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Politics | 3/5/2015 1:40:15 PM
WASHINGTON, March 5, 2015 - The number of farm to school programs in the U.S. increased 430 percent between 2006 and 2012, according to a report released by the National Farm to School Network (NFSN).
Politics | 3/5/2015 1:24:26 PM
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 under protection.

Politics | 3/5/2015 9:58:02 AM
WASHINGTON, March 5, 2015 - A longtime aide to Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, Matt Paul, is leaving USDA to manage Hillary Clinton's campaign in Iowa.
Politics | 3/5/2015 9:22:17 AM
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.
Politics | 3/5/2015
WASHINGTON, March 5, 2015 -The nation's milk supply is safe and virtually free of drugs, according to a report from the Food and Drug Administration
Politics | 3/4/2015 7:51:48 PM
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.
Politics | 3/4/2015 5:19:02 PM
WASHINGTON, March 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 agency's budget.
Politics | 3/4/2015 4:28:25 PM
RIVERSIDE COUNTY, Calif., March 3, 2015 - With oil prices around $50 a barrel, half last summer's peak, is it game over for renewables?
Politics | 3/4/2015 3:31:46 PM
WASHINGTON, March 4, 2015 - As Republicans work to accomplish their legislative agenda, a party leader is worried that a key trade measure will be overtaken by other political goals.
Politics | 3/4/2015 3:14:00 PM
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Politics | 3/4/2015 2:56:35 PM
WASHINGTON, March 4, 2015 - The timetable for moving a fast-track trade negotiating bill may be slipping amid a disagreement between Senate Republicans and Democrats over the terms of the legislation.
Politics | 3/4/2015 2:31:51 PM

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."
Politics | 3/4/2015 12:35:56 PM
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.
Politics | 3/4/2015 12:22:18 PM
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.
Politics | 3/4/2015 11:50:50 AM
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.
Politics | 3/4/2015 5:07:46 AM
WASHINGTON, March 4, 2015-- Rural communities will need $140 billion in drinking water and wastewater system upgrades in the coming decades, according to a Government Accountability Office report.
Politics | 3/3/2015 5:58:31 PM
WASHINGTON, March 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.
Politics | 3/3/2015 5:04:17 PM
WASHINGTON, March 3, 2015 - The Obama administration won't commit to providing lawmakers with recommendations for overhauling the country-of-origin labeling law for meat.
Politics | 3/3/2015 3:36:15 PM
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.
Politics | 3/3/2015 2:06:27 PM
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.
Politics | 3/3/2015 11:59:03 AM
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.
Politics | 3/2/2015 4:05:19 PM
WASHINGTON, March 2, 2015 - USDA is awarding $27.6 million to five demonstration projects aimed at ending childhood hunger in America.
Politics | 3/2/2015 3:57:35 PM
WASHINGTON, 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.
Politics | 3/2/2015 3:30:37 PM
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.
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