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Politics | 4/20/2016 11:38:09 AM
WASHINGTON, April 20, 2016 - Biotechnology innovation is happening so quickly, federal regulators can't keep up, which is why they have asked the...
Politics | 4/20/2016 10:52:36 AM
WASHINGTON, April 20, 2016 - An end to the embargo on Cuba would offer major rewards to U.S. agricultural exporters, but Cuba still needs to make substantial reforms to remove...

Politics | 4/20/2016 10:37:45 AM
WASHINGTON, April 20, 2016 - Four Cuban officials are traveling through the U.S. this week, getting their first look at...
Politics | 4/20/2016 9:31:04 AM
WASHINGTON, April 20, 2016 - So far, the U.S. dairy sector is swimming along fairly well through a flooded world market...
Politics | 4/20/2016 9:09:44 AM
WASHINGTON, April 20, 2016 - The nation's largest farm organization is trying to make sure that online sales are treated - and taxed - the same as their brick and mortar counterparts in an effort to...
Politics | 4/20/2016 8:53:39 AM
WASHINGTON, April 20, 2016 - Too many wild horses for too many years have caused considerable ecosystem degradation on the Western range...
Politics | 4/20/2016 8:04:43 AM
WASHINGTON, April 20, 2016 - Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton have fresh momentum after big victories in yesterday's New York presidential primary. In his victory speech, Trump attributed his win to trade-related job losses.
Politics | 4/19/2016 10:01:01 PM
WASHINGTON, April 18, 2016 - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack described the depth of poverty in rural America at a Farm Foundation Forum Monday...
Politics | 4/19/2016 3:21:46 PM
WASHINGTON, April 19, 2016 - House appropriators narrowly agreed to block the Agriculture Department from issuing new regulations on poultry and livestock contract practices, and Republicans preserved a $3 million plan to promote consumer acceptance of biotech crops.
Politics | 4/19/2016 9:49:55 AM
WASHINGTON, April 19, 2016 - House appropriators meet today to discuss the committee's draft report which would instruct FDA and USDA on how to spend $3 million to help educate consumers and promote acceptance of biotech crops, as well as food and animal feed ingredients derived from biotechnology.
Politics | 4/18/2016 4:48:33 PM
WASHINGTON, April 18, 2016 -- The National Cotton Council is vowing to fight Turkey's decision to impose anti-dumping penalties on U.S. cotton imports.
Politics | 4/18/2016 4:13:50 PM
WASHINGTON, April 17, 2016 - Republicans are trying to head off new regulations on poultry and livestock marketing practices as House appropriators debate the Agriculture Department's fiscal 2017 spending bill this week.
Politics | 4/18/2016 8:19:22 AM
WASHINGTON, April 18, 2016 - The Supreme Court hears oral arguments today in the landmarks legal challenge to President Obama's immigration policy. Agriculture has a stake in the outcome, because the president's plan known as DAPA would allow many adult illegal immigrants to obtain temporary legal status and protection from deportation.
Politics | 4/17/2016 2:25:54 PM
WASHINGTON, April 15, 2016 - The Environmental Protection Agency is moving ahead with a meeting next week to review epidemiological data on the risks of chlorpyrifos, rejecting requests from the pesticide industry for a postponement.
Politics | 4/15/2016 6:05:42 PM
WASHINGTON, April 14, 2016 - As Americans finalize their taxes - due April 18th - and laboriously sift through the tax code, an expert is warning that one provision in particular may not be long for this financial world.
Politics | 4/15/2016 8:00:15 AM
WASHINGTON, April 15, 2016 - The Democratic presidential candidates tangled sharply on energy policy in Brooklyn last night ahead of next Tuesday's New York primary.
Politics | 4/14/2016 4:21:36 PM
WASHINGTON, April 14, 2016 - A gene-edited mushroom won't be regulated by the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), making it the first crop edited with CRISPR-Cas9 to go unregulated by USDA.
Politics | 4/14/2016 4:02:14 PM
WASHINGTON, April 13, 2016 - One after another, lawmakers stood up before 4-H delegates, alumni and advocates to praise the storied agricultural program for young people at a breakfast today on Capitol Hill.
Politics | 4/14/2016 2:42:58 PM
WASHINGTON, April 14, 2016 - China is eliminating a complex web of subsidies the country has been using to boost its exports of agricultural, medical, textile and other goods, U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman announced Thursday.
Politics | 4/14/2016 2:13:22 PM
WASHINGTON, April 14, 2016 - Because the transportation sector accounts for nearly a third of U.S. total greenhouse gas emissions, the Department of Energy continues to...
Politics | 4/14/2016 2:10:16 PM
WASHINGTON, April 14, 2016 - The topic of declining farm income is not a new one, but lawmakers and farm group leaders approached it in a new way on Thursday, framing the conversation around the lessons learned going into the next farm bill.
Politics | 4/14/2016 2:03:54 PM
WASHINGTON, April 14, 2016 - Even with the Paris Agreement in place, the International Energy Agency (IEA) projects that global coal-fired power generation will increase over the next few decades.
Politics | 4/14/2016 1:52:56 PM
WASHINGTON, April 14, 2016 - The Summit Agriculture Group, headquartered in Alden, Iowa, has broken ground on what will be Brazil's first dedicated corn ethanol plant.
Politics | 4/14/2016 12:55:18 PM
WASHINGTON, April 14, 2016 - The U.S. and Israel have amended an existing agreement that enhances cooperation between the two countries on developing advanced...
Politics | 4/14/2016 12:47:12 PM
WASHINGTON, April 14, 2016 - The strongest drivers of the increase in U.S. biomass-based diesel demand since 2012 have been increasing Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) targets and the biodiesel tax credit...
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