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WASHINGTON, May 26, 2016 - California's drought has taken
center stage this week in the House as Republicans have pressed forward with
two bills that would roll back environmental protections that limit the flow of
irrigation water into the Central Valley.
WASHINGTON, May 25, 2016 - The nation's catfish farmers are bracing for
a tough vote in the Senate today.The Senate is set to take a second and final
vote this morning to scrap the new USDA rule that is critical to operating its
new inspection program for catfish.
WASHINGTON, May 24, 2016 - President Barack Obama's Asia trip is already
paying off. Vietnam President Tran Dai Quang gave a hearty assurance Monday
that his country will ratify and implement the Trans-Pacific Partnership deal.
WASHINGTON, May 22 2016 - President Obama will be talking up the Trans-Pacific Partnership in Vietnam and Japan this week with an eye toward keeping the pressure on Congress to approve the 12-nation trade pact.
WASHINGTON, May 23, 2016 - President Barack Obama has begun his
week-long visit to Vietnam and Japan and he'll be extolling the virtues of both
the Trans-Pacific Partnership and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership
agreements during the trip.
May 23, 2016 - Top officials of Germany-based Bayer AG took to the phones today
to explain why they believe acquiring Monsanto in a deal worth $62 billion
would be good for shareholders, farmers and a growing world population.
WASHINGTON, May 20, 2016 - Michelle Obama formally unveiled the
government's updated Nutrition Facts Label for packaged foods today while at
the same time touting the strides the Obama administration has made toward a
WASHINGTON, May 19, 2016 - The Senate's agriculture spending bill that advanced Thursday would provide supplemental payments to farmers who believe they have been shortchanged by the Agriculture Risk Coverage program that was created by the 2014 farm bill.
WASHINGTON, May 20, 2016 - The White House today unveiled the first major update of the Nutrition Facts label for packaged foods in more than 20 years, which will include, among other things, a line that clearly states the amount of sugar added to the product during processing.
WASHINGTON, May 18, 2016 - House Republicans advanced a bill aimed at overhauling some of the Obama administration's child nutrition standards and to allow some states to experiment with setting their own rules for school meals.
WASHINGTON, May 19, 2016 - Soybean
farmers have crops to sell and a $2-per-bushel improvement in market prices
during the past two months will pry inventory loose, according to feedback
provided by Iowa producers.
WASHINGTON, May 19, 2016 - Members of the Senate Agriculture Committee on Thursday heard the same story their House counterparts listened to at a hearing last December: The nation's conventional banks aren't happy with the Farm Credit System.
WASHINGTON, May 19,
2016 - The Senate Appropriations
Committee debates its fiscal 2017 Agriculture spending bill today that would
boost food safety funding at FDA and pay for setting up a Foreign Agricultural
Service post in Cuba.
This week's guest on Open Mic is Carl Casale, President and CEO of CHS Inc. The cyclical pendulum has brought the ag industry from record highs to lows not seen since the early 1980's . In this week's interview, Carl Casale shares a view that the industry hasn't yet seen the bottom of the income swing. Despite the current challenge, Casale shares a bright view for the next generation of the industry with tremendous turnover in producer demographics. Casale says CHS is pro-trade but believes the U.S. must step up spending on infrastructure to stay competitive.