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WASHINGTON, Dec. 9, 2016 - President-elect Donald Trump used
a rally in Iowa last night to reiterate his pledge to roll back Obama-era
regulations, a major concern of farmers in Iowa and across the country. (We're
going to protect the family farm, and we're going to end the EPA intrusion into
your lives,) Trump told the Des Moines crowd.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 8, 2016 - President-elect
Donald Trump heads to Iowa for a victory rally tonight, having made some major
decisions on nominations that are critical to agriculture: His picks for EPA
and the Department of Homeland Security.
generation ago, in 1991, U.S. soybean farmers came together to create an
organization to improve our industry. The idea was if soybean farmers focused available
resources, we could accomplish great things.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 1, 2016 - Witnesses provided a House committee Thursday with dramatically different description of the workplace culture at the U.S. Forest Service - Several said sexual harassment of women was a problem at the USDA agency, while government officials said harassment complaints were at record lows.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 2 - Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., met with President-elect Donald Trump for about two hours in New York for a (thoughtful and wide-ranging discussion) that included energy and rural banks, she said.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 1, 2016 - North Dakota Sen. Heidi Heitkamp will meet with President-elect Donald Trump and Vice President-elect Mike Pence Friday in New York, generating new speculation about her potential role in Trump's cabinet.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 30, 2016 - Donald Trump's election should help ensure that farm groups can fight off challenges to agricultural programs when Congress starts work on the next farm bill in 2017, according to a veteran of multiple farm bill battles.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 1, 2016 - USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service is proposing to amend the nutrition labeling regulations for meat and poultry products to parallel the FDA's final nutrition regs, which were published in May.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 1, 2016 - The first microchannel gas-to-liquid (GTL)
plant in the U.S. is expected to begin converting landfill gas into liquid
petroleum by year's end, after construction was completed in
WASHINGTON, Nov. 30, 2016 - Does Department of Agriculture
research succeed ultimately in helping farmers improve their crops and
livestock, fight all manner of plant, animal and food-borne diseases, produce
improved products and increase profits?
WASHINGTON, Nov. 30, 2016 - A twin set of
reports from the Government Accountability Office details some potential issues
with the Renewable Fuel Standard, and one report was less surprising than the
WASHINGTON, Nov. 30, 2016 - Across the country,
ag organizations are going through their respective policy development
processes, aiming to come up with their wish lists for the next farm bill by
This week's guest on Open Mic is Philip Seng, President and CEO of the U.S. Meat Export Federation. A shift in global markets has brought a rebound to U.S. red meat exports in 2016. In this week's interview, Seng talks about the year ahead for meat trade and how the protectionist rhetoric from the campaign trail is already impacting our trading partners. He also addresses the risks and potential rewards from trading with China and the strong dollar's effect on U.S. meat export sales.