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Politics | 6/3/2015 11:14:02 AM
WASHINGTON, June 3, 2015 - It's important to remember that the 2015 and 2016 numbers are just proposals for now, and ethanol advocates are encouraging supporters to attend a public hearing in Kansas City on June 21.
Politics | 6/3/2015 11:07:11 AM
WASHINGTON, June 3, 2015 - USDA's Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) is giving the public an extra 30 days to submit alternative or partial proposals for a new industry-funded promotion, research and information order for organic products - otherwise known as an organic check-off program. The new deadline for submission is July 20.

Politics | 6/3/2015 11:00:40 AM
WASHINGTON, June 3, 2015 - It's crunch time for President Obama's trade agenda in the House as votes loom on the Trade Promotion Authority.
Politics | 6/3/2015 10:07:15 AM
WASHINGTON, June 3, 2015 - While the timing for TPA remains up in the air, the House is scheduled to vote next on bills to repeal country-of-origin labeling (COOL) requirements for meat (HR 2393) and to reauthorize the Commodity Futures Trading Commission.
Politics | 6/3/2015 10:02:07 AM
WASHINGTON, June 3, 2015 - The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee will vote sometime in the next two weeks on a bill to kill the rule re-defining what streams, ditches and wetlands will be regulated under the Clean Water Act as "waters of the United States" (WOTUS).
Politics | 6/3/2015 9:55:36 AM
WASHINGTON, June 3, 2015 - With diminishing egg supplies due to the avian influenza outbreak, the U.S. egg market is struggling to fulfill demand from food producers.
Politics | 6/3/2015 9:46:47 AM
WASHINGTON, June 3, 2015 - Followers of an amorphous "food movement" eagerly anticipate the coming end of "factory farms" and modern "big food" production and processing. But consumers and investors aren't getting the foodies' message.
Politics | 6/3/2015 9:11:47 AM
WASHINGTON, June 3, 2015 - Stakeholders from food groups, the healthcare industry, the military and agriculture gathered Tuesday for a White House forum on fighting antibiotic resistance, which the Obama administration said poses a threat to national security.
Politics | 6/3/2015 8:55:20 AM
WASHINGTON, June 3, 2015 - Half a million people were without clean drinking water for days - some estimates say as long as a month - in and around Toledo, Ohio, last August after a cyanobacteria algae bloom in Lake Erie rendered the area's water toxic.
Politics | 6/2/2015 8:31:47 PM
WASHINGTON, June 2, 2015 - When commodity prices were hitting record highs a couple of years ago, farm bill critics often made the case that it was finally time to make deep spending cuts or eliminate farm subsidies altogether.
Politics | 6/2/2015 5:28:17 PM
WASHINGTON, June 2, 2015 - The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), an arm of the World Health Organization that recently categorized the herbicide glyphosate as (probably carcinogenic to humans,) plans to release its reviews of more pesticides used in agriculture this month.
Politics | 6/1/2015 3:02:16 PM
WASHINGTON, May 31, 2015 - Lawmakers face a long to-do list as they head into June, starting with finishing work on a fast-track trade bill, moving fiscal 2016 appropriations measures and addressing a variety of regulations that Republicans want to block.
Politics | 6/1/2015 10:53:09 AM
The White House recently released its National Pollinator Health Strategy, charting a path forward with policies that may affect popular farm products.
Politics | 6/1/2015
WASHINGTON, June 1, 2015- The National Young Farmers Coalition announced the introduction of a bill in the House today that would encourage young people to take up farming as a career by reducing the burden of their federally backed college loans.
Politics | 5/30/2015
WASHINGTON, May 29, 2015 - Rather than bring peace to the fight over the Renewable Fuel Standard, today's announcement by the Environmental Protection Agency seems to have stirred up both sides.
Politics | 5/29/2015 2:31:42 PM
WASHINGTON, May 29, 2015 - The Environmental Protection Agency today released proposed Renewable Volume Obligations (RVOs) for biofuels under the Renewable Fuel Standard for 2014, 2015 and 2016 that show an increase in required blending, but still below statutory levels sought by the renewable fuels industry.
Politics | 5/29/2015 12:19:20 PM
WASHINGTON, May 28, 2015 -- Are theDietary Guidelines for Americans(DGA) the best way to suggest healthy eating or are the goals of the program too lofty? Those questions are under debate with statistics indicating that 30 years of federally funded dietary advice, symbolized recently by the MyPlate icon, appear to have had little effect on consumers.
Politics | 5/29/2015 12:05:43 PM
WASHINGTON, May 29, 2015 - USDA announced today the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) will be allowed to grow by 800,000 acres to include sensitive wetlands that help improve water quality and provide wildlife habitat.
Politics | 5/29/2015 11:14:29 AM
WASHINGTON, May 29, 2015 - USDA today said it will invest up to $100 million in a Biofuels Infrastructure Partnership with the goal of doubling the number of fuel pumps capable of supplying higher blends of renewable fuels to American consumers.
Politics | 5/28/2015 8:12:35 PM
WASHINGTON, May 28, 2015 - The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) released 14 final environmental impact statements today that will guide the agencies as they complete final land management plans that could help prevent an Endangered Species Act listing of the greater sage-grouse.
Politics | 5/28/2015 7:16:20 PM
WASHINGTON, May 28, 2015 - USDA reduced its fiscal 2015 forecast for agricultural exports to $140.5 billion and cut its estimate of imports to $117 billion, which would still be the highest ever.
Politics | 5/28/2015 4:47:01 PM
WASHINGTON, May 27, 2015 - The Obama administration's release of its final Clean Water Act rule sets the stage for a battle with Congress in coming weeks that could divide Senate Democrats.
Politics | 5/27/2015 7:19:52 PM
WASHINGTON, May 27, 2015 - The Obama administration issued a final rule re-defining what streams, ponds, wetlands and other features will be regulated under the Clean Water Act.
Politics | 5/27/2015 3:07:00 PM
WASHINGTON, May 27, 2015 - Agriculture groups and farm-state lawmakers reacted with sharp criticism today after the EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers released the final rule redefining which waters of the U.S. can be regulated under the Clean Water Act.
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