Farm & rural policy news
WASHINGTON, Nov. 25, 2015 - USDA released a final rule today establishing an inspection service for imported and domestically-raised catfish, implementing provisions required by the 2014 farm bill.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 24, 2015-- House and Senate Republicans are escalating their assault on the Obama administration's climate agenda, in advance of the president's departure for the international Climate Change Conference in Paris.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 25, 2015 - Reliability is the
top priority of the member-owners of the National Rural Electric Cooperative
Association, according to...
WASHINGTON, Nov. 25, 2015 - The Agriculture
Department is planning a landmark overhaul of the way it regulates
biotechnology that could allow...
WASHINGTON, Nov. 25, 2015 - The Environmental
Protection Agency could release three years' worth of...
WASHINGTON, Nov. 25, 2015 - Lawmakers who want
to stop the Obama administration from implementing its...
WASHINGTON, Nov. 25, 2015 - Some producers with
farms in more than one county could be getting more...
WASHINGTON, Nov. 25, 2015 - Farming and the food
industry are experiencing chronic labor shortages; reports are widespread about...
WASHINGTON, Nov. 25, 2015 - U.S. farm income
will fall to $55.9 billion this year, from an estimated...
WASHINGTON, Nov. 25, 2015 - The arrival of the
Food and Drug Administration's 800 pages of new regulations on how producers
should grow and harvest fresh produce is generating...
WASHINGTON, Nov. 25, 2015 - Members of the
NTCA-Rural Broadband Association gathered with government officials and a set
of lawmakers last Wednesday at the U.S. Capitol to discuss existing...
WASHINGTON, Nov. 23, 2015 - Having a dialogue about global food security is nothing new, but two food policy and economics experts say academics and the media are simply having the wrong conversation.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 23, 2015 - A bipartisan group of nine U.S. senators is urging the conference committee handling the surface transportation bill to make sure the final bill allows bulk milk trucks to carry their cargo without being forced to offload portions of their load at state borders.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 23, 2015 - China has committed to accelerating its review of U.S. GMOs, a move that would smooth trade in biotech crops, Obama administration officials said after an annual bilateral meeting on trade issues.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 20, 2015 - In the latest twist of a long-running legal battle, biotech giant Syngenta says grain companies have only themselves to blame for the market share lost in China over shipments that contained unapproved corn varieties.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 19, 2015 - The Food and Drug Administration has approved a fast-growing, genetically engineered salmon for commercial sale, making it the first biotech animal cleared for human consumption.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 20, 2015 - A bipartisan group of lawmakers is appealing to Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack to award research funding for industrial hemp research.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 20, 2015 - The sugar industry and makers of high fructose corn syrup have settled a bitter court battle that had been raging for four and a half years.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 20, 2015 - Former agriculture secretaries who have served presidents going back nearly 35 years endorsed the Trans-Pacific Partnership, saying trade agreement should boost U.S. farm exports significantly.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 19, 2015 - The Food and Drug Administration has refused to consider requiring the labeling of biotech foods, affirming its longstanding policy that there's no legal basis for mandating such disclosure on products that are essentially the same as their conventional versions.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 18, 2015 - At the beginning of his chairmanship of the House Agriculture Committee, Mike Conaway promised a "soup to nuts" review of USDA's Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), which accounts for the lion's share of the department's budget. At a committee hearing Wednesday, several panel Democrats seemed to have had enough.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 19, 2015 - The American Farm Bureau Federation's annual Thanksgiving dinner survey found this year's holiday feast for 10 will cost on average $50.11 - 70 cents more than last year's - marking the first year to break $50.