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Politics | 7/20/2016 1:14:40 PM
WASHINGTON, July 20, 2016 - The Republican platform gives some ammunition to hard-line conservatives in Congress who want to split the farm bill...
Politics | 7/20/2016 12:49:12 PM
WASHINGTON, July 20, 2016 - The Agriculture Department is gearing up to implement national GMO disclosure standards following last week's overwhelming...

Politics | 7/20/2016 11:52:27 AM
WASHINGTON, July 20, 2016 - Stockholders of Dow Chemical and DuPont have voted to approve a merger of the two companies. The companies said they expect the transaction to close in the second half of 2016, subject to customary closing conditions, including receipt of regulatory approvals.
Politics | 7/20/2016 10:07:31 AM
WASHINGTON, July 20, 2016 - U.S. citrus growers are already beset by numerous pests and diseases, and the last thing they want is a new threat to their groves.
Politics | 7/20/2016 9:59:35 AM
WASHINGTON, July 20, 2016 - Florida is struggling to deal with an ecological nightmare...
Politics | 7/20/2016 9:35:02 AM
WASHINGTON, July 20, 2016 - Just in case. That's the philosophy many local USDA Farm Service Agency offices are taking with...
Politics | 7/20/2016 9:18:48 AM
WASHINGTON, July 20, 2016 - While the United Kingdom's decision to withdraw from the European Union isn't likely to have much effect on the global food system, over time it could make it more difficult for the...
Politics | 7/20/2016 8:02:00 AM
WASHINGTON, July 20, 2016 - Donald Trump is officially the Republican standard bearer today after formally being nominated by president at the GOP convention last night in Cleveland.
Politics | 7/19/2016 7:37:06 PM
WASHINGTON, July 18, 2016 - The Dow-DuPont merger could result in both less - and more - competition in the seed industry, the National Corn Growers Association said in a letter to the Justice Department (DOJ).
Politics | 7/19/2016 1:44:47 PM
WASHINGTON, July 19, 2016 - The Obama administration on Tuesday announced a new cross government partnership - the Clean Energy Savings for All Initiative - to increase access to solar energy and promote energy efficiency across the country, particularly in low- and moderate- income communities.
Politics | 7/19/2016 9:11:40 AM
WASHINGTON, July 19, 2016 - Monsanto Co. has rejected Bayer Ag's latest takeover bid, saying its board views the $125 a share offer as (financially inadequate and insufficient to ensure deal certainty.)
Politics | 7/19/2016 7:56:40 AM
WASHINGTON, July 19, 2016 - The Republican Party today will look to turn the page from a tumultuous first day of the GOP convention in Cleveland.
Politics | 7/18/2016 3:36:16 PM
WASHINGTON, July 15, 2016 - Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has tapped Indiana Gov. Mike Pence as his running mate, much to the delight of those who have worked with Pence on ag issues.
Politics | 7/18/2016 8:24:23 AM
WASHINGTON, July 18, 2016 - The Agri-Pulse team is on hand in Cleveland today as the Republican National Convention begins.
Politics | 7/15/2016 4:47:26 PM
WASHINGTON, July 15, 2016 - South Korea has agreed to lift the ban the ban it placed on U.S. poultry in reaction to outbreaks of avian influenza last year and earlier this year.
Politics | 7/15/2016 1:13:14 PM
WASHINGTON, July 15, 2016 - Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility failed to demonstrate legal standing in a challenge USDA's Scientific Integrity Policy, a federal judge ruled today.
Politics | 7/15/2016 12:01:11 PM
WASHINGTON, July 14, 2016 - In a sweeping victory for farm groups, food companies and the biotech industry, the House voted overwhelmingly today to clear legislation that will prevent states from requiring on-package labeling of GMOs.
Politics | 7/15/2016 11:05:58 AM
WASHINGTON, July 15, 2016 -- Donald Trump today confirmed he has chosen Indiana Gov. Mike Pence as his vice-presidential running mate.
Politics | 7/15/2016 8:36:39 AM
WASHINGTON, July 15, 2016 - Donald Trump has picked his running mate and it's Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, according to multiple reports.
Politics | 7/14/2016 3:26:03 PM
WASHINGTON, July 13, 2016 - The comment period for USDA's proposed organic animal welfare standards expires at midnight July 13, having drawn nearly 6,000 comments since the draft rule was announced in April. The standards touch on all phases of organic animal production, but perhaps no ag sector would be more impacted than poultry and egg production.
Politics | 7/14/2016 2:32:45 PM
WASHINGTON, July 14, 2016 - The House of Representatives today approved a 2017 spending bill for EPA and the Interior Department that would block many of the Obama administration's signature environmental initiatives, such as the Clean Power Plan and the (waters of the U.S.) rule. The measure passed 231-196, with only three Democrats voting yes.
Politics | 7/14/2016 1:08:27 PM
WASHINGTON, July 14, 2016 - Bayer AG said today that it has raised its all-cash bid for Monsanto, which earlier rejected a $62 billion takeover offer from the Germany-based industrial giant.
Politics | 7/14/2016 10:40:48 AM
WASHINGTON, July 14, 2016 - In 2015, the renewable share of energy consumption in the U.S. was its largest since the 1930s - at nearly 10 percent, according...
Politics | 7/14/2016 10:18:46 AM
WASHINGTON, July 14, 2016 - The House Environment and the Economy Subcommittee, chaired by Rep. John Shimkus, R-Ill., recently held a hearing on nuclear fuel disposal, focusing on...
Politics | 7/14/2016 10:01:47 AM
WASHINGTON, July 14, 2016 - The Energy Department's Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) released the 2016 National Algal Biofuels Technology Review, which highlights major...
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