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Politics | 2/10/2016 11:08:18 AM
WASHINGTON, Feb. 10, 2016 - As the Obama Administration nears the finish line after eight years, federal agencies are working to...
Politics | 2/10/2016 10:57:45 AM
WASHINGTON, Feb. 10, 2016 - The Agriculture Department has formally launched what would be the most far-reaching...

Politics | 2/10/2016 10:50:03 AM
WASHINGTON, Feb. 10, 2016 - President Barack Obama has taken some major steps to reduce U.S. greenhouse gas emissions, notably by imposing...
Politics | 2/10/2016 10:43:48 AM
WASHINGTON, Feb. 10, 2016 - Gigantic market opportunities in the production of organic livestock feed and forage await both...
Politics | 2/10/2016 10:28:54 AM
WASHINGTON, Feb. 10, 2016 - Like all commodity groups, the sorghum industry is always looking to gain access and increase its footprint in...
Politics | 2/10/2016 10:15:42 AM
WASHINGTON, Feb. 10, 2016 - USDA's Food Safety Inspection Service is now willing to consider setting up a voluntary country-of-origin labeling program for...
Politics | 2/10/2016 9:58:29 AM
WASHINGTON, Feb. 10, 2016 - The food industry, which is lobbying Congress to preempt state biotech labeling laws, is assuring Democratic senators that a smartphone-based disclosure system can provide all consumers, including the poor, the information they want about product ingredients.
Politics | 2/9/2016 4:25:01 PM
WASHINGTON, Feb. 9, 2016 - President Barack Obama laid out his budget plan for next year on Tuesday, including his bid to fully fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund at $900 million - a level that's only been met a few times in the program's 51-year history.
Politics | 2/9/2016 3:29:06 PM
WASHINGTON, Feb. 9, 2016 -- Monsanto has agreed to pay an $80 million penalty and retain an independent compliance consultant to settle charges that it violated accounting rules and misstated company earnings as it pertained to its flagship product Roundup, the Securities and Exchange Commission said.
Politics | 2/9/2016 3:15:35 PM
WASHINGTON, Feb. 8, 2015 - USDA announced Monday it will put $20.1 million toward research and extension projects that help producers fight citrus greening disease, which has affected more than 75 percent of Florida citrus groves
Politics | 2/9/2016 12:48:10 PM
WASHINGTON, Feb. 9, 2016 - USDA's Economic Research Service released its annual income projections today, and the agency forecasts that farmers will make a little, not a lot, less in 2016 than they made last year.
Politics | 2/9/2016 12:01:57 PM
WASHINGTON, Feb. 9, 2016 - Funding for a nationwide initiative to feed poor kids during the summer and cuts to the crop insurance program are included in President Obama's proposed fiscal 2017 budget, released today.
Politics | 2/8/2016 4:12:16 PM
WASHINGTON, Feb. 7, 2016 - President Obama releases his fiscal 2017 budget this week as congressional Republicans vow to accelerate debates on appropriations bills amid the heated campaign season.
Politics | 2/8/2016 4:06:25 PM
WASHINGTON, Feb. 8, 2016 - FDA is taking another look at its food safety testing program for cheese made with raw milk, after cheesemakers raised concerns that the criteria the agency is using may be limiting production of those cheeses without benefiting public health.
Politics | 2/7/2016 11:15:26 AM
WASHINGTON, Feb. 4, 2016 - New safety standards for chicken and turkey products set by USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service will help to prevent an estimated 50,000 illnesses a year, FSIS says.
Politics | 2/5/2016 2:59:36 PM
WASHINGTON, Feb. 5, 2016 - Anne Alonzo, who recently stepped down as administrator of USDA's Agricultural Marketing Service, has been named president and CEO of the American Egg Board, Agri-Pulse has learned.
Politics | 2/5/2016 2:13:10 PM
WASHINGTON, Feb. 5, 2016 - USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service announced today the finalization of a new interim rule governing indemnity payments from highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) outbreaks.
Politics | 2/5/2016 10:33:17 AM
WASHINGTON, Feb. 5, 2016 - Bayer's Crop Science division is rejecting EPA's request that it voluntarily cancel uses of flubendiamide (trade name: Belt), an insecticide used on more than 200 crops nationwide.
Politics | 2/4/2016 3:26:15 PM
WASHINGTON, Feb. 4, 2016 - USDA says $150 million in funding is available for agricultural producers through the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP), the department's largest conservation program that helps producers voluntarily improve the health and productivity of private and tribal working lands.
Politics | 2/4/2016 3:04:12 PM
WASHINGTON, Feb. 3, 2016 - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has notified lawmakers he lacks the legal authority to provide subsidies for cottonseed, a blow to growers reeling from a plunge in global cotton prices.
Politics | 2/4/2016 12:18:53 PM
WASHINGTON, Feb. 4, 2016 - Democrats stalled a bipartisan energy bill in the Senate, demanding that Republicans agree to include aid for the drinking water crisis in Flint, Michigan.
Politics | 2/3/2016 7:52:17 PM
WASHINGTON, Feb. 3, 2016 - After months of being courted by Monsanto, Syngenta officials announced today that the global agribusiness company is best suited to marry-up with the state-owned China National Chemical Corp., known as ChemChina, in a deal valued at more than $43 billion in cash.
Politics | 2/3/2016 7:00:15 PM
WASHINGTON, Feb. 3, 2016 - Trade ministers have officially signed off on the Trans-Pacific Partnership, but that doesn't look to be speeding up congressional approval in the United States.
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