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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.
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
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.