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WASHINGTON, May 22, 2014-- Senators Pat Roberts, (R-Kans.), Al Franken (D-MN), John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) and Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) introduced a rural health care bill today that makes changes to Medicare regulations
WASHINGTON, May 21, 2014 - Nutrition assistance programs are a familiar battlefront in Congress, but the fighting is usually over spending levels. It was a different story Tuesday when a House subcommittee met and approved a FY 2015 funding bill for USDA and the FDA.
WASHINGTON, May 21, 2014 - Cuts proposed by House appropriators to mandatory funding for farm energy programs authorized by the recently adopted five-year farm bill are targeting successful initiatives that play a key role in boosting the rural economy, according to programs advocates.
WASHINGTON, May 21, 2014 - Tucked into Section 1049 of the Waterways Resources Reform Development Act (WRRDA) is language designed to give farmers and ranchers some relief from the Environmental Protection Agency's Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasure (SPCC) rule on farm storage tanks.
WASHINGTON, May 21, 2014 - U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman is putting a rosy glow on the latest negotiating session aimed at forging a free trade pact among a dozen Pacific Rim countries, but comments from Japan are darkening the picture.
WASHINGTON, May 21, 2014 - Consumer demand for (sustainable) food production is causing some of the world's largest companies to make environmental promises, which could require agricultural producers to assess their farming practices, especially fertilizer use.
WASHINGTON, May 21, 2014 - Leading the charge is Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee Chairman Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, who plans to urge tobacco companies to stop from using child labor in their supply chains.
WASHINGTON, May 21, 2014 -
Agricultural producers and energy facilities working to turn renewable biomass
into clean energy will soon be able to apply for support through the Biomass
Crop Assistance Program
ARLINGTON, Va., May 20, 2014 - President Barack Obama's Feed the Future initiative reached almost 7 million farmers last year by providing access to new technologies and management practices on about 10 million acres
WASHINGTON, May 19, 2014 -- The House Appropriations agriculture subcommittee on Tuesday will consider a draft bill that provides $142.5 billion in discretionary and mandatory funding for USDA and FDA programs for
WASHINGTON, May 16, 2014 - Lawyers involved in former USDA employee Shirley Sherrod's defamation lawsuit against the late blogger Andrew Breitbart say they have subpoenaed Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack in
This week’s guest on Open Mic is Iowa U.S. Senator Charles Grassley. With days left before the August Congressional recess, Grassley says leaders face some must pass legislation including highway funding and a final decision on Country-of-Origin Labeling. In this interview, Grassley offers insights into possible tax reform and the final stages of debate in the budget process. Grassley also says Congress needs to take action to protect poultry farmers from the continued threat of avian influenza.