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WASHINGTON, June 1, 2016 - The European Commission is proposing to extend the authorization of glyphosate in Europe for 12 to 18 months so that the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) can review its carcinogenicity.
WASHINGTON, June 1, 2016 - A study by U.K.-based PG Economics finds that farmers around the world who use genetically modified (GM) seeds reaped economic benefits averaging more than $100 per hectare (about 2.5 acres) in 2014 while at the same time improving the environmental sustainability of their operations.
WASHINGTON, May 31, 2016 - The 2017 Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) proposed by EPA disappointed both biofuels and fossil fuels advocates.That's because EPA set next year's mandate for corn ethanol at 14.8 billion gallons - 200 million gallons below the level set by Congress and far short of ethanol industry capacity but well above what the petroleum industry considers acceptable.
WASHINGTON, May 31, 2016 - In a decision that did not come as a surprise, the Supreme Court has ruled unanimously that landowners can challenge Army Corps of Engineers' wetlands determinations in court (U.S. Army Corps of Engineers v. Hawkes Co.).
May 26, 2016 - In their second hearing on the state of their industry in the
last three days, livestock groups did their best to make the case for less red
tape and an increased international footprint.
WASHINGTON, May 26, 2016 - The Food and Drug Administration is doing a better job of targeting imported food for inspection but still has work to do, a new Government Accountability Office report concludes.
WASHINGTON, May 26, 2016 - A spending bill that included a rider to stop the Obama administration from implementing its (waters of the U.S.) rule failed in the House after conservatives bolted over an amendment that was adopted to protect LGBT rights.
WASHINGTON, May 26,
2016 - Since the Energy Department (DOE) launched the SunShot Initiative in
2011 with a goal of making solar electricity cost-competitive with traditional
sources of electricity by 2020...
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.