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Politics | 5/12/2016 1:25:51 PM
WASHINGTON, May 12, 2016 - Hydraulic fracturing, or (fracking,) has been called (unconventional) for decades, but over the past 10 years...
Politics | 5/12/2016 1:03:31 PM
WASHINGTON, May 12, 2016 - The Environmental Protection Agency today issued a final rule aimed at cutting methane emissions from new and existing sources in the oil and gas industry by as much as 45 percent from 2012 levels by 2025.

Politics | 5/12/2016 8:34:30 AM
WASHINGTON, May 12, 2016 - Donald Trump heads to Capitol Hill this morning in his bid to soothe concerns among congressional Republicans and unify them behind his campaign.
Politics | 5/11/2016 5:48:39 PM
WASHINGTON, May 10, 2016 - More and more people are going solar even if they don't own a home, don't have a sunny rooftop, can't afford to buy their own rooftop system, or simply don't want the fuss of installing and operating their own system.
Politics | 5/11/2016 4:35:39 PM
WASHINGTON, May 11, 2016 - The fire that led to a massive explosion at the West Fertilizer plant in West, Texas, in 2013 was set intentionally, qualifying it as a criminal act, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives has concluded.
Politics | 5/11/2016 4:30:16 PM
WASHINGTON, May 11, 2016 - The Occupational Safety and Health Administration will develop regulations to update its Process Safety Management Standard but won't exempt ag retailers from PSM requirements in the meantime.
Politics | 5/11/2016 4:05:32 PM
WASHINGTON, May 11, 2016 - A top Cargill executive and past Nebraska state FFA officer has been chosen as the next chief executive officer of the National FFA Organization and the National FFA Foundation.
Politics | 5/11/2016 3:06:52 PM
WASHINGTON, May 11, 2016 - Leading consumer advocates and environmental groups are pushing the Food and Drug Administration to prohibit the use of the term (natural) on food products or at least require them to meet the same standards as organic foods.
Politics | 5/11/2016 2:37:27 PM
WASHINGTON, May 11, 2016 - After a week-long recess, Congress has just over 30 working days left to enact a law that would stop Vermont's first-in-the-nation GMO labeling law from...
Politics | 5/11/2016 2:19:57 PM
WASHINGTON, May 11, 2016 - If USDA implements its proposed rule overhauling retailer requirements for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), tens of thousands...
Politics | 5/11/2016 2:16:14 PM
WASHINGTON, May 11, 2016 - Agricultural producers overwhelmingly want to be in control of the (big data) they collect and use on their operations, according to a survey by the American Farm Bureau Federation.
Politics | 5/11/2016 1:14:34 PM
WASHINGTON, May 11, 2016 - U.S. pork exports to China are rising sharply and there's no sign of a slowdown anytime soon.
Politics | 5/11/2016 1:04:09 PM
WASHINGTON, May 11, 2016 - Farmers eager to see Congress make it easier for them to secure foreign workers have been pinning their hopes on lawmakers finally taking up immigration reform in 2017...
Politics | 5/11/2016 12:50:47 PM
WASHINGTON, May 11, 2016 - An effort by commodity organizations to keep advocacy groups from using Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests to attack checkoff programs...
Politics | 5/11/2016 11:02:34 AM
The Bee Informed Partnership reported in its annual survey Tuesday that beekeepers lost 44 percent of their honey bee colonies during...
Politics | 5/11/2016 10:39:09 AM
WASHINGTON, May 11, 2016 - Planning on sending some wheat to Canada? Be prepared to take a hit on the quality - and price - of your grain.
Politics | 5/11/2016 9:49:38 AM
WASHINGTON, May 11, 2016 - Are farmers and ranchers doing enough to curb unnecessary antibiotic use in their operations? Two expert panelists...
Politics | 5/11/2016 9:33:25 AM
WASHINGTON, May 11, 2016 - Livestock and poultry growers and the meat industry got a sobering warning last week from a communications expert and a pair of theologians...
Politics | 5/11/2016 8:08:04 AM
WASHINGTON, May 11, 2016 - The Senate is getting back on track moving spending bills for the new fiscal year. The fiscal 2017 Energy-Water bill, which funds port and waterway projects and is one of the least controversial appropriations measures...
Politics | 5/10/2016 4:17:27 PM
WASHINGTON, May 9, 2016 - The U.S. dairy industry is asking the White House to join its campaign to persuade the World Health Organization to revamp a proposal it says would discourage the consumption of dairy products by young children.
Politics | 5/10/2016 1:19:12 PM
WASHINGTON, May 10, 2016 - The U.S. is again challenging China at the World Trade Organization over the country's antidumping and countervailing duties on U.S. broiler chicken, U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman announced Tuesday.
Politics | 5/10/2016 12:49:58 PM
WASHINGTON, May 10, 2016 - USDA on Tuesday projected a record corn crop of 14.4 billion bushels, up 829 million from last year and 214 million bushels more than the previous high in 2014.
Politics | 5/10/2016 8:51:32 AM
The 2014 Farm Bill was nearly four years and more than 40 public hearings in the making.
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