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Politics | 4/20/2016 8:31:47 PM
WASHINGTON, April 20, 2016 - USDA's Agricultural Marketing Service announced today that the National Pork Board can continue to pay $3 million in annual payments to the National Pork Producers Council.
Politics | 4/20/2016 5:01:32 PM
WASHINGTON, April 20, 2016 - EPA chief Gina McCarthy went before a Senate Appropriations subcommittee Wednesday to defend her agency's budget request - as well as controversial plans to reduce pollution from existing power plants and to define which U.S. waters can be regulated under the Clean Water Act.

Politics | 4/20/2016 4:37:36 PM
WASHINGTON, April 20, 2016 - One-third of the House of Representatives sent a letter to the Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday expressing their concern stemming from an anti-farmer billboard that was installed using taxpayer funds.
Politics | 4/20/2016 3:36:15 PM
WASHINGTON, April 20, 2016 - The Senate today gave its overwhelming approval to the first comprehensive energy bill since 2007, producing a long-awaited victory for Energy and Natural Resources Chairman Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, and Ranking Member Maria Cantwell, D-Wash.
Politics | 4/20/2016 12:53:35 PM
WASHINGTON, April 20, 2016 - The fiscal 2017 spending bill for the Agriculture Department, Food and Drug Administration and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission is headed to the House floor - and possible fights over...
Politics | 4/20/2016 12:43:48 PM
WASHINGTON, April 20, 2016 - The Agriculture spending bill would provide USDA $9.9 million to start monitoring antibiotic resistance on farms, a key part of...
Politics | 4/20/2016 12:33:00 PM
WASHINGTON, April 20, 2016 - USDA's milestone decisions not to regulate crops developed with the popular new CRISPR gene-editing technique are raising hopes for...
Politics | 4/20/2016 11:38:09 AM
WASHINGTON, April 20, 2016 - Biotechnology innovation is happening so quickly, federal regulators can't keep up, which is why they have asked the...
Politics | 4/20/2016 10:52:36 AM
WASHINGTON, April 20, 2016 - An end to the embargo on Cuba would offer major rewards to U.S. agricultural exporters, but Cuba still needs to make substantial reforms to remove...
Politics | 4/20/2016 10:37:45 AM
WASHINGTON, April 20, 2016 - Four Cuban officials are traveling through the U.S. this week, getting their first look at...
Politics | 4/20/2016 9:31:04 AM
WASHINGTON, April 20, 2016 - So far, the U.S. dairy sector is swimming along fairly well through a flooded world market...
Politics | 4/20/2016 9:09:44 AM
WASHINGTON, April 20, 2016 - The nation's largest farm organization is trying to make sure that online sales are treated - and taxed - the same as their brick and mortar counterparts in an effort to...
Politics | 4/20/2016 8:53:39 AM
WASHINGTON, April 20, 2016 - Too many wild horses for too many years have caused considerable ecosystem degradation on the Western range...
Politics | 4/20/2016 8:04:43 AM
WASHINGTON, April 20, 2016 - Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton have fresh momentum after big victories in yesterday's New York presidential primary. In his victory speech, Trump attributed his win to trade-related job losses.
Politics | 4/19/2016 10:01:01 PM
WASHINGTON, April 18, 2016 - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack described the depth of poverty in rural America at a Farm Foundation Forum Monday...
Politics | 4/19/2016 3:21:46 PM
WASHINGTON, April 19, 2016 - House appropriators narrowly agreed to block the Agriculture Department from issuing new regulations on poultry and livestock contract practices, and Republicans preserved a $3 million plan to promote consumer acceptance of biotech crops.
Politics | 4/19/2016 9:49:55 AM
WASHINGTON, April 19, 2016 - House appropriators meet today to discuss the committee's draft report which would instruct FDA and USDA on how to spend $3 million to help educate consumers and promote acceptance of biotech crops, as well as food and animal feed ingredients derived from biotechnology.
Politics | 4/18/2016 4:48:33 PM
WASHINGTON, April 18, 2016 -- The National Cotton Council is vowing to fight Turkey's decision to impose anti-dumping penalties on U.S. cotton imports.
Politics | 4/18/2016 4:13:50 PM
WASHINGTON, April 17, 2016 - Republicans are trying to head off new regulations on poultry and livestock marketing practices as House appropriators debate the Agriculture Department's fiscal 2017 spending bill this week.
Politics | 4/18/2016 8:19:22 AM
WASHINGTON, April 18, 2016 - The Supreme Court hears oral arguments today in the landmarks legal challenge to President Obama's immigration policy. Agriculture has a stake in the outcome, because the president's plan known as DAPA would allow many adult illegal immigrants to obtain temporary legal status and protection from deportation.
Politics | 4/17/2016 2:25:54 PM
WASHINGTON, April 15, 2016 - The Environmental Protection Agency is moving ahead with a meeting next week to review epidemiological data on the risks of chlorpyrifos, rejecting requests from the pesticide industry for a postponement.
Politics | 4/15/2016 6:05:42 PM
WASHINGTON, April 14, 2016 - As Americans finalize their taxes - due April 18th - and laboriously sift through the tax code, an expert is warning that one provision in particular may not be long for this financial world.
Politics | 4/15/2016 8:00:15 AM
WASHINGTON, April 15, 2016 - The Democratic presidential candidates tangled sharply on energy policy in Brooklyn last night ahead of next Tuesday's New York primary.
Politics | 4/14/2016 4:21:36 PM
WASHINGTON, April 14, 2016 - A gene-edited mushroom won't be regulated by the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), making it the first crop edited with CRISPR-Cas9 to go unregulated by USDA.
Politics | 4/14/2016 4:02:14 PM
WASHINGTON, April 13, 2016 - One after another, lawmakers stood up before 4-H delegates, alumni and advocates to praise the storied agricultural program for young people at a breakfast today on Capitol Hill.
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