Not one lawmaker or witness at a House Agriculture subcommittee hearing Thursday said capital and margin rules weren`t necessary to protect futures and swaps markets from bad players and volatility, but there was plenty of discussion on how these rules could negatively affect end-users
House Republicans held three hearings last week to spotlight what they characterized as federal land grabs enabled by the Endangered Species Act (ESA) and committed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), which fought back against the charges.
Rural Internet providers contributed $24.1 billion to state economies in 2015 benefits realized not only in the rural areas where broadband was deployed, but in urban areas too, according to a new report by the Hudson Institute.
Farmers in the U.S. and around the world are going to be especially challenged to feed urban centers as the world population surges, according to a new report on global food security from the Chicago Council on Global Affairs.
EPA chief Gina McCarthy went before a Senate Appropriations subcommittee Wednesday to defend her agency s budget request as well as controversial plans to reduce pollution from existing power plants and to define which U.S. waters can be regulated under the Clean Water Act.
Too many wild horses for too many years have caused considerable ecosystem degradation on the Western range shrinking available acreage for livestock grazing, complicating wildlife management and costing taxpayers a small fortune, say advocates in support of rangeland health.
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack described the depth of poverty in rural America at a Farm Foundation Forum Monday, while at a separate meeting, Lisa Mensah, his top assistant on rural development, called for increased access to broadband as a way to give an economic boost to unde