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Politics | 5/16/2016
WASHINGTON, May 16, 2016 - USDA's National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) announced Monday $130 million in funding will be made available for education, research and Cooperative Extension projects that seek to improve plant and animal production systems.
Politics | 5/15/2016 10:09:23 AM
WASHINGTON, May 13, 2016 - As the debate continues over whether or not foods containing genetically-modified organisms (GMOs) should be labeled with a federal standard, more and more marketers are trying to promote their products as non-GMO - even if they contain no GMO ingredients or if a GMO version doesn't really exist.

Politics | 5/13/2016 5:01:46 PM
WASHINGTON, May 13, 2016 - A lawsuit challenging EPA's regulation of neonicotinoid-treated seeds will proceed following a federal judge's rejection of EPA's motion to dismiss the case.
Politics | 5/13/2016 1:43:00 PM
WASHINGTON, May 12, 2016 - House Agriculture Committee leaders want to know why EPA posted - and then removed from its online regulatory dockets - risk assessments on two widely used but controversial herbicides.
Politics | 5/13/2016 7:48:25 AM
WASHINGTON, May 13, 2016 - House Speaker Paul Ryan appears headed to an eventual endorsement of Donald Trump after the nominee made the rounds of Capitol Hill yesterday.
Politics | 5/12/2016 6:21:44 PM
WASHINGTON, May 12, 2016 - USDA's proposed rule to overhaul retailer requirements for its Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program took a beating today by both Republicans and Democrats at a House Agriculture Committee hearing.
Politics | 5/12/2016 3:13:33 PM
WASHINGTON, May 12, 2016 - USDA is on its way to accomplishing the climate change mitigation goals it set for itself last year, according to a one-year progress report the department released Thursday.
Politics | 5/12/2016 2:34:13 PM
WASHINGTON, May 12, 2016 - The solar industry recently launched the #MillionSolarStrong campaign to celebrate the now more than 1 million solar systems installed in the U.S.
Politics | 5/12/2016 2:14:23 PM
WASHINGTON, May 12, 2016 - When it comes to tackling air quality concerns, a Mid-Atlantic coalition is making great progress.
Politics | 5/12/2016 2:13:26 PM
WASHINGTON, May 12, 2016 - Since 2009, the Agriculture Department (USDA) has helped thousands of small rural businesses, farmers and ranchers transition from fossil fuel-based energy to renewable energy and energy efficiency solutions
Politics | 5/12/2016 1:44:25 PM
WASHINGTON, May 11, 2016 - "Sell by" and "best by" date labels found on food packaging are confusing to consumers, and may be contributing to food waste in the United States, says a survey released by the Harvard Food Law and Policy Clinic (FLPC) and the National Consumers League (NCL).
Politics | 5/12/2016 1:25:51 PM
WASHINGTON, May 12, 2016 - Hydraulic fracturing, or (fracking,) has been called (unconventional) for decades, but over the past 10 years...
Politics | 5/12/2016 1:03:31 PM
WASHINGTON, May 12, 2016 - The Environmental Protection Agency today issued a final rule aimed at cutting methane emissions from new and existing sources in the oil and gas industry by as much as 45 percent from 2012 levels by 2025.
Politics | 5/12/2016 8:34:30 AM
WASHINGTON, May 12, 2016 - Donald Trump heads to Capitol Hill this morning in his bid to soothe concerns among congressional Republicans and unify them behind his campaign.
Politics | 5/11/2016 5:48:39 PM
WASHINGTON, May 10, 2016 - More and more people are going solar even if they don't own a home, don't have a sunny rooftop, can't afford to buy their own rooftop system, or simply don't want the fuss of installing and operating their own system.
Politics | 5/11/2016 4:35:39 PM
WASHINGTON, May 11, 2016 - The fire that led to a massive explosion at the West Fertilizer plant in West, Texas, in 2013 was set intentionally, qualifying it as a criminal act, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives has concluded.
Politics | 5/11/2016 4:30:16 PM
WASHINGTON, May 11, 2016 - The Occupational Safety and Health Administration will develop regulations to update its Process Safety Management Standard but won't exempt ag retailers from PSM requirements in the meantime.
Politics | 5/11/2016 4:05:32 PM
WASHINGTON, May 11, 2016 - A top Cargill executive and past Nebraska state FFA officer has been chosen as the next chief executive officer of the National FFA Organization and the National FFA Foundation.
Politics | 5/11/2016 3:06:52 PM
WASHINGTON, May 11, 2016 - Leading consumer advocates and environmental groups are pushing the Food and Drug Administration to prohibit the use of the term (natural) on food products or at least require them to meet the same standards as organic foods.
Politics | 5/11/2016 2:37:27 PM
WASHINGTON, May 11, 2016 - After a week-long recess, Congress has just over 30 working days left to enact a law that would stop Vermont's first-in-the-nation GMO labeling law from...
Politics | 5/11/2016 2:19:57 PM
WASHINGTON, May 11, 2016 - If USDA implements its proposed rule overhauling retailer requirements for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), tens of thousands...
Politics | 5/11/2016 2:16:14 PM
WASHINGTON, May 11, 2016 - Agricultural producers overwhelmingly want to be in control of the (big data) they collect and use on their operations, according to a survey by the American Farm Bureau Federation.
Politics | 5/11/2016 1:14:34 PM
WASHINGTON, May 11, 2016 - U.S. pork exports to China are rising sharply and there's no sign of a slowdown anytime soon.
Politics | 5/11/2016 1:04:09 PM
WASHINGTON, May 11, 2016 - Farmers eager to see Congress make it easier for them to secure foreign workers have been pinning their hopes on lawmakers finally taking up immigration reform in 2017...
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