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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...
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.