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Politics | 3/10/2016 10:02:33 AM
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.
Politics | 3/9/2016 4:54:10 PM
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.

Politics | 3/9/2016 3:55:38 PM
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.
Politics | 3/9/2016 3:38:40 PM
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.
Politics | 3/9/2016 2:00:59 PM
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.
Politics | 3/9/2016 11:57:34 AM
WASHINGTON, March 9, 2016 - Oil prices rallied earlier this week as many analysts expected declines in oil drilling would shrink global supplies, but the...
Politics | 3/9/2016 11:47:27 AM
WASHINGTON, March 9, 2016 - In their continued effort to expand the use of renewable fuels, Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad, Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds and Agriculture Secretary Bill Northey announced...
Politics | 3/9/2016 11:41:25 AM
WASHINGTON, March 9, 2016 - In 2009, the Energy Department (DOE) and industry partners launched an initiative, SuperTruck I, to improve the efficiency of Class 8 vehicles...
Politics | 3/9/2016 11:36:55 AM
WASHINGTON, March 9, 2016 - A Pika Energy 1.5-kilowatt (kW) wind turbine manufactured in Maine is the newest addition to the...
Politics | 3/9/2016 11:28:48 AM
WASHINGTON, March 9, 2016 - The total revenue for the U.S. advanced energy market hit $200 billion in 2015, according to...
Politics | 3/9/2016 11:17:59 AM
WASHINGTON, March 9, 2016 - The Big Easy played host to farmers last week as a record crowd of producers and exhibitors traveled to New Orleans for the biggest Commodity Classic in...
Politics | 3/9/2016 11:02:11 AM
WASHINGTON, March 9, 2016 - Senate Agriculture Chairman Pat Roberts is working to get agreement with Democrats on a biotech disclosure bill that could get...
Politics | 3/9/2016 10:57:28 AM
WASHINGTON, March 9, 2016 - The political environment for new trade agreements could hardly get more toxic. The frontrunners for the...
Politics | 3/9/2016 10:48:32 AM
WASHINGTON, March 9, 2016 - We've all seen them in the supermarket. They appear on just about every food package, making promises to consumers...
Politics | 3/9/2016 10:22:51 AM
WASHINGTON, March 9, 2016 - More than 60 catfish exporting companies from China, Vietnam, Thailand and Myanmar have registered with the USDA in an effort...
Politics | 3/9/2016 10:19:26 AM
WASHINGTON, March 9, 2016 - A broad coalition of agriculture interests, conservation groups and nutrition advocates is appealing to Congress not to make any cuts in farm bill spending this year.
Politics | 3/9/2016 10:10:43 AM
WASHINGTON, March 9, 2016 - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack remains at odds with ChemChina's proposed acquisition of Syngenta, but a...
Politics | 3/9/2016 10:06:05 AM
WASHINGTON, March, 9, 2016 - The best forces for expanding National Farmers Union membership are the swelling ranks of small and part-time farmers, many of whom...
Politics | 3/8/2016 7:33:46 PM
MINNEAPOLIS, 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 things like….
Politics | 3/8/2016 3:30:52 PM
WASHINGTON, March 8, 2016 - Concerns about the toxicity of glyphosate and its formulations have delayed a decision on reauthorization by European officials.
Politics | 3/8/2016 11:46:56 AM
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.
Politics | 3/8/2016 11:09:50 AM
WASHINGTON, March 8, 2016 - Michael Taylor, who's been leading FDA's implementation of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), is leaving the agency as of June 1.
Politics | 3/7/2016 3:19:42 PM
WASHINGTON, March 6, 2016 - Both sides of the biotech labeling debate are gearing up for a final showdown on the Senate floor that could arrive as soon as this week.
Politics | 3/6/2016 12:43:39 PM
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.
Politics | 3/4/2016 2:58:42 PM
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.
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