WASHINGTON, Feb. 8, 2017 - Federal appeals judge Neil Gorsuch will bring a healthy dose of skepticism to the Supreme Court about how federal agencies exercise their authority, according to his opinions on the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals and legal analysts.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 8, 2017 - As Congress prepares to write a new farm bill, most of the discussion among traditional farm groups has focused on finding more money to help milk producers and cotton growers and to shore up the Agriculture Risk Coverage program. But some Democrats are looking to shift more money into programs that help smaller farms and organic producers.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 8, 2017 - Say hello to the new members of the House Agriculture Committee. At a business meeting last week, Chairman Mike Conaway welcomed the rookies, six Republicans and six Democrats.
WASHINGTON, Feb 6, 2017 - The effective date for a new Agriculture Department rule that sets standards of proof for market practices in the livestock and poultry industry has been delayed two months until April 22.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 1, 2017 - President Donald Trump has set a high bar for Congress when it comes to health care: “insurance for everybody,” including people with pre-existing conditions, at “much lower” cost.
DES MOINES, Iowa, Jan. 27, 2017 - Lots of farmers in Iowa are breathing a sigh of relief today after a favorable 3-2 ruling by the state Supreme Court in the lawsuit brought by the Des Moines Water Works seeking damages for alleged water pollution caused by nearby drainage districts.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 26, 2017 – The Army Corps of Engineers cannot require a permit to mine peat on a Minnesota tract because it could not show a sufficient connection between wetlands on the property and the nearest navigable water, a federal judge has ruled.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 19, 2017 - Changes in America’s energy profile are affecting U.S. employment in key sectors of the economy, according to the Department of Energy’s 2017 U.S. Energy and Employment Report (USEER).
WASHINGTON, Jan. 18, 2017 - EPA’s August 2015 proposal to regulate application of restricted-use pesticides (RUPs) was roundly criticized by the state agencies responsible for certifying commercial and private applicators. EPA’s plan, they said, would have been so onerous that many states would have to hand over responsibility for their certification programs to EPA.