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Politics | 3/30/2016 3:44:38 PM
WASHINGTON, March 30, 2016 - New Zealand has a lot to lose if the U.S. Congress fails to ratify the Trans-Pacific Partnership, Prime Minister John Key said in a speech Wednesday during a visit to Washington.
Politics | 3/30/2016 3:38:31 PM
In his March 17 op-ed, (Rural broadband: A key to the success of U.S. agriculture,) CoBank CEO Robert B. Engel's proposal to increase rural broadband access poses an...

Politics | 3/30/2016 3:04:34 PM
WASHINGTON, March 30, 2016 - Agriculture, food and energy industry Political Action Committee (PACs) are preparing in a big way for the upcoming presidential election, having already contributed a combined...
Politics | 3/30/2016 3:03:03 PM
WASHINGTON, March 29, 2016 - Looking for a Trump-like 'better deal,' nine House members are urging U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman to pressure the European Union to end its tariffs on U.S. ethanol and biodiesel imports...
Politics | 3/30/2016 2:50:09 PM
WASHINGTON, March 30, 2016 - Even as a bill has stalled in the Senate for national biotech labeling, activists in several Northeastern states are pushing to get...
Politics | 3/30/2016 2:36:54 PM
WASHINGTON, March 30, 2016 - House GOP leaders are struggling to move a fiscal 2017 budget amid a revolt by hard-line conservatives and lawmakers as they...
Politics | 3/30/2016 2:28:56 PM
WASHINGTON, March 30, 2016 - Some meat products sold in grocery or convenience stores don't have to be cooked before eaten - and some do -- but sometimes a consumer can't...
Politics | 3/30/2016 2:19:46 PM
WASHINGTON, March 30, 2016 - After years of price declines and bin-busting production, producers are gearing up for another spring planting season despite...
Politics | 3/30/2016 2:01:00 PM
WASHINGTON, March 30, 2016 - Tough times on the farm are generating new concerns about the current farm safety net and some Southern farmers are calling for...
Politics | 3/30/2016 1:45:53 PM
WASHINGTON, March 30, 2016 - Vietnam is still angry over the increased scrutiny its catfish industry is going to get as the USDA takes...
Politics | 3/30/2016 9:55:12 AM
WASHINGTON, March 30, 2016 - Editor's Note: I was invited to share some of the national and international trends that can impact agriculture as a kickoff to...
Politics | 3/29/2016 9:27:35 PM
WASHINGTON, March 29, 2016 - A World Trade Organization dispute panel has sided with Argentina on several of its complaints against the European Union related to the EU's imposition of anti-dumping duties on the South American country's biodiesel exports.
Politics | 3/29/2016 7:57:12 PM
WASHINGTON, March 29, 2016 - President Obama will join medical professions and law enforcement officers at the National Rx Drug Abuse and Heroin Summit in Atlanta today to announce a series of actions addressing the opioid abuse epidemic in America.
Politics | 3/29/2016 4:04:51 AM
WASHINGTON, March 25, 2016 - On Monday, thousands of people will visit the South Lawn of the White House for the annual White House Easter Egg Roll.
Politics | 3/28/2016 5:18:47 PM
WASHINGTON, March 28, 2016 - State agencies administering child nutrition programs would have to implement new financial management procedures, under proposed regulations due for publication in Tuesday's Federal Register.
Politics | 3/28/2016 1:38:55 PM
WASHINGTON, March 28, 2016 - The National Association of Wheat Growers is looking for a new CEO. Jim Palmer, who's held the post since 2013, has announced he is resigning at the end of May.
Politics | 3/28/2016 12:09:00 PM
WASHINGTON, March 28, 2016 - USDA has announced it will invest $41 million in conservation funding into a three-year initiative to improve water quality in the Western Lake Erie Basin.
Politics | 3/25/2016 3:27:51 PM
WASHINGTON, March 24, 2016 - Now that EPA officials have vowed to get the RFS back on a statutory schedule, a group of lawmakers and industry stakeholders want them to get back to proposing statutory blending levels as well.
Politics | 3/24/2016 3:18:30 PM
WASHINGTON, March 23, 2016 - USDA's Agricultural Marketing Service pulled the plug on a voluntary grass-fed beef labeling claim in January, and a group of stakeholders want to see something similar reinstated by the department.
Politics | 3/24/2016 12:58:38 PM
WASHINGTON, March 24, 2016 - A group of California Republicans wrote a letter to President Barack Obama Thursday urging him to "act now" to relieve water shortages in the drought-stricken state.
Politics | 3/24/2016 10:32:56 AM
WASHINGTON, March 24, 2016 - Duke Energy will buy swine and poultry waste output from a facility planned for eastern North Carolina and use the captured methane gas...
Politics | 3/24/2016 10:18:10 AM
WASHINGTON, March 24, 2016 - Hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking," has been in use for more than six decades, but has only recently been used to produce a significant...
Politics | 3/24/2016 10:06:05 AM
WASHINGTON, March 24, 2016 - Last week, 14 teams of researchers from seven Energy Department (DOE) national laboratories convened at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden, Colorado, to begin...
Politics | 3/24/2016 9:16:03 AM
WASHINGTON, March 24, 2016 - Global energy-related carbon dioxide emissions (CO2) stayed flat for the second year in a row, according to analysis of...
Politics | 3/24/2016 8:49:22 AM
Major portions of rural America have no access to broadband. Fewer than one in five Americans (17 percent) can't access what the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) defines as...
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