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Politics | 3/24/2016 8:49:22 AM
Major portions of rural America have no access to broadband. Fewer than one in five Americans (17 percent) can't access what the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) defines as...
Politics | 3/23/2016 10:09:03 PM
U.S. Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, wants a thorough governmental review of ChemChina's expected $43 billion purchase of Syngenta, citing concerns about...

Politics | 3/23/2016 9:05:24 PM
WASHINGTON, March 23, 2016 -Two new lines of genetically engineered (GE) corn will not be regulated, USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service announced today.
Politics | 3/23/2016 3:49:52 PM
WASHINGTON, March 23, 2016 - EPA should "proceed with the utmost caution" in conducting risk assessments of neonicotinoid insecticides, Sen. James Inhofe, chairman of the Environment and Public Works Committee, said in a letter today.
Politics | 3/23/2016 3:39:42 PM
WASHINGTON, March, 22, 2016 - The U.S. renewable energy sector keeps making gains -- as demand for wind, solar and biofuels keep climbing, despite attacks by the fossil fuel industry.
Politics | 3/23/2016 2:59:17 PM
WASHINGTON, March 23, 2016 - For years, farmers, biotech companies and the food industry have been fighting off proposals for mandatory GMO labeling out of fear that...
Politics | 3/23/2016 2:53:33 PM
WASHINGTON, March 23, 2016 - Former presidential candidate Ben Carson, defending his endorsement of Donald Trump, famously opined that there are two Trumps...
Politics | 3/23/2016 2:37:08 PM
If there is one place that, in recent years, overwhelmingly demonstrates the need and importance of U.S. farm policy, it is California. For the past four years...
Politics | 3/23/2016 2:24:20 PM
WASHINGTON, March 23, 2016 -- French livestock officials are awaiting test results on tissue samples from a cow suspected of having bovine spongiform encephalopathy. If confirmed, it would be the country's first case of BSE since 2004.
Politics | 3/23/2016 1:27:39 PM
WASHINGTON, March 23, 2016 - USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has concluded that it's unprepared to...
Politics | 3/23/2016 12:56:58 PM
WASHINGTON, March 23, 2016 - A wide variety of farmers and agribusinesses eagerly watched President Barack Obama's historic trip to Cuba this week but...
Politics | 3/23/2016 12:49:29 PM
WASHINGTON, March 23, 2016 - About 18 percent more rural residents have basic Internet access today compared to 2008 when President Obama first took office, according...
Politics | 3/23/2016 11:51:59 AM
WASHINGTON, March 23, 2016 - U.S. wind farms now pay $222 million a year to landowners across rural America. This annual "windfall" could soar to...
Politics | 3/23/2016 11:32:32 AM
WASHINGTON, March 23, 2016 - Speaking at the White House Water Summit, Congressman Jared Huffman said he doesn't think enough has been done to...
Politics | 3/23/2016 10:08:15 AM
WASHINGTON, March 23, 2016 - This year, about 20 rice growers in the Mid-South and California will be producing another sort of commodity...
Politics | 3/23/2016 9:57:44 AM
WASHINGTON, March 23, 2016 - The Grocery Manufacturers Association could be on the hook for as much as $33 million in fines if a judge...
Politics | 3/22/2016 6:04:13 PM
WASHINGTON, March 21, 2016 - U.S. farmers may soon be able to use funds from federal check-off and marketing order programs to finance research, promotion and marketing operations...
Politics | 3/22/2016 3:56:36 PM
A report released yesterday in the journal Scientific Reports found (substantial probability) that the eastern population of monarch butterfly could be...
Politics | 3/22/2016 12:34:55 PM
WASHINGTON, March 22, 2016 - The National Academy of Sciences has provisionally appointed 13 members to a committee tasked with studying the changing scientific and regulatory landscape of biotechnology.
Politics | 3/22/2016 10:45:55 AM
WASHINGTON, March 22, 2016 - The National Cattlemen's Beef Association officially named Kendal Frazier as the organization's chief executive officer after serving nine months in an interim capacity.
Politics | 3/21/2016 11:47:44 AM
WASHINGTON, March 21, 2016 - The Kellogg Co. has joined Mars Inc. and General Mills Inc. in announcing plans to start complying with Vermont's first-in-the-nation GMO labeling requirements that take effect in July.
Politics | 3/20/2016 2:26:49 PM
WASHINGTON, March 18, 2016 - With lawmakers struggling to agree on national GMO disclosure standards, General Mills Inc. announced that it will start labeling its products for biotech ingredients as required by a Vermont law set to take effect this summer.
Politics | 3/18/2016 3:57:10 PM
WASHINGTON, March 18, 2016 - Thirty-two Senate Democrats and Independent Bernie Sanders are calling for (full and mandatory funding for farm bill conservation programs.)
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