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Politics | 3/2/2016 9:49:19 AM
WASHINGTON, March 2, 2016 - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack used his address this week to the 2016 National Anti-Hunger Policy Conference to sharply criticize GOP lawmakers who...
Politics | 3/2/2016 9:26:53 AM
WASHINGTON, March 2, 2016 - U.S. food manufacturers' and retailers' demand for eggs from hens free of confinement in cages has created (the most fundamental change in...

Politics | 3/2/2016 9:15:10 AM
WASHINGTON, March 2, 2016 - Organic dairy processors were unable to keep up with increasing demand at times last year because of shortfalls in production, due in part to...
Politics | 3/1/2016 8:30:25 PM
WASHINGTON, March 1, 2016 - The drop in commodity prices since 2013, falling farmland values and the ongoing decline in agricultural income is making it harder for farmers to repay operating loans and could make credit more difficult to get for many next year, an economist with the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, told U.S. lawmakers.
Politics | 3/1/2016 11:31:09 AM
OXON HILL, Md., Feb. 29, 2016 - A top scientist at USDA, a Monsanto executive and other experts agreed Monday that improving on existing biotechnology and developing new agriculture practices are vital to meeting increased global food demand by mid-century - but they didn't say it'll be easy.
Politics | 3/1/2016 11:04:24 AM
WASHINGTON, March 1, 2016 - EPA is moving ahead with cancellation of the pesticide flubendiamide, which under the trade name Belt is registered for use on more than 200 crops, including soybeans and almonds. Registrants Bayer CropScience and Nichino America already told the agency they plan to fight the cancellation decision.
Politics | 3/1/2016 10:32:55 AM
WASHINGTON, March 1, 2016 - The Agricultural Research Service did not violate USDA's Scientific Integrity Policy (SIP), as asserted by an entomologist who has published papers on the risks of neonicotinoids to monarch butterflies, a USDA-assembled panel has found.
Politics | 2/29/2016 8:11:10 PM
WASHINGTON, Feb. 29, 2016 - A wide array of farm and manufacturing groups have asked the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals to revisit its decision to decide (waters of the U.S.) challenges in that court.
Politics | 2/29/2016 4:53:30 PM
WASHINGTON, Feb. 28, 2016 - Senate Agriculture Chairman Pat Roberts will try again this week to get an agreement with Democrats on legislation to head off state GMO labeling laws.
Politics | 2/29/2016 9:02:48 AM
WASHINGTON, Feb. 29, 2016 - The Supreme Court has decided not to review a 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals opinion upholding an EPA plan to reduce nonpoint source pollution in the Chesapeake Bay watershed.
Politics | 2/28/2016 4:30:33 PM
WASHINGTON, Feb. 25, 2016 - The $19 million the FDA is sending to states to help fruit and vegetable growers understand the agency's new produce safety rule is "a good start," Stephen Ostroff, who's been acting FDA commissioner since early last year, told a House Appropriations subcommittee.
Politics | 2/26/2016 3:37:43 PM
WASHINGTON, Feb. 26, 2016 - The House passed its Sportsmen's Act in a 242 to 161 vote Friday about a month after its Senate companion bill was met with fiery dissent from Democrats.
Politics | 2/26/2016 2:26:30 PM
WASHINGTON, Feb. 26, 2016 - After a prolonged trade ban that resulted in threats of retaliatory action from the Obama administration, South Africa will begin accepting select shipments of U.S. pork, following through on a commitment made in January.
Politics | 2/26/2016 1:29:02 PM
ARLINGTON, Va., Feb. 26, 2016 - Beef, pork, and poultry prices are all projected to experience price drops this year as herds and flocks rebuild and production skyrockets.
Politics | 2/26/2016 7:20:48 AM
ARLINGTON, Va., Feb. 26, 2016 - The U.S. corn production is forecast at 13.825 billion bushels, up 2 percent from 2015 and below the record 14.216 billion-bushel crop in 2014, USDA said today as it released its first complete set of projections for major crops in the 2015-2016 crop year.
Politics | 2/25/2016 8:05:06 PM
ARLINGTON, Va., Feb. 24, 2016 -- Purdue University President Mitch Daniels is calling on U.S. farmers, food manufacturers and ag researchers to fight back against opponents of biotechnology in agriculture production, who he said were spreading misinformation that threatens the lives of millions.
Politics | 2/25/2016 6:31:42 PM
WASHINGTON, Feb. 24, 2016 - The markup scheduled for Thursday for Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Pat Roberts' voluntary biotech labeling bill has been postponed until sometime next week.
Politics | 2/25/2016 11:35:44 AM
WASHINGTON, D.C., Feb. 25, 2016 - Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Pat Roberts, R-Kan., has rescheduled the markup for his voluntary biotech labeling bill for Tuesday, March 1.
Politics | 2/25/2016 10:57:21 AM
ARLINGTON, Va., Feb. 25, 2016 - The Department of Agriculture released its 2016 market projections today, setting the stage for a year that looks to be heading toward decreased planting and incomes.
Politics | 2/24/2016 5:33:46 PM
WASHINGTON, Feb. 24, 2016 - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack acknowledged that cotton growers need help, but reaffirmed his position that the department is currently prohibited from designating cottonseed as an oilseed, which would allow growers to receive farm program payments.
Politics | 2/24/2016 4:42:34 PM
WASHINGTON, Feb. 24, 2016 - After failing in recent years to meet mandated timelines for the Renewable Fuel Standard, the Environmental Protection Agency is vowing to get the program back on schedule.
Politics | 2/24/2016 3:59:04 PM
WASHINGTON, Feb. 23, 2016 -- Turning livestock manure into biogas isn't just for generating electricity any more.
Politics | 2/24/2016 3:58:23 PM
WASHINGTON, Feb. 24, 2016 - USDA officials fielded tough questions from a philosophically split House Ag Appropriations panel Wednesday on the president's new summer feeding program, which is projected to cost billions of dollars, and drug testing for recipients of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits.
Politics | 2/24/2016 2:33:46 PM
WASHINGTON, Feb. 24, 2016 - Dr. Robert Califf, a prominent cardiologist who spent more than three decades as a medical researcher at Duke University, was overwhelmingly confirmed by the Senate Wednesday as the new commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration.
Politics | 2/24/2016 11:23:03 AM
WASHINGTON, Feb. 24, 2016 - Despite some marketplace and regulatory challenges, the ethanol industry is poised for continued expansion...
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