Democratic congressional leaders refused to allow replenishment of a key Agriculture Department account, charging that the White House is employing it as a “political slush fund.” Senate Republicans quickly criticized the measure.
Just as the Trump administration unveiled a new five-year plan that would allow more drilling in the Atlantic, Pacific and Arctic oceans, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) calls for speedier approval in seismic research requests, necessary to find oil and gas reserves in the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS).
The Agricultural Marketing Service needs to strengthen its oversight of checkoff programs to ensure consistent and clear methodologies are employed to help evaluate results, the Government Accountability Office says.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 18, 2017 - Nutrient trading remains limited as a tool to reduce high levels of nitrogen and phosphorus in rivers, lakes and other water bodies, and a new Government Accountability Office report offers little hope that the situation will change.
WASHINGTON, Mar. 17, 2017 - The Senate is finally starting to move on Sonny Perdue’s nomination to become agriculture secretary. Leaders of the Senate Agriculture Committee announced last night that they will hold Perdue’s confirmation hearing next Thursday.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 14, 2017 - President Donald Trump had glowing words Monday to describe the U.S. relationship with Canada, saying that he had no major problems with the North American Free Trade Agreement when it comes to the northern U.S. border.