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WASHINGTON, Oct. 26, 2016 - It won't be long
before Congress comes back after the elections and the Obama administration is
still counting on lawmakers to hold votes on the Trans-Pacific Partnership
(TPP) trade deal.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 25, 2016 - We're entering the
final two weeks before the election with polling showing Democratic
candidate Hillary Clinton pulling ahead, but GOP nominee Donald Trump remains
confident in his chances on Nov. 8.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 24, 2016 - The agriculture
sector remains one of the biggest sources of support for the Trans-Pacific
Partnership (TPP), but the Obama administration isn't taking that support for
WASHINGTON, Oct. 19, 2016 - The third and final
presidential debate this year is set for tonight in Las Vegas. Donald Trump
badly needs to use the debate to reset the race and regain the momentum over
the past two weeks.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 18, 2016 -The Food and Drug Administration's proposed voluntary guidance for salt intake drew praise from public health advocates, who said reducing the amount of salt in American's diets will save lives. The Salt Institute and defenders of sodium say the guidance is unwise.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 17, 2016 - President Barack
Obama may not be able to convince Congress to lift the roughly 50-year old U.S.
embargo on Cuba before his second term is up, but the White House is doing
everything it can to build more ties to the communist country.
MOINES, Iowa, Oct. 13, 2016 - Surrounded by international leaders focused on
global food security, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said that one of the
biggest concerns he has about addressing future food challenges is "our
ability to embrace science."
WASHINGTON, Oct. 14, 2016 - Agriculture Secretary Tom
Vilsack says he wants to make sure his successor gets off to a good start, so
he's preparing a long, private memorandum providing advice about what he
considers potential challenges and opportunities at USDA.
DES MOINES, Iowa, Oct. 12, 2016 - Global demand for agricultural products is skyrocketing, but for the third year in a row, the rate of global agricultural productivity growth has failed to meet its target. That's according to a new report by the Global Harvest Initiative (GHI) "Sustainability in an Uncertain Season," that was released just prior to the World Food Prize events kicking off here today.
This week's guest on Open Mic is Ed Hamberger, President and CEO of the American Association of Railroads. In this week's interview Hamberger discusses the longstanding relationships between agriculture, railroads and feeding the world. But the industry is facing economic and regulatory challenges that could negatively affect the rail industry and its customers. The AAR supports expanded global trade through the Trans-Pacific Partnership and is hopeful a new Congress can bring needed change to corporate tax laws.