Farm & rural policy news
WASHINGTON, June 30, 2016 - Another independent gasoline
and convenience store chain is embracing ethanol...
WASHINGTON, June 30, 2016 - Global solar energy
company Sungevity Inc.
a clean energy challenge to the major 2016 presidential candidates...
WASHINGTON, June 30, 2016 - Investment and
interest in energy efficiency are at an all-time high, according to Johnson Controls' 2016
Efficiency Indicator (EEI) survey of more than...
WASHINGTON, June 29, 2016 - The Senate Agriculture Committee's compromise on GMO labeling passed a key test Wednesday evening when the Senate voted 68-29 to take up the legislation over the objections of Democratic critics.
WASHINGTON, June 28, 2016 -- The oil and gas industry joined livestock producers and Western state governors in challenging a Bureau of Land Management proposal to overhaul the way it develops regional resource management plans.
WASHINGTON, June 29, 2016 - USDA's Risk Management Agency has announced the completion of the final round of crop insurance provisions stemming from the 2014 farm bill.
WASHINGTON, June 29, 2016 - The American Farm Bureau Federation and its Utah affiliate are asking a federal court in Utah to toss out a host of what they say are illegal land-use restrictions hampering ranchers in Western states.
WASHINGTON, June 29, 2016 - Congress is poised
to write into law controversial new ways of delivering food aid while also
cementing the cornerstone of...
WASHINGTON, June 29, 2016 - Mike Steenhoek says
the opening of the expanded Panama Canal last weekend has the potential to have
July 29, 2016 - The U.S. government is trying to renegotiate an import agreement
with Mexico in order to staunch a flow of sugar into the U.S. that's hurting
U.S. refiners, sources tell Agri-Pulse.
WASHINGTON, June 29, 2016 - The Senate will likely vote on the biotech disclosure agreement soon after returning next week from the long Independence Day weekend, says Senate Agriculture Chairman Pat Roberts.
WASHINGTON, June 29, 2016 - After taking a $4
billion hit in the most recent farm bill, conservation groups are hoping to
WASHINGTON, June 29, 2016 - The lack of guidance
to accompany sage-grouse management plans in 10 Western states is creating
WASHINGTON, June 29, 2016 - On-farm technology
is advancing faster than many lawmakers and regulators acknowledge. However,
trade groups and some agribusinesses are...
WASHINGTON, June 29, 2016 - Production
agriculture hasn't been front and center in either party's presidential
campaigns this year, but a recent meeting may start...
WASHINGTON, June 28, 2016 - The European Commission will extend the authorization of glyphosate for 18 months while the European Chemicals Agency examines its health effects.
June 27, 2016 - Perdue Foods, one of the largest poultry companies in the U.S.,
has announced an expansive new animal welfare policy that is receiving high
marks from advocacy groups.
WASHINGTON, June 28, 2016 -- Four scientists affiliated with the World Bank-led agricultural research network will be honored with the 2016 World Food Prize for developing and implementing biofortified food crops to improve nutrition in chronically hungry populations.
WASHINGTON, June 26, 2016 - Farm groups and their allies in the food industry are mobilizing calls and emails to press senators to pass the historic agreement on national standards for disclosure of GMOs.
WASHINGTON, June 23, 2016 - A landmark Senate agreement on national disclosure standards for genetically engineered foods would allow companies to disclose GMO ingredients through digital codes rather than on-package language or symbols.
WASHINGTON, June 24, 2016 - European Union representatives did not approve glyphosate for continued use, leaving the decision up to the European Commission, the EU's governing body.
WASHINGTON, June 24, 2016 - A bipartisan group of 39 senators is calling on the EPA to produce a strong Renewable Fuel Standard when it releases its final rule setting 2017 blending requirements for ethanol and other biofuels later this year.
WASHINGTON, June 23, 2016 - USDA has signed an agreement with two major beekeeping organizations to help beekeepers take advantage of the department's conservation programs.