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Politics | 4/11/2016 8:28:41 AM
WASHINGTON, April 11, 2016 - The Senate returns to work today on its reauthorization bill for the Federal Aviation Administration, and there's still hope that Senate leaders will agree to attach extensions of tax incentives for biodiesel and advanced biofuels.
Politics | 4/8/2016 5:09:15 PM
WASHINGTON, April 8, 2016 - The Food and Drug Administration is moving to withdraw approval for the swine drug carbodox, citing a potential cancer risk to consumers.

Politics | 4/8/2016 5:06:20 PM
WASHINGTON, April 8, 2016 - Millions of dollars left over from a class-action settlement involving black farmers will be available for distribution to law schools or nonprofit organizations, under an order issued Friday, April 8, by U.S. District Judge Paul Friedman.
Politics | 4/8/2016 2:44:34 PM
WASHINGTON, April 7, 2016 - Animal welfare standards for organic livestock and poultry production can be expected soon, USDA's Agricultural Marketing Service announced on Thursday.
Politics | 4/8/2016 12:50:49 PM
WASHINTON, April 8, 2016 - Partisan differences are threatening to swamp a series of issues critical to agriculture and food policy. There has been no evidence of a breakthrough on the biotech labeling issue, and now differences are emerging over school nutrition. And a reauthorization bill for the Commodity Futures Trading Commission also...
Politics | 4/8/2016 12:46:19 PM
WASHINGTON, April 7, 2016 - The Senate is moving forward on a reauthorization bill for the Federal Aviation Administration after Democrats and Republicans reached a deal to revive some expired tax incentives for renewable power.
Politics | 4/8/2016 12:40:53 PM
WASHINGTON, April 6, 2016 - A contested Republican convention is more likely today after Ted Cruz' big victory in yesterday's Wisconsin primary over Donald Trump. Bernie Sanders defeated Hillary Clinton on the Democratic side, but he still has a steep hill to climb to deny her the nomination. The next big contest is in New York on April 19.
Politics | 4/8/2016 12:36:13 PM
WASHINGTON, April 5, 2016 - Senators are talking again about a possible compromise on the biotech labeling issue, but no breakthrough appears imminent. The ranking Democrat on the Senate Agriculture Committee, Debbie Stabenow, is still the key to any deal.
Politics | 4/8/2016 12:31:42 PM
WASHINGTON, April 4, 2016 - The Senate returns from its two-week Easter recess today to take up a bill that could benefit biotech companies. It's not GMO labeling legislation but rather a bill that would allow companies to file claims in federal courts against people who the firms believe have stolen trade secrets.
Politics | 4/8/2016 11:52:10 AM
WASHINGTON, April, 1, 2016 - The Nuclear Security Summit wraps up in Washington today. During a joint appearance with President Obama yesterday, Chinese President Xi Jinxing sought to emphasize that China wanted to work together with the United States to address economic and trade issues among others.
Politics | 4/8/2016
WASHINGTON, April 8, 2016 - U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman still believes Congress will pass the Trans-Pacific Partnership deal this year and his agency is working with lawmakers to draw up the necessary legislation in preparation, Froman said Friday.
Politics | 4/7/2016 4:04:56 PM
WASHINGTON, April 7, 2016 - The top lobbyist for Campbell Soup Co. says it's time for the food industry to put the GMO debate behind it and support a national labeling requirement.
Politics | 4/7/2016 1:57:15 PM
WASHINGTON, April 7, 2016 - The Food and Drug Administration is extending the comment period on its proposal to allow an experimental release of gene-edited mosquitoes in Florida to combat the Zika virus.
Politics | 4/7/2016 1:28:44 PM
WASHINGTON, April 5, 2016 -- Iraq has a new way of doing things when it comes to buying rice, and U.S. suppliers think it just might work out to their advantage, according to the USA Rice Federation.
Politics | 4/7/2016 11:45:27 AM
WASHINGTON, April 7, 2016 - The Energy Department's SunShot Initiative has a Solar Ready Vets program that prepares veterans to enter the solar energy industry, training them for...
Politics | 4/7/2016 10:54:12 AM
WASHINGTON, April 7, 2016 - America can address its largest environmental challenges by shifting to 100 percent renewable energy, says a panel of academic experts...
Politics | 4/6/2016 8:23:44 PM
WASHINGTON, April 6, 2016 - Federal wildlife agencies will have to prepare detailed analyses on how three widely used pesticides affect endangered species, the Environmental Protection Agency has concluded.
Politics | 4/6/2016 5:19:43 PM
WASHINGTON, April 6, 2016 - As much as the Obama administration and private industry have done to address antibiotic resistance, some stakeholders still want to see more clarity on some of the metrics being used in the conversation.
Politics | 4/6/2016 5:09:17 PM
WASHINGTON, April 6, 2016 - The 46 million people living in rural America have access to a long list of USDA programs to help them and their businesses thrive, but are they enough?
Politics | 4/6/2016 3:48:01 PM
WASHINGTON, April 5, 2016 - Norway's giant oil and gas company Statoil says it is determined to 'build a profitable renewables business' as part of 'transforming the oil and gas industry'...
Politics | 4/6/2016 3:36:02 PM
WASHINGTON, April 6, 2016 - Senate Agriculture Chairman Pat Roberts and ranking member Debbie Stabenow say they're committed to passing legislation that would...
Politics | 4/6/2016 3:27:33 PM
WASHINGTON, April 6, 2016 - An era that has seen some of the biggest advances in U.S. food safety reaches a new milestone with...
Politics | 4/6/2016 2:41:47 PM
WASHINGTON, April 6, 2016 - The debate over a controversial USDA proposal to make convenience stores that participate in the food stamp program sell healthier foods just got more...
Politics | 4/6/2016 2:13:20 PM
WASHINGTON, April 6, 2016 - The overwhelming scientific evidence shows that genetically modified food is safe, panelists who addressed...
Politics | 4/6/2016 2:02:21 PM
WASHINGTON, April 6, 2016 - Although Congress finally passed a five-year bill to fund surface transportation at the end of 2015, its $60 billion a year in...
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