The Senate Finance Committee postponed a trade hearing set for Thursday, a sign that talks are progressing on a bill to provide President Obama with the negotiating authority needed to complete a Pacific Rim trade deal.
Agri-Pulse Audio Web Page, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack assured lawmakers he would be personally involved in writing the governmentPs new dietary guidelines and indicated he would keep them narrowly focused on nutrition.
Special safety labels for mechanically tenderized meat are likely to take effect as soon as 2016, two years earlier than expected, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack told lawmakers. Vilsack also said Congress will need to revise the country-of-origin law for meat unless the admi
The European UnionÐs agriculture commissioner sought to downplay the seriousness of a dispute with the United States over the EUÐs protection of geographical indications, product names such as parmesan and feta cheese. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says talks with Japan going
U.S. Farmers are expected to cut their planting of most major crops in response to sagging commodity prices, but growers will benefit from falling fuel prices and transportation costs, according to the Agriculture Department.