WASHINGTON, July 12, 2017 – Witnesses and lawmakers at a House Agriculture Committee hearing today showed broad support for immigration reform and mechanization research to address labor shortages faced by specialty crop producers.
WASHINGTON, July 12, 2017 - The need of farmers and rural businesses for high-speed internet is getting increased attention from the White House and Congress as they look forward to passing a sweeping infrastructure initiative next year.
WASHINGTON, July 12, 2017 - Rural Americans contract cancer less often than their urban counterparts, but are more likely to die from it, according to a new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that highlights the health care challenges faced by rural residents.
WASHINGTON, July 12, 2017 - More data are needed on how animal antibiotics are used and on the efficacy of alternatives in order to accelerate the use of antibiotic-free options, says a new report from the Pew Charitable Trusts.
WASHINGTON, July 12, 2017 - The nation’s feral hog population is growing, despite increased government involvement and funding to combat the menace that is blamed for billions of dollars in damage each year.
WASHINGTON, July 10, 2017 – Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue today gave the go-ahead to conduct emergency haying on Conservation Reserve Program lands to help provide feed for livestock in drought-stricken areas of Montana and North and South Dakota.
WASHINGTON, July 9, 2017 – House Republicans return from their Fourth of July recess looking to move a fiscal 2018 budget blueprint that could pave the way for tax reform while likely requiring some reduction in spending on food stamps.
WASHINGTON, July 5, 2017 - In a win for corn ethanol producers, EPA is proposing to require refiners to use another 15 billion gallons of conventional ethanol next year while maintaining the 2018 biodiesel target set by the Obama administration.
WASHINGTON, July 5, 2017 – Daniel J. Oh has resigned as president and chief executive of Renewable Energy Group, the Ames, Iowa-based company said today. Oh also stepped down from REG’s board, which appointed long-time director Randy Howard as interim president and CEO.