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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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.