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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
This week's Open Mic guest is U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar. As the nation's political focus turns to the Democratic convention in Philadelphia this week, the agriculture industry awaits what role farm, trade, nutrition and rural issues will play in the party platform. In this week's interview, Senator Klobuchar challenges suggestions that nutrition programs be separated from the farm bill, discusses the need for global trade and offers specific reasons why the Cuban embargo must be lifted. The Minnesota Democrat is a member of the recently formed Rural Broadband Coalition and has joined other congressional leaders challenging the EPA's preliminary volume obligation targets under the RFS. Senator Klobuchar offers thoughts on the process that brought mandatory biotech disclosure legislation and what role that may play in future debate on Capitol Hill.