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Politics | 3/23/2016 1:27:39 PM
WASHINGTON, March 23, 2016 - USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has concluded that it's unprepared to...

Politics | 3/23/2016 12:56:58 PM
WASHINGTON, March 23, 2016 - A wide variety of farmers and agribusinesses eagerly watched President Barack Obama's historic trip to Cuba this week but...
Politics | 3/23/2016 12:49:29 PM
WASHINGTON, March 23, 2016 - About 18 percent more rural residents have basic Internet access today compared to 2008 when President Obama first took office, according...
Politics | 3/23/2016 11:51:59 AM
WASHINGTON, March 23, 2016 - U.S. wind farms now pay $222 million a year to landowners across rural America. This annual "windfall" could soar to...
Politics | 3/23/2016 11:32:32 AM
WASHINGTON, March 23, 2016 - Speaking at the White House Water Summit, Congressman Jared Huffman said he doesn't think enough has been done to...
Politics | 3/23/2016 10:08:15 AM
WASHINGTON, March 23, 2016 - This year, about 20 rice growers in the Mid-South and California will be producing another sort of commodity...
Politics | 3/23/2016 9:57:44 AM
WASHINGTON, March 23, 2016 - The Grocery Manufacturers Association could be on the hook for as much as $33 million in fines if a judge...
Politics | 3/22/2016 6:04:13 PM
WASHINGTON, March 21, 2016 - U.S. farmers may soon be able to use funds from federal check-off and marketing order programs to finance research, promotion and marketing operations...
Politics | 3/22/2016 3:56:36 PM
A report released yesterday in the journal Scientific Reports found (substantial probability) that the eastern population of monarch butterfly could be...
Politics | 3/22/2016 12:34:55 PM
WASHINGTON, March 22, 2016 - The National Academy of Sciences has provisionally appointed 13 members to a committee tasked with studying the changing scientific and regulatory landscape of biotechnology.
Politics | 3/22/2016 10:45:55 AM
WASHINGTON, March 22, 2016 - The National Cattlemen's Beef Association officially named Kendal Frazier as the organization's chief executive officer after serving nine months in an interim capacity.
Politics | 3/21/2016 11:47:44 AM
WASHINGTON, March 21, 2016 - The Kellogg Co. has joined Mars Inc. and General Mills Inc. in announcing plans to start complying with Vermont's first-in-the-nation GMO labeling requirements that take effect in July.
Politics | 3/20/2016 2:26:49 PM
WASHINGTON, March 18, 2016 - With lawmakers struggling to agree on national GMO disclosure standards, General Mills Inc. announced that it will start labeling its products for biotech ingredients as required by a Vermont law set to take effect this summer.
Politics | 3/18/2016 3:57:10 PM
WASHINGTON, March 18, 2016 - Thirty-two Senate Democrats and Independent Bernie Sanders are calling for (full and mandatory funding for farm bill conservation programs.)
Politics | 3/18/2016 2:15:54 PM
WASHINGTON, March 17, 2016 - A House Appropriations subcommittee hearing turned into a sparring match Thursday over the Obama administration's proposal to cut spending on foreign food aid and transition some of the physical food donations into cash assistance.
Politics | 3/18/2016 2:15:48 PM
WASHINGTON, March 18, 2016 - USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service is asking for comments on a proposal to eliminate what it says are (redundant trichinae control requirements for pork and pork products.)
Politics | 3/18/2016 9:41:27 AM
WASHINGTON, March 18, 2016 - USDA announced Friday over $272 million will be given to rural communities adjacent to national forests to help run schools, repair roads and enhance forest health.
Politics | 3/17/2016 8:34:28 PM
WASHINGTON, March 17, 2016 - On cue at a national conference of fellow scientists, regulators and industry experts in the animal health sector here Thursday, an Elanco Animal Health expert garnished his comments with descriptions of a new alternative anti-mastitis treatment for milk cows hours before Elanco itself announced its product.
Politics | 3/17/2016 6:07:07 PM
WASHINGTON, March 17, 2016 - Republicans on the House Agriculture Committee took on Kevin Concannon, USDA's under secretary for food, nutrition and consumer services, over a proposed rule that would change healthy food stocking requirements for convenience stores and gas stations that accept Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits.
Politics | 3/17/2016 3:54:12 PM
WASHINGTON, March 16, 2016 - A bill that would preempt state GMO labeling laws was blocked in the Senate as key Democrats demanded more concessions from the food industry on proposed new disclosure requirements for biotech ingredients.
Politics | 3/17/2016 1:55:41 PM
WASHINGTON, Mar. 17, 2016 - EPA and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission today announced a memorandum of understanding (MOU) aimed at improving regulation of the Renewable Identification Numbers (RINs) market.
Politics | 3/17/2016 10:38:20 AM
WASHINGTON, March 16, 2016 - Proposals to cut at least $1 billion in agriculture spending and block grant the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program have...
Politics | 3/17/2016 10:03:43 AM
WASHINGTON, March 17, 2016 - Whole Foods said Thursday it plans to be the first major food business in the U.S. to source slower-growing chicken breeds, instead of the conventional, faster-growing breeds that produce 98 percent of all commercially available chicken meat in North America.
Politics | 3/17/2016 9:38:47 AM
In a down commodity market, achieving higher yields from the same or fewer inputs is driving American farmers to...
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