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WASHINGTON, Aug. 17, 2015-The Interior Department released a National Seed Strategy to restore wildlife landscapes, especially for land damaged by rangeland fires, as well as invasive species, severe storms and drought.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 16, 2015 - Donald Trump, the frontrunner in the Republican presidential race, is calling for mass deportation of illegal immigrants and nationwide use of the E-Verify system to check the legal status of workers.
DES MOINES, Iowa, Aug, 14, 2015 - Jeb Bush is attacking the Obama administration's regulatory agenda, including its new Clean Water Act rule, as he struggles to find a message to shore up his lagging race in Iowa.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 14, 2015 - The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia is breathing new life into a previously dismissed lawsuit alleging pork checkoff funds were indirectly used to benefit the lobbying efforts of the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC).
WASHINGTON, Aug. 13, 2015- A toxic spill caused by workers employed by the Environmental Protection Agency shut down major irrigation sources for farmers in the region, fueling more animosity toward the agency and triggering lawsuits.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 14, 2015 - USDA will make another $5 million of Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) funding available to Ohio, Michigan and Indiana producers who commit to limiting growth of toxic algal blooms in Lake Erie.
DES MOINES, Iowa, Aug. 13, 2015 - Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley promised to fight agricultural mergers if he's elected president, and also touted his efforts to clean up the Chesapeake Bay, which has agricultural runoff issues similar to those facing Midwest states.
DES MOINES, Iowa, Aug. 13, 2015 - Republican Mike Huckabee pressed his populist pitch as he worked the crowd at the opening of the Iowa State Fair, kicking off a parade of presidential hopefuls who will appear at the event during its 11-day run.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 13, 2015 - A potentially historic El Nino event could be helpful to those in Southern California facing historically dry conditions, but experts say it's too early to tell how much assistance - if any - the system will give the drought-stricken state.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 13, 2015 - Employees at a large chicken supplier are in danger of multiple and consistent hazards, including amputation, electrocution and hazardous falls, according to the Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 12, 2015 - Pressure is mounting on the Environmental Protection Agency to ban or further curb the use of chlorpyrifos, an insecticide widely used to protect crops such as soybeans, wheat, alfalfa, citrus and peanuts.
DES MOINES, IA, Aug. 13, 2015 - Although he
hails from the nation's smallest state, Lincoln Chafee insists that living in
Rhode Island and representing the state in the U.S. Senate gave him an
appreciation of the land and working knowledge of farm policy.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 12, 2015 - The American Farm Bureau Federation released maps it said showed the new Clean Water Act rule would lead to a (radical) expansion in its jurisdiction, and another leading farm group called for the Obama administration to delay implementation of the measure.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 12, 2015 - Farmers are on track to see the second highest corn yield on record and harvest their third biggest crop ever, the Agriculture Department said in a report that surprised traders and sent market prices falling.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 11, 2015 - Donald Trump has taken the lead among Republican presidential candidates in Iowa as his GOP rivals prepare to make their pitches at the State Fair opening Thursday in Des Moines.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 12, 2015-The Coalition for Safe Affordable Food (CFSAF) is releasing advertisements in Minnesota and Kansas to encourage support for a bill that would bar states from enacting mandatory GMO labeling laws.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 10, 2015 -- The Agriculture Department is moving ahead with a plan to attack the feral swine problem with a strategy that will vary by state and require help from state and local governments.
There's a new and growing glut of criteria people are
using to make healthful food selections. On one hand there's the traditional criteria - taste, price, convenience and nutrition. On
the other is a small but growing list of consumers adding social variables to
WASHINGTON, Aug. 10, 2015 - Political pundits mistakenly characterize rural America as politically one-dimensional, but those who do fail to understand important demographic changes that can impact the 2016 elections.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 7, 2015 - South Africa is keeping its door shut to American poultry and pork imports, frustrating U.S. producers who say it isn't living up to the requirements of a preferential trade law.
In this week’s edition of Open Mic, House Agriculture Committee Chairman Mike Conaway discusses what promises to be a frantic start to December as the U.S. Congress faces a deadline to approve omnibus appropriations legislation. Chairman Conaway is intent to see protection from budget cuts for the farm bill and crop insurance. In this interview, Conaway calls for administrative changes in the farm bill to help cotton farmers, discusses how the threat of trade retaliation from COOL is already affecting commerce with Canada, and the committee’s work to review the nation’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.