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Jan. 27, 2016 - No period in the presidential campaign is more important to
U.S. agriculture than the run-up to the Iowa caucuses. But as the caucuses approach next Monday, the
WASHINGTON, Jan. 27, 2016 - The Occupational Safety and Health Administration and EPA need to tighten their standards for ammonium nitrate, the Chemical Safety Board (CSB) said in its report on the explosion of a fertilizer plant in West, Texas, which obliterated the facility, killed 15 people and caused widespread damage to more than 150 buildings nearby.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 26, 2016 - U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman took to the telephone on Tuesday afternoon to tout the benefits of the Trans-Pacific Partnership as summarized in a recent report from the Peterson Institute for International Economics (PIIE). Later, Froman announced a deal that will reduce red tape on beef exports to Colombia.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 24, 2016 - The nation's capital is digging out of a monster snowstorm that is playing havoc with schedules even as much of official Washington will be focused on Iowa for the last week of campaigning ahead of the Feb. 1 caucuses.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 25, 2016 - Connie Tipton, president and CEO of the International Dairy Foods Association since January 2004, announced today at IDFA's annual Dairy Forum in Phoenix that she will step down at the end of the year.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 25, 2016 - The White House Rural Council (WHRC) and its federal collaborators have announced the 27 "Local Foods, Local Places" (LFLP) partner communities that will receive technical assistance during 2016 as they work to increase economic opportunities for local farmers and access to healthy foods.
WASHINGTON, D.C., Jan. 22, 2016 - China, the world's largest rice producer and importer, has agreed to open its market to U.S. exporters after years of negotiations between the two governments, the USA Rice Federation announced Friday.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 22, 2016 - The Department of Agriculture has announced additional revisions to its highly pathogenic avian influenza response after the first outbreak of the disease in seven months was detected last week.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 22, 2016 - Six senators have asked the Grocery Manufacturers Association to explain how shoppers without smartphones will be able to use the so-called SmartLabel initiative GMA has proposed to get information about the food they're buying.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 22, 2016 - Looking for a quick overview on the issues that you need to know as you start your day? The Agri-Pulse editorial team plans to deliver a new electronic product called "Daybreak," starting Monday Jan. 25.
WASHINGTON, D.C., Jan. 21, 2016 - Monsanto has fired a pre-emptive strike in an attempt to stop the state of California from adding glyphosate, aka Roundup, to its list of chemicals "known . . . to cause cancer."
WASHINGTON, Jan. 20, 2015 - A bipartisan agreement to end the years-long fight over school nutrition standards and expand summer feeding efforts is on what its authors hope is a fast track to becoming law.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 21, 2016 - The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine are seeking nominees for a committee that will examine the scientific needs of regulatory agencies as the use of biotechnology continues to grow.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 21, 2016 - Deputy Agriculture Secretary Krysta Harden, who led the implementation of the 2014 farm bill, says she's leaving USDA at the end of February. Michael Scuse, the current under secretary for Farm and Foreign Agricultural Services, has been tapped as acting deputy.
This week’s Open Mic Guest is the new President of the American Farm Bureau Federation Zippy Duvall. As a representative of the nation’s largest general farm organization, Duvall says it’s important for the farm and rural voice to be heard on the national and local level. In this interview Duvall speaks to the industry’s ongoing battle to stop the EPA’s Waters of the US regulations, the need for a national voluntary labeling law and the challenging plight of the cotton industry. Duvall says the AFBF is still evaluating the text of the TPP but is ready to join the fight for greater access to global markets.