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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This week's guest on Open Mic is Leif Magnusson, President of CLAAS Global Sales Americas and the 2016 Chair of the Association of Equipment Manufacturers. This interview includes the status of an industry bearing the burden of a significant fall in US net farm income and the equipment manufacturers' perspective on global trade agreements. AEM supports the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal and Magnusson shares possible consequences of a failure to ratify the trade pact. Magnusson addresses the crucial connections between the need to develop rural infrastructure, maintaining manufacturing jobs in the country and keeping US agriculture competitive.