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WASHINGTON, April 27, 2016 - Donald Trump is calling himself the
(presumptive) Republican nominee after sweeping primaries in Pennsylvania and
four other states yesterday. Hillary Clinton did what she needed to do to stay
on track for the Democratic nomination...
WASHINGTON, April 25, 2016 - The American Soybean Association is touting a new study that finds a lack of nectar sources, habitat fragmentation, and changing weather patterns are the primary contributors to a decline in monarch butterfly populations.
WASHINGTON, April 26,
2016 - With all the press releases and letters coming out from farm groups is
support of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), it can be hard to remember that
there is a substantial agricultural voice opposed to the 12-country trade pact.
WASHINGTON, April 24, 2016 - House Republicans are looking to move an overhaul of child nutrition programs against stiff Democratic resistance, while the Senate GOP plots a more bipartisan authorization bill for waterway projects.
WASHINGTON, April 25,
2016 - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack wrapped up his Group of Seven meetings
in Japan on Sunday, but his efforts to push for ratification of the
Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) in the U.S. and abroad will continue.
WASHINGTON, April 22, 2016 - Children and adults who receive meals as part of the National Child and Adult Care Food Program will get more whole grains and fruits and vegetables, and less added sugars and solid fats, under changes announced today by USDA's Food and Nutrition Service.
WASHINGTON, D.C., April 21, 2016 - The head of the American Farm Bureau Federation says agricultural producers across the country need to "wave a flag" to alert government officials to a possible crisis caused by delays in processing visas for foreign workers who tend and harvest America's food crops.
WASHINGTON, April 21, 2016 - The USDA continues to move aggressively to finish work on a rule that would establish new regulations under the Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration on poultry and livestock marketing practices despite efforts on Capitol Hill to block it, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said.
WASHINGTON, April 21, 2016 - Kevin M. Folta, a University of Florida molecular biologist who specializes in better strawberries but who became the target of anti-biotech crusaders for articulating the benefits of biotechnology, is the 2016 winner of the annual Borlaug CAST Communications Award given by the Council for Agricultural Science and Technology (CAST).
WASHINGTON, April 20, 2016 - USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack will be in Japan this weekend to meet with ag ministers from the G-7 group of industrialized nations. But, in an exclusive interview with Agri-Pulse, Vilsack says a lot of his time will be devoted to keeping the Trans-Pacific Partnership on track.
WASHINGTON, April 21, 2016 - Senate Democrats again successfully protected the Obama administration's embattled Clean Water Act rule, defeating a GOP attempt to stop the measure the measure from being implemented should it survive court challenges.
WASHINGTON, April 21, 2016 - On behalf of the Energy Future Coalition, the
Urban Air Institute and the Governors'
Biofuels Coalition, Boyden Gray and Associates PLLC recently
submitted a formal Request for Correction of Information to EPA...
WASHINGTON, April 21, 2016 - The Energy Department (DOE) recently
awarded nearly $4 million to four partners to help launch DOE's Orange
Button initiative, which is designed to simplify and
standardize solar data so that...
WASHINGTON, April 21,, 2016 - Agriculture Secretary Tom
Vilsack heads to Japan today for a meeting of G7 agriculture ministers, and Agri-Pulse's Bill
Tomson reports that he'll be spending much of his time there
addressing possible issues with the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).
WASHINGTON, April 20, 2016 - USDA's Agricultural Marketing Service announced today that the National Pork Board can continue to pay $3 million in annual payments to the National Pork Producers Council.
WASHINGTON, April 20, 2016 - EPA chief Gina McCarthy went before a Senate Appropriations subcommittee Wednesday to defend her agency's budget request - as well as controversial plans to reduce pollution from existing power plants and to define which U.S. waters can be regulated under the Clean Water Act.
This week's guest on Open Mic is Sterling Liddell, Senior Vice President for Rabo AgriFinance and Rabobank International in its Food & Agribusiness Research and Advisory group. Discussion on a new farm bill has begun across the country and in Washington with calls to get an early start on new policy. Some analysts believe the nation is on the verge of another farm crisis. In this interview, Sterling Liddell offers evidence of financial stress he sees growing on crop farms and highlights factors indicating a significant paradigm shift he believes farmers will have to traverse to survive the economic downturn. Liddell believes the Conservation Reserve Program needs to be revised to help manage crop acres and reduce land costs on marginal acres.