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Politics | 2/24/2016 10:38:52 AM
WASHINGTON, Feb. 24, 2016 - The Energy Department (DOE) recently announced that 10 private companies would be awarded $30 million and granted access to...
Politics | 2/24/2016 10:33:26 AM
WASHINGTON, Feb. 24, 2016 - Wind tower heights have grown steadily over the last decade as operators seek stronger wind speeds higher up in the atmosphere to...

Politics | 2/24/2016 10:24:28 AM
WASHINGTON, Feb. 24, 2016 - Agricultural scientists are pushing gene editing to do everything from create pigs that can't catch the flu to produce corn with increased yields, but...
Politics | 2/24/2016 10:16:58 AM
WASHINGTON, Feb. 24, 2016 - There's no sign that Capitol Hill is in any hurry to give the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) its stamp of approval, so producer groups are...
Politics | 2/24/2016 10:09:57 AM
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 attempts to...
Politics | 2/24/2016 10:04:03 AM
WASHINGTON, Feb. 24, 2016 - A group that represents convenience stores and gas stations is up in arms over newly proposed requirements on retail food stores that...
Politics | 2/24/2016 9:57:00 AM
WASHINGTON, Feb. 24, 2016 -- Kids from all 50 states are being challenged to come up with a healthy, affordable lunch recipe tasty enough to be served at the White House.
Politics | 2/24/2016 9:55:43 AM
WASHINGTON, Feb. 24, 2016 - In December, Mauricio Macri was sworn in as Argentina's president, ushering in changes that could be felt around the world, especially in agriculture, where...
Politics | 2/24/2016 9:40:08 AM
WASHINGTON, Feb. 24, 2016 - The campaign to pass western water legislation got a boost Tuesday from Rep. John Garamendi, D-Calif., who announced he would...
Politics | 2/24/2016 9:30:05 AM
WASHINGTON, Feb. 24, 2016 - You won't read about it in any infrastructure legislation, but there's a highway under construction that could join segments of Canadian and U.S. crop...
Politics | 2/23/2016 7:34:58 PM
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.
Politics | 2/22/2016 6:54:38 PM
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.
Politics | 2/22/2016 6:42:01 PM
WASHINGTON, Feb. 21, 2016 - The clock is ticking this week for senators to reach agreement on a biotech labeling bill that can win enough Democratic support to reach President Obama's desk.
Politics | 2/22/2016 3:46:51 PM
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.
Politics | 2/20/2016 11:49:44 AM
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).
Politics | 2/19/2016 4:05:44 PM
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.
Politics | 2/19/2016 8:13:56 AM
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.
Politics | 2/18/2016 6:20:23 PM
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.
Politics | 2/18/2016 3:35:08 PM
WASHINGTON, Feb.18, 2016 - USDA announced Thursday it will give farmers transitioning from conventional to certified organic production the option of purchasing expanded crop insurance coverage.
Politics | 2/18/2016
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.
Politics | 2/17/2016 5:45:43 PM
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.
Politics | 2/17/2016 4:08:48 PM
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.
Politics | 2/17/2016 10:34:07 AM
WASHINGTON, Feb. 17, 2016 - Despite challenges that continue to plague the ethanol industry, eternal optimism abounds at the...
Politics | 2/17/2016 10:27:25 AM
WASHINGTON, Feb. 17, 2016 - Corn production has become much more energy-efficient since the early 1990s, according to...
Politics | 2/17/2016 10:22:02 AM
WASHINGTON, Feb. 17, 2016 - The Energy Department (DOE) has announced partnerships with 21 companies, federal agencies and state and local governments to...
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