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WASHINGTON, April 20, 2015 - A coalition of
environmental, food safety and public health groups filed a motion today
challenging EPA's decision to expand the use of Enlist Duo herbicide on
genetically engineered (GE) corn and soy crops to nine additional states:
Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, Nebraska,
Oklahoma, and North Dakota,
WASHINGTON, April 21, 2015 -
The White House says it's "irresponsible" for House appropriators to
use a spending bill to block the administration from implementing new
definitions of what streams, ponds and other features are regulated
under the Clean Water Act.
WASHINGTON, April 19, 2015 - A deal between key lawmakers to fast-track new trade agreements begins to move through Congress this week, increasing pressure on President Obama to win over reluctant Democrats.
WASHINGTON, April 20, 2015 -- Kraft Foods says that starting in January, it will no longer make its Original Macaroni and Cheese with artificial preservatives or synthetic colors, replacing the chemical dyes with colors derived from natural sources like paprika, annatto and turmeric. In Canada, it plans to remove synthetic colors in Kraft Dinner Original by the end of 2016.
WASHINGTON, April 20, 2015 - USDA is crediting the voluntary efforts of private landowners with helping the ecosystems of the Gulf of Mexico recover from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, which erupted five years ago this week.
WASHINGTON, April 17, 2015 - USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) announced today a new reporting model to keep up with the rapid spread of high path avian influenza (HPAI) in the nation's chicken and turkey flocks. Six new outbreaks of the disease were announced today alone, bringing the total of confirmed instances of the H5N2 strain of the disease to 49.
WASHINGTON, April 15, 2015 - U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) Director Dan Ashe said he and his counterparts from Mexico and Canada are seeking new ways to support monarch butterfly habitat during the 20th annual meeting of the Canada/Mexico/United States Trilateral Committee for Wildlife and Ecosystem Conservation and Management in San Diego, California.
16, 2015 - Lawmakers finalized a bipartisan three-year fast-track bill
Thursday to smooth the way for negotiating and ratifying trade
agreements with the Pacific Rim and European Union.
WASHINGTON, April 16, 2014 - For the second year in a row, Iowa soybean farmers expect to see a decline in financial returns and will cut back expenses according to the Agri-Pulse Farm Opinion Poll. The poll was conducted this month in partnership with the Iowa Soybean Association (ISA).
WASHINGTON, April 16, 2015 -- C.S. Prakash, director of the Center for Plant Biotechnology Research at Tuskegee University in Alabama, will receive the 2015 Borlaug CAST Communication Award from the Council for Agricultural Science and Technology (CAST) Oct. 4 in a World Food Prize ceremony in Iowa.
WASHINGTON, April 16, 2015 - Thirty public and private leaders from around the world are endorsing a report that calls on the U.S. government to provide leadership on global malnutrition and food insecurity issues by committing to a long-term, globally minded agricultural development and food systems strategy.
16, 2015 - Leaders of the Senate Finance Committee announced that they
were on the verge of an agreement on Trade Promotion Authority
legislation that could be released later Thursday.
WASHINGTON, April 15, 2015 - A coalition of environmental groups filed a lawsuit today challenging a Bush administration EPA decision that exempts large animal feeding operations from requirements that they file reports on airborne emissions of hazardous substances.
WASHINGTON, April 14, 2015 - In the latest battle over U.S. energy policy, Rep. Ed Whitfield, R-Ky, on Tuesday chaired another in a series of House Energy and Commerce subcommittee hearings on EPA's controversial Clean Power Plan
WASHINGTON, April 15, 2015 - The controversial school lunch standards approved in the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 received more scrutiny in Congress Wednesday, with advocates calling for increased flexibility in the rules.
WASHINGTON, April 15, 2015-Charity and nonprofit organizations dedicated to feeding the hungry testified Wednesday on how public-private partnerships can help their efforts during a House Agriculture Committee hearing.
WASHINGTON, April 15, 2015 - A joint venture between a state-owned Saudi Arabian investment company and the agribusiness giant Bunge has purchased a controlling interest in CWB, formerly the Canadian Wheat Board, for C$250 million ($203 million U.S.)
15, 2015 - House committees have approved separate bills to block the Obama
administration from re-defining the jurisdiction of the Clean Water Act,
but Democrats made clear that the strategy will face stiff opposition.
WASHINGTON, April 14, 2015 - Will rural areas eventually receive the same type of high-speed Internet access that many of their urban (cousins) enjoy? The answer to the question is still in dispute as service providers and their federal regulators duke it out in the courts over controversial new rules.
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.