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WASHINGTON, March 10, 2016 -- The American Farm Bureau Federation and the National Cattlemen's Beef Association have asked a federal court to stop federal land use management plans that would prohibit grazing on millions of acres of federal lands to provide habitat for the greater sage grouse.
WASHINGTON, March 9, 2016 - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack promised today that government lawyers will involve pork industry leaders in discussions that could lead to settlement of a suit by the Humane Society of the U.S. (HSUS) that could negate an agreement between two pork producer groups over the use of assessments for promotion and research.
WASHINGTON, March 8, 2016 - Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz spelled out the Obama administration's contested energy policy priorities in a series of congressional hearings that began last week and continue this week.
WASHINGTON, March 9, 2016 - Pew Charitable Trusts released a scathing report Tuesday on a USDA system designed to identify environmental contaminants, veterinary drugs, and pesticides in livestock and poultry that produce food for human consumption.
WASHINGTON, March 9, 2015 - A panel of conservationists and sportsmen came to Washington, D.C., last week to sell a $1.3 billion funding plan they say will help states bolster wildlife populations and avoid expensive Endangered Species Act listings.
March 7, 2016 - What to expect from Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack in the
final months of the Obama administration? Vilsack detailed his to-do list
Monday in an address to the National Farmers Union convention, mentioning
WASHINGTON, March 8, 2016 -Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack spoke again about the ravages of opioid abuse this morning, telling the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists that a combination of poverty and isolation makes the problem especially difficult to address in rural communities.
NEW ORLEANS, March 4, 2016 - The Trans-Pacific Partnership will provide
substantial benefits to agriculture and needs to be approved by Congress,
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack told an attentive crowd at the Commodity
Classic in New Orleans today.
WASHINGTON, March 4, 2016 - Experts from the 28 member states of the EU are holding a closed-door meeting in Brussels next week to consider a European Commission proposal to extend authorization or the use of glyphosate for the next 15 years and there are indications it will be approved.
This week's guest on Open Mic is Chris Novak, CEO of the National Corn Growers Association. In this week's interview, Novak shares the global vision of the NCGA's most recent strategic planning process and the Washington legislative agenda including continued work on a national GMO food labeling standard. He also reacts to negative opinions on global trade from the campaign trail and shares why the Renewable Fuel Standard is about giving consumers better environmental choices and not limiting the auto industry's choices to meet new economic and environmental standards.