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Politics | 6/22/2016 10:37:26 AM
WASHINGTON, June 22, 2016 - Lawmakers are telling the Pentagon to forget about the idea of Meatless Mondays. An amendment that...
Politics | 6/22/2016 8:37:44 AM
WASHINGTON, June 22, 2016 - The administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, Gina McCarthy, is back on Capitol Hill today for another grilling by Republican lawmakers on a range of issues.

Politics | 6/22/2016
Fair Oaks, Ind., June 22, 2016 - How do you get more young people interested in agriculture and ultimately, careers in our industry?
Politics | 6/21/2016 7:50:41 AM
WASHINGTON, June 21, 2016 - Senate Agriculture Chairman Pat Roberts and ranking Democrat Debbie Stabenow say they continue to work toward an agreement on biotech labeling standards.
Politics | 6/20/2016 4:41:25 PM
WASHINGTON, June 19, 2016 - Lawmakers are down to their last week to reach a deal to stop the first GMO labeling requirements from taking effect in Vermont on July 1.
Politics | 6/20/2016 3:37:10 PM
WASHINGTON, June 20, 2016 - Brian Baenig, a former chief of staff to Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, is joining the US Beet Sugar Association as executive vice president and will take over as president in January following the retirement of longtime President James W. Johnson.
Politics | 6/20/2016 8:00:27 AM
WASHINGTON, June 20, 2016 - Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership negotiations continue and the pace is expected to pick up in July as the U.S. and EU aim to show solid results.
Politics | 6/20/2016
WASHINGTON, June 20, 2016 - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has notified Congress thathe plans to increase to $2.5 billion from $2 billion the amount of loans the Farm Service Agency can guarantee from FSA-approved commercial lenders to cover a shortfall during the fiscal year ending Sept. 30.
Politics | 6/19/2016 3:56:54 PM
WASHINGTON, June 17, 2016 - When it comes to rallying public sentiment, anti-trade forces will always have the advantage over those who support massive trade deals like the Trans-Pacific Partnership, according to Angel Gurria, secretary-general of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.
Politics | 6/17/2016 4:33:37 PM
WASHINGTON, June 16, 2016 - The U.S. will take all the help it can get in pushing forward negotiations on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership with the European Union - and that's one of the reasons USDA Acting Deputy Agriculture Secretary Michael Scuse is in Eastern Europe.
Politics | 6/17/2016 7:54:15 AM
WASHINGTON, June 17, 2016 - Food and agriculture groups are eagerly awaiting a final agreement in the Senate on biotech labeling. Late last night, an aide told Agri-Pulse that negotiators were (working on the language) of the bill "and making more progress."
Politics | 6/16/2016 4:59:21 PM
WASHINGTON, June 15, 2016 - Wheat breeders around the world now have access to the whole genome assembly for bread wheat, courtesy of the International Wheat Genome Sequencing Consortium.
Politics | 6/16/2016 2:27:29 PM
WASHINGTON, June 16, 2016 - The Senate Appropriations Committee advanced a fiscal 2017 spending bill that would block the Obama administration's (waters of the United States) rule, curb work on greenhouse gas regulations and bar some endangered species protections.
Politics | 6/16/2016 10:14:50 AM
WASHINGTON, June 16, 2016 - Zero-emission fuel-cell electric vehicles (FCEV), now being driven in California and the Northeast, are powered by hydrogen...
Politics | 6/16/2016 9:50:11 AM
WASHINGTON, June, 16, 2016 - Berkeley Lab's Materials Project, a database of material properties available to researchers to (accelerate innovation,) recently...
Politics | 6/16/2016 9:20:21 AM
WASHINGTON, June 16, 2016 - The nation's biggest net zero commercial building retrofit, the Net Zero Plus Electric Training Institute (NZP-ETI), was recently dedicated in Greater Los Angeles.
Politics | 6/16/2016 7:55:11 AM
WASHINGTON, June 16, 2016 - Republicans are pressing ahead with election-year fights over the Clean Water Act, the California drought and other environmental issues as lawmakers took to budget negotiations later this year.
Politics | 6/15/2016 7:30:39 PM
WASHINGTON, June 15, 2016 - The House Appropriations Committee today voted 31 to 18 to approve a $32.1 billion spending bill to fund the Interior Department, Environmental Protection Agency and the Forest Service in fiscal year 2017. The bill includes a provision that would block the EPA from implementing its controversial Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) rule.
Politics | 6/15/2016 3:20:41 PM
WASHINGTON, June 14, 2016 - There's little that Republicans can do legislatively this year to kill the Obama administration's regulations on carbon emissions from electric power plants, so GOP lawmakers are trying to do the next best thing: Delay the emission curbs as long as possible.
Politics | 6/15/2016 1:11:41 PM
WASHINGTON, June 15, 2016 - Republicans are setting the stage for another fight over the Obama administration's (waters of the United States) (WOTUS) rule during...
Politics | 6/15/2016 12:59:57 PM
WASHINGTON, Jun 15, 2016 - The Farm Credit System (FCS), the government-chartered complex of lending agencies owned by farmers and their cooperatives, is celebrating its first...
Politics | 6/15/2016 12:49:13 PM
WASHINGTON, June 15, 2016 - House Natural Resources Chairman Rob Bishop says a final energy bill will have to include provisions to address the drought in California and other...
Politics | 6/15/2016 12:39:59 PM
WASHINGTON, June 15, 2016 - Representatives of small, rural banks are pleading for Congress to ease the regulatory burden that resulted from the Dodd-Frank...
Politics | 6/15/2016 11:37:26 AM
WASHINGTON, June 15, 2016 - Biotechnology may be a boon to agriculture, but it hasn't stopped DuPont Pioneer from continuing to use conventional breeding...
Politics | 6/15/2016 11:27:45 AM
WASHINGTON, June 15, 2016 - The administration's top trade official told a group of agricultural stakeholders on Tuesday that if Congress doesn't approve the Trans-Pacific Partnership...
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