Farm & rural policy news
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 2, 2016 - The energy bill debate in the Senate this week is where partisan priorities collide head-on with political reality.
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.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 3, 2016 - The Energy Department
$2.85 million in funding for four projects to advance the development of
renewable energy technologies at...
WASHINGTON, Feb. 3, 2016 - Argonne National
Laboratory released a study funded
by the Energy Department's Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) that...
WASHINGTON, Feb. 3, 2016 - To close the data and
communication gaps between regulatory agencies that could delay the permitting
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...
Feb. 3, 2016 - The House Agriculture Committee is urging lawmakers to leave
farm and nutrition programs alone as a new...
WASHINGTON, Feb. 3, 2016 - Many U.S. farm
organizations are gearing up for an effort to convince members of Congress that
WASHINGTON, Feb. 3, 2016 - There is no good
reason for the Supreme Court to review - and possibly reverse - an appeals
court decision that...
WASHINGTON, Feb. 3, 2016 - Embedded in the
monstrous budget bill Congress hammered out late last year is a tweak in tax
laws that few noticed but is...
WASHINGTON, Feb. 3, 2016 - In the midst of a
prolonged downturn in the cattle market, the industry's largest producer group is
taking action, hoping to address...
WASHINGTON, Feb. 3, 2016 - It's not just food
manufacturers who are having to deal with FDA's major food safety overhaul.
Nearly every biodiesel plant in the U.S. is...