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Politics | 4/28/2016 11:23:14 AM
WASHINGTON, April 28, 2016 - Vastly underutilized energy storage resources, such as the nation's 50 million residential electric water heaters, can provide substantial environmental and cost benefits, according to...
Politics | 4/28/2016 11:05:10 AM
WASHINGTON, April 28, 2016 - The Energy Department's Solar America Cities program found that a primary barrier to solar adoption is the difficulty and cost of obtaining construction permits for...

Politics | 4/28/2016 9:26:34 AM
WASHINGTON, April 28, 2016 - At their annual general meeting earlier this week, Syngenta shareholders officially approved motions for an ordinary dividend of...
Politics | 4/28/2016 8:02:34 AM
WASHINGTON, April 28, 2016 - A Senate committee kicks off an effort today to renew authorization for waterway projects around the country, many of which are important to agriculture.
Politics | 4/27/2016 5:35:36 PM
Don't spoil our victory lap was the response from one Senate staffer when asked about the prospects for reconciling the comprehensive energy bill the Senate passed overwhelmingly last week with the very different House bill passed in December.
Politics | 4/27/2016 4:57:57 PM
WASHINGTON, April 27, 2016 - Dannon, in an effort to woo consumers who are becoming increasingly concerned about all aspects of how their food is made, has made a promise that will be difficult to keep: It plans to eliminate all genetically modified grains from the diets of the cows that produce the milk used to make most of the company's yogurt.
Politics | 4/27/2016 3:21:26 PM
WASHINGTON, April 27, 2016 - The Agriculture Department's plan for a (radical) overhaul of the way it regulates biotech crops risks disrupting exports of U.S. farm commodities unless the changes are coordinated with importing countries, agribusiness groups say.
Politics | 4/27/2016 2:49:23 PM
WASHINGTON, April 27, 2016 - Frustration in the organic industry is mounting over the difficulty of keeping organic seed free of any detectable level of genetic engineering...
Politics | 4/27/2016 1:52:48 PM
WASHINGTON, April 27, 2016 - American dairy organizations, the International Dairy Federation, the U.S. Health and Human Services (HHS) Department and others are trying to put the brakes on...
Politics | 4/27/2016 1:35:18 PM
Earlier this week, agricultural leaders and scholars gathered at the Nebraska Innovation Campus at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln for the seventh annual Water for Food Global Conference to catalyze strategies in support of...
Politics | 4/27/2016 1:11:45 PM
WASHINGTON, April 27, 2016 - House Republicans held three hearings last week to spotlight what they characterized as federal land grabs enabled by the Endangered Species Act (ESA) and committed...
Politics | 4/27/2016 12:35:36 PM
WASHINGTON, April 27, 2016 - Rural Internet providers contributed $24.1 billion to state economies in 2015 - benefits realized not only in the rural areas where broadband was deployed, but in urban areas too, according to a new report by the Hudson Institute.
Politics | 4/27/2016 11:43:58 AM
WASHINGTON, April 27, 2016 - A Senate bill that would reauthorize the Federal Aviation Administration is proving to be an example of legislation that might not...
Politics | 4/27/2016 11:23:11 AM
WASHINGTON, April 27, 2016 - There are many different kinds of agricultural cooperatives that produce everything from milk to sugar, but the Ag Data Coalition (ADC) is...
Politics | 4/27/2016 11:10:50 AM
WASHINGTON, April 27, 2016 - The end of chlorpyrifos on farms? Not yet. An epidemiological study that linked chlorpyrifos exposure to neurodevelopmental effects in children...
Politics | 4/27/2016 10:33:02 AM
WASHINGTON, April 27, 2016 - U.S. trade negotiators are in New York City this week for a round of talks on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (T-TIP), hoping to...
Politics | 4/27/2016 10:09:02 AM
WASHINGTON, April 27, 2016 - Farmers in the U.S. and around the world are going to be especially challenged to feed urban centers as the world population surges, according to...
Politics | 4/27/2016 8:07:20 AM
WASHINGTON, April 27, 2016 - Donald Trump is calling himself the (presumptive) Republican nominee after sweeping primaries in Pennsylvania and four other states yesterday. Hillary Clinton did what she needed to do to stay on track for the Democratic nomination...
Politics | 4/27/2016 3:48:56 AM
WASHINGTON, April 25, 2016 - The American Soybean Association is touting a new study that finds a lack of nectar sources, habitat fragmentation, and changing weather patterns are the primary contributors to a decline in monarch butterfly populations.
Politics | 4/26/2016 7:59:07 AM
WASHINGTON, April 26, 2016 - With all the press releases and letters coming out from farm groups is support of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), it can be hard to remember that there is a substantial agricultural voice opposed to the 12-country trade pact.
Politics | 4/25/2016 7:13:28 PM
WASHINGTON, April 24, 2016 - House Republicans are looking to move an overhaul of child nutrition programs against stiff Democratic resistance, while the Senate GOP plots a more bipartisan authorization bill for waterway projects.
Politics | 4/25/2016 8:04:47 AM
WASHINGTON, April 25, 2016 - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack wrapped up his Group of Seven meetings in Japan on Sunday, but his efforts to push for ratification of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) in the U.S. and abroad will continue.
Politics | 4/24/2016 2:32:48 PM
WASHINGTON, April 22, 2016 - Children and adults who receive meals as part of the National Child and Adult Care Food Program will get more whole grains and fruits and vegetables, and less added sugars and solid fats, under changes announced today by USDA's Food and Nutrition Service.
Politics | 4/22/2016 2:17:12 PM
WASHINGTON, D.C., April 21, 2016 - The head of the American Farm Bureau Federation says agricultural producers across the country need to "wave a flag" to alert government officials to a possible crisis caused by delays in processing visas for foreign workers who tend and harvest America's food crops.
Politics | 4/22/2016 8:01:14 AM
WASHINGTON, April 22, 2016 - It's Earth Day. Secretary of State John Kerry will be in New York to join other nations in signing the Paris climate agreement.
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