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FARM AND RURAL POLICY NEWS:
Politics | 6/1/2016 9:18:51 AM
WASHINGTON, June 1, 2016 - What might one day be called the Idaho Growers Almond Coup may be taking root in the Treasure Valley of southwest Idaho, where farmers...
Politics | 6/1/2016 8:54:22 AM
WASHINGTON, June 1, 2016 - The Food and Drug Administration today issued draft guidance for voluntary sodium reduction targets for the food industry.

Politics | 6/1/2016 8:48:31 AM
WASHINGTON, June 1, 2016 - A California company is working to put a dent in the cellulosic biofuel portion of the Renewable Fuel Standard - one garbage truck at a time.
Politics | 5/31/2016 11:06:36 AM
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.).
Politics | 5/27/2016 11:39:47 AM
WASHINGTON, May 27, 2016 - USDA is giving ag producers an extra 30 days to report their farm organization structures related to (Actively Engaged in Farming) determinations.
Politics | 5/27/2016 8:58:38 AM
A highly curious statement was made at last week's U.S. Senate hearing on the Farm Credit System. Leonard Wolfe, the CEO of a community bank in Kansas and one of the...
Politics | 5/27/2016 7:56:30 AM
WASHINGTON, May 27, 2016 - Donald Trump will be in Fresno, Calif., today where he'll meet privately with a group of farmers before holding a rally.
Politics | 5/27/2016
WASHINGTON, 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.
Politics | 5/26/2016 4:52:34 PM
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.
Politics | 5/26/2016 4:30:24 PM
WASHINGTON, May 25, 2016 - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack may have less than a year left in office, but that isn't stopping him from delivering forward-looking remarks to ag stakeholders.
Politics | 5/26/2016 2:05:15 PM
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.
Politics | 5/26/2016 10:01:13 AM
WASHINGTON, May 26, 2016 - Mexico is embracing ethanol and U.S. officials want to make sure they can help, potentially laying the groundwork for a renewable fuels program and ethanol exports...
Politics | 5/26/2016 9:48:24 AM
WASHINGTON, May 26, 2016 - Eighty years ago, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Rural Electrification Act (REA) which charged USDA to provide electric power to rural America.
Politics | 5/26/2016 9:36:29 AM
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...
Politics | 5/26/2016 9:23:47 AM
WASHINGTON, May 26, 2016 - A public database that allows users to quickly review the status of 38 clean energy policies across all 50 states was recently
Politics | 5/26/2016 9:05:57 AM
WASHINGTON, May 26, 2016 - Significant coal retirements are expected to continue regardless of whether the Obama administration's Clean Power Plan (CPP)...
Politics | 5/26/2016 8:06:39 AM
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.
Politics | 5/25/2016 7:13:24 PM
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.
Politics | 5/25/2016 6:55:03 PM
WASHINGTON, May 25, 2016 - In a party-line vote, the full House voted Wednesday to conference with the Senate to reconcile differences between the separate House and Senate energy bills.
Politics | 5/25/2016 6:40:07 PM
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.
Politics | 5/25/2016 3:59:15 PM
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.
Politics | 5/25/2016 2:58:00 PM
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), are...
Politics | 5/25/2016 2:48:58 PM
WASHINGTON, May 25, 2016 - A Senate measure to force the USDA to stop its inspection program for domestic and imported catfish passed a legislative hurdle Tuesday, allowing further...
Politics | 5/25/2016 2:36:40 PM
WASHINGTON, May 25, 2016 - Farm and waterways interest groups expressed support for the 2016 Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) that cleared the...
Politics | 5/25/2016 1:18:34 PM
WASHINGTON, May 25, 2016 - Stakeholders from the organic sector are in Washington this week hoping to drive home the big impact of what some might still view as a small industry.
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