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WASHINGTON, July 2, 2014 - The European Union (EU) is set to decide whether to grant Denmark exclusive use of the name "Havarti" within its member states. It's just the latest attempt by a European state to protect food product names through geographical indication (GI) rules that many, including some in the American dairy industry, believe are too generic to be worthy of the EU version of a trademark.
WASHINGTON, July 2, 2014 - With less than 30 days before Rep. Kevin McCarthy officially moves into the Majority Leader's office, several agricultural groups are optimistic that the strong working relationship they've enjoyed with the California Republican will only strengthen as he climbs the leadership ladder.
WASHINGTON, July 2, 2014 - Biofuel advocates are questioning why a Congressional Budget Office (CBO) report requested by the chairman of the House Energy Committee and claiming the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) will drive up fuel prices omits what they say are the beneficial economic impacts of substituting biofuels for gasoline and diesel.
WASHINGTON, July 2, 2014 - The EPA recently closed the comment period on its proposed decision to register Dow AgroSciences' Enlist Duo, the new 2,4-D, glyphosate herbicide for use with Enlist corn and soybeans, still pending approval at USDA.
WASHINGTON, July 2, 2014 - Some pork industry experts are expressing surprise that the latest USDA report on the nation's hog inventory failed to show signs of herd expansion, despite months of producer profitability.
WASHINGTON, July 2, 2014 - With recent reports from both the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and the U.S. National Climate Assessment assigning some responsibility to agriculture for (unprecedented levels) of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, it is not surprising that research is building on the contributions that livestock make to the increase in GHGs.
WASHINGTON, July 2, 2014 - The EPA says six states and the District of Columbia are making progress in reducing pollution in the Chesapeake Bay, but must improve to meet standards outlined in a 2009 executive order signed by President Obama.
WASHINGTON, D.C., June 30, 2014 - The National Council of Farmer Cooperatives (NCFC) is (deeply disappointed) after hearing President Obama relate that House Speaker John Boehner told him the House will not
WASHINGTON, June 25, 2014 -- The American Soybean Association (ASA) is calling on U.S. lawmakers and the Obama administration to take a tougher stance with trading partners including China and the European Union on their resistance to
This week's Open Mic guest is Michigan US Senator Debbie Stabenow. As Ranking Member on the Senate Agriculture Committee Stabenow says she's concerned about the budget process and is ready to defend the agriculture policy she and others worked so hard to approve. Stabenow says she wants to export products not jobs. In this interview, she shares her reservations about granting Trade Promotion Authority for the administration and her support for expanding trade with Cuba.