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WASHINGTON, Oct. 6, 2015 - President Obama launched his push for approval of the Trans-Pacific Partnership today with a one-hour, closed-door meeting with leaders of agriculture and other business sectors that will be critical to the coming congressional debate.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 6, 2015 - Just as U.S. trade negotiators celebrate the completion of one major trade agreement across the Pacific Ocean, talks are scheduled to continue with trading partners across the Atlantic.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 4, 2015 - Amid a power struggle in the House Republican caucus, the White House has started negotiations with congressional leaders on a sweeping budget deal that will be critical to GOP hopes to roll back some of President Obama's regulatory agenda.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 5, 2015 - The United States and 11 other Pacific rim nations announced a landmark agreement to liberalize trade across 40 percent of the global economy after a last-minute push by New Zealand to lower U.S. barriers to dairy imports.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 2, 2015 - Key lawmakers involved in transportation issues are working to come up with a compromise that would push back the current end-of-year deadline for implementation of a rail safety system - avoiding a threatened disruption of grain and fertilizer deliveries.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 2, 2015 -- Shirley Sherrod has settled her four-year-old lawsuit against the estate of the late Andrew Breitbart for publishing false allegations that as an administrator at USDA in 2010, the African American woman discriminated against a white farmer.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 1, 2015 - The Obama administration released its final rule on ozone levels Thursday, tightening the air quality standard for smog-causing pollution that threatens public health, but also prompting criticism from the agriculture sector and manufacturers.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 1, 2015 - A U.S. District Court judge has dismissed a lawsuit brought by a coalition of consumer, environmental, and animal rights groups that could have made it easier for those groups to get information on livestock operations and their owners.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 1, 2015 - Lawmakers are pressing the Obama administration to ensure that a final Trans-Pacific Partnership adequately opens markets for diary and rice while protecting U.S. sugar growers.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 29, 2015 - EPA's Clean Power Plan, which for the first time would limit power plant carbon emissions, could be a death sentence for more than 100 coal power plants across the country.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 30, 2015 - United Fresh, a trade group that represents more than 1,200 produce growers, processors, shippers, retailers, and marketers, wrapped up its annual conference in Washington, Wednesday by taking their concerns to Capitol Hill.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 30, 2015 - Republican senators used a congressional hearing Wednesday to press an Army representative for an explanation on why the Corps of Engineers opted to support the Environmental Protection Agency's Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) rule despite opposition in some internal memos.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 30, 2015 - The viruses that appeared in the U.S. in the spring of 2013 and killed millions of piglets may have entered the country in so-called Flexible Intermediate Bulk Containers, essentially very big bags used to transport sand for flood control, soybeans and all kinds of bulk material, according to a USDA report.
SACRAMENTO, Calif., Sept. 30, 2015 - After more than seven years of research and analysis to qualify the environmental footprint of biofuels, the California Air Resources Board finally released its final...
This week’s Open Mic features Oklahoma State University’s Dr. Jayson Lusk who has conducted extensive research on consumer attitudes toward food safety and acceptance of new technologies. Proposed labeling legislation over foods that contain ingredients from GMO crops has proven to be a polar issue that may see attention in the US Senate. In this interview, Dr. Lusk discusses the consumer cost of mandatory food labels, the social and economic implications on agriculture research and technologies and the retailers reaction to consumer food buying trends.