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Politics | 5/18/2016 6:19:39 PM
WASHINGTON, May 17, 2016 - Obama administration efforts to limit smog-causing ozone and other air pollutants could hit another congressional roadblock this week as the full House Energy and Commerce Committee marks up the Republican-backed Ozone Standards Implementation Act.
Politics | 5/18/2016 2:43:51 PM
WASHINGTON, May 18, 2016 - The Senate is moving a fiscal 2017 spending bill that would boost funding for implementing the Food Safety Modernization Act by more than...

Politics | 5/18/2016 2:27:05 PM
WASHINGTON, May 18, 2016 - Additional protections for pollinators are included in an EPA proposal that would allow use of sulfoxaflor, whose registration was pulled last year after a federal court ruled the agency had not properly evaluated the insecticide's effects on pollinators.
Politics | 5/18/2016 2:17:58 PM
WASHINGTON, May 18, 2016 - A landmark study of genetically engineered crops provides some timely assurance to the public about the crops' safety. But the report released Tuesday...
Politics | 5/18/2016 2:15:17 PM
WASHINGTON, May 18, 2016 - President Barack Obama issued an executive order to federal agencies today directing them to take action to protect government buildings in sensitive areas from wildfires.
Politics | 5/18/2016 1:31:16 PM
WASHINGTON, May 18, 2016 - The Environmental Protection Agency's proposed 2017 renewable volume obligations under the Renewable Fuel Standard are out and they fall short of the amounts called for by Congress...
Politics | 5/18/2016 1:25:10 PM
WASHINGTON, May 18, 2016 - Federal Reserve officials and agricultural lending institutions paint a deteriorating picture of the farm economy, but the situation depends on...
Politics | 5/18/2016 12:40:34 PM
WASHINGTON, May 18, 2016 - American diets are at a crossroads on the healthfulness of drinking whole milk and eating high-fat dairy products such as cheese, but lots of well-publicized new research suggests...
Politics | 5/18/2016 12:00:14 PM
WASHINGTON, May 18, 2016 - The Zika virus doesn't present a direct threat to agriculture, but several U.S. farm and food groups are united in their support of combating the disease with genetically engineered mosquitoes.
Politics | 5/18/2016 10:53:47 AM
WASHINGTON, May 18, 2016 - The public comment period on the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's proposal to remove the Yellowstone population of grizzly bear from the endangered species list...
Politics | 5/18/2016 9:56:07 AM
WASHINGTON, May 18, 2016 - An Army Corps of Engineers decision to deny a permit for a $700 million export terminal north of Seattle seems to have angered every stakeholder except the Native American tribe that...
Politics | 5/18/2016 9:31:01 AM
WASHINGTON, May 18, 2016 - Farmers and beekeepers have worked together for generations, but widespread concern over the health of agriculture's smallest livestock has placed strains on that relationship and left some beekeepers...
Politics | 5/18/2016 8:21:03 AM
WASHINGTON, May 18, 2016 - Could a Donald Trump presidency be what farmers need to stop EPA's Waters of the U.S. rule?
Politics | 5/17/2016 3:31:17 PM
WASHINGTON, May 17, 2016 - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says the Forest Service and the Interior Department have "done just about everything we can do" to properly fund the forest management that prevents catastrophic fires - now it's Congress' turn to step up to the plate.
Politics | 5/17/2016 2:51:22 PM
WASHINGTON, May 17, 2016 - USDA announced today that it is allowing an extra 200,000 short tons of cane sugar imports to satisfy the demand of food companies that are shunning beet sugar because it is produced mostly from genetically modified seeds.
Politics | 5/17/2016 10:01:35 AM
WASHINGTON, May 17, 2016 - In a sweeping new study of agricultural biotechnology, the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine affirmed the safety of genetically engineered crops that are now on the market, rejecting claims that have linked GMOs to cancer and other maladies.
Politics | 5/17/2016 7:42:20 AM
WASHINGTON, May 17, 2016 - The USDA's plan to tighten requirements on retailers that accept food stamps continues to generate more bipartisan animosity on Capitol Hill.
Politics | 5/16/2016 4:45:33 PM
WASHINGTON, May 16, 2016 - "Glyphosate is unlikely to pose a carcinogenic risk to humans from exposure through the diet," a World Health Organization/Food and Agriculture Organization panel has concluded.
Politics | 5/16/2016 1:26:58 PM
WASHINGTON, May 15, 2016 - Senate appropriators will step up pressure on the Agriculture Department to back off from tightening regulations for convenience stores that accept food stamps, and there also could be a fight this week over proposed new restrictions for organic livestock operations.
Politics | 5/16/2016 10:48:50 AM
WASHINGTON, May 16, 2016 - This week promises to be another big one for agriculture on Capitol Hill with the Senate Appropriations Committee set to mark up the agriculture spending bill...
Politics | 5/16/2016
WASHINGTON, May 16, 2016 - USDA's National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) announced Monday $130 million in funding will be made available for education, research and Cooperative Extension projects that seek to improve plant and animal production systems.
Politics | 5/15/2016 10:09:23 AM
WASHINGTON, May 13, 2016 - As the debate continues over whether or not foods containing genetically-modified organisms (GMOs) should be labeled with a federal standard, more and more marketers are trying to promote their products as non-GMO - even if they contain no GMO ingredients or if a GMO version doesn't really exist.
Politics | 5/13/2016 5:01:46 PM
WASHINGTON, May 13, 2016 - A lawsuit challenging EPA's regulation of neonicotinoid-treated seeds will proceed following a federal judge's rejection of EPA's motion to dismiss the case.
Politics | 5/13/2016 1:43:00 PM
WASHINGTON, May 12, 2016 - House Agriculture Committee leaders want to know why EPA posted - and then removed from its online regulatory dockets - risk assessments on two widely used but controversial herbicides.
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