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Politics | 3/8/2016 11:46:56 AM
WASHINGTON, March 8, 2016 -Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack spoke again about the ravages of opioid abuse this morning, telling the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists that a combination of poverty and isolation makes the problem especially difficult to address in rural communities.
Politics | 3/8/2016 11:09:50 AM
WASHINGTON, March 8, 2016 - Michael Taylor, who's been leading FDA's implementation of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), is leaving the agency as of June 1.

Politics | 3/7/2016 3:19:42 PM
WASHINGTON, March 6, 2016 - Both sides of the biotech labeling debate are gearing up for a final showdown on the Senate floor that could arrive as soon as this week.
Politics | 3/6/2016 12:43:39 PM
NEW ORLEANS, March 4, 2016 - The Trans-Pacific Partnership will provide substantial benefits to agriculture and needs to be approved by Congress, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack told an attentive crowd at the Commodity Classic in New Orleans today.
Politics | 3/4/2016 2:58:42 PM
WASHINGTON, March 4, 2016 - Experts from the 28 member states of the EU are holding a closed-door meeting in Brussels next week to consider a European Commission proposal to extend authorization or the use of glyphosate for the next 15 years and there are indications it will be approved.
Politics | 3/4/2016 2:03:19 PM
WASHINGTON, March 3, 2016 - Even as land-grant agricultural schools are enrolling fewer students with a farm and ranch background today than in previous years, the demand for college graduates with the skills and knowledge for modern food and agricultural jobs is outstripping the supply, according to experts on a panel at the recent USDA Agricultural Outlook Forum.
Politics | 3/3/2016 11:28:01 PM
WASHINGTON, March 3, 2016 - Donald Trump signaled some flexibility on the immigration issue during the latest Republican presidential debate, going so far as saying it was acceptable for Florida Sen. Marco Rubio to have negotiated on the 2013 reform bill.
Politics | 3/3/2016 6:55:32 PM
NEW ORLEANS, March 3, 2016 - Farmers and crop consultants have gained a new independent tool to help them better assess how software and fertilizer management products actually work in different regions and various soil types.
Politics | 3/3/2016 3:18:46 PM
WASHINGTON, March 3, 2016 - President Obama has nominated a law professor with expertise in regulating financial markets to fill one of two vacancies on the Commodity Futures Trading Commission.
Politics | 3/3/2016 1:40:07 PM
WASHINGTON, March 2, 2016 - U.S. farmers will soon have a new resource to help them manage the increasing amount of data they are able to collect from farming operations and to maximize the value of that information.
Politics | 3/3/2016 1:10:13 PM
WASHINGTON, March 3, 2016 - EPA is proposing a plan to stop poisonings caused by accidental ingestion of the herbicide paraquat, which can also cause severe injuries or death from skin or eye exposure.
Politics | 3/3/2016 10:58:02 AM
WASHINGTON, March 2, 2016 - The prospects for legislation to block Vermont's GMO labeling law have brightened considerably with the Senate Agriculture Committee's bipartisan 14-6 vote to approve a bill.
Politics | 3/3/2016 8:48:59 AM
One of the most valuable commodities cultivated by farmers today is the information their tractors, harvesters and aerial drones collect.
Politics | 3/2/2016 7:58:42 PM
WASHINGTON, March 1, 2016 - The Senate Agriculture Committee approved a bill to preempt state GMO labeling laws, and there were signs there may eventually be enough Democratic support to get a version of the legislation enacted.
Politics | 3/2/2016 7:31:08 PM
WASHINGTON, March 2, 2016 - The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service is allowing another 45 days for comments on its plans to overhaul its biotechnology regulations and the scope of a planned environmental impact statement.
Politics | 3/2/2016 3:07:13 PM
WASHINGTON, March 2, 2016 - U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman joined senators from the two top poultry producing states and the president of the National Chicken Council Wednesday to announce that after 15-years of unwarranted trade barriers, U.S. poultry has arrived in South Africa.
Politics | 3/2/2016 1:01:35 PM
WASHINGTON, March 2, 2016 -- China's much ballyhooed economic slowdown is real, but the country's internal policies and a strong U.S. dollar are often causing bigger disruptions to U.S. agricultural trade with the Asian nation, according to Fred Gale, a senior economist at USDA's Economic Research Service.
Politics | 3/2/2016 11:47:27 AM
WASHINGTON, March 2, 2016 - Generating versatile biogas from the largely untapped resource of organic wastes has tremendous potential. But unleashing the...
Politics | 3/2/2016 11:37:47 AM
WASHINGTON, March 2, 2016 - After years of instability, the Renewable Fuel Standard appears to be headed toward more stable footing, but critics of the mandate...
Politics | 3/2/2016 11:24:15 AM
WASHINGTON, March 2, 2016 - Iowans are strongly in favor of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), according to...
Politics | 3/2/2016 11:18:56 AM
WASHINGTON, March 2, 2016 - Solar surpassed natural gas capacity additions for the first time in 2015, with solar installing...
Politics | 3/2/2016 11:08:00 AM
WASHINGTON, March 2, 2016 - Vehicle travel in the U.S. in 2015 was almost 4 percent above its 2007 level, but...
Politics | 3/2/2016 11:01:47 AM
WASHINGTON, March 2, 2016 - The USDA Chief Scientist Catherine Woteki announced the release of the Federal Activities Report on the Bioeconomy. The report was developed to...
Politics | 3/2/2016 10:51:45 AM
WASHINGTON, March 2, 2016 - A researcher at the University of Missouri finds that students who attend school in buildings specifically designed to be "green" exhibit...
Politics | 3/2/2016 10:27:20 AM
WASHINGTON, March 2, 2016 - What do strawberries, fresh market tomatoes and onions all have in common? In terms of the average federal premium subsidy per crop insurance policy in...
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