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WASHINGTON, April 3, 2014 - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will award $12.7 million in grants to help small drinking and wastewater systems (serving fewer than 10,000 people) and to private well owners. The grantees will provide
WASHINGTON, April 3, 2014 - U.S. farm equipment makers are reminding lawmakers of how important their industry is to the country's economy, and asking them to keep some figures in mind when they consider
WASHINGTON, April 2, 2014 -- The EPA'S Inspector General is criticizing the agency for failing to (consistently represent) risks to human volunteers in consent forms for air pollution experiments, including
WASHINGTON, April 2, 2014 - Early reaction to the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) proposed new rule to define (waters of the U.S.) last week was fairly predictable. Republicans and even a few Senate Democrats bashed the March 25 proposal as another example of
WASHINGTON, April 2, 2014 - Like many landowners, Joe Hopkins purchased a farm with the expectation that he could generate income from his (crop) in southern Georgia - in this case, trees. But his income potential has been taking
WASHINGTON, April 2, 2014 - House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, R-Wis., released a fiscal year 2015 budget proposal Tuesday that aims to reduce federal spending by $5.1 trillion over 10 years and includes
WASHINGTON, April 2, 2014 - A small animal health company based in Ames, Iowa, says it's making progress toward gaining a conditional license from USDA for the vaccine it's developed against a virus that has
WASHINGTON, April 2, 2014 - The U.S. and EU are (clearly into negotiating mode,) after completing the fourth round of their Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) talks, Marc Vanheukelen, the European Trade Commission's head of cabinet, told EU's agriculture community at the
WASHINGTON, April 2, 2014 - Twenty House members are backing legislation that would ease restrictions on interstate sales of unpasteurized milk - a product that medical experts and major dairy groups say can be
WASHINGTON, April 2, 2014 - The authors of the latest report from an UN-sponsored group of scientists and researchers charged with addressing the impacts of a changing climate on humans and ecosystems say food security is
WASHINGTON, April 3, 2014 - The head of USDA's Animal Plant and Health Inspection Service (APHIS) told a congressional panel yesterday that the department plans to have the backlog of pending petitions for biotechnology products reduced by half
In this week’s Open Mic, Ambassador Darci Vetter, Chief Agriculture Negotiator with the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, provides an update on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPA) negotiations, as well as the ongoing Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) talks. Vetter says the nation’s agriculture industry cannot afford to be isolated from the other ninety-five percent of the globe’s population or growth in its middle class. Support from farmers and ranchers will be crucial in advancing an ambitious trade agenda, she adds.