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WASHINGTON, Nov. 15, 2016 - EPA has added epidemiological
expertise to a scientific advisory panel (SAP) that will meet next month to consider the carcinogenic potential of glyphosate. The previously postponed meeting is now scheduled to take place Dec. 13-16 in Arlington, Virginia.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 15, 2016 - The Trans-Pacific
Partnership, after months of being bashed by both Donald Trump and Hillary
Clinton, isn't dead but it is in "purgatory," according to U.S. Trade
Representative Michael Froman.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 13, 2016 - Lawmakers return this week for a lame duck session that will lay the groundwork for the next Congress, while Washington's attention is riveted on finding out who will get the top jobs in Donald Trump's administration.
Nov. 10, 2016 - USDA is marking Veterans Day, Nov. 11, by honoring its
employees who have served in the armed forces and by inviting service members
to seek a career in agriculture once they hang up their uniforms.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 10, 2016 - Two men who played key roles in past presidential transitions offered their perspectives and some advice on what to expect as President-elect Donald Trump's transition team moves into high gear.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 10, 2016 - Dow AgroSciences says U.S. farmers may soon have their last opportunity to respond to EPA's proposal to revoke all food tolerances for the insecticide chlorpyrifos, which Dow called a (critical tool for U.S, agriculture.)
WASHINGTON, Nov. 10, 2016 - Engineers from the
University of Utah launched
a $1.6 million project to research cost-effective, carbon-friendly methods of
turning coal-derived pitch into carbon-fiber composite material and analyze its
WASHINGTON, Nov. 11, 2016 - The election is over
and now comes the transition to a Trump administration. Rural America was a
major source of support for New York real estate mogul and President-elect
WASHINGTON, Nov. 9, 2016 -- The U.S. corn crop will total a bin-busting 15.226 billion bushels, the biggest ever, and larger than the 15.057 billion bushels predicted in October, USDA said today. Record yields are also expected.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 9, 2016 - Donald Trump's
stunning victory on Tuesday, combined with a Congress that will stay in
Republican hands, ensures that farms and energy producers will win relief from
federal regulations, but the election outcome also throws the future of U.S.
trade policy into doubt.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 9, 2016 - Although a couple of
U.S. Senate races are still up in the air, if you were an incumbent legislator
on an agriculturally important committee heading into Election Day, chances are
you won't be job hunting any time soon.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 9, 2016 - The next
administration at USDA will face budget, staffing and technology challenges and
will need to gear up unusually quickly to assist Congress in writing a new farm
bill, according to veterans of the department.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 9, 2016 - Most American farmers
understand the importance of agricultural exports to their farming operations
because overseas sales of commodities, food products, animal skins and other
products generate roughly 20 percent of U.S. farm income.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 19, 2016 - Dairy lobbyists are going to go on
the offensive early next year, pushing lawmakers to pass legislation that would
strengthen the Margin Protection Program (MPP) - the safety net program they
got in the 2014 farm bill.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 9, 2016 - Some farm
and agribusiness sectors are concerned that USDA is moving forward with a plan
to overhaul its rules for regulating genetically engineered crops separately
from a broader, government-wide review of biotech regulations.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 8, 2016 - More than a year of
campaigning comes to an end today when we choose the next president. While the
farm bill may actually be a bigger event for U.S. agriculture, there's a lot
riding on the election today for farmers, ranchers, exporters, seed companies,
meat packers and many others.
This week's guest on Open Mic is Philip Seng, President and CEO of the U.S. Meat Export Federation. A shift in global markets has brought a rebound to U.S. red meat exports in 2016. In this week's interview Philip Seng talks about the year ahead and the challenges protectionist rhetoric from the campaign trail are already with our trading partners, China's emerging presence as a global trade leader and the strong dollar's effect on U.S. meat export sales.