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Politics | 11/24/2014 8:30:44 PM
WASHINGTON, Nov. 24, 2014 - Ending discrimination against women - including in the United States - is key in the global battle against hunger, according to a new report from Bread for the World Institute.
Politics | 11/24/2014
WASHINGTON, Nov. 24, 2014 - Almost 2,500 applicants will receive disaster assistance aid through the USDA's Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honeybees, and Farm-Raised Fish Program (ELAP), according to the USDA.

Politics | 11/23/2014 9:15:24 PM

WASHINGTON, Nov. 24, 2014 - Agri-Pulse is pleased to announce the appointment of Philip Brasher as a senior editor, based in Washington, D.C., effective Dec. 1.
Politics | 11/23/2014 12:27:18 PM
An abundant Thanksgiving 2014 is almost upon us. But like Scrooge, we'll need a dramatic change in our beliefs if we're to have a plenitude of healthful food not just for us, but for all of the 9 or so billion expected at the global dinner table on Thanksgiving 2050.
Politics | 11/21/2014 2:54:31 PM
The Environmental Protection Agency announced today that it wouldn't finalize a 2014 rule for the Renewable Fuels Standard, saying a glut of comments will push action back into 2015.
Politics | 11/20/2014 8:04:10 PM
WASHINGTON, Nov. 20, 2014 - The House Foreign Affairs Committee on Thursday favorably reported to the full House a bill that supporters say would strengthen President Obama's Feed the Future Initiative as it works to alleviate hunger around the globe.
Politics | 11/20/2014 8:01:34 PM
WASHINGTON, Nov. 20, 2014 - The Senate has confirmed Jon Holladay as USDA's chief financial officer and Lisa Afua Serwah Mensah as the department's under secretary for rural development.
Politics | 11/20/2014 3:47:40 PM
WASHINGTON, Nov. 20, 2014 - Climate change could make both government and private sector players in the crop insurance program more vulnerable to potential losses, a report released today by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) said.
Politics | 11/20/2014 3:06:40 PM
President Obama came back from his week of foreign policy meetings in Asia saying he was enthusiastic about promoting the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) free trade agreement (FTA) now being negotiated.
Politics | 11/20/2014 12:25:21 PM
WASHINGTON, Nov. 20, 2014 - The National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) says EPA's proposed (Waters of the U.S.) (WOTUS) rule fails to provide the certainty that dairy farmers need and should be changed substantially or withdrawn and rewritten.
Politics | 11/20/2014 4:13:07 AM
WASHINGTON, Nov. 20, 2014 - The American Farm Bureau Federation's 29th annual informal price survey of classic items found on the Thanksgiving Day dinner table indicates the average cost of this year's feast for 10 is $49.41, a 37-cent increase from last year's average of $49.04.
Politics | 11/20/2014
WASHINGTON, Nov. 20, 2014- President Barack Obama's executive order regarding undocumented immigrants does little for the agricultural industry, according to several farm group representatives, who say legislative reform through Congress is the way to solve farm labor problems.
Politics | 11/19/2014 9:11:56 PM
WASHINGTON, Nov. 18, 2014 - A bill authorizing the go-ahead on the Keystone XL pipeline failed in the Senate Tuesday night by a single vote, saving President Obama from having to decide whether to veto the legislation.
Politics | 11/19/2014 1:56:19 PM
WASHINGTON, Nov. 19, 2014 - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Foreign Agricultural Service has awarded funding to more than 60 U.S. agricultural organizations to help expand commercial export markets for American products.
Politics | 11/19/2014 1:08:24 PM
WASHINGTON, Nov. 19, 2014 - Rep. Michael Conaway, R-Texas, the chairman-elect of the House Agriculture Committee, announced the appointment of senior staff to lead the committee in the 114th Congress.
Politics | 11/18/2014 9:18:31 PM
WASHINGTON, Nov. 17, 2014- USDA, General Motors and Ducks Unlimited are part of a project unveiled today that creates a market for carbon credits generated on working grasslands
Politics | 11/18/2014 12:01:57 PM
WASHINGTON, Nov. 18, 2014 - Agricultural organizations and business groups are pushing Congress to act on tax extender legislation before the end of the lame duck session, saying retroactive action in 2015 will be too late for many farmers, ranchers and businesses.
Politics | 11/17/2014 3:38:54 PM
WASHINGTON, Nov. 17, 2014 - Much of rural America will be paying close attention to the U.S. Senate this week as lawmakers prepare for a vote on the Keystone XL pipeline, a project that would carry heavy crude oil from Canada's Alberta tar sands through the U.S. midsection to refineries on the Gulf Coast of Texas.
Politics | 11/14/2014 12:08:30 PM
WASHINGTON, Nov. 14, 2014 - The House of Representatives today passed a bill approving the Keystone XL pipeline, but the fate of the legislation in the Senate - and in the White House, should it get that far - remains uncertain.
Politics | 11/13/2014 4:54:59 PM
WASHINGTON, Nov. 13, 2014 -- The Republican Senator who's expected to be the next chair of the Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee says he's not ruling out a hike in the federal gasoline tax as a way of funding a national highway bill.
Politics | 11/13/2014 3:29:57 PM
WASHINGTON, Nov. 13, 2014 - A group of 12 major farm organizations and agriculture technology providers (ATPs) today announced an agreement on data privacy and security principles designed to protect farmers as farm innovations advance.
Politics | 11/13/2014 10:43:07 AM
WASHINGTON, Nov. 13, 2014 - A group called the Organization for Competitive Markets (OCM) has filed a federal lawsuit charging that the USDA's Office of Inspector General (OIG) is unlawfully holding back records regarding the OIG's 2011 through 2014 investigation into the national beef checkoff program.
Politics | 11/13/2014
WASHINGTON, Nov. 13, 2014 - U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman says this has been a 'milestone week' for U.S. trade.
Politics | 11/12/2014 2:42:49 PM
WASHINGTON, Nov. 12, 2014 - The U.S. Chamber of Commerce along with 375 trade associations and chambers from all 50 states are calling on the EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers to withdraw the proposed (Waters of the U.S.) (WOTUS) rule, saying the plan would (dramatically expand the scope of federal authority over water and land uses across the U.S.)
Politics | 11/12/2014 2:29:24 PM
WASHINGTON, Nov. 12, 2014-- Dow AgroSciences announced today it will launch its Enlist Duo herbicide, a blend of glyphosate and new 2,4-D choline, for the 2015 crop season.
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