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Politics | 11/15/2015 10:41:59 AM
WASHINGTON, Nov. 13, 2015 - FDA on Friday rolled out the first federal food-safety standards for fresh produce and also finalized regulations for verifying that imported foods are free of pathogens -- in rules mandated by the landmark Food Safety Modernization Act signed into law nearly five years ago.
Politics | 11/15/2015 10:08:05 AM
WASHINGTON, Nov. 15, 2015 - EPA has issued a cancellation order for registered products using sulfoxaflor, in response to a Sept. 10 decision by the federal Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals that found the agency violated federal law when it approved the pesticide's registration without additional studies regarding potential impact on honeybees.

Politics | 11/13/2015 4:14:11 PM
WASHINGTON, Nov. 12, 2015 - The Kansas City Fed is painting a dreary picture of the farm economy in the Tenth Federal Reserve District, an area covering Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Wyoming, the northern half of New Mexico and the western third of Missouri.
Politics | 11/13/2015 9:28:52 AM
WASHINGTON, Nov. 13, 2015 - Dairy producers who have not yet enrolled for 2016 coverage under USDA's Margin Protection Program have until Nov. 20 to make their annual elections.
Politics | 11/12/2015 5:11:33 PM
WASHINGTON, Nov. 11, 2015 - Key lawmakers are considering renewing dozens of expired tax incentives, including the expanded Section 179 expensing allowance, for this year and extending them through 2016.
Politics | 11/12/2015 3:59:36 PM
WASHINGTON, Nov. 12, 2015 - USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) will launch a $4 million initiative in 2016 to create and enhance habitat for monarch butterflies on private lands across 10 states.
Politics | 11/12/2015 3:17:48 PM
WASHINGTON, Nov. 12, 2015 - European Union regulators have concluded that the widely used herbicide glyphosate is unlikely to cause cancer, a ruling that runs counter to an controversial assessment issued recently by an arm of the World Health Organization.
Politics | 11/11/2015 2:37:29 PM
WASHINGTON, Nov. 10, 2015 -- One certainty about U.S. and world oil prices, and consequently energy prices overall, is to expect continuing volatility.
Politics | 11/11/2015 10:29:11 AM
WASHINGTON, Nov. 11, 2015 - Vertimass recently received third-party validation for its technology that converts ethanol to hydrocarbons for...
Politics | 11/11/2015 10:21:30 AM
WASHINTON, Nov. 22, 3025 - The crop insurance program may have dodged a bullet in the new budget agreement, but more shots may...
Politics | 11/11/2015 10:13:19 AM
WASHINGTON, Nov. 11, 2015 - Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., appear to be the favorites of...
Politics | 11/11/2015 9:56:38 AM
WASHINGTON, Nov. 11, 2015 - Farmers and other landowners are invited to USDA's 46th general sign-up for the...
Politics | 11/11/2015 9:47:51 AM
WASHINGTON, Nov. 11, 2015 - Sugar growers had a lot to lose in the Trans-Pacific Partnership, but they say they're...
Politics | 11/11/2015 9:37:41 AM

WASHINGTON, Nov. 11, 2015 - The fiscal 2016 omnibus spending bill that lawmakers are now negotiating could include...
Politics | 11/11/2015 9:32:57 AM
WASHINGTON, Nov. 11, 2015 - Despite some last-minute red tape requirements, a top official with the U.S. rice industry said...
Politics | 11/11/2015 9:24:26 AM
WASHINGTON, Nov. 11, 2015 - Kika de la Garza, the Texas Democrat who ran the House Agriculture Committee from 1981 to 1994, used to tell a story about...
Politics | 11/11/2015 9:15:28 AM
WASHINGTON, Nov. 11, 2015 - A panel of government officials and environmentalists agreed during a Farm Foundation Forum discussion Tuesday that the Endangered Species Act can...
Politics | 11/11/2015 7:42:48 AM
WASHINGTON, Nov. 10, 2015 -- This year's soybean crop will be the biggest ever - and bigger than projected a month ago - and the corn crop is also projected larger than in October, according to the latest USDA forecasts.
Politics | 11/10/2015 7:48:16 PM
WASHINGTON, Nov. 10, 2015 - Small farms and processors across the country as well as some major agricultural cooperatives have been awarded Agriculture Department grants to expand or start new businesses.
Politics | 11/10/2015 5:53:48 PM
WASHINGTON, Nov. 9, 2015 - USDA plans to invest $8 million in fiscal year 2016 in projects that will help farmers and ranchers served by the drought-depleted Ogallala Aquifer conserve billions of gallons of water annually while strengthening agricultural operations.
Politics | 11/10/2015 1:27:29 PM
WASHINGTON, Nov. 10, 2015 - The Justice Department will ask the U.S. Supreme Court to save the Obama administration's plan for allowing millions of illegal immigrants to remain in the country.
Politics | 11/9/2015 10:00:56 PM
WASHINGTON, Nov. 8, 2015 - The Food and Drug Administration is expected to roll out a set of landmark rules this week that includes the first federal safety regulations for how fresh produce is grown and packed.
Politics | 11/9/2015 9:58:53 PM
WASHINGTON, Nov. 9, 2015 - A federal appeals court refused to allow the Obama administration to move forward with its plan to let millions of illegal immigrants to stay in the country.
Politics | 11/9/2015 8:57:39 PM
WASHINGTON, November 9, 2015 - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack is leading a group of Democratic lawmakers to Cuba this week.
Politics | 11/9/2015 1:40:10 PM
WASHINGTON, Nov. 9, 2015 - Ethanol supporters are expressing their disappointment at a recent letter targeting the Renewable Fuel Standard, saying the 184 members of Congress who signed it are turning their backs on farmers and rural communities.
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