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WASHINGTON, March 5, 2015 - Interior Secretary Sally Jewell is standing
by a proposal to de-list the gray wolf as an endangered species, but
she's coming under pressure from House Democrats to keep the animal
WASHINGTON, March 5, 2015 - The U.N.'s Food and Agriculture Organization's global Food Price Index fell to a 55-month low in February, dropping 1 percent from January and 14 percent below its level a year earlier. Lower prices for cereals, meat and especially sugar more than offset an increase in milk and palm oil prices.
WASHINGTON, March 4, 2015 - House Agriculture Chairman Mike Conaway and two of his subcommittee leaders wrote to Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell today expressing concerns about recommendations from a federal panel for the next set of Dietary Guidelines for Americans that Vilsack and Burwell will issue.
4, 2015 - The Food and Drug Administration's request for more money to
start enforcing new food safety regulations on domestic and imported
foods is getting a cool reception from the lawmakers who write the
WASHINGTON, March 5, 2015 - Help Agri-Pulse celebrate Ag Day in Washington, D.C. Please join Agri-Pulse on Tuesday, March 17 for a discussion on (Farm to Fork Politics: Unleashing Innovation in Agriculture.)
WASHINGTON, March 4, 2015 - In anticipation of a federal plan to improve pollinator health, the Organic Consumers Association hosted a rally outside the White House today to encourage the Obama Administration to restrict or ban the use of certain pesticides in order to "save the bees."
WASHINGTON, March 4, 2015 - A group of senators introduced a bill today that would provide an exemption to agricultural service vehicles from hazardous material transportation laws for hauling diesel fuel.
WASHINGTON, March 4, 2015 - Senate Agriculture Chairman Pat Roberts, R-Kan., said he plans a bipartisan overhaul of federal nutrition requirements so that poor or rural school districts as well as wealthy, urban ones can meet the meal standards.
WASHINGTON, March 4, 2015- McDonald's, the world's largest fast food chain, today announced that it will only source chicken raised without antibiotics important to human medicine in all of their 14,000 U.S. restaurants within two years.
3, 2015 - The House Judiciary Committee has advanced a bill that would
force employers to use the E-Verify system to ensure their workers can
legally work in the Untied States, a requirement that could snag
farmworkers across the country.
WASHINGTON, March 3, 2015 - The House voted to fund the Department of Homeland Security
through the rest of fiscal 2015, ending an attempt by conservatives to
use the agency's spending bill to block President Obama's executive actions on immigration.
WASHINGTON, March 3, 2015- Rep. Ted Yoho, R-Fla., reintroduced a bill Friday that encourages the administration to target foreign sugar subsidies. Under the (Zero-for-Zero) plan, U.S. sugar policy would also be rolled back in exchange for the elimination of foreign programs, which Yoho says are distorting world prices and inhibiting a free market.
WASHINGTON, March 3, 2015 - Ask just about any farmer leader if they support science and innovation in agriculture and the answer will usually be a resounding (yes.) But ask them about how to commercialize new seed traits and avoid sending those products to unapproved international markets, there's little consensus.
March 1, 2015 - School nutrition directors and the Obama administration are
drawing lines for a coming battle over reauthorization of the Healthy,
Hunger-Free Kids Act that raised standards for school meals.
WASHINGTON, March 2 -- The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is not keeping pace with a mandate that requires its overseas offices to inspect foreign food facilities, according to a Government Accountability Office (GAO) report.
District Representative Adrian Smith outlines a challenging agenda for House members following the Memorial Day break. As a member of the House Ways and Means Committee, Smith expects a great deal of debate over Trade Promotion Authority, tax reform, and identifying financial resources for the Highway Trust Fund. In this week's feature, Smith shares his support for renewable fuels and his concern over attempts to further define food labeling laws.