WASHINGTON, July 30, 2015pThe Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee passed a broad energy reform bill today after three markup hearings on the legislation, marking the committeeps first successful effort at energy reform in several years.
Syngentaps 2015 half-year earnings report released today showed lower earnings and sales from a year ago, but analysts say the results are better than expected in a tough environment of low crop prices.
USDA today announced its decision to deregulate Dow AgroSciencesp genetically engineered (GE) Enlist cotton trait in the United States. The department has now completed its regulatory review process for all of Dowps Enlist traits p corn, soybeans and cotton.
USDA says a preliminary assessment finds that a Monsanto corn product genetically engineered for increased ear biomass determined the product is unlikely to post a plant pest risk and is being considered for deregulation, or commercial approval.
Proponents of a bill that would bar states from requiring the labeling of food made with genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are attempting to clear away confusion about the intent of the legislation, which is expected on the House floor next week.
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy went before a meeting of the nationÀs corn growers today in an attempt to reassure the farmers about her agencyÀs implementation of the Àwaters of the United StatesÀ rule.