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Politics | 9/27/2016 6:45:11 PM
WASHINGTON, Sept. 26, 2016 - Sen. Debbie Stabenow, the top Democrat on the Senate Agriculture Committee, rolled out legislation on Monday that would increase assistance for urban farmers.
Politics | 9/27/2016 3:49:36 PM
WASHINGTON, Sept. 27, 2016 - The Food and Drug Administration is considering new regulations for foods labeled (healthy) in light of changing scientific thinking about fats and the types of vitamins and minerals that consumers most need.

Politics | 9/27/2016 2:06:53 PM
We all know that access to clean water is critical for personal health. What is not as immediately apparent is how essential access to a consistent supply of water is to the economic vitality of our rural communities.
Politics | 9/27/2016 7:57:25 AM
WASHINGTON, Sept. 27, 2016 - The first presidential debate is in the books. Donald Trump had some of his strongest moments in the debate's first 20 minutes as he went after Hillary Clinton repeatedly on trade policy and accused her of flip-flopping on the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
Politics | 9/26/2016 4:04:09 PM
WASHINGTON, Sept. 25, 2016 - Lawmakers are eager to get home to campaign but first have to take care of some critical unfinished business this week, starting with a stopgap spending bill to keep the government running after the new fiscal year starts on Saturday.
Politics | 9/26/2016 8:04:02 AM
WASHINGTON, Sept. 26, 2016 - Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump square off tonight in the first of their three scheduled debates.
Politics | 9/25/2016 7:23:02 PM
LINCOLN, Neb., Sept. 25, 2016 - The National Association of State Departments of Agriculture has renewed a cooperative agreement with the FDA related to the implementation of the Produce Safety Rule under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).
Politics | 9/25/2016 10:17:21 AM
BALTIMORE, Sept. 22, 2016 - It turns out that millennials, perhaps the most important generation in terms of retail sales, are big consumers of organic food and other products, according to new study results announced today by the Organic Trade Association.
Politics | 9/23/2016 1:11:25 PM
WASHINGTON, Sept. 23, 2016 - The Occupational Safety and Health Administration acted illegally when it imposed new safety requirements on fertilizer dealers without giving them a chance to comment, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Friday.
Politics | 9/23/2016 12:16:27 PM
WASHINGTON, Sept. 23, 2016 - Just 10 days after the U.S. announced a trade dispute challenging China's domestic corn, wheat, and rice price supports, China on Friday announced anti-dumping duties on U.S. dried distiller's grains (DDGS).
Politics | 9/23/2016 8:02:51 AM
WASHINGTON, Sept. 23, 2016 - Negotiations over a stopgap funding bill have bogged down in the Senate amid a fight over whether to include funding for the water problems in Flint, Mich.
Politics | 9/22/2016 10:14:53 PM
LINCOLN, Neb., Sept. 22, 2016 - The National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA) opened its 2016 annual meeting today by calling for the federal government to allow the states to play a greater role in policymaking in the next administration.
Politics | 9/22/2016 3:33:41 PM
WASHINGTON, Sept. 22, 2016 - A newly discovered non-Bt protein could be a solution for farmers struggling with corn rootworm resistance to existing Bt corn varieties, DuPont scientists report.
Politics | 9/22/2016 2:45:55 PM
WASHINGTON, Sept. 22, 2016 - Conservation efforts in the Chesapeake Bay watershed are showing dividends, but some areas are still struggling to meet prescribed goals.
Politics | 9/22/2016 2:42:06 PM
WASHINGTON, Sept. 21, 2016 - In what could be his final appearance on Capitol Hill, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack defended the farm economy as basically sound but appealed for flexibility from Congress to aid dairy producers and other struggling sectors.
Politics | 9/22/2016 1:17:53 PM
WASHINGTON, Sept. 22, 2016 - China has lifted its 13-year-old ban on U.S. beef, clearing the way for negotiations between the two countries over the specific conditions under which trade can resume.
Politics | 9/22/2016 10:06:53 AM
WASHINGTON, Sept. 22, 2016 - The water resources bill that the Senate recently passed on a near-unanimous vote of 95-3 also includes a states-first approach for regulating the disposal and recycling of coal ash, a measure strongly opposed by environmental groups.
Politics | 9/22/2016 9:47:43 AM
WASHINGTON, Sept. 22, 2016 - USDA this week unveiled a three-year $328 million restoration strategy to improve water quality and help coastal ecosystems damaged by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
Politics | 9/22/2016 8:21:26 AM
WASHINGTON, Sept. 22, 2016 - The first day of fall is here and that means means the new federal fiscal year arrives in just nine more days.
Politics | 9/21/2016 3:21:12 PM
WASHINGTON, Sept. 20, 2016 - Long-time carbon-pricing advocate Bill McKibben insists that putting a steadily increasing price on carbon emissions is essential but won't be enough to avoid the worst consequences of global warming.
Politics | 9/21/2016 1:30:50 PM
WASHINGTON, Sept. 21, 2016 - Executives of five seed and agrichemical giants undergoing mergers sought to assure skeptical members of the Senate Judiciary Committee that the new companies will...
Politics | 9/21/2016 12:50:23 PM
WASHINGTON, Sept. 21, 2016 - Should seeds coated with neonicotinoids be regulated as pesticides under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA)?
Politics | 9/21/2016 12:46:11 PM
WASHINGTON, Sept. 21, 2016 - The rusty patched bumble bee is one step closer to becoming the first bee in the continental United States to be protected under the Endangered Species Act.
Politics | 9/21/2016 11:30:21 AM
WASHINGTON, Sept. 21, 2016 - A White House plan for updating federal regulation of agricultural biotechnology calls for the FDA and EPA to clarify how they will...
Politics | 9/21/2016 11:12:53 AM
WASHINGTON, Sept. 21, 2016 - The ailing financial situation for many of America's farmers will be getting special attention at the next USDA Agricultural Outlook Forum...
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