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Politics | 5/18/2016 12:00:14 PM
WASHINGTON, May 18, 2016 - The Zika virus doesn't present a direct threat to agriculture, but several U.S. farm and food groups are united in their support of combating the disease with genetically engineered mosquitoes.
Politics | 5/18/2016 10:53:47 AM
WASHINGTON, May 18, 2016 - The public comment period on the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's proposal to remove the Yellowstone population of grizzly bear from the endangered species list...

Politics | 5/18/2016 9:56:07 AM
WASHINGTON, May 18, 2016 - An Army Corps of Engineers decision to deny a permit for a $700 million export terminal north of Seattle seems to have angered every stakeholder except the Native American tribe that...
Politics | 5/18/2016 9:31:01 AM
WASHINGTON, May 18, 2016 - Farmers and beekeepers have worked together for generations, but widespread concern over the health of agriculture's smallest livestock has placed strains on that relationship and left some beekeepers...
Politics | 5/18/2016 8:21:03 AM
WASHINGTON, May 18, 2016 - Could a Donald Trump presidency be what farmers need to stop EPA's Waters of the U.S. rule?
Politics | 5/17/2016 3:31:17 PM
WASHINGTON, May 17, 2016 - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says the Forest Service and the Interior Department have "done just about everything we can do" to properly fund the forest management that prevents catastrophic fires - now it's Congress' turn to step up to the plate.
Politics | 5/17/2016 2:51:22 PM
WASHINGTON, May 17, 2016 - USDA announced today that it is allowing an extra 200,000 short tons of cane sugar imports to satisfy the demand of food companies that are shunning beet sugar because it is produced mostly from genetically modified seeds.
Politics | 5/17/2016 10:01:35 AM
WASHINGTON, May 17, 2016 - In a sweeping new study of agricultural biotechnology, the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine affirmed the safety of genetically engineered crops that are now on the market, rejecting claims that have linked GMOs to cancer and other maladies.
Politics | 5/17/2016 7:42:20 AM
WASHINGTON, May 17, 2016 - The USDA's plan to tighten requirements on retailers that accept food stamps continues to generate more bipartisan animosity on Capitol Hill.
Politics | 5/16/2016 4:45:33 PM
WASHINGTON, May 16, 2016 - "Glyphosate is unlikely to pose a carcinogenic risk to humans from exposure through the diet," a World Health Organization/Food and Agriculture Organization panel has concluded.
Politics | 5/16/2016 1:26:58 PM
WASHINGTON, May 15, 2016 - Senate appropriators will step up pressure on the Agriculture Department to back off from tightening regulations for convenience stores that accept food stamps, and there also could be a fight this week over proposed new restrictions for organic livestock operations.
Politics | 5/16/2016 10:48:50 AM
WASHINGTON, May 16, 2016 - This week promises to be another big one for agriculture on Capitol Hill with the Senate Appropriations Committee set to mark up the agriculture spending bill...
Politics | 5/16/2016
WASHINGTON, May 16, 2016 - USDA's National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) announced Monday $130 million in funding will be made available for education, research and Cooperative Extension projects that seek to improve plant and animal production systems.
Politics | 5/15/2016 10:09:23 AM
WASHINGTON, May 13, 2016 - As the debate continues over whether or not foods containing genetically-modified organisms (GMOs) should be labeled with a federal standard, more and more marketers are trying to promote their products as non-GMO - even if they contain no GMO ingredients or if a GMO version doesn't really exist.
Politics | 5/13/2016 5:01:46 PM
WASHINGTON, May 13, 2016 - A lawsuit challenging EPA's regulation of neonicotinoid-treated seeds will proceed following a federal judge's rejection of EPA's motion to dismiss the case.
Politics | 5/13/2016 1:43:00 PM
WASHINGTON, May 12, 2016 - House Agriculture Committee leaders want to know why EPA posted - and then removed from its online regulatory dockets - risk assessments on two widely used but controversial herbicides.
Politics | 5/13/2016 7:48:25 AM
WASHINGTON, May 13, 2016 - House Speaker Paul Ryan appears headed to an eventual endorsement of Donald Trump after the nominee made the rounds of Capitol Hill yesterday.
Politics | 5/12/2016 6:21:44 PM
WASHINGTON, May 12, 2016 - USDA's proposed rule to overhaul retailer requirements for its Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program took a beating today by both Republicans and Democrats at a House Agriculture Committee hearing.
Politics | 5/12/2016 3:13:33 PM
WASHINGTON, May 12, 2016 - USDA is on its way to accomplishing the climate change mitigation goals it set for itself last year, according to a one-year progress report the department released Thursday.
Politics | 5/12/2016 2:34:13 PM
WASHINGTON, May 12, 2016 - The solar industry recently launched the #MillionSolarStrong campaign to celebrate the now more than 1 million solar systems installed in the U.S.
Politics | 5/12/2016 2:14:23 PM
WASHINGTON, May 12, 2016 - When it comes to tackling air quality concerns, a Mid-Atlantic coalition is making great progress.
Politics | 5/12/2016 2:13:26 PM
WASHINGTON, May 12, 2016 - Since 2009, the Agriculture Department (USDA) has helped thousands of small rural businesses, farmers and ranchers transition from fossil fuel-based energy to renewable energy and energy efficiency solutions
Politics | 5/12/2016 1:44:25 PM
WASHINGTON, May 11, 2016 - "Sell by" and "best by" date labels found on food packaging are confusing to consumers, and may be contributing to food waste in the United States, says a survey released by the Harvard Food Law and Policy Clinic (FLPC) and the National Consumers League (NCL).
Politics | 5/12/2016 1:25:51 PM
WASHINGTON, May 12, 2016 - Hydraulic fracturing, or (fracking,) has been called (unconventional) for decades, but over the past 10 years...
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