Farm & rural policy news
WASHINGTON, July 31, 2014 - The House of Representatives on Thursday postponed its August recess by one day, after Republican leaders pulled their $659 million border security bill when it became apparent
WASHINGTON, July 31, 2014
-- The Cheesecake Factory is once again dominating the Xtreme Eating
Awards handed out by the Center for Science in the Public Interest.
WASHINGTON, July 31, 2014 - Senate Agriculture Committee Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., and 12 other Democratic senators sent a letter to three government agencies today asking them to provide certainty on
WASHINGTON, July 31, 2014 - USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) today announced the final rule for the Modernization of Poultry Slaughter Inspection, which caps
WASHINGTON, July 31, 2014 - Livestock, honeybee and farm-raised fish producers who experienced losses in recent years will have two more weeks to apply at
WASHINGTON, July 31, 2014 - Agricultural groups praised a bill passed in the U.S. House of Representatives today that eliminates a duplicative permit requirement for
WASHINGTON, July 31, 2014 - USDA today released a report that provides uniform scientific methods for quantifying changes in greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) and carbon storage from different
WASHINGTON, July 31, 2014- The American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) and the Partnership for a New American Economy today released a new ad calling on Congress to pass immigration reform.
WASHINGTON, July 30, 2014 - The Occupational Safety and Health
Administration (OSHA) released a memorandum today clarifying its authority to
conduct enforcement activities on small farms.
July 30, 2014 - Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro today introduced a bill that would
impose a national tax on sweetened beverages
WASHINGTON, July 30,
2014 - Citing tight cattle supplies, Cargill today announced that it will close
its Milwaukee, Wis., beef slaughter facility
WASHINGTON, July 30, 2014 - Enforcing the
so-called hot goods provision in federal minimum wage disputes has the Department of Labor in hot water with some members of Congress.
WASHINGTON, JULY 29, 2014 --The House of Representatives on Tuesday passed H.R. 4315, the Endangered Species Transparency Act, which would require the government to make public all data it uses to decide whether
WASHINGTON, July 29, 2014 - Oxfam International is
applauding General Mills for committing to what it calls industry-leading
measures to cut greenhouse gas emissions
Washington, July 29, 2014 - The American Meat Institute (AMI) said it is evaluating its options after the full U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
WASHINGTON, July 30, 2014 -The
head of the USDA's Rural Utilities Service (RUS) told a House Agriculture subcommittee
Tuesday that just as in the 1930s with rural electrification
WASHINGTON, July 28, 2014 - The environment will be among a wide range of issues the House and Senate will consider this week as they prepare for their August recess.
WASHINGTON, D.C., July 28, 2014 - Pilgrim's
Pride, the nation's second largest poultry integrator, said today that it has agreed
to buy all poultry facilities in Mexico from Tyson Foods
WASHINGTON, July 25, 2014 - The U.S. nitrogen
fertilizer market will soon reach a point of saturation, following the sharp
increase in capacity in recent years as the cost of natural gas
WASHINGTON, July 27, 2014 - U.S. Trade Negotiator Michael Froman says India's refusal to support a package of agreements including the so-called Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) has brought the World Trade Organization to the brink
WASHINGTON, July 24, 2014 -- USDA and CoBank announced today a partnership to create a $10 billion fund to improve rural
WASHINGTON, July 25, 2014 - A House Agriculture subcommittee on Thursday heard witnesses describe the important role played by the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program in fighting hunger. But several said the program is badly in need of
WASHINGTON, July 24, 2014- Supporters of federally revised school nutrition standards are citing studies and testimonials that children are accepting the healthier food, but the School Nutrition Association
WASHINGTON, July 24, 2014 - For families on food assistance,
farmers market vouchers are a way to increase fresh fruit and vegetable
consumption, according to a study released today by NYU's Steinhardt School of Culture,
Education, and Human Development.
Brazil didn't win the World Cup on its home turf
earlier this month, but the country's investment in the needed infrastructure to host the world proved to be a real winner
WASHINGTON, July 24, 2014-USDA and CoBank announced today a partnership to create a $10 billion fund to improve rural
WASHINGTON, July 22, 2014-- USDA issued a reminder today that producers must have a Highly Erodible Land Conservation and Wetland Conservation Certification (AD-1026) on file