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Politics | 5/25/2016 1:15:26 PM
WASHINGTON, May 24, 2016 - Wednesday's House vote on conferencing with the Senate to reconcile their separate energy bills could lead to Congress either passing a bipartisan energy bill this year or opting instead for go-nowhere partisan messaging.
Politics | 5/25/2016 12:41:24 PM
WASHINGTON, May 25, 2016 - When most farm groups and government officials talk about the benefits of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, cuts to foreign tariffs get most of the attention. But it's the biotechnology...

Politics | 5/25/2016 11:37:12 AM

The Senate today voted to reverse farm bill law and shut down the USDA's catfish inspection program.
Politics | 5/25/2016 10:53:20 AM
WASHINGTON, May 25, 2016 - Cotton growers are worried about losing another tool to fight the tarnished plant bug if EPA's new label for sulfoxaflor is...
Politics | 5/25/2016 10:09:42 AM
WASHINGTON, May 25, 2016 - The nation's biggest livestock groups are concerned about what a potential rule from the Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration might do to the marketplace...
Politics | 5/25/2016 9:42:15 AM
WASHINGTON, May 25, 2016 - Aligning calving season more with Mother Nature than to usual seasonal market price trends is gaining popularity among cattle management experts and cattlemen.
Politics | 5/25/2016 9:28:15 AM
WASHINGTON, May 25, 2016 - The more efficient use of nitrogen fertilizer in agriculture has yielded positive results not just for water quality in the Mississippi River Basin, but for...
Politics | 5/25/2016 8:15:51 AM
WASHINGTON, May 25, 2016 - The nation's catfish farmers are bracing for a tough vote in the Senate today.The Senate is set to take a second and final vote this morning to scrap the new USDA rule that is critical to operating its new inspection program for catfish.
Politics | 5/24/2016 1:22:51 PM
WASHINGTON, May 24, 2016 - Monsanto's board of directors has unanimously rejected a $62 billion buyout bid from Bayer AG, calling it (incomplete and financially inadequate.)
Politics | 5/24/2016 7:46:07 AM
WASHINGTON, May 24, 2016 - President Barack Obama's Asia trip is already paying off. Vietnam President Tran Dai Quang gave a hearty assurance Monday that his country will ratify and implement the Trans-Pacific Partnership deal.
Politics | 5/23/2016 5:02:55 PM

WASHINGTON, May 23, 2015 - The National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) selected Chandler Goule as their new Chief Executive Officer, effective July 5.
Politics | 5/23/2016 1:43:42 PM
WASHINGTON, May 22 2016 - President Obama will be talking up the Trans-Pacific Partnership in Vietnam and Japan this week with an eye toward keeping the pressure on Congress to approve the 12-nation trade pact.
Politics | 5/23/2016 7:57:34 AM
WASHINGTON, May 23, 2016 - President Barack Obama has begun his week-long visit to Vietnam and Japan and he'll be extolling the virtues of both the Trans-Pacific Partnership and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership agreements during the trip.
Politics | 5/23/2016
WASHINGTON, May 23, 2016 - Top officials of Germany-based Bayer AG took to the phones today to explain why they believe acquiring Monsanto in a deal worth $62 billion would be good for shareholders, farmers and a growing world population.
Politics | 5/22/2016 10:11:01 AM
WASHINGTON, May 20, 2016 - Michelle Obama formally unveiled the government's updated Nutrition Facts Label for packaged foods today while at the same time touting the strides the Obama administration has made toward a healthier America.
Politics | 5/20/2016 2:10:35 PM
WASHINGTON, May 19, 2016 - The Senate's agriculture spending bill that advanced Thursday would provide supplemental payments to farmers who believe they have been shortchanged by the Agriculture Risk Coverage program that was created by the 2014 farm bill.
Politics | 5/20/2016 9:29:28 AM
WASHINGTON, May 20, 2016 - The White House today unveiled the first major update of the Nutrition Facts label for packaged foods in more than 20 years, which will include, among other things, a line that clearly states the amount of sugar added to the product during processing.
Politics | 5/20/2016 7:58:46 AM
WASHINGTON, May 20, 2016 - Negotiations are heating up in the Senate over labeling biotech foods, but it looks like a final agreement may have to wait until next month.
Politics | 5/19/2016 5:07:35 PM
WASHINGTON, May 18, 2016 - House Republicans advanced a bill aimed at overhauling some of the Obama administration's child nutrition standards and to allow some states to experiment with setting their own rules for school meals.
Politics | 5/19/2016 3:49:27 PM
WASHINGTON, May 19, 2016 - Soybean farmers have crops to sell and a $2-per-bushel improvement in market prices during the past two months will pry inventory loose, according to feedback provided by Iowa producers.
Politics | 5/19/2016 3:41:12 PM
WASHINGTON, May 19, 2016 - Members of the Senate Agriculture Committee on Thursday heard the same story their House counterparts listened to at a hearing last December: The nation's conventional banks aren't happy with the Farm Credit System.
Politics | 5/19/2016 12:53:16 PM
WASHINGTON, May 19, 2016 - World energy consumption is projected to increase by 48 percent over the next three decades, led by strong increases in...
Politics | 5/19/2016 11:50:45 AM
WASHINGTON, May 19, 2016 - Crude oil prices have increased about 80 percent since January, but current supplies of gasoline and expected production this year...
Politics | 5/19/2016 11:42:13 AM
WASHINGTON, May 19, 2016 - The Energy Department says its Better Buildings Challenge has resulted in energy cost savings exceeding $1.3 billion since...
Politics | 5/19/2016 11:04:37 AM
WASHINGTON, May 19, 2016 - To complement the Better Buildings Challenge, partners who are working on broad, portfolio-wide strategies can engage in another DOE program...
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