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Politics | 9/13/2016 8:26:35 AM
WASHINGTON, Sept. 13, 2016 - Congress is moving toward passing a stopgap funding bill that would ensure that the government stays open through the election.
Politics | 9/12/2016 3:22:52 PM
WASHINGTON, Sept.11, 2016 - Farmers will be lobbying Congress on issues ranging from agribusiness mergers to the Trans-Pacific Partnership this week, and lawmakers appear to be near a deal to keep the government running into the new fiscal year.

Politics | 9/12/2016 8:03:27 AM
WASHINGTON, Sept. 12, 2016 - President Barack Obama is barely back from his trip to Asia last week, but the U.S. trade relationship with China will again be in the spotlight soon.
Politics | 9/11/2016 10:21:15 AM
WASHINGTON, Sept. 9, 2016 - EPA violated the Freedom of Information Act by releasing personal information, including phone numbers and email addresses, of the owners of concentrated animal feeding operations, a federal appeals court ruled today.
Politics | 9/9/2016 5:28:59 PM
WASHINGTON, Sept. 8, 2016 - More school cafeterias are using strategies to increase consumption of fruits, vegetables and other healthy choices, while expanding student access to school meals through government programs such as the Community Eligibility Provision, according to a new national survey of school meal program operators.
Politics | 9/9/2016 2:54:59 PM
WASHINGTON, Sept. 9, 2016 - A federal judge has cleared the way for a lawsuit challenging the way substances are removed from the list of those allowed in organic agriculture.
Politics | 9/9/2016 7:59:29 AM
WASHINGTON, Sept. 9, 2016 - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says its time to consider establishing a White House food council to coordinate food policy across the government.
Politics | 9/8/2016 7:13:36 PM
WASHINGTON, Sept. 8, 2016 - USDA is investing $26.6 million in 45 projects aimed a spurring innovative conservation initiatives on both rural and urban farms across the country.
Politics | 9/8/2016 1:58:24 PM
WASHINGTON, Sept. 7, 2016 - The number of U.S. households where people don't get enough to eat dropped significantly last year, but the level of food insecurity still remains higher than before the 2008 recession, according to a USDA report.
Politics | 9/8/2016 9:31:12 AM
WASHINGTON, Sept. 8, 2016 - The EPA's Inspector General is faulting the agency for failing to provide timely reports to Congress on the impacts of biofuels.
Politics | 9/8/2016 9:13:10 AM
WASHINGTON, Sept. 8, 2016 - Renewable electricity generation has surpassed levels from previous years in every month this year through June...
Politics | 9/8/2016 8:02:17 AM
WASHINGTON, Sept. 8, 2016 - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says he's working to make sure the new GMO labeling law works the way Congress intended.
Politics | 9/8/2016 4:15:43 AM

LEVERKUSEN, Germany, Sept. 8, 2016 - Bayer officials are not officially commenting on any details related to its latest offer to purchase U.S-based seed and crop protection company Monsanto, but the life science company is making the case for how it plans to be a long-term industry player with an expanded portfolio of outcome-based solutions for farmers.
Politics | 9/7/2016 2:39:15 PM
WASHINGTON, Sept. 7, 2016 - One of the nation's most influential conservative organizations is calling on Congress to phase out commodity subsidies and end federal support for revenue-based crop insurance.
Politics | 9/7/2016 2:14:30 PM
WASHINGTON, Sept. 6, 2016 - The House and Senate hold a kick-off conference meeting Thursday to launch the process of reconciling sharp differences between competing versions of the energy bill that Congress hopes to finalize this year.
Politics | 9/7/2016 1:07:22 PM
WASHINGTON, Sept. 7, 2016 - Up, up, up. That seems to be the trend line for CEO compensation at major nonprofit trade organizations in the agriculture, food and energy space.
Politics | 9/7/2016 12:39:33 PM
WASHINGTON, Sept. 7, 2016 - Call it CSP 3.0. The Natural Resources Conservation Service is preparing to roll out a series of major changes to the Conservation Stewardship Program designed to make it easier for...
Politics | 9/7/2016 11:32:22 AM
WASHINGTON, Sept. 7, 2016 - Some 76 small businesses in 35 state will split $7.4 million in USDA funding for research projects related to agricultural issues, food security and natural resources.
Politics | 9/7/2016 11:03:35 AM
WASHINGTON, Sept. 7, 2016 - Senators Chuck Schumer of New York and Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin are urging U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack to investigate new...
Politics | 9/7/2016 10:52:17 AM
WASHINGTON, Sept. 7, 2016 - Congress is back in Washington this week after a seven-week hiatus, but the priorities of House and Senate leadership likely won't leave much room for the goals of...
Politics | 9/7/2016 10:41:24 AM
WASHINGTON, Sept. 7, 2016 - As November elections loom along with the ensuing lame duck session of Congress, farm groups are starting to assess just how bad it would be if...
Politics | 9/7/2016 10:28:54 AM
WASHINGTON, Sept. 7, 2016 - The European Food Safety Authority's GMO panel has issued a clean bill of health to Syngenta's genetically modified five-event stack in maize...
Politics | 9/7/2016 8:13:10 AM
WASHINGTON, Sept. 7, 2016 - The Senate Judiciary Committee is moving ahead with plans to look into the mergers taking place in seed and chemical sectors.
Politics | 9/6/2016 9:01:12 PM
WASHINGTON, Sept. 4, 2016 - Lawmakers return to the Capitol for the first time since mid-July for a month-long session in which they must pass a stopgap bill to keep the government running until when the new fiscal year starts Oct. 1
Politics | 9/6/2016 8:28:47 AM
WASHINGTON, Sept. 6, 2016 - USDA's announcement that it's making available an additional $185 million worth of direct and guaranteed operating loans is getting cheers from agriculture groups.
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