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Politics | 7/15/2015 12:03:01 PM
WASHINGTON, July 15, 2015 - The timing couldn't be better for corn and soybean growers from across the country as they'll use their planned summer legislative conferences in Washington to push for support of Rep. Mike Pompeo's Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act of 2015 (H.R. 1599).
Politics | 7/15/2015 11:58:06 AM
WASHINGTON, July 15, 2015 - The Senate version of the fiscal 2016 spending bill for USDA and FDA seeks to ensure that the Obama administration won't use environmental factors in writing the new dietary guidelines.

Politics | 7/15/2015 11:51:37 AM
WASHINGTON, July 15, 2015 - The spring wave of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) infections appears to be over, so lawmakers and producers are turning their attention to avoiding a similarly devastating outbreak in the fall.
Politics | 7/15/2015 11:46:52 AM
WASHINGTON, July 15, 2015 - After starting in February, the House Agriculture Committee continues its series of oversight hearings on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program with a session today focused on (evidence-based solutions.) Chairman Mike Conaway, R-Texas, says he's reviewing the program to gather ideas for possible reforms.
Politics | 7/15/2015 11:42:42 AM
WASHINGTON, July 15, 2015 - The House Agriculture Committee is raising questions about whether the Obama administration is prepared to carry out a key part of its strategy to reform the Food for Peace program by shifting more aid from U.S.-grown commodities to cash assistance.
Politics | 7/15/2015 11:37:12 AM
WASHINGTON, July 15, 2015 - President Barack Obama indicated Tuesday he would veto the House Republicans' legislative answer to the four-year drought crippling California's Central Valley.
Politics | 7/15/2015 11:30:26 AM
WASHINGTON, July 15, 2015 - Despite record market prices that entice North American bison ranchers to sell every animal that's ready for slaughter, they, like cattle operations, are slowing their selloff and retaining more heifers and cows than in several recent years in new efforts to restore shrunken herds.
Politics | 7/15/2015 11:21:34 AM
WASHINGTON, July 15, 2015 - The Smithsonian's National Museum of American History recently opened its (American Enterprise) exhibit, an 8,000-square-foot gallery that tells the history of the nation's business, including agriculture.
Politics | 7/14/2015 10:01:38 PM
WASHINGTON, July 14, 2015- A bill that would bar states from requiring the labeling of genetically engineered foods could be on the House floor as soon as next week. The Safe and Affordable Food Labeling Act (HR 1599) was approved Tuesday by the House Agriculture Committee Tuesday on a voice vote during a 15-minute meeting.
Politics | 7/14/2015 3:33:22 PM
WASHINGTON, July 14, 2015 -- Monsanto announced Tuesday that it will assemble a panel of scientists to review the International Agency for Research on Cancer's (IARC) analysis that led to the classification of the herbicide glyphosate as (probably carcinogenic) to humans.
Politics | 7/14/2015 2:53:12 PM
WASHINGTON, July 13, 2015 - A United Nations standard-setting body for food safety has issued new guidance that the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) says could lead to hundreds of millions of dollars in increased exports of American pork products.
Politics | 7/14/2015 11:47:19 AM
WASHINGTON, July 14, 2015 -- American Farm Bureau Federation President Bob Stallman says he won't seek reelection following 16 years at the helm of the nation's largest farm organization.
Politics | 7/14/2015 9:50:01 AM
WASHINGTON, July 14, 2015 - The House Agriculture Committee swiftly approved a bill that would bar states from requiring the labeling of genetically engineered foods.
Politics | 7/13/2015 4:00:53 PM
WASHINGTON, July 13, 2015 - A GMO regulation bill set for approval in a House committee Wednesday has been changed to ensure that milk could only be certified as non-GMO if the cows are fed non-biotech grain.
Politics | 7/13/2015 2:39:25 PM
WASHINGTON, July 12, 2015 -A long-anticipated congressional debate over biotech foods kicks off this week as the House Agriculture Committee takes up a bill that would block state GMO labeling laws.
Politics | 7/13/2015 2:38:05 PM
WASHINGTON, July 13, 2015-USDA announced today a proposal to allow homebound seniors and people with disabilities who participate in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) to use their benefits for grocery home delivery services.
Politics | 7/10/2015 4:32:56 PM
WASHINGTON, July 10, 2015 - A bill that would block states from requiring the labeling of foods with biotech ingredients will get its first vote next week in a congressional committee.
Politics | 7/10/2015 3:56:18 PM
WASHINGTON, July 10, 2015 - The House passed a bill, 262-167, Thursday that would reform how the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) fund and conduct wildfire suppression and forest management on public lands.
Politics | 7/10/2015 3:52:15 PM
WASHINGTON, July 10, 2015 - The Department of Agriculture released the latest World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) today, projecting mixed returns in the grain sector but increased total meat production for the remainder of 2015 and the start of 2016.
Politics | 7/10/2015 3:06:22 PM
WASHINGTON, July 10, 2015 - USDA announced today that Robert Johansson is selected as the USDA's Chief Economist, effective July 12. He has been serving in the role of USDA's acting chief economist since Jan. 3, 2014, after the retirement of Joe Glauber.
Politics | 7/10/2015 2:12:41 PM
WASHINGTON, July 10, 2015 - The Agriculture Department is trying to track down as many as 10,000 farmers who haven't reported compliance with conservation restrictions, but officials say the actual number of non-compliant farmers is likely much smaller.
Politics | 7/10/2015 9:06:47 AM
WASHINGTON, July 10, 2015 - A new report says that eradicating world hunger in 15 years will require an additional $160 annually for each person living in extreme poverty.
Politics | 7/10/2015
Since its inception, the ethanol industry has had a profoundly positive impact on the U.S. economy - and on rural America.
Politics | 7/9/2015 6:43:34 PM
WASHINGTON, July 8, 2015 - House appropriators have agreed to block imports of fresh beef from regions of Brazil and Argentina until the Agriculture Department does further study on the potential risk from foot and mouth disease.
Politics | 7/9/2015 4:52:34 PM
WASHINGTON, July 9, 2015 - EPA administrator Gina McCarthy was on the hot seat on Capitol Hill Thursday as Republicans on the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology peppered her with questions on her agency's regulatory record.
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