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Politics | 12/15/2014 9:13:30 PM
WASHINGTON, Dec. 15, 2014 - The National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC) says the FDA's revised proposed rules under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) are (a significant improvement) over the original proposals but still fall short in a number of critical areas.
Politics | 12/15/2014 6:01:36 PM
WASHINGTON, Dec. 14, 2014 - The $1.1 trillion government-wide spending measure is on its way to President Obama for his signature, but the Senate still has to vote this week on a tax extenders bill that also is critical to agriculture.

Politics | 12/15/2014
WASHINGTON, Dec. 15, 2014 - Four newly elected Republican senators, including Iowa's Joni Ernst and Nebraska's Ben Sasse, will be joining the Senate Agriculture Committee for the new Congress.
Politics | 12/14/2014 5:36:13 PM
WASHINGTON, Dec. 11 - The House tonight averted a government shutdown by narrowly passing a sweeping government-wide spending bill over a revolt by Democrats and conservative Republicans
Politics | 12/11/2014 11:03:44 PM
WASHINGTON, Dec. 11, 2014 - A House subcommittee on Wednesday debated the role of the Food and Drug Administration in the regulation of food containing genetically engineered (GE) ingredients.
Politics | 12/11/2014 10:50:00 AM
WASHINGTON, Dec. 11, 2014 -- A House-passed bill reinstating a series of expired tax breaks is likely to be the last thing the Senate does before adjourning for the year.
Politics | 12/11/2014 10:35:14 AM
WASHINGTON, Dec. 11, 2014 - USDA Chief Economist Joe Glauber is set to retire from federal service, the agency announced today.
Politics | 12/11/2014 9:44:20 AM
WASHINGTON, December 11, 2014 - Given all of the turmoil and dysfunction in Congress, passage of the 2014 farm bill this spring was a major accomplishment, Senate Agriculture Committee Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow emphasized during her keynote speech at the Farm Journal Forum today in Washington. But she warned that the broad-based coalition that came together to support the multifaceted measure needs to be not only maintained, but strengthened.
Politics | 12/11/2014 4:55:46 AM
WASHINGTON, Dec. 10, 2014 - Members of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry agreed that the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) gained
Politics | 12/10/2014 11:21:53 PM
WASHINGTON, Dec 9, 2014 -- The massive $1 trillion fiscal 2015 spending bill that congressional leaders have agreed on sets the stage for fights next year over the Clean Water Act, school nutrition, the beef checkoff and country-of-origin labeling.
Politics | 12/10/2014 9:23:12 PM
CHICAGO, Dec. 10, 2014 -- The American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) is planning a three-year consumer campaign to educate people about the value of the seed industry.
Politics | 12/10/2014 8:30:35 PM
WASHINGTON, Dec. 10, 2014 -- Rep. Michael Conaway, R-Texas, the next chairman of the House Agriculture Committee, today named the Republican lawmakers who will lead the panel's subcommittees in the 114th Congress.
Politics | 12/10/2014 6:32:54 PM
WASHINGTON, Dec. 10, 2014 -- The House has approved a bill that would provide the first congressional authorization for the Obama administration's $1-billion-a-year Feed the Future initiative.
Politics | 12/10/2014 4:55:36 PM
WASHINGTON, Dec. 10, 2014 - The Clean Water Act provisions in the massive fiscal 2015 spending agreement are likely to do little to slow an effort by farm groups to kill a proposed rule defining the law's jurisdiction.
Politics | 12/10/2014 3:38:54 PM
WASHINGTON, Dec. 10, 2014 - The Transportation Department's Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today granted five regulatory exemptions for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) operations to four companies for aerial surveying, construction site monitoring and oil-rig flare stack inspections.
Politics | 12/10/2014 3:18:00 PM
WASHINGTON, Dec. 10 - An EPA official refused Wednesday to tell lawmakers when the agency would finally release this year's biofuel usage targets.
Politics | 12/9/2014 10:23:47 PM
WASHINGTON, Dec. 9, 2014 - Midwestern agricultural interests are being left out in the cold in the immigration debate, the Chicago Council on Global Affairs says in a new report
Politics | 12/9/2014 1:17:24 PM
WASHINGTON, Dec. 9, 2014 - The House of Representatives today passed a bill that its Republican backers say would bring some relief to drought-plagued California while Democratic opponents say it would weaken environmental laws and possibly ignite a water war between the northern and southern parts of the state.
Politics | 12/9/2014 12:16:35 PM
WASHINGTON, Dec. 9, 2014 -- Incoming House Agriculture Committee Chairman Mike Conaway is setting up a separate subcommittee to oversee federal nutrition programs, confirming that food stamps and other feeding programs will be a major focus in the next Congress.
Politics | 12/9/2014 5:16:50 AM
WASHINGTON, Dec. 8, 2014 - Lawmakers are hurrying to wrap up work on spending legislation before the temporary measure that is currently funding the government expires on Thursday.
Politics | 12/8/2014 2:54:07 PM
WASHINGTON, Dec. 8, 2014 - Rep. Michael Conaway, R-Texas, the incoming chairman of the House Agriculture Committee, today named eight new Republican members who will serve on the panel in the 114th Congress.
Politics | 12/8/2014 2:52:50 PM
WASHINGTON, Dec. 8, 2014 - The House is set to pass a bill this week that would provide legal authority for the first time to President Obama's Feed the Future initiative, a $1-billion-a-year effort to increase food production and combat hunger in 19 target countries.
Politics | 12/8/2014 1:50:41 PM
WASHINGTON, Dec. 8, 2014 - Eight states will participate in the Pilot Project for Procurement of Unprocessed Fruits and Vegetables to increases purchases of locally grown fruits and vegetables in school meal programs.
Politics | 12/8/2014 1:42:51 PM
WASHINGTON, Dec. 8, 2014 - The Department of Agriculture today announced the speaker lineup for the Agricultural Outlook Forum, a two-day conference designed to discuss topics in agriculture's future.
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