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WASHINGTON, Feb. 24, 2016 - When Congress
debated the 2014 farm bill, an unusual alliance between farm groups, the
insurance industry and conservation organizations was key to fighting off
WASHINGTON, Feb. 22, 2016 - The 6th Circuit Court of Appeals presented a laundry list of reasons why it should not decide
the legal challenges to the Obama administration's WOTUS rule. But, in a decision released Monday, the panel said its hands were tied by precedent.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 22, 2016 - New guidance from the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) seeks to streamline the process of extending nonregulated status to genetically engineered (GE) organisms and products derived from known plant pests, or regulated articles.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 22, 2016 - The United States and Canada have agreed to develop plans that would reduce the amount of phosphorus pollution entering Lake Erie by 40 percent, based on 2008 loading levels.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 20, 2016 - Restrictions on atrazine and glyphosate to protect endangered plants and animals across the country may be in the cards as the result of a settlement reached between an environmental group and the Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS).
WASHINGTON, Feb. 19, 2016 - Senate Agriculture Chairman Pat Roberts proposed legislation to block state GMO labeling laws, warning that time is running out to protect farmers and food companies from requirements set to take effect in Vermont this July.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 19, 2016 - The new agriculture company to be created after the merger of DuPont and Dow would have its headquarters in DuPont's hometown of Wilmington, Del., with (global business centers) in Iowa and Indiana.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 18, 2016 - The Environmental Protection Agency is imposing new requirements on biotech seed companies to ensure that farmers use a variety of practices, including crop rotation, to guard against rootworm resistance to Bt corn.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 18,
2016 - As agricultural exporters look to the possibility of a new market in
Cuba, the Obama administration is gearing up for a presidential trip to the
Communist-run country next month.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 16, 2016 - Last weekend, the third-strongest earthquake ever recorded in Oklahoma reinforced state and national concerns that the surge in oil industry horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing (fracking) is causing the earth to move.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 17, 2016 - Key House Republicans are demanding to know how well the Food and Drug Administration is securing proprietary information it collects from food producers under new food-safety regulations.
This week's guest on Open Mic is U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. In this interview, Secretary Vilsack discusses the current cyclical swing in farm income and the policy decision Washington must consider to protect the nation's farms and ranches. Vilsack says congressional leaders must consider "need" over budget when considering the next farm bill. While the Trans-Pacific Partnership remains a priority for the Obama administration, Vilsack discusses options to secure congressional support for the deal and defines the ominous challenge of writing regulations to implement the nation's biotech disclosure law.