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Politics | 10/16/2013 3:48:35 PM
The World Food Prize is honoring three distinguished scientists whose achievements have greatly contributed to agricultural biotechnology.
Politics | 10/16/2013 3:24:12 PM
WASHINGTON, Oct. 16, 2013 - House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., announced today the House will take up its water resources development act

Politics | 10/16/2013 2:55:46 PM
This week, the 2013 World Food Prize Foundation recognizes three distinguished scientists for their role in advancing modern agricultural biotechnology.
Politics | 10/16/2013 12:47:39 PM

DES MOINES, Oct. 16, 2013 - Jeffery Simmons, senior vice president and executive officer at Eli Lilly and Company and
Politics | 10/16/2013 12:15:51 PM
WASHINGTON, Oct. 16, 2013 - The Senate approved late Wednesday, on an 81-18 vote, legislation (H.R. 2775) that would end the government shutdown
Politics | 10/16/2013 11:24:42 AM
WASHINGTON, Oct. 15, 2013 - Lawmakers are expected to continue to work this week on ending the government shutdown and avoiding
Politics | 10/15/2013 1:27:59 PM
WASHINGTON, Oct. 15, 2013-National Farmers Union President Roger Johnson sent a letter to the members of Congress recently named farm bill conferees outlining his priorities
Politics | 10/15/2013 1:08:40 PM
WASHINGTON, Oct. 15, 2013- American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) President Bob Stallman outlined his priorities for a completed farm bill, specifically emphasizing AFBF's
Politics | 10/15/2013 11:32:29 AM
WASHINGTON, Oct. 15, 2013 - First Lady Michelle Obama's garden on the south lawn of the White House (is filled with unharvested vegetables and weeds
Politics | 10/14/2013 4:09:31 PM
WASHINGTON, Oct. 14, 2013 - The Global Hunger Index (GHI), an annual metric released by a trio of development organizations, indicates
Politics | 10/12/2013 1:05:59 PM
WASHINGTON, Oct. 12, 2013 - The House today rejected two non-binding motions to instruct farm bill conferees that dealt
Politics | 10/12/2013 11:41:01 AM
WASHINGTON, Oct. 12, 2013 - The House approved a motion Friday, by voice vote, to head to conference
Politics | 10/12/2013 11:27:24 AM
WASHINGTON, Oct. 12, 2013 - House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, named today the Republican members who will serve
Politics | 10/11/2013 8:07:30 PM
WASHINGTON, Oct. 11, 2013 - While House leadership is not expected to announce conferees for the farm bill until after
Politics | 10/11/2013 5:37:18 PM
WASHINGTON, Oct. 11, 2013 - The House approved a motion today, by voice vote, to go to conference with
Politics | 10/11/2013 4:43:19 PM
WASHINGTON, Oct. 11, 2013-- Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack issued a statement today regarding reports on the Environmental Protection Agency's draft proposal to reduce ethanol
Politics | 10/11/2013 8:10:06 AM
By now, most everyone is experiencing the impacts of the government shutdown in some shape or form. But one consequence that hasn't received as much attention
Politics | 10/10/2013 7:33:47 PM
WASHINGTON, Oct. 10, 2013 - Three lawmakers pressed Congress Wednesday to eliminate direct payments to farmers even if
Politics | 10/10/2013 6:08:37 PM
WASHINGTON, Oct. 10, 2013- In an effort to preempt proposals that would place restrictions on federal crop insurance, a coalition of 47 agricultural groups sent a letter to House leaders
Politics | 10/9/2013 6:02:05 PM
WASHINGTON, Oct. 9, 2013 - The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) should be allowed to use funds collected from settlements and fines to fund
Politics | 10/8/2013 8:43:16 PM
WASHINGTON, Oct. 8, 2013 -A Government Accountability Office (GAO) report released by Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, today states that changes are needed to the eligibility requirements for being (actively involved)
Politics | 10/8/2013 8:02:44 PM
WASHINGTON, Oct. 7, 2013 - Despite the partial government shutdown, USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) today was able to publish a (public health alert) after an estimated 278 illnesses were linked to
Politics | 10/8/2013 3:08:33 PM
WASHINGTON, Oct. 8, 2013 - As the federal government heads into (week two) of the shutdown, USDA changed course and decided that some Center for Veterinary Biologics (CVB) employees
Politics | 10/8/2013 12:46:39 PM
WASHINGTON, Oct. 8, 2013 - Farm organizations and commodity groups decided to appeal a September 13 court decision, which upheld the Environmental Protection Agency's rights
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