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.
A new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention puts the focus on risks and challenges facing rural areas where it comes to lifestyles, injury rates and access to health care. Researchers examined the differences between urban and rural areas where it came to rates and caus