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Politics | 11/15/2016 5:57:07 PM
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.
Politics | 11/15/2016 7:59:11 AM
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.

Politics | 11/14/2016 5:16:09 PM
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.
Politics | 11/14/2016 8:43:40 AM
WASHINGTON, Nov. 14, 2016 - Now that Donald Trump has won the presidential election, speculation is rampant over who will be his choice to run USDA.
Politics | 11/13/2016 10:52:50 AM
WASHINGTON, 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.
Politics | 11/10/2016 7:14:50 PM
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.
Politics | 11/10/2016 4:25:54 PM
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.)
Politics | 11/10/2016 1:54:51 PM
KANSAS CITY, Mo., Nov. 9, 2016 - With the election results now firmly in hand, ag lobbyists are turning their attention to drafting a playbook for their dealings with a changing D.C. landscape.
Politics | 11/10/2016 10:43:41 AM
WASHINGTON, Nov. 10, 2016 - The 2016 presidential election presented a clear choice on climate and energy...
Politics | 11/10/2016 10:12:45 AM
WASHINGTON, Nov. 10, 2016 - The head of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe is asking the Army Corps of Engineers to rethink its conclusion that the Dakota Access Pipeline does not pose a risk to...
Politics | 11/10/2016 9:55:06 AM
WASHINGTON, Nov. 10, 2016 - Coal production in the U.S. has dropped to its lowest level in three decades, according to a new analysis from the Energy Information Administration.
Politics | 11/10/2016 9:33:46 AM
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 market potential.
Politics | 11/10/2016 8:11:24 AM
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 Donald Trump.
Politics | 11/9/2016 3:40:26 PM
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.
Politics | 11/9/2016 2:18:52 PM
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.
Politics | 11/9/2016 11:34:53 AM
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.
Politics | 11/9/2016 11:22:21 AM
In addition to races to decide elected officials, a number of state ballot initiatives were decided on Tuesday, and those on the side of agriculture might not like some of the results.
Politics | 11/9/2016 10:37:43 AM
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.
Politics | 11/9/2016 10:09:14 AM
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.
Politics | 11/9/2016 9:47:47 AM
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.
Politics | 11/9/2016 9:35:29 AM
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.
Politics | 11/9/2016 9:21:46 AM
WASHINGTON, Nov. 9, 2016 - State agencies that enforce farmworker protection standards would like more time to comply with EPA's new regulations, scheduled to go into effect in January.
Politics | 11/9/2016 9:19:26 AM
WASHINGTON, Nov. 9, 2016 - State agencies that enforce farmworker protection standards would like more time to comply with EPA's new regulations, scheduled to go into effect in January.
Politics | 11/9/2016 8:18:59 AM
WASHINGTON, Nov. 9, 2016 - Donald Trump is now president-elect, after Hillary Clinton conceded the race early this morning. Republicans retained control of both houses of Congress.
Politics | 11/8/2016 8:20:41 AM
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.
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