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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.
WASHINGTON, May 11,
2016 - The Senate is getting back on track moving spending bills for the new
fiscal year. The fiscal 2017
Energy-Water bill, which funds port and waterway projects and is one of the
least controversial appropriations measures...
May 9, 2016 - The U.S. dairy industry is asking the White House to join its
campaign to persuade the World Health Organization to revamp a proposal it says
would discourage the consumption of dairy products by young children.
WASHINGTON, May 10, 2016 - The U.S. is again challenging China at the World Trade Organization over the country's antidumping and countervailing duties on U.S. broiler chicken, U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman announced Tuesday.
WASHINGTON, May 10,
2016 - There's no shortage of veterinarians in the U.S. to take care of the
dogs, cats, hedgehogs and other animals we call pets, but it can be hard in
some places to find an animal doctor to check out a problem with a dairy cow.
WASHINGTON, May 9, 2016 - The ability to market food as local is valuable for small farms, bakeries and butchers that often can't compete with big companies, so USDA needs to help sustain that edge, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack told reporters Friday.
WASHINGTON, May 5, 2016 - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says USDA will enroll more than 800,000 acres in the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) this year, while expressing hope that Congress will allow for even higher enrollment in the next farm bill.
WASHINGTON, May 6,
2016 - With the U.S. Senate still at work on an agreement on biotech labeling,
a major food company is rushing ahead with research on possible labeling
language that could serve as an alternative to the wording required by a
WASHINGTON, May 5, 2016 - The Energy Department
announced that $25 million is available to help software developers, solar
companies, and utilities speed up the integration of solar energy into the
WASHINGTON, May 5, 2016 - USDA and EPA said Thursday that five communities would receive planning assistance through the Obama administration's interagency Cool & Connected program to set up broadband services and revitalize their downtowns.
WASHINGTON, May 5, 2016 - Several witnesses from
states that depend on oil and gas production for jobs and royalties told a
House subcommittee on energy last week that a rule proposed by the Obama
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.