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Politics | 2/9/2016 3:15:35 PM
WASHINGTON, Feb. 8, 2015 - USDA announced Monday it will put $20.1 million toward research and extension projects that help producers fight citrus greening disease, which has affected more than 75 percent of Florida citrus groves
Politics | 2/9/2016 12:48:10 PM
WASHINGTON, Feb. 9, 2016 - USDA's Economic Research Service released its annual income projections today, and the agency forecasts that farmers will make a little, not a lot, less in 2016 than they made last year.

Politics | 2/9/2016 12:01:57 PM
WASHINGTON, Feb. 9, 2016 - Funding for a nationwide initiative to feed poor kids during the summer and cuts to the crop insurance program are included in President Obama's proposed fiscal 2017 budget, released today.
Politics | 2/8/2016 4:12:16 PM
WASHINGTON, Feb. 7, 2016 - President Obama releases his fiscal 2017 budget this week as congressional Republicans vow to accelerate debates on appropriations bills amid the heated campaign season.
Politics | 2/8/2016 4:06:25 PM
WASHINGTON, Feb. 8, 2016 - FDA is taking another look at its food safety testing program for cheese made with raw milk, after cheesemakers raised concerns that the criteria the agency is using may be limiting production of those cheeses without benefiting public health.
Politics | 2/7/2016 11:15:26 AM
WASHINGTON, Feb. 4, 2016 - New safety standards for chicken and turkey products set by USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service will help to prevent an estimated 50,000 illnesses a year, FSIS says.
Politics | 2/5/2016 2:59:36 PM
WASHINGTON, Feb. 5, 2016 - Anne Alonzo, who recently stepped down as administrator of USDA's Agricultural Marketing Service, has been named president and CEO of the American Egg Board, Agri-Pulse has learned.
Politics | 2/5/2016 2:13:10 PM
WASHINGTON, Feb. 5, 2016 - USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service announced today the finalization of a new interim rule governing indemnity payments from highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) outbreaks.
Politics | 2/5/2016 10:33:17 AM
WASHINGTON, Feb. 5, 2016 - Bayer's Crop Science division is rejecting EPA's request that it voluntarily cancel uses of flubendiamide (trade name: Belt), an insecticide used on more than 200 crops nationwide.
Politics | 2/4/2016 3:26:15 PM
WASHINGTON, Feb. 4, 2016 - USDA says $150 million in funding is available for agricultural producers through the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP), the department's largest conservation program that helps producers voluntarily improve the health and productivity of private and tribal working lands.
Politics | 2/4/2016 3:04:12 PM
WASHINGTON, Feb. 3, 2016 - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has notified lawmakers he lacks the legal authority to provide subsidies for cottonseed, a blow to growers reeling from a plunge in global cotton prices.
Politics | 2/4/2016 12:18:53 PM
WASHINGTON, Feb. 4, 2016 - Democrats stalled a bipartisan energy bill in the Senate, demanding that Republicans agree to include aid for the drinking water crisis in Flint, Michigan.
Politics | 2/3/2016 7:52:17 PM
WASHINGTON, Feb. 3, 2016 - After months of being courted by Monsanto, Syngenta officials announced today that the global agribusiness company is best suited to marry-up with the state-owned China National Chemical Corp., known as ChemChina, in a deal valued at more than $43 billion in cash.
Politics | 2/3/2016 7:00:15 PM
WASHINGTON, Feb. 3, 2016 - Trade ministers have officially signed off on the Trans-Pacific Partnership, but that doesn't look to be speeding up congressional approval in the United States.
Politics | 2/3/2016 2:02:46 PM
WASHINGTON, Feb. 2, 2016 - The energy bill debate in the Senate this week is where partisan priorities collide head-on with political reality.
Politics | 2/3/2016 1:09:28 PM
WASHINGTON, Feb. 3, 2016 - USDA announced Wednesday it will grant $30.1 million to food safety and plant health research that the department says is essential to bolstering America's farm economy and attracting new farmers to the sector.
Politics | 2/3/2016 12:41:11 PM
WASHINGTON, Feb. 3, 2016 - The Energy Department (DOE) announced $2.85 million in funding for four projects to advance the development of renewable energy technologies at...
Politics | 2/3/2016 12:35:44 PM
WASHINGTON, Feb. 3, 2016 - Argonne National Laboratory released a study funded by the Energy Department's Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) that...
Politics | 2/3/2016 12:29:10 PM
WASHINGTON, Feb. 3, 2016 - To close the data and communication gaps between regulatory agencies that could delay the permitting process...
Politics | 2/3/2016 12:19:26 PM
WASHINGTON, Feb. 3, 2016 - Rep. Steve King can say (I told you so) after the outcome in the Iowa caucuses. He warned back in January that corn growers and ethanol producers risked a significant...
Politics | 2/3/2016 12:09:55 PM
WASHINGTON, Feb. 3, 2016 - The House Agriculture Committee is urging lawmakers to leave farm and nutrition programs alone as a new...
Politics | 2/3/2016 12:02:54 PM
WASHINGTON, Feb. 3, 2016 - Many U.S. farm organizations are gearing up for an effort to convince members of Congress that they should...
Politics | 2/3/2016 11:22:34 AM
WASHINGTON, Feb. 3, 2016 - There is no good reason for the Supreme Court to review - and possibly reverse - an appeals court decision that...
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