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FARM AND RURAL POLICY NEWS:
Politics | 5/11/2016 9:49:38 AM
WASHINGTON, May 11, 2016 - Are farmers and ranchers doing enough to curb unnecessary antibiotic use in their operations? Two expert panelists...
Politics | 5/11/2016 9:33:25 AM
WASHINGTON, May 11, 2016 - Livestock and poultry growers and the meat industry got a sobering warning last week from a communications expert and a pair of theologians...

Politics | 5/11/2016 8:08:04 AM
WASHINGTON, May 11, 2016 - The Senate is getting back on track moving spending bills for the new fiscal year. The fiscal 2017 Energy-Water bill, which funds port and waterway projects and is one of the least controversial appropriations measures...
Politics | 5/10/2016 4:17:27 PM
WASHINGTON, May 9, 2016 - The U.S. dairy industry is asking the White House to join its campaign to persuade the World Health Organization to revamp a proposal it says would discourage the consumption of dairy products by young children.
Politics | 5/10/2016 1:19:12 PM
WASHINGTON, May 10, 2016 - The U.S. is again challenging China at the World Trade Organization over the country's antidumping and countervailing duties on U.S. broiler chicken, U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman announced Tuesday.
Politics | 5/10/2016 12:49:58 PM
WASHINGTON, May 10, 2016 - USDA on Tuesday projected a record corn crop of 14.4 billion bushels, up 829 million from last year and 214 million bushels more than the previous high in 2014.
Politics | 5/10/2016 8:51:32 AM
The 2014 Farm Bill was nearly four years and more than 40 public hearings in the making.
Politics | 5/10/2016 7:51:55 AM
WASHINGTON, May 10, 2016 - There's no shortage of veterinarians in the U.S. to take care of the dogs, cats, hedgehogs and other animals we call pets, but it can be hard in some places to find an animal doctor to check out a problem with a dairy cow.
Politics | 5/9/2016 1:10:31 PM
WASHINGTON, May 8, 2016 - Donald Trump tries to win over congressional Republicans as lawmakers return to work this week facing some major unfinished business, including on biotech food labeling.
Politics | 5/9/2016 10:52:22 AM
WASHINGTON, May 9, 2016 - The ability to market food as local is valuable for small farms, bakeries and butchers that often can't compete with big companies, so USDA needs to help sustain that edge, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack told reporters Friday.
Politics | 5/6/2016 3:12:35 PM
WASHINGTON, May 5, 2016 - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says USDA will enroll more than 800,000 acres in the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) this year, while expressing hope that Congress will allow for even higher enrollment in the next farm bill.
Politics | 5/6/2016 12:43:09 PM
WASHINGTON, May 6, 2016 - USDA announced Friday at the tail end of National Small Business Week that it will invest $39.3 million in rural small businesses.
Politics | 5/6/2016 8:00:58 AM
WASHINGTON, May 6, 2016 - With the U.S. Senate still at work on an agreement on biotech labeling, a major food company is rushing ahead with research on possible labeling language that could serve as an alternative to the wording required by a Vermont law.
Politics | 5/6/2016
WASHINGTON, May 6, 2016 - Half of all adults read the nutrition facts label "always" or "most of time," according to the latest Health and Diet Survey from the Food and Drug Administration.
Politics | 5/5/2016 11:13:44 AM
WASHINGTON, May 5, 2016 - The Energy Department announced that $25 million is available to help software developers, solar companies, and utilities speed up the integration of solar energy into the grid.
Politics | 5/5/2016 11:03:21 AM
WASHINGTON, May 5, 2016 - USDA and EPA said Thursday that five communities would receive planning assistance through the Obama administration's interagency Cool & Connected program to set up broadband services and revitalize their downtowns.
Politics | 5/5/2016 11:00:49 AM
WASHINGTON, May 5, 2016 - Several witnesses from states that depend on oil and gas production for jobs and royalties told a House subcommittee on energy last week that a rule proposed by the Obama administration to...
Politics | 5/5/2016 10:38:15 AM
WASHINGTON, May 5, 2016 - During the first three months of 2016, renewable sources such as wind, solar, biomass and hydropower outpaced natural gas, coal and other traditional sources...
Politics | 5/5/2016 10:36:56 AM
WASHINGTON, May 4, 2016 - USDA's Office of Inspector General (OIG) says officials in the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and the Farm Service Agency (FSA) need to improve the way they handle conservation compliance reviews.
Politics | 5/5/2016 10:05:49 AM
WASHINGTON, May 5, 2016 - A limited number of ships designed to transport large quantities of propane over long distances are able to pass through the current Panama Canal...
Politics | 5/5/2016 8:53:19 AM
WASHINGTON, May 5, 2016 - Advanced Rail Energy Storage's (ARES) commercial-scale gravity-based rail energy storage project has been granted a right-of-way lease...
Politics | 5/5/2016 7:42:25 AM
WASHINGTON, May 5, 2016 - With all of his Republican challengers out of the race, Donald Trump is now pivoting to the general election. But when it comes to trade his message isn't changing one iota.
Politics | 5/4/2016 4:11:11 PM
WASHINGTON, May 4, 2016 - Food and Drug Administration and Canadian food authorities will cooperate on a range of food safety issues after agreeing that their food safety systems are comparable.
Politics | 5/4/2016 3:36:47 PM
WASHINGTON, May 4, 2016 - Farmers are feeling better about the farm economy this year after an upturn in grain and wheat prices last month, according to a new monthly survey of producer attitudes.
Politics | 5/4/2016 3:27:58 PM
WASHINGTON, May 4, 2016 - A growing glut of peanuts is causing headaches for the Agriculture Department, even as subsidies to peanut growers are posing challenges for...
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