In October 2013, the Produce Marketing Association and the Partnership for a Healthier America (the non-profit arm of first lady Michelle Obama@s @Let@s Move!@ campaign) announced a collaboration with an unlikely organization: the Sesame Street Workshop.
For all our lawmakersâ€™ so-called partisan bickering, the Democrat-crafted and committee-approved Senate Agriculture Appropriations bill and the GOP-written House legislation have very similar funding levels.
WASHINGTON, June 11, 2014 â€“ A lot of ink has been spilled â€“ both within the agriculture press and way outside of it â€“ on school lunch nutrition guidelines and their funding. An agriculture spending bill approved by the House Appropriations Committee and set to considered by the full House today wou
WASHINGTON, June 11, 2014 â€“ U.S. pork producers say they have given enough ground in negotiations with Japan on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a trade agreement thatâ€™s being hammered out among a dozen Pacific Rim countries that account for 40 percent of world gross domestic product.
The Organic Trade Association (OTA) had some good news to announce at its annual policy conference in Washington. The sector had $35 billion in sales in 2013, up 12 percent from the previous year. But there were alarm bells as well: Organic food manufacturers need organic supplies to make their pro
U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman is putting a rosy glow on the latest negotiating session aimed at forging a free trade pact among a dozen Pacific Rim countries, but comments from Japan are darkening the picture.
Growth in domestic biodiesel demand to satisfy renewable fuels targets and increased access to biodiesel from other countries drove the U.S. to change from a net exporter of biomass-based diesel in 2012 to a net importer last year - by a wide margin, the DOEâ€™s Energy Information Administration (EIA
A new report from the Council for Agricultural Science and Technology (CAST) and written by a group of scientists, economists and legal experts shows that estimating the costs of mandatory labeling of genetically engineered (GE) products is a complicated business.