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WASHINGTON, July 6, 2016 - The U.S. Senate today
will decide the fate of its landmark biotech disclosure bill. An aide to Senate
Agriculture Chairman Pat Roberts says he's (cautiously optimistic) that the
opinion piece published recently on AgriPulse ((2018 Farm Bill - Soil Health))
outlined the importance of the growing interest in improving the health of the
nation's agricultural soils. I want to build upon the article's...
WASHINGTON, July 3, 2016 - The Senate this week will decide the fate of
a landmark compromise on biotech labeling, with food and agriculture looking to
preserve the large bipartisan majority that supported a pivotal procedural move
to bring up the legislation.
WASHINGTON, July 1, 2016 - Today is the day that
many in food and agriculture have been dreading - and that many consumer
activists have been eagerly anticipating. Vermont's mandatory GMO labeling is
now officially in effect.
WASHINGTON, June 29, 2016 - Too much enforcement and not enough assistance. That was the complaint voiced by Republican senators at an oversight hearing on Wednesday focusing on EPA enforcement efforts.
WASHINGTON, June 30, 2016 - There doesn't appear to be any momentum on Capitol Hill on the issue, but that isn't stopping the nation's largest farm group from pointing to the need for reform of the H-2A immigration program.
WASHINGTON, June 30, 2016 - A rejection of the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal would go far beyond just causing U.S. exporters to miss out on lower tariffs, U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman said today. It would also weaken America and hurt the status of the U.S. as an international leader, he said in an address to the CATO Institute in Washington.
WASHINGTON, June 29, 2016 - The Senate Agriculture Committee's compromise on GMO labeling passed a key test Wednesday evening when the Senate voted 68-29 to take up the legislation over the objections of Democratic critics.
WASHINGTON, June 28, 2016 -- The oil and gas industry joined livestock producers and Western state governors in challenging a Bureau of Land Management proposal to overhaul the way it develops regional resource management plans.
WASHINGTON, June 29, 2016 - The American Farm Bureau Federation and its Utah affiliate are asking a federal court in Utah to toss out a host of what they say are illegal land-use restrictions hampering ranchers in Western states.
This week's guest on Open Mic is Ed Hamberger, President and CEO of the American Association of Railroads. In this week's interview Hamberger discusses the longstanding relationships between agriculture, railroads and feeding the world. But the industry is facing economic and regulatory challenges that could negatively affect the rail industry and its customers. The AAR supports expanded global trade through the Trans-Pacific Partnership and is hopeful a new Congress can bring needed change to corporate tax laws.