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Politics | 6/8/2016 1:44:46 PM
WASHINGTON, June 8, 2016 - Three veterans of agriculture and food policy whom a President Hillary Clinton might want to tap for advice see no justification for mandatory GMO labeling...
Politics | 6/8/2016 1:24:45 PM
WASHINGTON, June 8, 2016 - President Obama last year proposed to create a single food-safety agency that would combine inspection programs at...

Politics | 6/8/2016 12:33:35 PM
WASHINGTON, June 7, 2016 - EPA officials will have the chance to hear directly from stakeholders at a one-day hearing in Kansas City, Missouri, Thursday on the future of the Renewable Fuel Standard.
Politics | 6/8/2016 11:40:23 AM
WASHINGTON, June 8, 2016 - House Republican leaders are making it clear that they want to push ahead with reforms to food stamps and school meal programs in the next Congress.
Politics | 6/8/2016 11:23:09 AM
WASHINGTON, June 8, 2016 - EPA is taking a (holistic) approach to managing herbicide-resistant weeds, releasing new guidance last week that the agency says is (intended to provide herbicide users and registrants...
Politics | 6/8/2016 10:35:30 AM
WASHINGTON, June 8, 2016 - It's been nearly a year and a half since China initiated a total ban on chicken and eggs from the U.S., following the detection of avian influenza, and there are still...
Politics | 6/8/2016 10:23:28 AM
WASHINGTON, June 8, 2016 - A proposal to allow in-crop application of dicamba on cotton and soybeans genetically engineered to be resistant to the herbicide has sparked lively debate among...
Politics | 6/8/2016 9:53:08 AM
WASHINGTON, June 8, 2016 - The Department of Agriculture, at times, can be at a loss for how to help producers who are transitioning to organic production, mostly because...
Politics | 6/8/2016 9:20:05 AM
WASHINGTON, June 8, 2016 - China is looking to sell off some of its corn reserves, but an expert in the international grain trade doesn't see the sales having much...
Politics | 6/8/2016 8:22:11 AM
WASHINGTON, June 8, 2016 - Hillary Clinton has made history, becoming the first woman to claim a major party's presidential nomination. In her victory speech last night, Clinton wasted little time in setting the tone for her general election campaign.
Politics | 6/7/2016 10:00:44 AM
WASHINGTON, June 7, 2016 - USDA's Agricultural Marketing Service has announced an extension of the comment period on a proposed rule dealing with organic livestock production practices.
Politics | 6/7/2016 7:47:34 AM
WASHINGTON, June 7, 2016 - We could be getting closer to a landmark agreement in Congress on GMO labeling. Senate Agriculture Chairman Pat Roberts tells Agri-Pulse that he hopes to reach an agreement this week with ranking member Debbie Stabenow on a biotech labeling bill that can pass the Senate.
Politics | 6/6/2016 4:33:49 PM
WASHINGTON, June 5, 2016 - Milk producers and snack food makers seek to keep the pressure on Congress this week to preempt state GMO labeling laws, while House Speaker Paul Ryan begins an effort to shape the GOP campaign agenda by rolling out proposals to overhaul anti-poverty programs.
Politics | 6/6/2016 3:59:50 PM
WASHINGTON, June 6, 2016 - Farming, food processing and distribution are playing a major role in a community revitalization program designed to lift people out of poverty and reduce crime in special Promise Zones across the country, USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack said Monday.
Politics | 6/6/2016 3:51:21 PM
WASHINGTON, June 6, 2016 - The latest effort to reauthorize glyphosate for use in Europe failed Monday when a European Commission committee could not muster a qualified majority to temporarily extend approval of the active ingredient used in Monsanto's Roundup.
Politics | 6/6/2016 8:10:14 AM
WASHINGTON, June 6, 2016 - Congress is back in session this week after an extended Memorial Day weekend holiday, but much of the political action will be happening on the west coast where the...
Politics | 6/5/2016 10:45:25 AM
WASHINGTON, June 2, 2016 - A ship carrying Chinese catfish to the U.S. retreated to China rather than allow its cargo to undergo inspection by USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service, according to U.S. government and industry officials.
Politics | 6/3/2016 2:39:19 PM
WASHINGTON, June 3, 2016 - EPA's decision to cancel the registrations of flubendiamide, marketed by Bayer's Crop Science Division as Belt, has been upheld by an agency administrative law judge.
Politics | 6/3/2016 12:29:23 PM
On May 19, the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Forestry & Nutrition took the Farm Credit System to task for its history of unacceptable business practices, only six months after the...
Politics | 6/2/2016 4:31:23 PM
WASHINGTON, June 2, 2016 - An EPA draft document assessing the ecological risks of atrazine that was mistakenly posted online a month ago has now been officially released. The content and conclusions of the 520-page report, which is stuffed with nearly 200 tables and maps, are the same as the earlier version.
Politics | 6/2/2016 3:50:15 PM
WASHINGTON, June 2, 2016 - Citing (an emerging farm lending crisis,) eight national farm and financial organizations are urging Congress to increase funding for federally assisted farm operating loans in the fiscal year 2017 agricultural appropriations bill. Lawmakers are expected to debate and vote on that bill later this month.
Politics | 6/2/2016 3:35:08 PM
WASHINGTON, June 2, 2016 - The agribusiness sectors of Cuba and the United States could both stand to learn a little from the other country, Cuba's agriculture minister said Thursday in Washington.
Politics | 6/2/2016 2:02:43 PM
WASHINGTON, June 1, 2016 -- The Commodities Future Trading Commission has responded to the concerns of agribusiness by loosening its restrictions on the type of hedging strategies that can be exempted from position limits.
Politics | 6/2/2016 9:13:22 AM
WASHINGTON, June 2, 2016 - The Department of Energy will provide $4 million in funding for four research and development projects to assess the occurrence of rare-earth minerals and other critical materials that play a vital role in many...
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