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Politics | 4/14/2016 10:34:06 AM
WASHINGTON, April 14, 2016 - While American wheat growers finish weaving their Wheat Action Plan to improve their crop's profitability and encourage more planting, the big chill in...
Politics | 4/14/2016 9:31:43 AM
WASHINGTON, April 14, 2016 - The amount of land planted to genetically engineered crops fell last year for the first time ever, as slumping prices for...

Politics | 4/14/2016 9:19:35 AM
WASHINGTON, April 14, 2016 - The 2014 farm bill's Actual Production History (APH) Yield Exclusion (YE) is available for the first time ever for winter wheat farmers...
Politics | 4/14/2016 7:43:42 AM
WASHINGTON, April 14, 2016 - More than 40 farm groups are raising an alarm over a planned three-daymeeting next week by the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act Scientific Advisory Panel over concerns about negative human health effects from the commonly used pesticide chlorpyrifos.
Politics | 4/13/2016 8:57:10 PM
WASHINGTON, April 13, 2016 - Companies that want to bring a new crop protection product to market will have to spend $286 million in research and development and 11 years "to ensure the highest safety and efficacy standards," according to a new report released today by CropLife International, CropLife America and the European Crop Protection Association.
Politics | 4/13/2016 5:17:46 PM
WASHINGTON, April 12, 2016 - Secretary of State John Kerry focused on climate change and renewable energy in a speech last week at the invitation-only Future of Energy Summit in New York, asserting that "clean energy is one of the greatest economic opportunities the world has ever seen."
Politics | 4/13/2016 5:09:14 PM
WASHINGTON, April 13, 2016 - Lawmakers advanced spending bills that seek to boost acceptance of GMOs, fight agricultural pests and boost spending on waterways critical for exports of farm commodities.
Politics | 4/13/2016 4:38:55 PM
WASHINGTON, April 13, 2016 - The general public typically views the oil and gas industry as a bunch of big companies (charging too much for a gallon of gasoline,) said House Agriculture Chairman Mike Conaway as he opened a committee hearing on the impacts of oil and gas production on the rural economy. But today the panel heard a different story.
Politics | 4/13/2016 4:26:02 PM
WASHINGTON, April 13, 2016 - Peabody Energy, the largest private-sector coal company in the world, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy "to strengthen liquidity and reduce debt amid an unprecedented industry downturn," the corporation said on Wednesday.
Politics | 4/13/2016 3:24:24 PM
WASHINGTON, April 13, 2016 - Nutrition experts at this year's Food Policy Conference sponsored by the Consumer Federation of America agreed that far too many Americans....
Politics | 4/13/2016 3:03:41 PM
WASHINGTON, April 13, 2016 - Farmers looking to add some high-tech to their operations might be able to do so with a device they already have in their pockets...
Politics | 4/13/2016 2:43:15 PM
WASHINGTON, April 13, 2016 - Senate critics of farm programs are trying to head off an effort to use the appropriations process to provide new subsidies to cotton producers struggling to deal with depressed global prices.
Politics | 4/13/2016 2:26:12 PM
WASHINGTON, April 13, 2016 - The European Parliament is recommending that the European Commission, the governing arm of the EU, renew its authorization of glyphosate for seven years and release all data used in a recent assessment of the herbicide by the European Food Safety Authority.
Politics | 4/13/2016 12:48:58 PM
WASHINGTON, April 13, 2016 - The U.S. isn't waiting until Congress votes on the Trans-Pacific Partnership to start making sure that the other 11 countries in the free trade deal are ready to begin implementing it if and when it takes effect, U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman said Wednesday.
Politics | 4/13/2016 10:58:13 AM
WASHINGTON, April 13, 2016 - There's a hot debate in Florida about what is causing massive fish kills in the Indian River Lagoon on the state's Atlantic Coast.
Politics | 4/13/2016 8:23:50 AM
WASHINGTON, April 13, 2016 - The fiscal 2017 appropriations process takes a few steps further today as House subcommittees mark up the agriculture and energy and water spending bills and a Senate subcommittee considers its energy and water bill.
Politics | 4/12/2016 9:22:24 PM
WASHINGTON, April 12, 2016 - The (waters of the U.S.) rule is in limbo, but its potential impact is causing widespread concern among farmers, Tom Buchanan, president of the Oklahoma Farm Bureau, told a Senate subcommittee today.
Politics | 4/12/2016 9:03:03 PM
WASHINGTON, April 11, 2016 - More than 200 farm groups and food companies came together Monday to deliver a letter to congressional leaders, urging approval of the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
Politics | 4/12/2016 1:28:51 PM
WASHINGTON, April 12, 2016 - President Obama's $1-billion-a-year effort to improve farming and combat malnutrition in some of the world's poorest countries will reach a critical milestone today.
Politics | 4/11/2016 4:58:35 PM
WASHINGTON, April 11, 2016 - Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Pat Roberts released a reauthorization bill for the Commodity Futures Trading Commission that would protect grain elevators and other end users from speculative position limits, but the draft tossed some more controversial provisions in a House-passed measure.
Politics | 4/11/2016 3:26:26 PM
WASHINGTON, April 11, 2016 - Texas sorghum growers will be allowed to use Dow AgroSciences' Transform WG to control sugarcane aphid on up to 3 million acres under an emergency exemption granted by EPA.
Politics | 4/11/2016 3:12:27 PM
WASHINGTON, April 10, 2016 - Lawmakers look to get an early start this week on moving the annual spending bills, including legislation to fund USDA and FDA, and...
Politics | 4/11/2016 8:28:41 AM
WASHINGTON, April 11, 2016 - The Senate returns to work today on its reauthorization bill for the Federal Aviation Administration, and there's still hope that Senate leaders will agree to attach extensions of tax incentives for biodiesel and advanced biofuels.
Politics | 4/8/2016 5:09:15 PM
WASHINGTON, April 8, 2016 - The Food and Drug Administration is moving to withdraw approval for the swine drug carbodox, citing a potential cancer risk to consumers.
Politics | 4/8/2016 5:06:20 PM
WASHINGTON, April 8, 2016 - Millions of dollars left over from a class-action settlement involving black farmers will be available for distribution to law schools or nonprofit organizations, under an order issued Friday, April 8, by U.S. District Judge Paul Friedman.
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