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WASHINGTON, Nov. 19, 2015 - USDA is making $350 million available to help landowners protect and restore key farmlands, grasslands and wetlands across the nation through the Agricultural Conservation Easement Program
WASHINGTON, Nov. 18, 2015 - House appropriators are open to using the government-wide fiscal 2016 spending bill to block Vermont and other states from requiring the labeling of foods with biotech ingredients.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 17, 2015 -- Introducing a November report on climate change issues, Nobel Prize-winning economist Kenneth Arrow concludes that trillion-dollar benefits from climate control regulations (dwarf the higher energy costs of United States emissions control.)
WASHINGTON, Nov. 18,
2015 - Jason Weller, chief of USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service,
sat down with Agri-Pulse in an
exclusive interview recently to give his take on the living legacy of...
Recently, a bipartisan majority of U.S. Senators voted
to close the floodgates on Washington bureaucrats determined to sink farmers,
homebuilders, and manufacturers across the nation in legal uncertainty,
compliance burdens, and increased costs.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 15, 2015 - With the sobering backdrop of the Paris terrorist attacks, lawmakers return to Capitol Hill facing a long list of unfinished business this week, including a highway bill and child nutrition programs, ahead of the Thanksgiving break.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 13, 2015 - FDA on Friday rolled out the first federal food-safety standards for fresh produce and also finalized regulations for verifying that imported foods are free of pathogens -- in rules mandated by the landmark Food Safety Modernization Act signed into law nearly five years ago.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 15, 2015 - EPA has issued a cancellation order for registered products using sulfoxaflor, in response to a Sept. 10 decision by the federal Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals that found the agency violated federal law when it approved the pesticide's registration without additional studies regarding potential impact on honeybees.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 12, 2015 - The Kansas City Fed is painting a dreary picture of the farm economy in the Tenth Federal Reserve District, an area covering Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Wyoming, the northern half of New Mexico and the western third of Missouri.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 11, 2015 - Key lawmakers are considering renewing dozens of expired tax incentives, including the expanded Section 179 expensing allowance, for this year and extending them through 2016.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 12, 2015 - USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) will launch a $4 million initiative in 2016 to create and enhance habitat for monarch butterflies on private lands across 10 states.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 12, 2015 - European Union regulators have concluded that the widely used herbicide glyphosate is unlikely to cause cancer, a ruling that runs counter to an controversial assessment issued recently by an arm of the World Health Organization.
Agri-Pulse Open Mic features U.S. Senator Joe Donnelly. The Hoosier Democrat is an outspoken critic of the Environmental Protection Agency’s WOTUS rule. In this week’s interview, Donnelly suggests legislative action may still be possible to thwart the agency’s new regulations. Senator Donnelly shares support for the Export Import Bank, has hopes for child nutrition reform and feels an urgency to resolve COOL laws in light of pending trade retaliation from Canada and Mexico. Like others in Washington and across the country, Donnelly is evaluating the text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal and shares ideas on what is needed to gain his vote on the measure.