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Politics | 1/7/2015 5:16:13 PM
WASHINGTON, Jan. 7, 2015 - Senate Republicans are promising to move quickly on a bill to give President Obama fast-track trade negotiating authority without protections leading Democrats want.
Politics | 1/7/2015 3:41:09 PM
WASHINGTON, Jan. 7, 2015 - Senate Republicans scrambled to secure a veto-proof margin for legislation approving the Keystone XL pipeline but said they may have to attach the measure to a must-pass bill later.

Politics | 1/7/2015 1:07:44 PM
WASHINGTON, Jan. 7, 2015 - A labor dispute that has led to congestion at dozens of West Coast ports will receive federal mediation assistance after a joint request from both workers and employers.
Politics | 1/7/2015 11:10:35 AM
WASHINGTON, Jan. 7, 2015 - Former U.S. Sen. Mike Johanns has been elected to serve on the board of directors of agricultural equipment giant Deere & Co.
Politics | 1/7/2015 1:28:43 AM

WASHINGTON, Jan. 7, 2015 - USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack joined with Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) chief Jason Weller and Thomas Tidwell, the head of the U.S. Forest Service on Tuesday to mark 2015 as the International Year of Soils (IYS).
Politics | 1/6/2015 5:07:00 PM
WASHINGTON, Jan. 5, 2015 - The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) claims an undercover investigation at a Minnesota poultry processing facility shows inhumane treatment of chickens.
Politics | 1/6/2015
WASHINGTON, Jan. 6, 2014 -- If all goes as planned by the Senate's new GOP leadership, the first legislation to land on the chamber's floor will be the "Keystone XL Pipeline Approval Act."
Politics | 1/5/2015 7:10:08 PM
WASHINGTON, Jan. 5, 2014 -- The Environmental Protection Agency is seeking public comment on its revised assessment of the pesticide chlorpyrifos which the agency said shows some health risk to workers who mix, load and apply the product.
Politics | 1/5/2015 5:43:54 PM
WASHINGTON, Jan. 4, 2015 - The 114th Congress convenes at noon on Tuesday, putting both houses in Republican hands for the first time in eight years.
Politics | 1/5/2015 12:51:47 PM
WASHINGTON, Jan. 5, 2015 - The U.S. will once again allow importation of Irish beef, ending a 15-year closed-door policy instituted because of worries of spreading bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), or mad cow disease, to American herds.
Politics | 1/5/2015 12:05:23 PM
WASHINGTON, Jan. 5, 2015 -- The National Grain and Feed Association (NGFA) and five other national agribusinesses are urging EPA to rethink its proposed rules related to construction or modification of grain elevators, saying the proposals would cost much more than the agency has estimated and require a burdensome amount of record-keeping.
Politics | 1/5/2015 10:24:11 AM
WASHINGTON, Jan. 5, 2015 - Special safety labels won't be required for mechanically tenderized meat until at least 2018 after the Obama administration failed to finalize the regulation in time for it to take effect earlier.
Politics | 1/2/2015 10:47:24 AM
WASHINGTON, Jan. 2, 2015 -- Elanco has finalized its $5.4 billion acquisition of Novartis Animal Health, after the deal cleared federal anti-trust reviews.
Politics | 1/2/2015 8:39:27 AM
WASHINGTON, Dec. 31, 2014 - It's been an important year for U.S. agriculture with issues affecting farming and ranching making big news day in and day out. Here's a brief look at some of the most important agricultural stories of 2014.
Politics | 1/2/2015
WASHINGTON, Jan. 1, 2015 -- The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) is considering the monarch butterfly for status under the Endangered Species Act (ESA), in response to urging from environmental groups that want federal protection for the species.
Politics | 12/31/2014 6:34:15 PM
WASHINGTON, Dec. 31, 2014 - A new subcommittee will spend the next two years keeping an eye on the administration's energy, environmental, and agricultural policies.
Politics | 12/31/2014 5:19:23 PM

CAMDENTON, MO., Dec. 31, 2014 - Nearly 35 years ago, Denny Banister took to the radio airwaves with his first market report for the Missouri Farm Bureau (MOFB). On Dec. 31, he delivered his last report.
Politics | 12/31/2014 10:26:40 AM
WASHINGTON, Dec. 31, 2014 - The Agriculture Department is proposing to ease identification requirements for cattle being moved across state lines while ensuring that federal or state inspectors have access to records they need during a disease outbreak.
Politics | 12/30/2014 9:36:31 AM
WASHINGTON, Dec. 30, 2014 - USDA is demanding that processors label raw chicken and other products more clearly to ensure consumers are aware of added solutions such as saltwater.
Politics | 12/29/2014 6:56:47 PM
WASHINGTON, December 29, 2014 - USDA says pesticide chemical levels found on scores of foods tested during 2013 were at levels that do not pose a threat to human health.
Politics | 12/29/2014 4:00:51 PM
WASHINGTON, Dec. 29, 2014 - The National Farmers Union (NFU) is urging USDA to scrap a proposed rule that would allow importation of beef from northern Argentina and Uruguay because of concerns about Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD), a highly contagious animal disease.
Politics | 12/29/2014 2:50:35 PM
American agriculture is undergoing a technological revolution with the integration of decision agriculture and its data-driven tools. Many agricultural businesses and start-up companies have released their own solutions designed to help farmers.
Politics | 12/29/2014
WASHINGTON, Dec. 29, 2014 -As governor of Florida, Jeb Bush was sometimes forced to defend comments or positions that critics felt were too soft on illegal immigration, according to his newly released email correspondence.
Politics | 12/26/2014 1:07:06 PM
WASHINGTON, Dec. 23, 2014 - The U.S. hog and pig inventory totaled 66.1 million head as of Dec. 1, up 2 percent from a year earlier and up 1 percent from Sept. 1, USDA said today in a quarterly report.
Politics | 12/23/2014 5:31:08 PM
WASHINGTON, Dec. 22, 2014 - The cost of a livestock disaster program has soared to more than $4 billion this year - far beyond what Congress expected - even as auditors are finding that earlier payments under the program were rife with errors.
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