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Politics | 4/14/2016 2:03:54 PM
WASHINGTON, April 14, 2016 - Even with the Paris Agreement in place, the International Energy Agency (IEA) projects that global coal-fired power generation will increase over the next few decades.
Politics | 4/14/2016 1:52:56 PM
WASHINGTON, April 14, 2016 - The Summit Agriculture Group, headquartered in Alden, Iowa, has broken ground on what will be Brazil's first dedicated corn ethanol plant.

Politics | 4/14/2016 12:55:18 PM
WASHINGTON, April 14, 2016 - The U.S. and Israel have amended an existing agreement that enhances cooperation between the two countries on developing advanced...
Politics | 4/14/2016 12:47:12 PM
WASHINGTON, April 14, 2016 - The strongest drivers of the increase in U.S. biomass-based diesel demand since 2012 have been increasing Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) targets and the biodiesel tax credit...
Politics | 4/14/2016 11:52:21 AM
WASHINGTON, April 14, 2016 - The Food and Drug Administration would get $3 million to promote (understanding and acceptance) of agricultural biotechnology to consumers, under a provision in...
Politics | 4/14/2016 11:48:12 AM
WASHINGTON, April 14, 2016 - A Republican bill that would provide grain and energy companies with protection from some Dodd-Frank rules faces a dim future in the Senate after Democrats lost a bid to increase funding for the Commodity Futures Trading Commission.
Politics | 4/14/2016 11:40:37 AM
WASHINGTON, April 14, 2016 - Biofuel producers apparently will have to wait until later in the year to find out whether their federal tax incentives are going to...
Politics | 4/14/2016 10:39:59 AM
WASHINGTON, April 14, 2016 - Members of Congress are on the verge of passing historic legislation that would enshrine President Obama's...
Politics | 4/14/2016 10:34:06 AM
WASHINGTON, April 14, 2016 - While American wheat growers finish weaving their Wheat Action Plan to improve their crop's profitability and encourage more planting, the big chill in...
Politics | 4/14/2016 9:31:43 AM
WASHINGTON, April 14, 2016 - The amount of land planted to genetically engineered crops fell last year for the first time ever, as slumping prices for...
Politics | 4/14/2016 9:19:35 AM
WASHINGTON, April 14, 2016 - The 2014 farm bill's Actual Production History (APH) Yield Exclusion (YE) is available for the first time ever for winter wheat farmers...
Politics | 4/14/2016 7:43:42 AM
WASHINGTON, April 14, 2016 - More than 40 farm groups are raising an alarm over a planned three-daymeeting next week by the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act Scientific Advisory Panel over concerns about negative human health effects from the commonly used pesticide chlorpyrifos.
Politics | 4/13/2016 8:57:10 PM
WASHINGTON, April 13, 2016 - Companies that want to bring a new crop protection product to market will have to spend $286 million in research and development and 11 years "to ensure the highest safety and efficacy standards," according to a new report released today by CropLife International, CropLife America and the European Crop Protection Association.
Politics | 4/13/2016 5:17:46 PM
WASHINGTON, April 12, 2016 - Secretary of State John Kerry focused on climate change and renewable energy in a speech last week at the invitation-only Future of Energy Summit in New York, asserting that "clean energy is one of the greatest economic opportunities the world has ever seen."
Politics | 4/13/2016 5:09:14 PM
WASHINGTON, April 13, 2016 - Lawmakers advanced spending bills that seek to boost acceptance of GMOs, fight agricultural pests and boost spending on waterways critical for exports of farm commodities.
Politics | 4/13/2016 4:38:55 PM
WASHINGTON, April 13, 2016 - The general public typically views the oil and gas industry as a bunch of big companies (charging too much for a gallon of gasoline,) said House Agriculture Chairman Mike Conaway as he opened a committee hearing on the impacts of oil and gas production on the rural economy. But today the panel heard a different story.
Politics | 4/13/2016 4:26:02 PM
WASHINGTON, April 13, 2016 - Peabody Energy, the largest private-sector coal company in the world, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy "to strengthen liquidity and reduce debt amid an unprecedented industry downturn," the corporation said on Wednesday.
Politics | 4/13/2016 3:24:24 PM
WASHINGTON, April 13, 2016 - Nutrition experts at this year's Food Policy Conference sponsored by the Consumer Federation of America agreed that far too many Americans....
Politics | 4/13/2016 3:03:41 PM
WASHINGTON, April 13, 2016 - Farmers looking to add some high-tech to their operations might be able to do so with a device they already have in their pockets...
Politics | 4/13/2016 2:43:15 PM
WASHINGTON, April 13, 2016 - Senate critics of farm programs are trying to head off an effort to use the appropriations process to provide new subsidies to cotton producers struggling to deal with depressed global prices.
Politics | 4/13/2016 2:26:12 PM
WASHINGTON, April 13, 2016 - The European Parliament is recommending that the European Commission, the governing arm of the EU, renew its authorization of glyphosate for seven years and release all data used in a recent assessment of the herbicide by the European Food Safety Authority.
Politics | 4/13/2016 12:48:58 PM
WASHINGTON, April 13, 2016 - The U.S. isn't waiting until Congress votes on the Trans-Pacific Partnership to start making sure that the other 11 countries in the free trade deal are ready to begin implementing it if and when it takes effect, U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman said Wednesday.
Politics | 4/13/2016 10:58:13 AM
WASHINGTON, April 13, 2016 - There's a hot debate in Florida about what is causing massive fish kills in the Indian River Lagoon on the state's Atlantic Coast.
Politics | 4/13/2016 8:23:50 AM
WASHINGTON, April 13, 2016 - The fiscal 2017 appropriations process takes a few steps further today as House subcommittees mark up the agriculture and energy and water spending bills and a Senate subcommittee considers its energy and water bill.
Politics | 4/12/2016 9:22:24 PM
WASHINGTON, April 12, 2016 - The (waters of the U.S.) rule is in limbo, but its potential impact is causing widespread concern among farmers, Tom Buchanan, president of the Oklahoma Farm Bureau, told a Senate subcommittee today.
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