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Politics | 6/24/2016 10:20:16 AM
WASHINGTON, June 24, 2016 - A bipartisan group of 39 senators is calling on the EPA to produce a strong Renewable Fuel Standard when it releases its final rule setting 2017 blending requirements for ethanol and other biofuels later this year.
Politics | 6/24/2016 7:54:49 AM
WASHINGTON, June 24, 2016 - U.S. agriculture has reached a critical milestone with the Senate's historic agreement on national disclosure standards for biotechnology.

Politics | 6/23/2016 1:33:25 PM
WASHINGTON, June 23, 2016 - USDA has signed an agreement with two major beekeeping organizations to help beekeepers take advantage of the department's conservation programs.
Politics | 6/23/2016 1:09:18 PM
WASHINGTON, June 23, 2016 - Just days after the Federal Aviation Administration released regulations governing the use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), a House subcommittee heard about the agricultural possibilities of the devices more commonly known as drones.
Politics | 6/23/2016 11:50:09 AM
WASHINGTON, June 23, 2016 - The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) says it is satisfied with a report finding that biofuels from crops do not harm fuel supplies.
Politics | 6/23/2016 11:36:35 AM
WASHINGTON, June 23, 2016 - When biomass is heat-treated using a process called torrefaction, the result is a charcoal-rich substance called biochar. This (torrefied biomass) can improve the quality of poor soil...
Politics | 6/23/2016 11:14:20 AM
WASHINGTON, June 23, 2016 - Finding ways to grow biofuels faster and more efficiently is key to unlocking the huge potential these sustainable energy resources have as...
Politics | 6/23/2016 9:49:13 AM
WASHINGTON, June 23, 2016 - Senate negotiators have reached an historic deal to set national labeling standards for foods that contain genetically engineered ingredients, according to sources.
Politics | 6/23/2016 8:05:30 AM
WASHINGTON, June 23, 2016 - We'll be watching Capitol Hill today for the white smoke from the Senate for news of an agreement on biotech labeling.
Politics | 6/22/2016 6:53:57 PM
WASHINGTON, June 22, 2016 - The EPA report that said glyphosate is unlikely to cause cancer in humans is simply (one step in the process) of the agency's review of the herbicide's health effects, EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy said today at a House Science, Space and Technology Committee hearing.
Politics | 6/22/2016 6:07:49 PM
WASHINGTON, June 22, 2016 - The Bureau of Land Management came under heavy fire today from Republicans in a House hearing that focused on the surging overpopulation of wild horses that are damaging rangeland that livestock producers depend on.
Politics | 6/22/2016 5:12:27 PM
WASHINGTON, June 22, 2016 - There's little that's new about congressional examination of the Renewable Fuel Standard, but a House Energy and Commerce subcommittee gave it another try and found a few unturned rocks along the way.
Politics | 6/22/2016 5:11:42 PM
WASHINGTON, June 21, 2016 - Wind energy, with its zero fuel cost and zero emissions, is the fastest growing source of electricity in the United States.
Politics | 6/22/2016 3:17:37 PM
WASHINGTON, June 22, 2016 - House members from catfish-producing Southern states say support is growing for their efforts to keep food safety inspection authority for catfish at the USDA.
Politics | 6/22/2016 1:01:29 PM
WASHINGTON, June 22, 2016 - Leaders of the Senate Agriculture Committee have been closing in on a landmark deal to set national standards for labeling biotech foods.
Politics | 6/22/2016 12:45:11 PM
WASHINGTON, June 22, 2016 - Having failed time after time to kill the Obama administration's new air and water rules, congressional Republicans are trying to hit the regulators in the pocketbook.
Politics | 6/22/2016 11:59:58 AM
WASHINGTON, June 22, 2016 - The U.K. already buys hundreds of millions of dollars of nuts, beer, wine, ethanol, seafood and other agricultural goods every year from the U.S., and volumes are expected...
Politics | 6/22/2016 11:43:43 AM
WASHINGTON, June 22, 2016 - Farmers are a comparative bunch.
Politics | 6/22/2016 11:31:54 AM
WASHINGTON, June 22, 2016 - States in the Chesapeake Bay watershed are on their way to meeting 2017 targets for phosphorus and sediment reduction, but not nitrogen, EPA said...
Politics | 6/22/2016 11:31:43 AM
WASHINGTON, June 22, 2016 - A federal judge in Wyoming ruled Tuesday that the U.S. Bureau of Land Management doesn't have the authority to establish rules over fracking on federal and Indian lands, dealing another blow to President Obama's effort to tighten environmental regulations.
Politics | 6/22/2016 11:13:08 AM
WASHINGTON, June 22, 2016 - The Federal Aviation Administration on Tuesday rolled out its final regulations for commercial flight of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), also known as drones.
Politics | 6/22/2016 11:02:08 AM
WASHINGTON, June 22, 2016 - A decision whether to extend approval of glyphosate for continued use in Europe is coming down to the wire.
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