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Politics | 9/17/2014 7:39:50 PM
WASHINGTON, Sept. 17, 2014 -- Testifying at a House hearing Wednesday, Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Tom Wheeler voiced strong support for an (Open Internet) and for eliminating the (digital divide) that has saddled rural areas with
Politics | 9/17/2014 7:10:22 PM
WASHINGTON, Sept. 17, 2014 - The Commodity Futures Trading Commission voted to loosen a regulation on the energy market that lawmakers say will

Politics | 9/17/2014 5:21:23 PM
WASHINGTON, Sept. 17, 2014 - A bill aimed at reforming the Surface Transportation Board, a government agency charged with resolving railroad rate and service issues, was unanimously approved by
Politics | 9/17/2014 5:16:52 PM
WASHINGTON, Sept. 17, 2014 -- The House today approved a continuing resolution (CR) that keeps the government running beyond the Sept. 30 end of the fiscal year along with an amendment that provides
Politics | 9/17/2014 3:49:06 PM
WASHINGTON, Sept. 17, 2014 - USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack used what was probably the last House Agriculture Committee hearing of the 113th Congress to vow vigilance over pilot programs designed to help recipients of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) find
Politics | 9/17/2014 3:36:23 PM
WASHINGTON, Sept. 17, 2014 - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said he expects blending requirements in the Renewable Fuels Standard will end up being
Politics | 9/17/2014 10:46:26 AM
WASHINGTON, Sept. 17, 2014 -- An international group of 89 scientists and technology company executives is urging President Obama to order the FDA to speed up its approval process for
Politics | 9/16/2014 8:14:11 PM
WASHINGTON, Sept. 15, 2014 - On a visit today to a western Illinois farm, Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack announced $15.7 million in new conservation projects through the
Politics | 9/15/2014 3:47:52 PM
WASHINGTON, Sept. 15, 2014 - With time running out, Congress will attempt this week to pass a continuing resolution (CR) that would keep the government, including the Department of Agriculture
Politics | 9/15/2014 11:38:18 AM
WASHINGTON, Sept. 15, 2014 - In Missouri, Amendment 1 is the law of the land. A recount from the Aug. 5 balloting confirms that a slim majority of voters in the state approved the controversial
Politics | 9/15/2014 10:27:33 AM
WASHINGTON, Sept. 15, 2014 - Efforts to reform the beef checkoff, which doled out $182 million in producer funds between FY 2009 and 2013 for promotion and research, are beginning to show signs of fatigue as
Politics | 9/15/2014
WASHINGTON, Sept. 15, 2014 - As concerns continue about the U.S. bee population, lawmakers are looking at new legislation that would expedite the registration of products intended to improve pollinator health
Politics | 9/14/2014 9:01:32 PM
WASHINGTON, Sept. 14, 2014-- Members of the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA) unanimously called on the Environmental
Politics | 9/12/2014 2:17:19 PM
WASHINGTON, Sept. 12, 2014 -- Cargill filed a lawsuit today against Syngenta Seeds seeking damages from Syngenta for commercializing its Agrisure Viptera (MIR 162) corn seed before
Politics | 9/12/2014 1:27:59 PM
WASHINGTON, Sept. 12, 2014 - The advocacy group Food and Water Watch (FWW) has filed a lawsuit in federal court to stop the implementation of new poultry inspection rules that would allow
Politics | 9/12/2014 5:46:39 AM
WASHINGTON, Sept. 12, 2014-- The battle over renewable fuels has taken to the air. The American Petroleum Institute (API) picked 9/11 to launch the first strike.
Politics | 9/12/2014
WASHINGTON, Sept. 12, 2014 - USDA is raising its forecast for the corn and soybean crops to levels higher than the records predicted a month ago
Politics | 9/11/2014 8:38:26 PM

WASHINGTON, Sept. 11, 2014 - Rail availability continues to be a hot topic on Capitol Hill as the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee held a two-paneled hearing Wednesday to
Politics | 9/11/2014 1:42:42 PM
WASHINGTON, Sept. 11, 2014 - Discussion of a continuing resolution (CR) to prevent another government shutdown will be delayed until next week as members of Congress gather more information about potential U.S. military actions in
Politics | 9/10/2014 9:09:59 PM

WASHINGTON, Sept. 9, 2014 - House Appropriations Chairman Hal Rogers today introduced what he described as a "clean" short-term Continuing Resolution, H.J.Res.124, to prevent a government shutdown
Politics | 9/10/2014 7:40:45 PM
WASHINGTON, Sept. 10, 2014 - Senate Agriculture Committee Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow was presented today with the World Food Program USA's McGovern-Dole Leadership Award - its highest honor -- for her efforts in
Politics | 9/10/2014 2:52:37 PM
For those in agriculture, harvest season is a busy time. Farmers nurture their fields all year, which leads to feeding our families and much of the world.
Politics | 9/10/2014 1:29:47 PM
Nearly two out of three top executives in nonprofit trade associations in farm, food and fuel are reaping the benefits of increased compensation packages.
Politics | 9/10/2014 1:28:12 PM
WASHINGTON, Sept. 10, 2014 - The U.S. Trade Representative's Office (USTR) says negotiators made (important progress) on a range of issues during 10 days of Trans-Pacific Partnership talks in Hanoi, but apparently the contentious issue of
Politics | 9/10/2014 10:18:21 AM
WASHINGTON, Sept. 10, 2014 - The EPA should broaden its decision-making approach from its traditional emphasis on reducing emissions and waste releases from individual point sources to (consider
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