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Politics | 3/20/2016 2:26:49 PM
WASHINGTON, March 18, 2016 - With lawmakers struggling to agree on national GMO disclosure standards, General Mills Inc. announced that it will start labeling its products for biotech ingredients as required by a Vermont law set to take effect this summer.
Politics | 3/18/2016 3:57:10 PM
WASHINGTON, March 18, 2016 - Thirty-two Senate Democrats and Independent Bernie Sanders are calling for (full and mandatory funding for farm bill conservation programs.)

Politics | 3/18/2016 2:15:54 PM
WASHINGTON, March 17, 2016 - A House Appropriations subcommittee hearing turned into a sparring match Thursday over the Obama administration's proposal to cut spending on foreign food aid and transition some of the physical food donations into cash assistance.
Politics | 3/18/2016 2:15:48 PM
WASHINGTON, March 18, 2016 - USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service is asking for comments on a proposal to eliminate what it says are (redundant trichinae control requirements for pork and pork products.)
Politics | 3/18/2016 9:41:27 AM
WASHINGTON, March 18, 2016 - USDA announced Friday over $272 million will be given to rural communities adjacent to national forests to help run schools, repair roads and enhance forest health.
Politics | 3/17/2016 8:34:28 PM
WASHINGTON, March 17, 2016 - On cue at a national conference of fellow scientists, regulators and industry experts in the animal health sector here Thursday, an Elanco Animal Health expert garnished his comments with descriptions of a new alternative anti-mastitis treatment for milk cows hours before Elanco itself announced its product.
Politics | 3/17/2016 6:07:07 PM
WASHINGTON, March 17, 2016 - Republicans on the House Agriculture Committee took on Kevin Concannon, USDA's under secretary for food, nutrition and consumer services, over a proposed rule that would change healthy food stocking requirements for convenience stores and gas stations that accept Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits.
Politics | 3/17/2016 3:54:12 PM
WASHINGTON, March 16, 2016 - A bill that would preempt state GMO labeling laws was blocked in the Senate as key Democrats demanded more concessions from the food industry on proposed new disclosure requirements for biotech ingredients.
Politics | 3/17/2016 1:55:41 PM
WASHINGTON, Mar. 17, 2016 - EPA and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission today announced a memorandum of understanding (MOU) aimed at improving regulation of the Renewable Identification Numbers (RINs) market.
Politics | 3/17/2016 10:38:20 AM
WASHINGTON, March 16, 2016 - Proposals to cut at least $1 billion in agriculture spending and block grant the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program have...
Politics | 3/17/2016 10:03:43 AM
WASHINGTON, March 17, 2016 - Whole Foods said Thursday it plans to be the first major food business in the U.S. to source slower-growing chicken breeds, instead of the conventional, faster-growing breeds that produce 98 percent of all commercially available chicken meat in North America.
Politics | 3/17/2016 9:38:47 AM
In a down commodity market, achieving higher yields from the same or fewer inputs is driving American farmers to...
Politics | 3/17/2016 8:55:05 AM
WASHINGTON, March 17, 2016 - The FDA today issued a rule finalizing three previously-issued interim final rules designed to reduce the potential risk of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), or mad cow disease, in human food.
Politics | 3/16/2016 4:54:24 PM
WASHINGTON, March 16, 2016 - Over 100 Western organizations, including commodity groups and state Farm Bureaus, penned a letter urging Congress to speedily pass drought legislation.
Politics | 3/16/2016 3:34:04 PM
WASHINGTON, March 16, 2016 - The leaders of USDA's research agencies told lawmakers on the House Agriculture Appropriations panel Wednesday why federal investment in agricultural research is critical to protecting the national food system and supporting American producers.
Politics | 3/16/2016 2:24:48 PM
WASHINGTON, March 15, 2016 - Two of the four remaining GOP candidates for the presidency voiced different views on climate change in their final debate before Tuesday's crucial winner-take-all Republican primaries in Florida and Ohio.
Politics | 3/16/2016 12:51:56 PM
WASHINGTON, March 16, 2016 - The Obama administration is moving ahead with plans to reduce methane emissions by...
Politics | 3/16/2016 12:44:42 PM
WASHINGTON, March 16, 2016 - The net energy balance of corn-based ethanol at U.S. dry mill biorefineries averages...
Politics | 3/16/2016 12:39:25 PM
WASHINGTON, March 16, 2016 - To accelerate a clean energy economy, the Energy Department (DOE) selected 33 small businesses to...
Politics | 3/16/2016 11:50:20 AM
WASHINGTON, March 16, 2016 - The future of agricultural biotechnology could be on the line Wednesday as the Senate takes a crucial vote on legislation that would preempt state GMO labeling laws...
Politics | 3/16/2016 11:38:25 AM
WASHINGTON, March 16, 2016 - With very large farms now producing most of the nation's milk at dramatically lower cost than smaller, single-family operations, the challenge of...
Politics | 3/16/2016 11:32:31 AM
WASHINGTON, March 16, 2016 - Farm groups have joined dozens of states and landowners in a case now before the Supreme Court seeking to make...
Politics | 3/16/2016 11:27:47 AM
WASHINGTON, March 16, 2016 - Florida orange and grapefruit growers who have been battling the Asian citrus psyllid are getting...
Politics | 3/16/2016 11:22:12 AM
WASHINGTON, March 16, 2016 - An array of cost savings and market premiums are enticing American cattle ranches and dairy farms to extend their grazing seasons by...
Politics | 3/16/2016 11:16:33 AM
WASHINGTON, March 16, 2016 - Brazil's chicken exports are booming and much of that success is being built on U.S. losses...
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