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Politics | 9/27/2016 7:57:25 AM
WASHINGTON, Sept. 27, 2016 - The first presidential debate is in the books. Donald Trump had some of his strongest moments in the debate's first 20 minutes as he went after Hillary Clinton repeatedly on trade policy and accused her of flip-flopping on the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
Politics | 9/26/2016 8:04:02 AM
WASHINGTON, Sept. 26, 2016 - Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump square off tonight in the first of their three scheduled debates.

Politics | 9/23/2016 8:02:51 AM
WASHINGTON, Sept. 23, 2016 - Negotiations over a stopgap funding bill have bogged down in the Senate amid a fight over whether to include funding for the water problems in Flint, Mich.
Politics | 9/22/2016 8:21:26 AM
WASHINGTON, Sept. 22, 2016 - The first day of fall is here and that means means the new federal fiscal year arrives in just nine more days.
Politics | 9/21/2016 8:28:23 AM
WASHINGTON, Sept. 21, 2016 - Tom Vilsack will be back on Capitol Hill today in what could be his last appearance before Congress as agriculture secretary.
Politics | 9/20/2016 7:55:10 AM
WASHINGTON, Sept. 20, 2016 - Executives from five seed and crop protection giants will be on Capitol Hill to defend their merger plans before the Senate Judiciary Committee.
Politics | 9/19/2016 8:28:23 AM
WASHINGTON, Sept. 19, 2016 - Have a great National Farm Safety and Health Week! The Obama Administration is more active than ever in promoting the benefits of the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal, but the president took time to...
Politics | 9/16/2016 12:51:57 PM
WASHINGTON, Sept. 16, 2016 - Data reviewed by the Environmental Protection Agency on the safety of glyphosate fail to prove or even suggest the herbicide causes cancer in humans, according to an agency paper posted online in advance of a meeting of EPA scientific advisers next month.
Politics | 9/16/2016 8:32:36 AM
WASHINGTON, Sept. 16, 2016 - Farm groups are sensing hope as the week ends that the Trans-Pacific Partnership could get through Congress this year despite being under attack by both of the major presidential candidates.
Politics | 9/15/2016 5:28:04 PM
WASHINGTON, Sept. 14, 2016 - Lawmakers and witnesses at a House hearing on agricultural trade with Cuba were in near unanimous agreement that increased commerce would benefit U.S. farmers, but some expressed concerns that it would also strengthen the Castro regime.
Politics | 9/15/2016 3:56:23 PM
WASHINGTON, Sept. 15, 2016 - Nominees to the Commodity Futures Trading Commission assured the Senate Agriculture Committee that they will regularly seek input from farmers and keep in mind the impact of regulations on the agribusiness sector.
Politics | 9/15/2016 3:44:07 PM
WASHINGTON, Sept. 15, 2016 - The Senate voted 95-3 today to approve a bill that would finance waterway improvement projects in 30 states and improve drinking water delivery systems. The bill also includes a provision exempting some farmers with aboveground fuel storage tanks from EPA requirements to prepare spill control plans.
Politics | 9/15/2016 3:17:28 PM
WASHINGTON, Sept. 15, 2016 - Nominees to the Commodity Futures Trading Commission assured the Senate Agriculture Committee that they will regularly seek input from farmers and keep in mind the impact of regulations on the agribusiness sector.
Politics | 9/15/2016 9:56:20 AM
Discussions about agricultural policy usually focus on how the federal government should help farmers. However, the other side of the equation is also critical. How does the federal government intervene in ways that makes it more difficult for farmers to farm their land?
Politics | 9/15/2016 9:44:45 AM
WASHINGTON, Sept. 15, 2016 - EPA's disparate handling of E10 and E15 with regard to fuel volatility regulation is stifling the widespread adoption of E15 and mid-level ethanol blends, says a bipartisan group of seven Midwest governors...
Politics | 9/15/2016 9:33:39 AM
WASHINGTON, Sept. 15, 2016 - The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe's protest against the Dakota Access pipeline has received so much attention that President Obama, while on his recent Asia trip, was questioned about...
Politics | 9/15/2016 9:18:38 AM
WASHINGTON, Sept. 15, 2016 - The renewable chemical industry may be small as a percentage of the overall chemical industry, but it's steadily growing and producing jobs...
Politics | 9/15/2016 9:06:00 AM
WASHINGTON, Sept. 15, 2016 - Using high-performance computing capabilities, the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) produced a study that shows how the power grid of the Eastern U.S. could accommodate higher levels of wind and solar photovoltaic generation...
Politics | 9/15/2016 8:06:44 AM
WASHINGTON, Sept. 15, 2016 - Top executives of the leading biotech and chemical companies will face the Senate next week to defend their pending mega-mergers, including Bayer's $66 billion deal announced yesterday to take over Monsanto.
Politics | 9/14/2016 5:17:55 PM
WASHINGTON, Sept. 14, 2016 - Bayer's plan to take over Monsanto is triggering some alarm bells within some of the nation's largest farm organizations, and lawmakers are taking note, too.
Politics | 9/14/2016 4:42:54 PM
Washington, Sept. 13, 2016 - The first joint conference to reconcile sharp differences between competing House and Senate energy bills divided sharply along party lines.
Politics | 9/14/2016 2:30:57 PM
WASHINGTON, Sept. 14, 2016 - The Senate Agriculture Committee on Tuesday approved a bill aimed at helping the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) deal with its increasing expensive fire-fighting efforts and to improve forest management activities.
Politics | 9/14/2016 12:52:52 PM
WASHINGTON, Sept. 14, 2016 - Prospects for comprehensive immigration reform on Capitol Hill appear as elusive as ever, no matter the outcome of...
Politics | 9/14/2016 12:40:52 PM
WASHINGTON, Sept. 14, 2016 - Donald Trump's top agriculture policy adviser says the GOP presidential candidate views crop insurance and commodity programs as matters of national security and is...
Politics | 9/14/2016 11:56:26 AM
WASHINGTON, Sept. 14, 2016 - Today's tractors have an incredibly versatile tool that would have been unheard of in previous iterations of equipment: screens.
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