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Politics | 6/24/2014 6:17:12 PM
WASHINGTON June 24, 2014 - The Federal Aviation Administration is clarifying the permitted uses of unmanned model aircraft, citing an increase in
Politics | 6/24/2014 4:12:44 PM
WASHINGTON, June 24, 2014 - USDA on Monday announced the implementation of policy changes and measures authorized by the 2014 Farm Bill designed to help new farmers and ranchers get started in an occupation where

Politics | 6/24/2014 2:48:08 PM
The bill was first brought to the floor last Thursday and saw action Monday afternoon as well before Tuesday's final passage
Politics | 6/23/2014 4:27:32 PM
WASHINGTON, June 23, 2014 - With House and Senate action on a USDA spending bill in limbo, many agricultural stakeholders will be focusing on trade issues this week, with Congressional hearings scheduled on reauthorizing the Export-Import Bank and on using
Politics | 6/20/2014 12:12:56 PM
WASHINGTON, June 20, 2014 - President Obama capped off National Pollinator Week Friday by ordering the creation of a federal task force to promote the
Politics | 6/19/2014 7:04:19 PM
WASHINGTON, June 19, 2014 - Four former EPA administrators - who all served during Republican administrations - encouraged the Senate Environment and
Politics | 6/19/2014 4:19:16 PM
WASHINGTON, June 19, 2014 - Sen. Pat Roberts of Kansas and 29 other Republican senators today introduced legislation meant to prevent
Politics | 6/18/2014 8:57:29 PM
WASHINGTON, June 18, 2014- The National Grain and Feed Association (NGFA) and more than 30 other organizations including groups representing state and national crop and livestock
Politics | 6/18/2014 5:59:08 PM
WASHINGTON, June 18. 2014 - Senate debate on the appropriations (minibus) bill - which includes agriculture - continued today, as a
Politics | 6/18/2014 3:15:31 PM

WASHINGTON, June 18, 2014 - Sanjaya Rajaram, whose research led to a (prodigious) increase in world wheat production, was named the winner of the 2014 World Food Prize today
Politics | 6/18/2014 11:18:51 AM
WASHINGTON, June 18, 2014 -- It's not the first and it won't be the last. Legislation introduced by Rep. James Lankford, R-Okla., would repeal the
Politics | 6/18/2014 11:02:29 AM
WASHINGTON, June 18, 2014 -- A study contending that U.S. corn production is threatened by climate change, unsustainable water use and inefficient and damaging fertilizer practices fails in its intent (by
Politics | 6/18/2014
WASHINGTON, June 18, 2014 - Advocates for a tax incentive aimed at helping owners conserve farmland, woodlands and open spaces
Politics | 6/17/2014 8:50:03 PM
WASHINGTON, June 17, 2014 - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack asked European Union (EU) officials at a (historic meeting) to base agricultural trade talks on
Politics | 6/17/2014 12:47:46 PM
WASHINGTON, June 17, 2014 -The United States and Hong Kong have agreed on new terms and conditions that pave the way for the full range of U.S.
Politics | 6/16/2014 5:11:46 PM
WASHINGTON, June 16, 2014 - The USDA will begin accepting renewal applications for the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) on July 11. Farmers and ranchers that enrolled in the program in 2010 are eligible to
Politics | 6/16/2014 4:43:04 PM
WASHINGTON, June 16, 2014 - USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has issued Harrisvaccines Inc. of Ames, Iowa, a conditional license for a vaccine that may help control the
Politics | 6/16/2014 12:36:11 PM
Summer is a time when we think of picnics, outdoor gatherings and recreational activities, but it is also a time when our farmers are working hard
Politics | 6/16/2014
WASHINGTON, JUNE 16, 2014 - Agricultural stakeholders will be closely following a House Agriculture subcommittee hearing on Thursday as it reviews the interpretive rule included in
Politics | 6/13/2014 1:19:46 PM
WASHINGTON, June 13, 2014 - The U.S. and Korea recently completed discussions related to an equivalence arrangement for processed
Politics | 6/13/2014 11:29:17 AM
WASHINGTON, June 13, 2014 - Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack will be traveling through Europe next week in hopes of discussing the expansion of
Politics | 6/13/2014
WASHINGTON, June 13, 2014 -- The Senate Agriculture Committee hosted school and military leaders Thursday during a hearing to support the Obama administration's school meal reforms in
Politics | 6/12/2014 6:17:49 PM
WASHINGTON, June 12, 2014 - The legal battle over Vermont's first-in-the-nation, no-strings attached GMO-labeling law is under way. On Thursday, the Grocery Manufacturers Association, the National Association
Politics | 6/12/2014 4:58:49 PM
WASHINGTON, June 12, 2014 - The EPA and the American Farm Bureau Federation presented radically different views of how the agency's proposed definition of 'waters of the U.S.'
Politics | 6/12/2014 4:52:33 PM
WASHINGTON, June 12, 2014 -- The House passed legislation Thursday that would make permanent a tax provision that allows farmers and other small businesses to immediately write off up to $500,000 in equipment purchases such as combines and large tractors rather than
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