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Politics | 10/23/2014 7:38:26 PM
WASHINGTON, Oct. 24, 2014 - Senate Agriculture Committee Republicans are asking EPA to withdraw the so-called interpretive rule released with its (Waters of the U.S.) (WOTUS) proposal, saying it could (fundamentally alter interaction between farmers and the federal government.)
Politics | 10/20/2014 11:28:48 AM
WASHINGTON, Oct. 20, 2014 - A World Trade Organization compliance panel has ruled against the United States and its amended country-of-origin labeling (COOL) rules, raising the specter of retaliatory tariffs from Canada and Mexico.

Politics | 10/16/2014 2:59:51 PM

DES MOINES, Iowa, Oct. 16, 2014 - A report released today at the World Food Prize 2014 Borlaug Dialogue identifies a growing gap between the supply of new graduates trained in agriculture-related science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields and the demand for young professionals in related roles by global food and agriculture employers.
Politics | 10/16/2014 12:18:59 PM
WASHINGTON, Oct. 16, 2014 - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced $1.4 billion in loan guarantees to improve the delivery of electric power to rural communities in 21 states.
Politics | 10/16/2014 11:00:54 AM
WASHINGTON, Oct. 16, 2014-- The Natural Resources Defense Council filed a lawsuit Wednesday against the Environmental Protection Agency to block the use of a dual herbicide produced by Dow AgroSciences known as Enlist Duo.
Politics | 10/16/2014 10:37:14 AM
WASHINGTON, Oct. 16, 2014 - Minnesota-based CHS Inc. was the top agricultural cooperative in 2013, according to USDA data, bringing in more revenue than the rest of the top five cooperatives combined.
Politics | 10/16/2014 8:29:10 AM
WASHINGTON, Oct. 15, 2014 - While the agricultural industry is grateful for the Environmental Protection Agency's approval of Dow AgroSciences' dual herbicide known as Enlist Duo, consumer and environmental groups are promising to file legal challenges against the decision, citing health and environmental concerns.
Politics | 10/15/2014 5:48:04 PM
DES MOINES, Oct. 15. 2014 - A new report by the Global Harvest Initiative (GHI) indicates that global agricultural productivity is not accelerating fast enough to meet the expected agricultural demand for sustainable production by 2050.
Politics | 10/15/2014 2:29:46 PM
WASHINGTON, Oct. 15, 2014 - Missouri's Amendment 1 passed by a slim 2,375-vote margin in August, but the measure isn't out of the woods yet.Three individuals are bringing a lawsuit before the state's Supreme Court seeking to send the controversial amendment back to the legislature.
Politics | 10/15/2014 12:23:42 PM
WASHINGTON, Oct. 15, 2014 - Whole Foods Market today launched a new rating system for its fruits, vegetables and flowers that assesses growing practices on how they affect human health and the environment.
Politics | 10/15/2014 10:57:51 AM
WASHINGTON, Oct. 15, 2014-The Environmental Protection Agency today announced its approval of the dual herbicide produced by Dow AgroSciences known as Enlist Duo.
Politics | 10/14/2014 3:46:41 PM
WASHINGTON, Oct. 14, 2014-- Senator Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, sent a letter to the president of the European Commission today asking him to complete the regulatory process for eight biotechnology products pending before the EC.
Politics | 10/14/2014 3:41:24 PM
WASHINGTON, Oct. 14, 2014 - Telecommunications companies and industry associations today joined with the U.S. Department of Labor (DoL) and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to unveil a public-private partnership to develop apprenticeship programs for the training of the telecommunications industry workforce.
Politics | 10/14/2014 2:33:27 PM
WASHINGTON, Oct. 13, 2014 - This week is National School Lunch Week, and the School Nutrition Association and the White House are using the occasion to restate their opinions on the changes in school lunch nutrition guidelines.
Politics | 10/14/2014
WASHINGTON, Oct. 14, 2014 - The World Trade Organization has ruled in favor of the United States in a dispute with India, a decision that U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman called a major step towards export of poultry, eggs, and other agricultural products to the world's second most populated country.
Politics | 10/13/2014 2:52:50 PM
WASHINGTON, Oct. 12, 2014 -- Agricultural producers in wide parts of the country are experiencing an easing in gas and diesel prices not seen in years. Gas prices for this time of year are the lowest since 2010.
Politics | 10/10/2014 2:24:50 PM
WASHINGTON, Oct. 10, 2014 -- USDA is once again raising its forecast for the corn and soybean crops to even higher record levels.
Politics | 10/10/2014 11:18:50 AM
WASHINGTON, Oct. 10, 2014 - Talk show host Jimmy Kimmel recently sent a crew to a farmer's market to ask customers what GMO stands for.
Politics | 10/10/2014
WHITE HALL, Md., Oct. 9, 2014 - While a combine operator harvests feed corn at Clear Meadow Farm in northern Maryland, he explains that if a problem arises with his equipment, he can make a call directly from his data monitor and grant access to the farm owner or equipment dealer who can then remotely view the combine data system and suggest adjustments
Politics | 10/9/2014 9:12:05 PM
WASHINGTON, Oct. 9, 2014 - A bipartisan group of 32 senators is urging the leaders of the Senate Appropriations Committee to reject any efforts to weaken or suspend country-of-origin labeling (COOL) rules as Congress works on end-of-the-year funding legislation.
Politics | 10/9/2014 2:06:59 PM
WASHINGTON, Oct. 9, 2014 - DuPont Pioneer and Cargill say they will work with farmers near a Cargill soy processing plant in Sidney, Ohio, to grow soybeans with the DuPont Pioneer's Plenish high oleic trait to meet growing demand for healthier soybean oil.
Politics | 10/9/2014
WASHINGTON, Oct. 8, 2014 - The federal Surface Transportation Board is ordering some of the nation's largest rail carriers to report a wide array of data on train movements, a step designed to ease the rail backlog problems in the upper Midwest.
Politics | 10/8/2014 9:10:58 PM
WASHINGTON, Oct. 7, 2014 - Congressional inaction and continued uncertainty about a package of more than 50 tax extenders could complicate the 2015 tax filing season and force the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to postpone the opening on the 2015 filing season.
Politics | 10/8/2014 11:56:54 AM
WASHINGTON, Oct. 8, 2014 - The Environmental Defense Fund is launching a new, collaborative initiative to eliminate fertilizer pollution as a major environmental concern in the U.S.
Politics | 10/7/2014 8:38:26 PM
WASHINGTON, Oct. 7, 2014 - USDA today released a comprehensive report synthesizing current literature that explores the opportunities in the emerging bioeconomy.
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