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WASHINGTON, Jan. 8, 2015 - A bill to approve the Keystone XL pipeline is headed to the Senate floor next week after the Energy and Natural Resources Committee approved the measure on a near party-line vote, 13-9.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 8, 2015 - Sam Kass's former nutrition spot on the White House staff is now filled. The White House announced that Debra (Deb) Eschmeyer will join the White House as the executive director of Let's Move! and senior policy advisor for nutrition policy.
Jan. 8, 2015 - With bipartisan support from some key members of Congress, more
than 30 farm groups and agribusinesses on Thursday officially launched a
coalition to work for the end of the half-century old Cuban embargo.
Jan. 7, 2015 - The new chairman of the Senate
Environment and Public Works Committee is pledging to take on the
Obama administration over the proposed Clean Water Act rule and its enforcement
of the Endangered Species Act.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 7, 2015 - Senate Republicans scrambled to secure a veto-proof margin for legislation approving the Keystone XL pipeline but said they may have to attach the measure to a must-pass bill later.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 7, 2015 - USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack joined with Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) chief Jason Weller and Thomas Tidwell, the head of the U.S. Forest Service on Tuesday to mark 2015 as the International Year of Soils (IYS).
WASHINGTON, Jan. 5, 2014 -- The Environmental Protection Agency is seeking public comment on its revised assessment of the pesticide chlorpyrifos which the agency said shows some health risk to workers who mix, load and apply the product.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 5, 2015 - The U.S. will once again allow importation of Irish beef, ending a 15-year closed-door policy instituted because of worries of spreading bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), or mad cow disease, to American herds.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 5, 2015 -- The National Grain and Feed Association (NGFA) and five other national agribusinesses are urging EPA to rethink its proposed rules related to construction or modification of grain elevators, saying the proposals would cost much more than the agency has estimated and require a burdensome amount of record-keeping.
Jan. 5, 2015 - Special safety labels won't be required for mechanically
tenderized meat until at least 2018 after the Obama administration
failed to finalize the regulation in time for it to take effect earlier.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 31, 2014 - It's been an important year for U.S. agriculture with issues affecting farming and ranching making big news day in and day out. Here's a brief look at some of the most important agricultural stories of 2014.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 1, 2015 -- The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) is considering the monarch butterfly for
status under the Endangered Species Act (ESA), in response to urging from environmental groups that want
federal protection for the species.
CAMDENTON, MO., Dec. 31, 2014 - Nearly 35 years ago, Denny Banister took to the radio airwaves with his first market report for the Missouri Farm Bureau (MOFB). On Dec. 31, he delivered his last report.
Dec. 31, 2014 - The Agriculture Department is proposing to ease
identification requirements for cattle being moved across state lines
while ensuring that federal or state inspectors have access to records
they need during a disease outbreak.
This week’s Open Mic features Frank Gasperini, CEO for the National Council for Agricultural Employers. In this interview you will hear the frustration labor intensive agriculture faces each year in finding an adequate hourly workforce to harvest crops and care for livestock and how a coalition has grown challenging congress to take action. Gasperini defines how some proposals for immigration reform legislation could decimate some facets of the ag industry and threaten our nation’s food security.