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WASHINGTON, July 27, 2014 - U.S. Trade Negotiator Michael Froman says India's refusal to support a package of agreements including the so-called Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) has brought the World Trade Organization (to the brink
WASHINGTON, July 25, 2014 - A House Agriculture subcommittee on Thursday heard witnesses describe the important role played by the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program in fighting hunger. But several said the program is badly in need of
WASHINGTON, July 24, 2014- Supporters of federally revised school nutrition standards are citing studies and testimonials that children are accepting the healthier food, but the School Nutrition Association
WASHINGTON, July 24, 2014 - For families on food assistance,
farmers market vouchers are a way to increase fresh fruit and vegetable
consumption, according to a study released today by NYU's Steinhardt School of Culture,
Education, and Human Development.
WASHINGTON, July 23, 2014 -- The Environmental Working Group hosted a briefing on Capitol Hill Wednesday where researchers and doctors sought to persuade EPA to reject Dow AgroScience's application for
WASHINGTON, July 23, 2014 -- USDA has chosen representatives from 11 universities, including a Nobel Prize laureate, plus officials from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Cargill Inc., the chairwoman of the National Corn Growers Association and a former U.S. Agriculture Secretary as board members for the
WASHINGTON, July 23, 2014 - Sen. Pat Roberts told EPA chief Gina McCarthy yesterday that many of the people he represents in Kansas believe the Environmental Protection Agency has an (anti-agriculture agenda) that is
WASHINGTON, July 23, 2014 - As growers look ahead towards a bountiful harvest in many parts of the Midwest, the potential for bumper 2014 crops coupled with still lingering rail problems moving last year's crop, could shape up as a major issue this fall.
WASHINGTON, July 23, 2014 - The 2014 Farm Bill directs USDA's Farm Service Agency (FSA) to roll out the Margin Protection Program (MPP) for dairy producers no later than Sept. 1, and there's no reason to believe it won't be on time, or at most a day late.
WASHINGTON, July 23, 2014 - While multilateral trade agreements may seem a thing of the past, Deputy U.S. Trade Representative Michael Punke says that at least one new trade deal - about to be implemented around the globe- will mean big savings in time and money for U.S. exporters.
WASHINGTON, July 23, 2014 - Why is the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (DGAC) - charged with updating nutrition guidelines - looking into the issue of sustainability in food production? That a question more farmers and food companies would like answered.
WASHINGTON, July 23, 2014 - Brian Scott, who raises corn, soybeans, popcorn and wheat in Indiana, started a blog to document the daily life of a farmer about three years ago, simply to (talk about what we do every day) to people who are not living on farms.
WASHINGTON, July 23, 2014 - While U.S. farm exports are forecast to reach a record $149.5 billion in the current fiscal year, some say they could be growing even faster -- if only USDA had a designated Under Secretary for Trade, as mandated in the 2014 Farm Bill.
WASHINGTON, July 23, 2014 - The European Consumer Organization (BEUC) is condemning sanitary washes used in U.S. chicken production, a move that may further complicate negotiations for a trade treaty with the European Union.
WASHINGTON, July 23, 2014 - A University of Minnesota (UM) research team says it has identified some relatively simple steps that can be taken to not only insure food security for a global population that is expected to soar to more than 9 billion people by 2050, but also reduce agricultural emissions that contribute to climate change.
This week’s Open Mic features Oklahoma State University’s Dr. Jayson Lusk who has conducted extensive research on consumer attitudes toward food safety and acceptance of new technologies. Proposed labeling legislation over foods that contain ingredients from GMO crops has proven to be a polar issue that may see attention in the US Senate. In this interview, Dr. Lusk discusses the consumer cost of mandatory food labels, the social and economic implications on agriculture research and technologies and the retailers reaction to consumer food buying trends.