINGTON, Sept. 9, 2015 - U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp says she won't run for North Dakota governor in 2016, dashing the hopes of some Democrats who saw her as their best hope for claiming the state's top office.
WASHINGTON, September 9, 2015 - Life at the top of major nonprofit trade organizations appears to be improving once again - at least when it comes to compensation packages that Agri-Pulse tracks in our annual CEO reports. C-Suite pay trended downward from 2008 to 2010 - after the recession took a hit on many organizations and their funding sources
WASHINGTON, September 9, 2015 - A long list of major agriculture and food issues will be on the agenda in Washington this fall, including GMO labeling, child nutrition, the (waters of the U.S.) rule and the country-of-origin labeling law for meat.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 9, 2015 - The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative says negotiators at the recent Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) talks in Hawaii made (substantial progress) on rules related to trade in agriculture and other issues, bringing the (high-standard trade agreement) one step closer to completion.
WASHINGTON, September 9, 2015 - Unless Congress intervenes, the new price support programs created by the 2014 farm bill -- Agriculture Risk Coverage and Price Loss Coverage -- will be subject to sequestration cuts just like the direct payments they replaced, according to USDA.
WASHINGTON, September 9, 2015 - There are a lot of issues facing agriculture today, and many of them will be on the docket when the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture gathers next week in Hawaii. In interviews with Agri-Pulse, state ag leaders from across the country discussed some of NASDA's biggest priorities which are sure to draw discussion at their upcoming meeting - a three-day affair starting on Sunday.
OKLAHOMA CITY, September 9, 2015 - Oklahoma is the next arena for the battle over (Right to Farm,) after voters in Missouri and North Dakota chose to enshrine the controversial provision in their state constitutions.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 9, 2015 - McDonald's says it will switch to cage-free eggs in the United States and Canada over the next 10 years, a decision hailed by animal welfare activists as a landmark move because of the company's buying power.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 6, 2015 - Congress returns to work with a long list of
unfinished business to deal with this fall, including the budget, a long-term
highway bill and a reauthorization of child nutrition programs
WASHINGTON, Sept. 8, 2015 - The pressure is on Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and others to lobby Congress to reauthorize the Obama administration's Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act before it expires at the end of the month.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 4, 2015 - The California Environmental Protection Agency announced Friday a notice of intent to list glyphosate, one of the most widely-used herbicides in agriculture, and three other chemicals to a list of carcinogens under the state's Proposition 65 law.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 4, 2015 - Karis Gutter, a former USDA deputy undersecretary for Farm and Foreign Agricultural Services (FFAS), will join DuPont as its government affairs manager, the company announced today.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 3, 2015 -
Keeping up with the growing demand for non-GMO and organic products is proving
to be a challenge. The Agriculture Department is betting that providing farmers
with information on market prices will help.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 3, 2015 - The chairman of the House committee that oversees child nutrition programs is retiring from Congress next year, raising questions about prospects for reauthorizing the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 3, 2015 - A group of 28 agricultural organizations sent a letter to the House of Representatives today stating their objectives in the transportation funding process, which has become a political football most recently punted at the end of July.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 3 -- The University of Arkansas School of Law's Indigenous Food and Agriculture Initiative is formulating a comprehensive set of model food and agricultural codes for Indian tribes in an effort to fight obesity, diabetes and other nutritional health problems that affect Native Americans at disproportionate rates compared to other ethnic groups.
In this week’s edition of Open Mic, House Agriculture Committee Chairman Mike Conaway discusses what promises to be a frantic start to December as the U.S. Congress faces a deadline to approve omnibus appropriations legislation. Chairman Conaway is intent to see protection from budget cuts for the farm bill and crop insurance. In this interview, Conaway calls for administrative changes in the farm bill to help cotton farmers, discusses how the threat of trade retaliation from COOL is already affecting commerce with Canada, and the committee’s work to review the nation’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.