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Politics | 4/24/2016 2:32:48 PM
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.
Politics | 4/22/2016 2:17:12 PM
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.

Politics | 4/22/2016 8:01:14 AM
WASHINGTON, April 22, 2016 - It's Earth Day. Secretary of State John Kerry will be in New York to join other nations in signing the Paris climate agreement.
Politics | 4/21/2016 5:33:52 PM
WASHINGTON, April 22, 2016 - Friday is Earth Day and USDA is using the occasion to spotlight scores of projects designed to improve water quality in 33 states across the country.
Politics | 4/21/2016 5:16:46 PM
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.
Politics | 4/21/2016 5:06:05 PM
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).
Politics | 4/21/2016 4:35:12 PM
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.
Politics | 4/21/2016 1:39:57 PM
WASHINGTON, April 21, 2016 - USDA will grant $22 million for research on citrus greening disease - the pathogen that has devastated citrus production in Florida.
Politics | 4/21/2016 12:22:10 PM
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.
Politics | 4/21/2016 10:29:55 AM
WASHINGTON, April 21, 2016 - Regardless of the cause of a power outage, the (cooperative difference makes all the difference) in planning for and responding to major service disruptions...
Politics | 4/21/2016 9:58:20 AM
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...
Politics | 4/21/2016 9:39:32 AM
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...
Politics | 4/21/2016 9:13:05 AM
WASHINGTON, April 21, 2016 - Wind energy is already cutting consumers' electricity bills in many states across the U.S. If current policies and trends continue, the wind industry forecasts...
Politics | 4/21/2016 8:14:55 AM
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).
Politics | 4/20/2016 8:31:47 PM
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.
Politics | 4/20/2016 5:01:32 PM
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.
Politics | 4/20/2016 4:37:36 PM
WASHINGTON, April 20, 2016 - One-third of the House of Representatives sent a letter to the Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday expressing their concern stemming from an anti-farmer billboard that was installed using taxpayer funds.
Politics | 4/20/2016 3:36:15 PM
WASHINGTON, April 20, 2016 - The Senate today gave its overwhelming approval to the first comprehensive energy bill since 2007, producing a long-awaited victory for Energy and Natural Resources Chairman Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, and Ranking Member Maria Cantwell, D-Wash.
Politics | 4/20/2016 12:53:35 PM
WASHINGTON, April 20, 2016 - The fiscal 2017 spending bill for the Agriculture Department, Food and Drug Administration and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission is headed to the House floor - and possible fights over...
Politics | 4/20/2016 12:43:48 PM
WASHINGTON, April 20, 2016 - The Agriculture spending bill would provide USDA $9.9 million to start monitoring antibiotic resistance on farms, a key part of...
Politics | 4/20/2016 12:33:00 PM
WASHINGTON, April 20, 2016 - USDA's milestone decisions not to regulate crops developed with the popular new CRISPR gene-editing technique are raising hopes for...
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...
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