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Politics | 5/16/2014 8:14:46 AM
WASHINGTON, May 16, 2014 - While taste and price consistently have been the top two factors that impact consumers' food and beverage purchases, concerns about (healthfulness)
Politics | 5/16/2014
WASHINGTON, May 15, 2014 - After announcing an agreement last week, House and Senate negotiators released details of the Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA)

Politics | 5/15/2014 8:52:25 PM
WASHINGTON, May 15, 2014 - Senate Finance Committee Chairman Ron Wyden, D-Ore., says he'll keep pushing for Senate passage of an $84 billion tax cut bill, which failed to clear a procedural hurdle Thursday amid
Politics | 5/15/2014 8:15:04 PM
WASHINGTON, May 15, 2014 - Senate Finance Committee Chairman Ron Wyden, D-Ore., says he'll keep pushing for Senate passage of an $84 billion tax cut bill, which failed to clear a procedural hurdle Thursday amid
Politics | 5/15/2014 7:13:59 PM
WASHINGTON, May 15, 2014 - A bipartisan group of 177 members of the U.S. House of Representatives today asked the Obama administration to use the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (T-TIP) talks
Politics | 5/15/2014 4:16:17 PM
WASHINGTON, May 15, 2014-- Biodiesel producers joined a group of Democrat senators at a press conference Wednesday, calling for Congress and the Obama Administration to restore the
Politics | 5/15/2014 1:30:41 PM
Almost three dozen advanced biofuel companies, led by the Advanced Ethanol Council and Biotechnology Industry Organization, sent a letter to President Barack Obama to express the industry's concern about
Politics | 5/15/2014 10:21:38 AM
Tighter profit margins for crop producers were a drag on farm income in the Federal Reserve Bank's Tenth District during the first quarter of 2014, reports
Politics | 5/15/2014 9:21:50 AM

WASHINGTON, May 15, 2014-- The Farmer Veteran Coalition (FVC) announced today the national launch of the Homegrown By Heroes label initiative.
Politics | 5/15/2014 8:42:07 AM

WASHINGTON, May 15, 2014 - Honey bee colonies in the U.S. had fewer losses over this past winter than in recent years but the losses are still too high for the pollinator population to be
Politics | 5/15/2014 8:05:49 AM
WASHINGTON, May 15, 2014 -- According to the latest survey on the organic industry from the Organic Trade Association (OTA), sales of organic products in the
Politics | 5/14/2014 6:34:31 PM
WASHINGTON, May 14, 2014-- The Senate Agriculture Committee focused on the world of high frequency trading during a hearing Tuesday where Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow sought to
Politics | 5/14/2014 3:52:17 PM
WASHINGTON, May 14, 2014 - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is extending the comment period for its proposed changes to the agricultural Worker Protection Standard, which dictates pesticide handling safety standards. EPA first announced
Politics | 5/14/2014 1:47:33 PM
WASHINGTON, May 14, 2014 -- While the northern half of the U.S. West saw a mix of rain and snow from April storms, the drought-plagued southern half, including California, got
Politics | 5/14/2014 8:40:14 AM
WASHINGTON, May 14, 2014 -- A U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) study shows the application of sewage sludge as fertilizer on farm fields can leave traces of prescription drugs and household chemicals long after
Politics | 5/14/2014 8:23:04 AM
WASHINGTON, May 14, 2014 - A Government Accountability Office (GAO) report says USDA's service agencies did not follow government guidelines in
Politics | 5/13/2014 7:50:57 PM
WASHINGTON, May 13, 2014-Legislation that would permanently ban horse slaughter in the U.S. and prohibit the sale of horses to other countries for human consumption may get increased traction in Congress as a temporary
Politics | 5/13/2014 7:47:12 PM
WASHINGTON, May 14, 2014-- The Senate Agriculture Committee focused on the world of high frequency trading during a hearing Tuesday where Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow sought to
Politics | 5/13/2014 12:58:48 PM

WASHINGTON, May 13, 2014- United States Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced more than $1.5 million in funding to expand bio-control efforts to fight
Politics | 5/12/2014 6:32:26 PM
WASHINGTON, May 12, 2014 - The House is in recess this week but the Senate has a busy schedule, with lots of news expected on the transportation front
Politics | 5/11/2014 7:50:06 PM
WASHINGTON, May 9, 2014-The White House and USDA continue their full court press to get a vote on comprehensive immigration reform in the House with President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and
Politics | 5/9/2014 1:18:31 PM
WASHINGTON, May 9, 2014 - U.S. wheat supplies for the marketing year beginning June 1 will total 2.7 billion bushels, down 10 percent from the current year, as continuing drought and freeze events cut production, USDA said today. The report contained the department's first projections for
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