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Politics | 4/8/2014 1:25:48 PM

Aviation and ag groups urge FAA to speed up rulemaking on unmanned aircraft systems

ARLINGTON, VA., April 8, 2014 - The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) and the Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) joined 31 other organizations today to send a letter to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) encouraging the agency to
Politics | 4/8/2014 12:36:07 PM

Tighter crop and livestock inventories lift market sentiment, CoBank reports

DENVER, April 8, 2014 - Record-high animal protein and dairy prices, volatile grain and oilseed prices, and steady-to-lower cropland values reflect

Politics | 4/8/2014 10:36:07 AM

Opinion: ND farmers know first-hand why crop insurance is money well spent

INKSTER, N.D., April 8, 2014 - I've spent the last 17 years of my life farming in North Dakota and I've loved every minute of it. But it can be a very risky business. There are many steps that farmers can take to
Politics | 4/8/2014 9:34:48 AM

Senate Agriculture Committee approves CFTC nominees

WASHINGTON, April 8, 2014 - The Senate Agriculture Committee approved today, by voice vote, three nominees for the
Politics | 4/7/2014 4:53:16 PM

U.S. cattlemen slam Japan-Australia trade deal

WASHINGTON, April 7, 2014 - The National Cattlemen's Beef Association criticized the bilateral trade agreement reached between Japan and Australia, saying the deal undermines the
Politics | 4/7/2014 3:03:35 PM

Washington Week Ahead: Lawmakers zooming in on budget, tax reform

WASHINGTON, April 7, 2014 - Lawmakers will focus this week on discussions about the fiscal year 2015 budget, tax reform, EPA, and nominees for the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC)
Politics | 4/7/2014 1:23:47 PM

Restaurants more likely to cause foodborne illnesses than home cooking, CSPI says

WASHINGTON, April 7, 2014 - The Center for Science in the Public Interest says that an analysis of thousands of food poisoning cases over a 10-year period shows that Americans are twice as likely to get sick from food prepared in restaurants than
Politics | 4/7/2014 11:41:11 AM

Sign-up begins April 15 for USDA disaster assistance programs

WASHINGTON, April 7, 2014 -- Farmers and ranchers can sign-up for livestock disaster assistance programs that were reestablished and strengthened by the 2014 farm bill starting April 15
Politics | 4/6/2014 3:20:28 PM

Vilsack releases farm bill implementation progress report

WASHINGTON, April 3, 2014-Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack released several implementation dates for farm bill programs today, but timing for Commodity Title program
Politics | 4/5/2014 9:07:59 AM

Opinion:It's about the farm, food and the future

WASHINGTON, April 5, 2014 - Finally, a Farm Bill! This is a leading line that says so much here in Missouri's Fifth District. And it says a lot in Washington, as well, where I was
Politics | 4/5/2014

Opinion: It's about the farm, food and the future

WASHINGTON, April 5, 2014 - Finally, a Farm Bill! This is a leading line that says so much here in Missouri's Fifth District. And it says a lot in Washington, as well, where I was
Politics | 4/4/2014 2:00:14 PM

World Food Price Index up in March

WASHINGTON, April 4, 2014 - World food prices were at their highest levels in almost a year in March, after
Politics | 4/4/2014 1:24:26 PM

DC Circuit Court of Appeals will rehear COOL case

WASHINGTON, April 4, 2014 -- The Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit today vacated a March 28 ruling that denied the American Meat Institute's attempt to block USDA's final rule
Politics | 4/4/2014 11:24:39 AM

FDA needs increased funding to implement FSMA

WASHINGTON, April 4, 2014 - The FDA needs increased funding in FY 2015 to completely implement rules for the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA)
Politics | 4/3/2014 6:15:49 PM

House Budget Committee advances FY 2015 budget plan with SNAP cuts

WASHINGTON, April 3, 2014 - The House Budget Committee approved, on a 22-16 party-line vote, a fiscal year 2015 budget proposal late Wednesday that aims to reduce
Politics | 4/3/2014 4:45:16 PM

Senate Finance Committee approves tax extenders bill

WASHINGTON, April 3, 2014 - The Senate Finance Committee approved, by voice vote, legislation Thursday to renew various expired tax provisions, known as
Politics | 4/3/2014 3:52:04 PM

Stabenow appointed to chair of Senate Finance subcommittee

WASHINGTON, April 3, 2014 - Senate Agriculture Committee Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., announced today that she has been appointed to serve as
Politics | 4/3/2014 1:59:31 PM

MF Global to make final restitution payments

WASHINGTON, April 3, 2014-- The trustee for MF Global announced that the company will begin making final distributions to its customers to restore lost funds of over $1 billion
Politics | 4/3/2014 1:33:10 PM

EPA awards $12.7 million to help small drinking water and wastewater systems

WASHINGTON, April 3, 2014 - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will award $12.7 million in grants to help small drinking and wastewater systems (serving fewer than 10,000 people) and to private well owners. The grantees will provide
Politics | 4/3/2014 12:30:05 PM

Farm equipment makers report cites industry role in U.S. economy

WASHINGTON, April 3, 2014 - U.S. farm equipment makers are reminding lawmakers of how important their industry is to the country's economy, and asking them to keep some figures in mind when they consider
Politics | 4/2/2014 6:35:45 PM

House advances legislation to improve severe weather forecasting

WASHINGTON, April 2, 2014 - The House approved by voice vote Tuesday legislation (H.R. 2413) that aims to improve the nation's severe weather
Politics | 4/2/2014 3:51:20 PM

EPA faulted for failing to 'consistently present' risks in pollution studies on humans

WASHINGTON, April 2, 2014 -- The EPA'S Inspector General is criticizing the agency for failing to consistently represent risks to human volunteers in consent forms for air pollution experiments, including
Politics | 4/2/2014 3:48:10 PM

Georgia lawmakers press for Savannah Harbor funding

WASHINGTON, April 2, 2014 - All of the 14 members of the Georgia House delegation urged a House appropriations panel today to support
Politics | 4/2/2014 10:56:57 AM

Opinion: Clearer protections for clean water support a strong farm economy

WASHINGTON, April 2, 2014 - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), in partnership with the Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), is taking action to protect
Politics | 4/2/2014

Senate Finance Committee to mark up tax extenders legislation

WASHINGTON, April 2, 2014 - The Senate Finance Committee will mark up legislation Thursday to renew various expired tax provisions, known as tax extenders, and to provide assistance for
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