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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
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
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
WASHINGTON, Sept. 9, 2014 - The National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA) and the National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) today to promote increased cooperation and communication between
WASHINGTON, Sept. 8, 2014 -- President Obama's senior advisers are recommending a veto should Congress approve a bill being pushed by House Republicans that would prohibit the EPA from implementing a proposed rule aimed at
WASHINGTON, Sept. 8, 2014 - As USDA continues to roll out new farm bill programs, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced today that $328 million in conservation funding is being invested to help landowners
WASHINGTON, Sept. 8, 2014 -- The Government Accountability Office (GAO) is recommending that Congress consider reducing the level of federal premium subsidies for revenue crop insurance programs, saying the government could save
WASHINGTON, Sept. 8, 2014 - Noting that three years of negotiations had produced very little in way of reforming the beef checkoff, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said he might just handle it on his own.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 7, 2014 - The board of the National Farmers Union has voted to pull out of a working group seeking changes in the beef checkoff, calling the process a (waste of time and money,) and urging
Iowa, Sept. 3, 2014 - POET-DSM Advanced Biofuels, a joint venture of Royal DSM
and POET, LLC, opened Wednesday its Project LIBERTY plant, which is the first
commercial cellulosic ethanol plant
WASHINGTON, Sept. 3, 2014 -- Opponents of mandatory labeling of foods that contain genetically engineered ingredients, or (GMO foods,) spent nearly three times as much in lobbying expenditures in the first half of 2014 as they did in
As Chairman of the House Agriculture Committee in the 114th Congress, Mike Conaway has revised the subcommittee structure to allow for closer policy oversight and careful attention to reauthorization of nutrition programs and futures trading. In his first audio interview on ag issues this year, Conaway covers a wide variety of topics. He expects congressional action on immigration policy but isn’t sure tax reform will be a part of the early congressional agenda. The Texas Republican says the budget process will dominate the early days of the new congress and expects budget reconciliation to play a major role in policy reform and debate. Conaway says the government must respect industry investments made within the Renewable Fuels Standard but questions overall volumes.