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WASHINGTON, June 25, 2014 - Correction: In the June 25, 2014 edition of Agri-Pulse, we quoted the Center for Responsive Politics data which indicated that the American Farm Bureau Federation's Political Action Committee (PAC) donated
WASHINGTON, June 25, 2014 - Sen. Thad Cochran of Mississippi, who combined southern charm and steely determination to become one of the most effective lawmakers of his generation, fought off a tea party rebellion Tuesday to win the Republican nomination to serve a seventh term, defeating 41-year-old State Sen. Chris McDaniel in a primary runoff election.
WASHINGTON, June 25, 2014 - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack is rejecting suggestions that the Obama administration should be pushing Congress to pass so-called "fast-track" Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) for the president before trying to complete major trade agreements with the European Union and nations along the Pacific Rim.
WASHINGTON, June 25, 2014 - Calling it "a bold step forward for the U.S. wheat industry's future," National Wheat Foundation (NWF) President Dusty Tallman alerted fellow wheat growers and staff this week that the NWF plans to fund studies that could lead to the creation of new revenue streams and potentially, some form of national wheat checkoff.
WASHINGTON, June 25, 2014 - Trucking regulations implemented by the Department of Transportation just last July are again up for debate in Congress, with the produce industry - which argues the rules are ill-conceived - quietly backing their reversal.
WASHINGTON, June 25, 2014 - FDA Deputy Commissioner for Foods Michael Taylor said yesterday that his agency in undergoing a (cultural shift) as part of the implementation of the 2010 Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).
WASHINGTON, June 25, 2014 - California Gov. Jerry Brown and the state legislature have agreed on how to divide up some $872 million in cap-and-trade auction proceeds as part of the Fiscal Year 2014-15 budget, according to the California Climate and Agriculture Network.
WASHINGTON, June 25, 2014 - Spokane, Washington, joined fellow Pacific Northwest cities Eugene, Oregon and Seattle in banning the use of insecticides containing neonicotinoids on city property in an effort to ease pressure on declining pollinator populations.
WASHINGTON, June 25, 2014 -- While a report released Tuesday warns of potential disruptions to the American economy, including the farm sector, from climate change, an agribusiness leader shared how farmers will
WASHINGTON, June 24, 2014 - USDA on Monday announced the implementation of policy changes and measures authorized by the 2014 Farm Bill designed to help new farmers and ranchers get started in an occupation where
WASHINGTON, June 23, 2014 - With House and Senate action on a USDA spending bill in limbo, many agricultural stakeholders will be focusing on trade issues this week, with Congressional hearings scheduled on reauthorizing the Export-Import Bank and on using
WASHINGTON, June 18, 2014 -- A study contending that U.S. corn production is threatened by climate change, unsustainable water use and inefficient and damaging fertilizer practices fails in its intent (by
Our guest on Open Mic is US Senator John Hoeven. As a strong advocate for agriculture and rural issues, the North Dakota Republican supports enhanced global trade and opposes government regulatory overreach. In this interview, Hoeven discusses his plan for providing flexibility for school nutrition standards and thoughts for providing funding for a long term highway bill.