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Politics | 10/27/2015 4:56:01 PM
WASHINGTON, Oct. 27, 2015 - House and Senate Democrats met on Capitol Hill Tuesday to solicit the help of child nutrition advocates and congressional staffers in their push to reauthorize the Obama administration's Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act (HFKA) - that lapsed last month - and the healthy school meal standards the law put in place.
Politics | 10/27/2015 3:41:28 PM
WASHINGTON, Oct. 26, 2015 - Crop insurers will be forced to help pay for higher spending in a sweeping budget deal reached by the White House and congressional Republican leaders.

Politics | 10/26/2015 5:37:34 PM
WASHINGTON, Oct. 25, 2015 - House Republican leaders are scrambling this week to avert a snarl in rail traffic - and a crisis over the federal debt limit - even as Paul Ryan prepares to take over as speaker and try to unite the fractious GOP caucus.
Politics | 10/26/2015 2:26:17 PM
WASHINGTON, Oct. 26, 2015 - The White House honored 12 "Champions of Change" in sustainable agriculture Monday for using and promoting management practices that reduce greenhouse gas emissions, improve environmental conditions and grow local economies.
Politics | 10/26/2015 9:40:34 AM
WASHINGTON, Oct. 26, 2015 - As expected, a World Health Organization body on cancer research has labeled red and processed meat consumption as potentially leading to colorectal, pancreatic, and prostate cancers.
Politics | 10/25/2015 9:07:02 PM
WASHINGTON, Oct. 25, 2015 -USDA's Agriculture Marketing Service (AMS) is conducting a (thorough administrative review) of issues involving the American Egg Board following reports that Chief Executive Officer Joanne Ivy tried to persuade Whole Foods to stop selling a type of mayonnaise made without eggs called Just Mayo.
Politics | 10/25/2015 1:00:51 PM
As House Speaker John Boehner prepares his final (to do) list before he retires at the end of October, I hope he includes reauthorizing and fully funding the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF).
Politics | 10/25/2015 10:55:34 AM
WASHINGTON, Oct. 22, 2015 - The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee approved a multiyear bill to fund the federal highway system, but enacting the long-term legislation before next week's deadline is unlikely.
Politics | 10/23/2015 2:17:09 PM
WASHINGTON, Oct. 23, 2015 - Earlier this week, Subway announced it would phase out the use of antibiotics in meat served in its restaurants, and many in the agricultural industry haven't taken kindly to the news.
Politics | 10/23/2015 1:49:48 PM
WASHINGTON, Oct. 23, 2015 -- USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service has decided to deregulate Monsanto Co.'s corn genetically engineered for...
Politics | 10/23/2015 10:28:58 AM
WASHINGTON, Oct. 23, 2015 - The World Health Organization's International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) reportedly will label red and processed meats as cancer-causing agents in a report to be released on Monday.
Politics | 10/22/2015 6:41:52 PM
WASHINGTON, Oct. 22, 2015 - After winning over hard-line conservatives, Paul Ryan made it official that he's running for House speaker.
Politics | 10/22/2015 5:44:26 PM
WASHINGTON, Oct. 21, 2015 - Federal regulators defended the safety of biotech foods at a congressional hearing today as senators prepared the groundwork for moving a compromise bill to block states from requiring labels on GMO products.
Politics | 10/21/2015 7:22:12 PM
WASHINGTON, Oct. 21, 2015 - Lawmakers and witnesses at a Senate Environment and Public Works subcommittee hearing today sparred over the way the EPA measures the benefits and costs of its regulations.
Politics | 10/21/2015 5:15:28 PM
WASHINGTON, Oct. 21, 2015 - Paul Ryan assured House conservatives that if he becomes speaker he won't allow an immigration reform bill to move unless a majority of Republicans support it.
Politics | 10/21/2015 3:34:08 PM
WASHINGTON, Oct. 20, 2015 -- When President George W. Bush signed the law creating the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) in 2005 to support biofuels production, he explained that "Using ethanol and biodiesel will leave our air cleaner."
Politics | 10/21/2015 2:43:15 PM
WASHINGTON, Oct. 21, 2015 - Cotton, dairy, and sugar stakeholders went before the House Agriculture Committee Wednesday, arguing that they were being harmed by domestic policies in overseas trading rivals and calling for the U.S. to challenge those policies at the World Trade Organization.
Politics | 10/21/2015 11:03:05 AM
WASHINGTON, Oct. 21, 2015 - The Agriculture Department says its Farm to School Grant Program, created under the Obama administration's Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010, has increased the number of school meals sold, bolstered consumption of healthier foods in schools, and helped to reduce plate waste.
Politics | 10/21/2015 10:51:39 AM
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Oct. 21, 2015 - Google plans to make a major investment in the Lake Turkana Wind Power Project in...
Politics | 10/21/2015 10:25:12 AM
WASHINGTON, October 21, 2015 - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that Lanon Baccam has been named USDA's Deputy Under Secretary for Farm and Foreign Agricultural Services, overseeing the Risk Management and Farm Service agencies, following the departure of Karis Gutter.
Politics | 10/21/2015 10:11:20 AM
WASHINGTON, Oct. 21, 2015 - Republicans appear to have found their new speaker. In a closed-door meeting...
Politics | 10/21/2015 9:59:55 AM
WASHINGTON, Oct. 21, 2015 - Serious talks are under way in the Senate on legislation to block states from enforcing GMO...
Politics | 10/21/2015 9:47:29 AM
WASHINGTON, Oct. 21, 2015 - Canada's Liberal Party won an unexpected majority in Parliament Monday as voters spurned a decade of...
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