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WASHINGTON, Aug. 23, 2016 - Louisianans are
still waiting for the water to recede, cleaning up the damage, taking stock of
their losses and trying to salvage what they can from the devastation of recent
WASHINGTON, Aug. 17, 2016 - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack awarded almost $18 million in funding for projects impacting beginning farmers and ranchers on the heels of a roundtable discussion in his home state with producers who are just getting started.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 17, 2016 - Slickspot peppergrass, a plant that lives on about 60,000 acres of sagebrush-steppe habitat in southwestern Idaho, will once again be considered a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 16, 2016 - Donald Trump's campaign has set up a geographically diverse team of agricultural leaders that includes congressmen, governors, state agriculture commissioners, trade association leaders and producers of grain, livestock, poultry and fruits and vegetables.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 12, 2016 - The White House took an important procedural step toward putting the Trans-Pacific Partnership before Congress, one day after Hillary Clinton made clear that she would oppose congressional approval of the trade pact during a lame duck session.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 12, 2016 - The National Milk Producers Federation is asking USDA to spend between $100 million and $150 million to buy cheese off the market to help out dairy farmers who are suffering from record low prices, weak exports and strong domestic supplies.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 11, 2016 - The American Farm Bureau Federation is asking USDA to provide emergency assistance to U.S. dairy farmers - including purchasing millions of pounds of cheese for government nutrition programs - to help producers in the face of plummeting farm-level milk prices and cash receipts for milk sales.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 10, 2016 -- The Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR) has taken another big step toward its goal of supporting innovative science addressing today's food and agricultural challenges by naming experts to six advisory councils.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 10, 2016 -- The Cornucopia Institute, an organic industry watchdog group, has filed a complaint with U.S. federal regulators alleging that French dairy giant Danone's proposed acquisition of White Wave Foods is anti-competitive and a threat to the American organic dairy market.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 10, 2016 - Brazil's Ministry of Agriculture, desperate to open up new feed supplies for the livestock industry, is asking the country's biotech regulatory agency to temporarily lift restrictions on corn imports from the U.S.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 10, 2016 - USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service plans to approve a new "non-browning" variety of Fuji apple after concluding it does not pose a risk to human health or the environment.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 9, 2016 - USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service has rejected another shipment of Vietnamese catfish because it tested positive for residues of banned chemicals, according to Food & Water Watch.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D., Aug. 9, 2016 - The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) has released a new reference guide designed to help fuel marketers, retailers and equipment companies see why they should be interested in selling higher ethanol blends.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 8, 2016 - Seeking to seize back some campaign momentum, Donald Trump outlined an economic plan that calls for rescinding the Obama administration's "waters of the United States" rule as well its limits on carbon emissions from electric utilities.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 5, 2016 -West Coast union dockworkers will vote next week on whether or not they're willing to discuss an early extension of their contracts, a development that would be very welcomed by agriculture exporters.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 7, 2016 - Hampton Creek, the San Francisco-based startup whose eggless Just Mayo product has been the source of controversy since it was first released nearly three years ago, is once again at the center of a food fight.
This week's guest on Open Mic is U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. In this interview, Secretary Vilsack discusses the current cyclical swing in farm income and the policy decision Washington must consider to protect the nation's farms and ranches. Vilsack says congressional leaders must consider "need" over budget when considering the next farm bill. While the Trans-Pacific Partnership remains a priority for the Obama administration, Vilsack discusses options to secure congressional support for the deal and defines the ominous challenge of writing regulations to implement the nation's biotech disclosure law.