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WASHINGTON, July 23, 2014 -- The Environmental Working Group hosted a briefing on Capitol Hill Wednesday where researchers and doctors sought to persuade EPA to reject Dow AgroScience's application for
WASHINGTON, July 23, 2014 -- USDA has chosen representatives from 11 universities, including a Nobel Prize laureate, plus officials from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Cargill Inc., the chairwoman of the National Corn Growers Association and a former U.S. Agriculture Secretary as board members for the
WASHINGTON, July 23, 2014 - Sen. Pat Roberts told EPA chief Gina McCarthy yesterday that many of the people he represents in Kansas believe the Environmental Protection Agency has an (anti-agriculture agenda) that is
WASHINGTON, July 23, 2014 - As growers look ahead towards a bountiful harvest in many parts of the Midwest, the potential for bumper 2014 crops coupled with still lingering rail problems moving last year's crop, could shape up as a major issue this fall.
WASHINGTON, July 23, 2014 - The 2014 Farm Bill directs USDA's Farm Service Agency (FSA) to roll out the Margin Protection Program (MPP) for dairy producers no later than Sept. 1, and there's no reason to believe it won't be on time, or at most a day late.
WASHINGTON, July 23, 2014 - While multilateral trade agreements may seem a thing of the past, Deputy U.S. Trade Representative Michael Punke says that at least one new trade deal - about to be implemented around the globe- will mean big savings in time and money for U.S. exporters.
WASHINGTON, July 23, 2014 - Why is the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (DGAC) - charged with updating nutrition guidelines - looking into the issue of sustainability in food production? That a question more farmers and food companies would like answered.
WASHINGTON, July 23, 2014 - Brian Scott, who raises corn, soybeans, popcorn and wheat in Indiana, started a blog to document the daily life of a farmer about three years ago, simply to (talk about what we do every day) to people who are not living on farms.
WASHINGTON, July 23, 2014 - While U.S. farm exports are forecast to reach a record $149.5 billion in the current fiscal year, some say they could be growing even faster -- if only USDA had a designated Under Secretary for Trade, as mandated in the 2014 Farm Bill.
WASHINGTON, July 23, 2014 - The European Consumer Organization (BEUC) is condemning sanitary washes used in U.S. chicken production, a move that may further complicate negotiations for a trade treaty with the European Union.
WASHINGTON, July 23, 2014 - A University of Minnesota (UM) research team says it has identified some relatively simple steps that can be taken to not only insure food security for a global population that is expected to soar to more than 9 billion people by 2050, but also reduce agricultural emissions that contribute to climate change.
WASHINGTON, July 23, 2014 - While Golden Rice is well known within the biotechnology community as an example of a nutritionally beneficial genetically-engineered crop, it is also the product of improved collaboration between scientists in different fields, said Mario Ferruzzi, professor in the Food Science and Nutrition Science departments at Purdue University.
WASHINGTON, July 22, 2014 - Senators Charles Grassley,
R-Iowa, and Amy Klobuchar, D- Minn., have asked the Department of Justice (DOJ)
and Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to look into possible anticompetitive
practices involving certain big oil
WASHINGTON, July 21, 2014 - The food fight over nutrition requirements in the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 will resume Wednesday when Senate Agriculture Committee Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow holds a hearing
WASHINGTON, July 18, 2014 - EPA today issued a proposal to protect Bristol Bay in Alaska from development of large scale copper and gold mine. The agency says the operation, backed by Northern Dynasty Minerals and the Pebble Limited Partnership, would threaten
WASHINGTON, July 18, 2014 - U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman is offering an optimistic outlook on the sixth round of negotiations for the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, which ended today in Brussels, but he offered
This week's guest on Open Mic is US Senator Heidi Heitkamp. As an outspoken advocate for agriculture and rural America, the North Dakota Democrat was instrumental in crafting the 2014 farm bill and now has proposed legislation to address uncertainty over renewable fuels and waters of the US as well as expanding trade with Cuba. In this interview Senator Heitkamp shares her thoughts on food labeling and outlines senate debate over Trade Promotion Authority for President Obama. While trade dominates the legislative agenda this week, Heitkamp hopes for timely action on the highway trust fund, the export-import bank and national security issues.