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Politics | 7/6/2016 8:24:06 AM
WASHINGTON, July 6, 2016 - The U.S. Senate today will decide the fate of its landmark biotech disclosure bill. An aide to Senate Agriculture Chairman Pat Roberts says he's (cautiously optimistic) that the legislation will...
Politics | 7/5/2016 8:09:26 PM
WASHINGTON, July 5, 2016 - The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service agreed Tuesday to render a decision by June 30, 2019, on whether or not to protect the monarch butterfly under the Endangered Species Act.

Politics | 7/5/2016 9:33:47 AM
An opinion piece published recently on AgriPulse ((2018 Farm Bill - Soil Health)) outlined the importance of the growing interest in improving the health of the nation's agricultural soils. I want to build upon the article's...
Politics | 7/5/2016 8:10:24 AM
WASHINGTON, July 5, 2016 - The push from farm groups and food industry lobbyists continues to intensify for a Senate vote this week on legislation that creates...
Politics | 7/3/2016
WASHINGTON, July 3, 2016 - The Senate this week will decide the fate of a landmark compromise on biotech labeling, with food and agriculture looking to preserve the large bipartisan majority that supported a pivotal procedural move to bring up the legislation.
Politics | 7/1/2016 8:11:03 AM
WASHINGTON, July 1, 2016 - Today is the day that many in food and agriculture have been dreading - and that many consumer activists have been eagerly anticipating. Vermont's mandatory GMO labeling is now officially in effect.
Politics | 6/30/2016 4:46:22 PM
WASHINGTON, June 29, 2016 - Too much enforcement and not enough assistance. That was the complaint voiced by Republican senators at an oversight hearing on Wednesday focusing on EPA enforcement efforts.
Politics | 6/30/2016 3:50:57 PM
WASHINGTON, June 30, 2016 - There doesn't appear to be any momentum on Capitol Hill on the issue, but that isn't stopping the nation's largest farm group from pointing to the need for reform of the H-2A immigration program.
Politics | 6/30/2016 3:13:17 PM
WASHINGTON, June 30, 2016 - A rejection of the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal would go far beyond just causing U.S. exporters to miss out on lower tariffs, U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman said today. It would also weaken America and hurt the status of the U.S. as an international leader, he said in an address to the CATO Institute in Washington.
Politics | 6/30/2016 2:31:02 PM
WASHINGTON, June 30, 2016 - EPA says it needs more time to decide whether to cancel the registration of chlorpyrifos and revoke all of the pesticide's food tolerances, as requested in a petition.
Politics | 6/30/2016 1:35:13 PM
WASHINGTON, June 30, 2016 - U.S. farmers have once again planted corn and soybeans at or near historic highs, according to Department of Agriculture estimates released on Thursday.
Politics | 6/30/2016 10:51:58 AM
WASHINGTON, June 30, 2016 - Another independent gasoline and convenience store chain is embracing ethanol...
Politics | 6/30/2016 10:35:31 AM
WASHINGTON, June 30, 2016 - Global solar energy company Sungevity Inc. has issued a (clean energy challenge) to the major 2016 presidential candidates...
Politics | 6/30/2016 10:00:02 AM
WASHINGTON, June 30, 2016 - Investment and interest in energy efficiency are at an all-time high, according to Johnson Controls' 2016 Efficiency Indicator (EEI) survey of more than...
Politics | 6/30/2016 8:06:52 AM
WASHINGTON, June 30, 2016 - The Senate's GMO labeling compromise has cleared a key first hurdle. Last night, the Senate voted, 68-29, to overcome opponents' objections to taking up the legislation.
Politics | 6/29/2016 7:26:17 PM
WASHINGTON, June 29, 2016 - The Senate Agriculture Committee's compromise on GMO labeling passed a key test Wednesday evening when the Senate voted 68-29 to take up the legislation over the objections of Democratic critics.
Politics | 6/29/2016 6:54:09 PM
WASHINGTON, June 28, 2016 -- The oil and gas industry joined livestock producers and Western state governors in challenging a Bureau of Land Management proposal to overhaul the way it develops regional resource management plans.
Politics | 6/29/2016 6:44:58 PM
WASHINGTON, June 29, 2016 - USDA's Risk Management Agency has announced the completion of the final round of crop insurance provisions stemming from the 2014 farm bill.
Politics | 6/29/2016 3:36:07 PM
WASHINGTON, June 29, 2016 - The American Farm Bureau Federation and its Utah affiliate are asking a federal court in Utah to toss out a host of what they say are illegal land-use restrictions hampering ranchers in Western states.
Politics | 6/29/2016 2:55:21 PM
WASHINGTON, June 29, 2016 - Supporters of the Senate's compromise on biotech labeling are confident it will have the 60 votes necessary to pass the Senate but that action may not come until next week.
Politics | 6/29/2016 1:49:31 PM
WASHINGTON, June 29, 2016 - Congress is poised to write into law controversial new ways of delivering food aid while also cementing the cornerstone of...
Politics | 6/29/2016 12:51:03 PM
WASHINGTON, June 29, 2016 - Mike Steenhoek says the opening of the expanded Panama Canal last weekend has the potential to have a...
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