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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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
This week's guest on Open Mic is Sterling Liddell, Senior Vice President for Rabo AgriFinance and Rabobank International in its Food & Agribusiness Research and Advisory group. Discussion on a new farm bill has begun across the country and in Washington with calls to get an early start on new policy. Some analysts believe the nation is on the verge of another farm crisis. In this interview, Sterling Liddell offers evidence of financial stress he sees growing on crop farms and highlights factors indicating a significant paradigm shift he believes farmers will have to traverse to survive the economic downturn. Liddell believes the Conservation Reserve Program needs to be revised to help manage crop acres and reduce land costs on marginal acres.