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WASHINGTON, May, 4,
2016 - Donald Trump is turning his sights on Hillary Clinton after Ted Cruz
dropped out of the Republican presidential race last night following his poor
showing in the Indiana primary.
WASHINGTON, May 3,
2016 - The ambitious goal set out by the Obama administration to complete
negotiations this year with the European Union on the Transatlantic Trade and
Investment Partnership (T-TIP) may have just got more complicated after...
WASHINGTON, April 29, 2016 - Top negotiators for the U.S. and the European Union say the two sides made good progress this week as they continued efforts to complete the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (T-TIP).
WASHINGTON, May 2, 2016 - Researchers who study antibiotic resistance now have access to another $6 million, thanks to USDA's National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), the department announced Monday.
WASHINGTON, May 2,
2016 - Congress has left town, but USDA's farmer's market - where you can find
everything from snap peas to fresh bread - is returning after a winter hiatus
and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack will...
29, 2016 - Lawmakers are stampeding for the exits, so to speak, for a week-long
break. But just before shutting down last night, the Senate cleared legislation
that declares the bison the national mammal. The bill had passed the House
earlier in the week.
WASHINGTON, April 28, 2016 - Not one lawmaker or witness at a House Agriculture subcommittee hearing Thursday said capital and margin rules weren't necessary to protect futures and swaps markets from bad players and volatility, but there was plenty of discussion on how these rules could negatively affect end-users - namely farmers.
WASHINGTON, April 27, 2016 - EPA received the brunt of the criticism from farm group representatives at a House Agriculture subcommittee hearing today focusing on the factors affecting the cost of producing the nation's food.
WASHINGTON, April 28, 2016 - Senate Energy
Committee chair Lisa Murkowski called for her colleagues in Congress to take
advantage of the current low-price environment surrounding oil and gas
development and pass reforms to...
WASHINGTON, April 28, 2016 - Vastly
underutilized energy storage resources, such as the nation's 50
million residential electric water heaters, can provide substantial
environmental and cost benefits, according to...
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.