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Politics | 1/27/2016 11:06:36 AM
WASHINGTON, Jan. 27, 2016 - No period in the presidential campaign is more important to U.S. agriculture than the run-up to the Iowa caucuses. But as the caucuses approach next Monday, the candidates...
Politics | 1/27/2016 10:49:36 AM
WASHINGTON, Jan. 27, 2016 - Congressional budget analysts have sharply increased their estimate of how much the new Agriculture Risk Coverage program will...

Politics | 1/27/2016 10:42:12 AM
WASHINGTON, Jan. 27, 2016 - New labeling restrictions for some animal antibiotics, and a requirement for a veterinarian's prescription to access some of the drugs, are expected...
Politics | 1/27/2016 10:23:29 AM
WASHINGTON, Jan. 27, 2016 - The Ninth Circuit won't suspend the registration of Dow AgroSciences' Enlist Duo herbicide. EPA will have to make the decision after additional...
Politics | 1/27/2016 10:15:41 AM
WASHINGTON, Jan. 27, 2016 - U.S. senators from the Pacific Northwest are calling on Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack to address issues with testing of U.S. alfalfa on...
Politics | 1/27/2016 9:46:15 AM
WASHINGTON, Jan. 27, 2016 - The National Biodiesel Board annual Conference & Expo is underway this week in Tampa, Florida, and one of the hottest topics is formulating a new game plan to...
Politics | 1/27/2016 9:24:04 AM
WASHINGTON, Jan. 27, 2016 - Dairy industry leaders are concerned that front-running presidential candidates have staked out positions in opposition to...
Politics | 1/27/2016 9:22:51 AM
WASHINGTON, Jan. 27, 2015 - DuPont, which is planning a merger with Dow Chemical, says it is (committed) to the state of Iowa, where the company's Pioneer seed operations were founded 90 years ago.
Politics | 1/27/2016 9:06:11 AM
WASHINGTON, Jan. 27, 2016 - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack had been edging toward a tussle with Congress for over a year on (fire borrowing) budget dilemmas, but he recently raised the stakes...
Politics | 1/27/2016 8:55:53 AM
WASHINGTON, Jan. 27, 2016 - The USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service is working to certify U.S. mills so that they will be able to export rice to China, now that...
Politics | 1/27/2016 8:23:20 AM
WASHINGTON, Jan. 27, 2016 - The Occupational Safety and Health Administration and EPA need to tighten their standards for ammonium nitrate, the Chemical Safety Board (CSB) said in its report on the explosion of a fertilizer plant in West, Texas, which obliterated the facility, killed 15 people and caused widespread damage to more than 150 buildings nearby.
Politics | 1/26/2016 5:17:36 PM
WASHINGTON, Jan. 26, 2016 - U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman took to the telephone on Tuesday afternoon to tout the benefits of the Trans-Pacific Partnership as summarized in a recent report from the Peterson Institute for International Economics (PIIE). Later, Froman announced a deal that will reduce red tape on beef exports to Colombia.
Politics | 1/26/2016 3:58:53 PM
WASHINGTON, Jan. 25, 2016 - A new report says that while all member countries of the Trans-Pacific Partnership stand to benefit from the trade agreement, the U.S. has the most to gain.
Politics | 1/25/2016 2:05:32 PM
WASHINGTON, Jan. 24, 2016 - The nation's capital is digging out of a monster snowstorm that is playing havoc with schedules even as much of official Washington will be focused on Iowa for the last week of campaigning ahead of the Feb. 1 caucuses.
Politics | 1/25/2016 11:51:21 AM
WASHINGTON, Jan. 25, 2016 - Connie Tipton, president and CEO of the International Dairy Foods Association since January 2004, announced today at IDFA's annual Dairy Forum in Phoenix that she will step down at the end of the year.
Politics | 1/25/2016 9:59:15 AM
WASHINGTON, Jan. 25, 2016 - The White House Rural Council (WHRC) and its federal collaborators have announced the 27 "Local Foods, Local Places" (LFLP) partner communities that will receive technical assistance during 2016 as they work to increase economic opportunities for local farmers and access to healthy foods.
Politics | 1/22/2016 5:43:32 PM
WASHINGTON, D.C., Jan. 22, 2016 - China, the world's largest rice producer and importer, has agreed to open its market to U.S. exporters after years of negotiations between the two governments, the USA Rice Federation announced Friday.
Politics | 1/22/2016 4:33:34 PM
WASHINGTON, Jan. 22, 2016 - The Department of Agriculture has announced additional revisions to its highly pathogenic avian influenza response after the first outbreak of the disease in seven months was detected last week.
Politics | 1/22/2016 4:19:05 PM
WASHINGTON, Jan. 22, 2016 - Six senators have asked the Grocery Manufacturers Association to explain how shoppers without smartphones will be able to use the so-called SmartLabel initiative GMA has proposed to get information about the food they're buying.
Politics | 1/21/2016 7:56:40 PM
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Politics | 1/21/2016 7:39:23 PM
WASHINGTON, D.C., Jan. 21, 2016 - Monsanto has fired a pre-emptive strike in an attempt to stop the state of California from adding glyphosate, aka Roundup, to its list of chemicals "known . . . to cause cancer."
Politics | 1/21/2016 7:18:44 PM
WASHINGTON, Jan. 20, 2015 - A bipartisan agreement to end the years-long fight over school nutrition standards and expand summer feeding efforts is on what its authors hope is a fast track to becoming law.
Politics | 1/21/2016 6:48:41 PM
WASHINGTON, D.C., Jan. 21, 2016 -- A new California drought relief bill has been released, but it's anybody's guess whether it has a snowball's chance of making it through Congress.
Politics | 1/21/2016 3:41:23 PM
WASHINGTON, Jan. 21, 2016 - The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine are seeking nominees for a committee that will examine the scientific needs of regulatory agencies as the use of biotechnology continues to grow.
Politics | 1/21/2016 3:11:35 PM
WASHINGTON, Jan. 21, 2016 - Deputy Agriculture Secretary Krysta Harden, who led the implementation of the 2014 farm bill, says she's leaving USDA at the end of February. Michael Scuse, the current under secretary for Farm and Foreign Agricultural Services, has been tapped as acting deputy.
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