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WASHINGTON, June 10, 2015 - Senate Republicans advanced legislation to kill the Obama administration's Clean Water Act rule and set sweeping restrictions on what streams, ponds and wetlands the federal government can regulate.
WASHINGTON, June 10, 2015 - Last Thursday's World Trade Organization (WTO) Appellate Body ruling against India's ban on imports of U.S. poultry may put a small crack in the barriers that India has erected against food and farm products, but it is not likely to fully open one of the world's most protectionist markets.
WASHINGTON, June 10, 2015 - Among the many regulations the Obama administration is defending this year is a new rule requiring restaurants, supermarket delis and convenience stores to start disclosing calorie counts on menus and menu boards.
9, 2015 - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Secretary of the Interior Sally
Jewell announced Tuesday that this summer's fire season will be "above
average." Not only will it be hotter and longer than the norm, but the
Forest Service (FS) and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) say they have
better strategies for fighting wildland fires.
WASHINGTON, June 8, 2015 - As the House of Representatives readies a vote to repeal mandatory country-of-origin labeling (COOL), supporters of the controversial rule are making a last-ditch effort to save it from full repeal.
WASHINGTON, June 9, 2015- In anticipation of a close House vote on Trade Promotion Authority, HR 1314, the U.S. Trade Representative is putting on a full court press to let undecided members know that the majority of American agriculture is firmly behind passage of one of President Obama's key initiatives.
WASHINGTON, June 9, 2015 - House Republicans turned up their attack on President Obama's regulatory agenda, releasing a new spending bill that would block the new Clean Water Act as well as proposed greenhouse gas regulations on power plants.
WASHINGTON, June 9, 2015 - As the House of Representatives gears up for floor action on a bill to repeal meat labeling country-of-origin labeling (COOL), supporters are voicing their backing of the bill, hoping to avoid billions in economic sanctions.
D.C., June 8, 2015-American
celebrating 40 years of advocating for agriculture with its (Drive Across
America,) a five-month educational and advocacy tour. Agri-Pulse Communications is the media partner for the campaign.
WASHINGTON, June 4, 2015 - Republicans remain short of votes to pass the fast-track trade bill despite getting additional commitments from conservatives this week and help from President Obama, who personally lobbied Democrats to back the measure.
WASHINGTON, June 5, 2015 - U.S. and South African trade officials have agreed on a framework to provide for renewed market access for U.S. bone-in chicken into the South African market, the two countries said today in a joint release.
WASHINGTON, June 3, 2015 - China, Brazil and India have dramatically increased their spending on farmers, and some lawmakers say it's time for the United States to consider bringing cases against them at the World Trade Organization.
WASHINGTON, June 4, 2015 - Subway announced today it will remove (artificial ingredients) from its menu by 2017, making the sandwich shop the latest fast food chain to commit to menu changes in favor of simpler ingredients.
WASHINGTON, June 4, 2015 - Canada and Mexico are seeking the go-ahead from the World Trade Organization to impose just over $3 billion in tariffs against U.S. exports in retaliation for losses they claim to have suffered because of U.S. country-of-origin labeling (COOL) requirements.
WASHINGTON, June 4, 2015 - An EPA draft assessment finds that hydraulic fracturing activities in the U.S. are carried out in a way that have not resulted in "widespread systemic impacts" on drinking water resources. However, the agency said there are "potential vulnerabilities in the water lifecycle" that could affect drinking water.
WASHINGTON, June 4, 2015-- Dozens of conservation and gardening organizations have joined together to form the National Pollinator Garden Network while issuing a challenge to the nation to plant 1 million additional pollinator gardens by the end of 2016.
WASHINGTON, June 4, 2015-- The World Trade Organization (WTO) Appellate Body announced today that it supports the United States in a trade dispute challenging India's ban on various U.S. agricultural products, particularly poultry.
This week's guest on Open Mic is Pam Bailey, President and CEO of the Grocery Manufacturers Association. After months of hard fought debate over GMO food labels, standalone biotech disclosure legislation was approved by the U.S. Congress and will soon be signed into law by President Obama. Pam Bailey discusses how the labeling debate began and the challenges state labeling laws presented to interstate commerce. Bailey says GMA members are committed to providing the information consumers want and shares how digital disclosure will meet the needs of today's modern shopper.