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WASHINGTON, April 3, 2014 - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will award $12.7 million in grants to help small drinking and wastewater systems (serving fewer than 10,000 people) and to private well owners. The grantees will provide
WASHINGTON, April 3, 2014 - U.S. farm equipment makers are reminding lawmakers of how important their industry is to the country's economy, and asking them to keep some figures in mind when they consider
WASHINGTON, April 2, 2014 -- The EPA'S Inspector General is criticizing the agency for failing to consistently represent risks to human volunteers in consent forms for air pollution experiments, including
WASHINGTON, April 2, 2014 - Early reaction to the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) proposed new rule to define waters of the U.S. last week was fairly predictable. Republicans and even a few Senate Democrats bashed the March 25 proposal as another example of
WASHINGTON, April 2, 2014 - Like many landowners, Joe Hopkins purchased a farm with the expectation that he could generate income from his crop in southern Georgia - in this case, trees. But his income potential has been taking
WASHINGTON, April 2, 2014 - House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, R-Wis., released a fiscal year 2015 budget proposal Tuesday that aims to reduce federal spending by $5.1 trillion over 10 years and includes
WASHINGTON, April 2, 2014 - A small animal health company based in Ames, Iowa, says it's making progress toward gaining a conditional license from USDA for the vaccine it's developed against a virus that has
WASHINGTON, April 2, 2014 - The U.S. and EU are clearly into negotiating mode, after completing the fourth round of their Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) talks, Marc Vanheukelen, the European Trade Commission's head of cabinet, told EU's agriculture community at the
WASHINGTON, April 2, 2014 - Twenty House members are backing legislation that would ease restrictions on interstate sales of unpasteurized milk - a product that medical experts and major dairy groups say can be
WASHINGTON, April 2, 2014 - The authors of the latest report from an UN-sponsored group of scientists and researchers charged with addressing the impacts of a changing climate on humans and ecosystems say food security is
WASHINGTON, April 3, 2014 - The head of USDA's Animal Plant and Health Inspection Service (APHIS) told a congressional panel yesterday that the department plans to have the backlog of pending petitions for biotechnology products reduced by half
Our guest this week is Missouri 6th District Representative Sam Graves.
As chair of the House Small Business Committee and member of the Transportation Committee, Graves is anxious for a long term resolution to finding resources for the Highway Trust Fund. He has introduced legislation to reign in EPA regulations on farms and small businesses. Graves wants a solution to the nation's immigration policy, but says the administration should do more to enforce the country's existing immigration policy.