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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).
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.
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.
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...
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...
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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...
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.
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.
This week's guest on Open Mic is Carl Casale, President and CEO of CHS Inc. The cyclical pendulum has brought the ag industry from record highs to lows not seen since the early 1980's . In this week's interview, Carl Casale shares a view that the industry hasn't yet seen the bottom of the income swing. Despite the current challenge, Casale shares a bright view for the next generation of the industry with tremendous turnover in producer demographics. Casale says CHS is pro-trade but believes the U.S. must step up spending on infrastructure to stay competitive.