Farm & rural policy news
WASHINGTON, Jan. 12, 2017 - A Department of Agriculture lifecycle analysis of ethanol's greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) shows a favorable comparison to gasoline, and indicates a positive disparity between the two could continue to grow.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 13, 2017 - The Supreme
Court will decide whether the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals was right
to assert jurisdiction over legal challenges to the waters of the U.S. rule.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 13, 2017 - Corn,
soybean and cotton growers in 34 states will be allowed to use Enlist Duo under
a new decision issued by EPA.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 13, 2017 - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack left office Friday, one week ahead of President Obama. A spokesman for President-elect Donald Trump said a nominee to succeed Vilsack would be named some time soon.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 13, 2017 - House Agriculture Committee Chairman Mike Conaway has tapped Rep. Frank Lucas, R-Okla., to head up the panel's Subcommittee on Conservation and Forestry in the 115th Congress. He also named chairs for the Ag Committee's other five subcommittees.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 12, 2017 - House Republicans pushed through legislation to curb Dodd-Frank regulations on the futures industry and freeze spending at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 12, 2017 - Getting rid of the waters of the U.S. rule may be more difficult than WOTUS opponents hope, top lawyers for the federal government said just days before ....
WASHINGTON, Jan. 11, 2017 - The full slate of House Agriculture Committee Republicans has been finalized, bringing a clearer picture to the panel that will shape the next farm bill.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 12, 2017 - President-elect Donald Trump and
the Republican Congress should scrap a wide range of laws and regulations that
impinge on free choice, including the ethanol mandate and biotech crop
oversight, says a libertarian Washington group with oil, coal and financial
WASHINGTON, Jan. 12, 2017 - In his final days in
the White House, President Obama clearly is determined to do whatever he can to
make sure renewable energy continues on its current growth path.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 12, 2017 - A survey taken after the
election shows strong support for ethanol among Trump voters in six battleground
states in the Midwest.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 12, 2017 - In an effort to
drive down the cost of technologies needed to reuse, recycle and remanufacture
materials such as metals, fibers, polymers and electronic waste, the Energy
Department (DOE) has announced
the creation of...
WASHINGTON, Jan. 12, 2017 - The U.S. exported 121.9 million gallons
(MG) of ethanol in November, the third-largest monthly total in five years,
according to government trade data
analyzed by the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA).
WASHINGTON, Jan. 12, 2017 - In 2016, the spot
energy index in the S&P Goldman Sachs Commodity Index (GSCI) rose more than
any other commodity group, some 48 percent...
WASHINGTON, Jan. 11, 2017 - The head of the U.S. Grains Council says China's decision to slap punitive duties on U.S. distiller's dried grains with solubles will effectively kill...
WASHINGTON, Jan. 10, 2017 -- President-elect Donald Trump has made clear he plans to make good on his campaign promises to undo major parts of President Obama's regulatory agenda. But that could be heavy lifting for the executive branch, requiring a time-consuming notice-and-comment process that could take many months or years to complete.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 11, 2017 - The American Farm
Bureau Federation (AFBF) wants the Trump administration and the 115th Congress
to make reform of the federal rulemaking process a top priority...
WASHINGTON, Jan. 11, 2017 - A handful of ag
economists all offered similarly gloomy pictures of the farm economy this week
at the American Farm Bureau Federation's 98th Annual Convention in
WASHINGTON, Jan. 11, 2017 - A change in House
budgetary rules could make it easier for states or local governments to gain
control of federal lands.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 11, 2017 - In the U.S. farmland
cash rent arena, landlords may see further erosion on their returns while
tenants should expect mostly stable to moderately falling rates.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 11, 2017 - President-elect Donald
Trump's search for an agriculture secretary drags on. His inauguration is just
nine days away and there has been mostly silence from the Trump transition on
the search process over the past week. Speculation abounded last week that...
WASHINGTON, Jan. 11, 2017 - Heavy rains and
snowfall in the West hold out the prospect for a bountiful 2017 for California
agriculture, but farm groups and meteorologists are still hesitant to declare
victory over the drought that has gripped the state for five years.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 11, 2017 - National Grange
Master Betsy Huber, just completing her first year as president of the oldest
U.S. general farm organization, aims to increase its stature as it celebrates
WASHINGTON, Jan. 10, 2017 - U.S. Trade Rep Michael Froman says it became clear by the end of the summer that there was no possibility to conclude a major trade agreement with the EU in 2016 or even 2017, but he says the T-TIP deal is not .....
While the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Grain Inspection, Packers and
Stockyards Administration's (GIPSA) proposed livestock marketing rule comes
with a name like The Farmer Fair Practices Rule, those of us in the cattle
industry know better than to trust a government program wrapped in a nice
WASHINGTON, Jan. 9, 2017 - Agri-Pulse, the nation's leading source of farm and food policy information, plans to launch an in-depth editorial series next month, The Seven Things You Should Know Before You Write the Next Farm Bill, culminating in a Farm Bill Summit at the National Press Club on March 20.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 8, 2017 - Farmers and ranchers continue their wait for President-elect Donald Trump's agriculture secretary nominee, while the Senate begins confirmation hearings on his other cabinet picks...