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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...
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This week’s guest on Open Mic is US Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. In this exclusive interview, the Kentucky Republican shares a very dismal view for approving a new trade agreement this year and his plans to see the appropriations process complete under regular order. McConnell shares his frustration with the Obama administration’s environmental agenda and thoughts on finding a compromise on federal preemption legislation to prevent state labeling laws on foods with ingredients from genetically enhanced crops.