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Politics | 5/23/2016 7:57:34 AM
WASHINGTON, May 23, 2016 - President Barack Obama has begun his week-long visit to Vietnam and Japan and he'll be extolling the virtues of both the Trans-Pacific Partnership and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership agreements during the trip.
Politics | 5/23/2016
WASHINGTON, May 23, 2016 - Top officials of Germany-based Bayer AG took to the phones today to explain why they believe acquiring Monsanto in a deal worth $62 billion would be good for shareholders, farmers and a growing world population.

Politics | 5/22/2016 10:11:01 AM
WASHINGTON, May 20, 2016 - Michelle Obama formally unveiled the government's updated Nutrition Facts Label for packaged foods today while at the same time touting the strides the Obama administration has made toward a healthier America.
Politics | 5/20/2016 2:10:35 PM
WASHINGTON, May 19, 2016 - The Senate's agriculture spending bill that advanced Thursday would provide supplemental payments to farmers who believe they have been shortchanged by the Agriculture Risk Coverage program that was created by the 2014 farm bill.
Politics | 5/20/2016 9:29:28 AM
WASHINGTON, May 20, 2016 - The White House today unveiled the first major update of the Nutrition Facts label for packaged foods in more than 20 years, which will include, among other things, a line that clearly states the amount of sugar added to the product during processing.
Politics | 5/20/2016 7:58:46 AM
WASHINGTON, May 20, 2016 - Negotiations are heating up in the Senate over labeling biotech foods, but it looks like a final agreement may have to wait until next month.
Politics | 5/19/2016 5:07:35 PM
WASHINGTON, May 18, 2016 - House Republicans advanced a bill aimed at overhauling some of the Obama administration's child nutrition standards and to allow some states to experiment with setting their own rules for school meals.
Politics | 5/19/2016 3:49:27 PM
WASHINGTON, May 19, 2016 - Soybean farmers have crops to sell and a $2-per-bushel improvement in market prices during the past two months will pry inventory loose, according to feedback provided by Iowa producers.
Politics | 5/19/2016 3:41:12 PM
WASHINGTON, May 19, 2016 - Members of the Senate Agriculture Committee on Thursday heard the same story their House counterparts listened to at a hearing last December: The nation's conventional banks aren't happy with the Farm Credit System.
Politics | 5/19/2016 12:53:16 PM
WASHINGTON, May 19, 2016 - World energy consumption is projected to increase by 48 percent over the next three decades, led by strong increases in...
Politics | 5/19/2016 11:50:45 AM
WASHINGTON, May 19, 2016 - Crude oil prices have increased about 80 percent since January, but current supplies of gasoline and expected production this year...
Politics | 5/19/2016 11:42:13 AM
WASHINGTON, May 19, 2016 - The Energy Department says its Better Buildings Challenge has resulted in energy cost savings exceeding $1.3 billion since...
Politics | 5/19/2016 11:04:37 AM
WASHINGTON, May 19, 2016 - To complement the Better Buildings Challenge, partners who are working on broad, portfolio-wide strategies can engage in another DOE program...
Politics | 5/19/2016 10:24:22 AM
WASHINGTON, May 19, 2016 - Monsanto and Bayer have confirmed news reports that they are discussing a merger.
Politics | 5/19/2016 7:57:59 AM
WASHINGTON, May 19, 2016 - The Senate Appropriations Committee debates its fiscal 2017 Agriculture spending bill today that would boost food safety funding at FDA and pay for setting up a Foreign Agricultural Service post in Cuba.
Politics | 5/19/2016 7:41:11 AM
WASHINGTON, May 19, 2016 - Organic Trade Association (OTA) members headed to Washington for the group's annual policy meeting next week are in for some good news. Sales of organic products in the U.S. reached $43.3 billion last year, the highest ever, an OTA survey shows.
Politics | 5/18/2016 7:28:40 PM
WASHINGTON, May 18, 2016 - The Trans-Pacific Partnership would reduce the U.S. trade deficit and create jobs throughout the country, but some of the biggest gains would be for the agriculture sector, according to a U.S. International Trade Commission report released Wednesday evening.
Politics | 5/18/2016 6:19:39 PM
WASHINGTON, May 17, 2016 - Obama administration efforts to limit smog-causing ozone and other air pollutants could hit another congressional roadblock this week as the full House Energy and Commerce Committee marks up the Republican-backed Ozone Standards Implementation Act.
Politics | 5/18/2016 2:43:51 PM
WASHINGTON, May 18, 2016 - The Senate is moving a fiscal 2017 spending bill that would boost funding for implementing the Food Safety Modernization Act by more than...
Politics | 5/18/2016 2:27:05 PM
WASHINGTON, May 18, 2016 - Additional protections for pollinators are included in an EPA proposal that would allow use of sulfoxaflor, whose registration was pulled last year after a federal court ruled the agency had not properly evaluated the insecticide's effects on pollinators.
Politics | 5/18/2016 2:17:58 PM
WASHINGTON, May 18, 2016 - A landmark study of genetically engineered crops provides some timely assurance to the public about the crops' safety. But the report released Tuesday...
Politics | 5/18/2016 2:15:17 PM
WASHINGTON, May 18, 2016 - President Barack Obama issued an executive order to federal agencies today directing them to take action to protect government buildings in sensitive areas from wildfires.
Politics | 5/18/2016 1:31:16 PM
WASHINGTON, May 18, 2016 - The Environmental Protection Agency's proposed 2017 renewable volume obligations under the Renewable Fuel Standard are out and they fall short of the amounts called for by Congress...
Politics | 5/18/2016 1:25:10 PM
WASHINGTON, May 18, 2016 - Federal Reserve officials and agricultural lending institutions paint a deteriorating picture of the farm economy, but the situation depends on...
Politics | 5/18/2016 12:40:34 PM
WASHINGTON, May 18, 2016 - American diets are at a crossroads on the healthfulness of drinking whole milk and eating high-fat dairy products such as cheese, but lots of well-publicized new research suggests...
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