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Politics | 4/21/2016 5:06:05 PM
WASHINGTON, April 21, 2016 - Kevin M. Folta, a University of Florida molecular biologist who specializes in better strawberries but who became the target of anti-biotech crusaders for articulating the benefits of biotechnology, is the 2016 winner of the annual Borlaug CAST Communications Award given by the Council for Agricultural Science and Technology (CAST).
Politics | 4/21/2016 4:35:12 PM
WASHINGTON, April 20, 2016 - USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack will be in Japan this weekend to meet with ag ministers from the G-7 group of industrialized nations. But, in an exclusive interview with Agri-Pulse, Vilsack says a lot of his time will be devoted to keeping the Trans-Pacific Partnership on track.

Politics | 4/21/2016 1:39:57 PM
WASHINGTON, April 21, 2016 - USDA will grant $22 million for research on citrus greening disease - the pathogen that has devastated citrus production in Florida.
Politics | 4/21/2016 12:22:10 PM
WASHINGTON, April 21, 2016 - Senate Democrats again successfully protected the Obama administration's embattled Clean Water Act rule, defeating a GOP attempt to stop the measure the measure from being implemented should it survive court challenges.
Politics | 4/21/2016 10:29:55 AM
WASHINGTON, April 21, 2016 - Regardless of the cause of a power outage, the (cooperative difference makes all the difference) in planning for and responding to major service disruptions...
Politics | 4/21/2016 9:58:20 AM
WASHINGTON, April 21, 2016 - On behalf of the Energy Future Coalition, the Urban Air Institute and the Governors' Biofuels Coalition, Boyden Gray and Associates PLLC recently submitted a formal Request for Correction of Information to EPA...
Politics | 4/21/2016 9:39:32 AM
WASHINGTON, April 21, 2016 - The Energy Department (DOE) recently awarded nearly $4 million to four partners to help launch DOE's Orange Button initiative, which is designed to simplify and standardize solar data so that...
Politics | 4/21/2016 9:13:05 AM
WASHINGTON, April 21, 2016 - Wind energy is already cutting consumers' electricity bills in many states across the U.S. If current policies and trends continue, the wind industry forecasts...
Politics | 4/21/2016 8:14:55 AM
WASHINGTON, April 21,, 2016 - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack heads to Japan today for a meeting of G7 agriculture ministers, and Agri-Pulse's Bill Tomson reports that he'll be spending much of his time there addressing possible issues with the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).
Politics | 4/20/2016 8:31:47 PM
WASHINGTON, April 20, 2016 - USDA's Agricultural Marketing Service announced today that the National Pork Board can continue to pay $3 million in annual payments to the National Pork Producers Council.
Politics | 4/20/2016 5:01:32 PM
WASHINGTON, April 20, 2016 - EPA chief Gina McCarthy went before a Senate Appropriations subcommittee Wednesday to defend her agency's budget request - as well as controversial plans to reduce pollution from existing power plants and to define which U.S. waters can be regulated under the Clean Water Act.
Politics | 4/20/2016 4:37:36 PM
WASHINGTON, April 20, 2016 - One-third of the House of Representatives sent a letter to the Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday expressing their concern stemming from an anti-farmer billboard that was installed using taxpayer funds.
Politics | 4/20/2016 3:36:15 PM
WASHINGTON, April 20, 2016 - The Senate today gave its overwhelming approval to the first comprehensive energy bill since 2007, producing a long-awaited victory for Energy and Natural Resources Chairman Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, and Ranking Member Maria Cantwell, D-Wash.
Politics | 4/20/2016 12:53:35 PM
WASHINGTON, April 20, 2016 - The fiscal 2017 spending bill for the Agriculture Department, Food and Drug Administration and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission is headed to the House floor - and possible fights over...
Politics | 4/20/2016 12:43:48 PM
WASHINGTON, April 20, 2016 - The Agriculture spending bill would provide USDA $9.9 million to start monitoring antibiotic resistance on farms, a key part of...
Politics | 4/20/2016 12:33:00 PM
WASHINGTON, April 20, 2016 - USDA's milestone decisions not to regulate crops developed with the popular new CRISPR gene-editing technique are raising hopes for...
Politics | 4/20/2016 11:38:09 AM
WASHINGTON, April 20, 2016 - Biotechnology innovation is happening so quickly, federal regulators can't keep up, which is why they have asked the...
Politics | 4/20/2016 10:52:36 AM
WASHINGTON, April 20, 2016 - An end to the embargo on Cuba would offer major rewards to U.S. agricultural exporters, but Cuba still needs to make substantial reforms to remove...
Politics | 4/20/2016 10:37:45 AM
WASHINGTON, April 20, 2016 - Four Cuban officials are traveling through the U.S. this week, getting their first look at...
Politics | 4/20/2016 9:31:04 AM
WASHINGTON, April 20, 2016 - So far, the U.S. dairy sector is swimming along fairly well through a flooded world market...
Politics | 4/20/2016 9:09:44 AM
WASHINGTON, April 20, 2016 - The nation's largest farm organization is trying to make sure that online sales are treated - and taxed - the same as their brick and mortar counterparts in an effort to...
Politics | 4/20/2016 8:53:39 AM
WASHINGTON, April 20, 2016 - Too many wild horses for too many years have caused considerable ecosystem degradation on the Western range...
Politics | 4/20/2016 8:04:43 AM
WASHINGTON, April 20, 2016 - Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton have fresh momentum after big victories in yesterday's New York presidential primary. In his victory speech, Trump attributed his win to trade-related job losses.
Politics | 4/19/2016 10:01:01 PM
WASHINGTON, April 18, 2016 - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack described the depth of poverty in rural America at a Farm Foundation Forum Monday...
Politics | 4/19/2016 3:21:46 PM
WASHINGTON, April 19, 2016 - House appropriators narrowly agreed to block the Agriculture Department from issuing new regulations on poultry and livestock contract practices, and Republicans preserved a $3 million plan to promote consumer acceptance of biotech crops.
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