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Politics | 12/29/2016 3:33:41 PM
By this time next year, I believe we'll reflect back on 2017 as the year that the private sector stepped up to protect our land, water and wildlife for future generations.
Politics | 12/29/2016 3:15:34 PM
WASHINGTON, Dec. 28, 2016 - There's another name in the mix for the job of Agriculture Secretary in the Trump administration. Former California Lt. Gov. Abel Maldonado was scheduled to talk to Trump today about....

Politics | 12/29/2016 9:34:09 AM
Americans consume a lot of ham at Christmas time. In fact, half of U.S. ham consumption takes place over the Christmas and Thanksgiving holidays. And producing those hundreds of millions of pounds of pork generates a...
Politics | 12/28/2016 5:53:53 PM
WASHINGTON, Dec. 28, 2016 - President Barack Obama today announced the creation of two new national monuments, ensuring the protection of 1.65 million acres of federal land in Utah and Nevada.
Politics | 12/28/2016 12:51:46 PM
WASHINGTON, Dec. 27, 2016 - Forecasters widely expected colder than normal temperatures to persist in the Pacific Ocean in the first half of 2017, bringing about a phenomenon known as La Nina, but those predictions are not being realized.
Politics | 12/27/2016 3:59:22 PM
WASHINGTON, Dec. 22, 2016 - The U.S. has scored a big win in a trade dispute with Indonesia at the World Trade Organization.
Politics | 12/22/2016 4:50:58 PM
WASHINGTON, Dec. 22, 2016 - The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative is threatening to bring back tariffs against certain European Union agricultural exports if the trading bloc doesn't ease its ban on U.S. beef treated with hormones.
Politics | 12/22/2016 3:41:53 PM
WASHINGTON, Dec. 22, 2016 - Sales of medically important antibiotics for food-producing animals rose by 2 percent last year and are up 26 percent since 2009, the Food and Drug Administration says in its latest annual report on usage of the drugs.
Politics | 12/22/2016 2:56:47 PM
WASHINGTON, Dec. 22, 2016 - A farmworker safety rule scheduled to go into effect Jan. 1 needs to be delayed a year because EPA has not told states how to implement it, the American Farm Bureau Federation and National Association of State Departments of Agriculture said today.
Politics | 12/22/2016 2:40:20 PM
WASHINGTON, Dec. 22, 2016 - It's been three months since China announced that it would lift its 13-year ban on U.S. beef, but trade still hasn't resumed and the delay is testing the patience of U.S. ranchers.
Politics | 12/22/2016 11:54:28 AM
WASHINGTON, Dec. 21, 2016 - USDA Under Secretary Robert Bonnie announced $32 million in 2017 funding for projects to improve the health of ecosystems where public forests and grasslands connect with privately owned lands, and a project in the Sierra National Forest is the ….
Politics | 12/22/2016 11:27:21 AM
WASHINGTON, Dec. 22, 2016 - Elsa Murano, a former undersecretary for food safety at USDA who later served a short, rocky tenure as president of Texas A&M University, will be interviewed by President-elect Donald Trump to become secretary of agriculture.
Politics | 12/21/2016 3:31:19 PM
WASHINGTON, Dec. 21, 2016 - Peter Navarro, an outspoken critic of China and U.S. trade policy who advised President-elect Donald Trump during his campaign, will lead a newly established National Trade Council in the White House.
Politics | 12/21/2016 2:54:18 PM
WASHINGTON, Dec. 20, 2016 - Susan Combs, a former Texas agriculture commissioner and state comptroller, interviewed with Vice President-elect Mike Pence on Tuesday to become agriculture secretary or possibly take another role in the Trump administration.
Politics | 12/20/2016 4:49:10 PM
WASHINGTON, Dec. 19, 2016 - A USDA Office of Inspector General's report about the U.S. Meat Animal Research Center in Nebraska paints a substantially different picture than the New York Times described in a scathing report that alleged animal abuse and prompted calls for investigations.
Politics | 12/20/2016 3:56:02 PM
WASHINGTON, Dec.20, 2016 - California, the top U.S. agricultural state, is also tops - by a long shot - when it comes to farmers selling their products through direct marketing, according the USDA's inaugural survey of local food marketing practices.
Politics | 12/20/2016 1:57:58 PM
WASHINGTON, Dec. 20, 2016 - The Environmental Protection Agency was acting within the law when it considered Argentine biodiesel imports as part of Renewable Fuel Standard requirements.
Politics | 12/20/2016 10:47:11 AM
WASHINGTON, Dec. 20, 2016 - Maryland Rep. Chris Van Hollen will take a seat on the Senate Agriculture Committee when the 115th Congress convenes in January.
Politics | 12/19/2016 4:44:33 PM
WASHINGTON, Dec. 16, 2016 -The FDA is amending a regulation to allow more fruits and vegetables to carry a health claim that they reduce the risk of coronary heart disease.
Politics | 12/19/2016 4:17:00 PM
WASHINGTON, Dec. 19, 2016 - Mississippi River Basin states should be given a chance to address nutrient pollution first, before the federal government steps in, a federal court ruled late last week.
Politics | 12/16/2016 7:58:20 PM
WASHINGTON, Dec. 16, 2016 - President Obama signed into law a water projects authorization bill and issued a statement cautioning agency managers to heed endangered species requirements before increasing irrigation water supplies in California's drought-stricken Central Valley.
Politics | 12/16/2016 6:15:23 PM
WASHINGTON, Dec. 16 - Environmental Protection Agency officials received a mixed message from scientists assembled to review evidence of whether glyphosate is a human carcinogen.
Politics | 12/16/2016 4:02:00 PM
WASHINGTON, Dec. 16, 2016 - Several activist groups failed this week in a legal action to ban the USDA from inspecting and allowing foie gras to be sold on the commercial market.
Politics | 12/16/2016 11:11:01 AM
WASHINGTON, Dec. 15, 2016 - The U.S. has filed a WTO challenge against China for disregarding agreed-to import quotas for corn, rice and wheat.
Politics | 12/16/2016 10:28:57 AM
WASHINGTON, Dec. 16, 2016 - Agriculture secretary is a (very big deal) for President-elect Donald Trump, and as with other cabinet positions he wants to make sure he is (getting the right person) for USDA, said spokesman Jason Miller.
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