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WASHINGTON, Oct. 30, 2015 - The days of direct payments are over and that's likely to cause some consternation, especially when growers of one crop in one county receive payments while growers in a neighboring county do not.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 30, 2015 - The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today proposed a total ban on the insecticide chlorpyrifos for agricultural uses, saying it has been unable to make a safety finding as required under the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA) by a court-imposed Oct. 31 deadline.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 30, 2015 - The Senate is set to debate a pair of measures to strike down the Obama administration's new Clean Water Act rule re-defining the "waters of the United States" that the law regulates.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 28, 2015 - The crop insurance industry narrowly averted a $3 billion cut when House Agriculture Chairman Mike Conaway struck a deal with Republican leaders shortly before a final vote on a two-year budget bill.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 29, 2015 - The Senate could vote as early as next week on a resolution killing the Obama administration's new rule re-defining what ditches, wetlands and other areas are regulated by the Clean Water Act.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 29, 2015 - USDA has awarded a $3.6 million grant to the Seattle Jobs Initiative (SGI) to set up a so-called Center of Excellence designed to develop and disseminate best practices to help state job training centers find work for participants in the Supplemental Nutrition and Assistance Program (SNAP).
WASHINGTON, Oct. 27, 2015 - Members of the House Agriculture Committee were waging a last-minute, uphill fight to stop a $3 billion cut to crop insurers that's contained in a two-year budget agreement between congressional leaders and the White House.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 28, 2015 - The Senate has approved a short-term highway bill extension that included a delay in the mandated implementation of positive train control (PTC), averting a potential shutdown of rail networks across the country.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 28, 2015 - The House Agriculture Committee heard from the private sector Wednesday on how it plans to safely use the (big data) American producers collect with farm equipment during their day-to-day operations.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 28, 2015 - The newly formed Foundation for Food and Agricultural held its first public meeting Wednesday, announcing two projects - one aimed at honoring emerging researchers and another that will create a (rapid response) program targeting new threats.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 28 - The leaders of the Senate Agriculture Committee said they were close to agreement on legislation that would reauthorize child nutrition programs, providing some permanence for higher school meal standards developed by the Obama administration.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 28, 2015 - USDA said today that its Biofuel Infrastructure Partnershipis investing $210 million in 21 states to nearly double the number of gas station pumps nationwide that supply renewable fuels to American motorists.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 28, 2015 - House Agriculture Chairman Mike Conaway was leading last-minute negotiations with congressional GOP leaders on a deal to avert a $3 billion cut to crop insurers contained a two-year budget agreement.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 28, 2015 - Petroleum, natural gas and coal dominated
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This week’s Open Mic Guest is the new President of the American Farm Bureau Federation Zippy Duvall. As a representative of the nation’s largest general farm organization, Duvall says it’s important for the farm and rural voice to be heard on the national and local level. In this interview Duvall speaks to the industry’s ongoing battle to stop the EPA’s Waters of the US regulations, the need for a national voluntary labeling law and the challenging plight of the cotton industry. Duvall says the AFBF is still evaluating the text of the TPP but is ready to join the fight for greater access to global markets.