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WASHINGTON, April 21, 2016 - The Energy Department (DOE) recently
awarded nearly $4 million to four partners to help launch DOE's Orange
Button initiative, which is designed to simplify and
standardize solar data so that...
WASHINGTON, April 21,, 2016 - Agriculture Secretary Tom
Vilsack heads to Japan today for a meeting of G7 agriculture ministers, and Agri-Pulse's Bill
Tomson reports that he'll be spending much of his time there
addressing possible issues with the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).
WASHINGTON, April 20, 2016 - USDA's Agricultural Marketing Service announced today that the National Pork Board can continue to pay $3 million in annual payments to the National Pork Producers Council.
WASHINGTON, April 20, 2016 - EPA chief Gina McCarthy went before a Senate Appropriations subcommittee Wednesday to defend her agency's budget request - as well as controversial plans to reduce pollution from existing power plants and to define which U.S. waters can be regulated under the Clean Water Act.
WASHINGTON, April 20, 2016 - One-third of the House of Representatives sent a letter to the Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday expressing their concern stemming from an anti-farmer billboard that was installed using taxpayer funds.
WASHINGTON, April 20, 2016 - The Senate today gave its overwhelming approval to the first comprehensive energy bill since 2007, producing a long-awaited victory for Energy and Natural Resources Chairman Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, and Ranking Member Maria Cantwell, D-Wash.
WASHINGTON, April 20, 2016 - The fiscal 2017 spending bill for the Agriculture
Department, Food and Drug Administration and the Commodity Futures Trading
Commission is headed to the House floor - and possible fights over...
WASHINGTON, April 20, 2016 - The nation's
largest farm organization is trying to make sure that online sales are treated
- and taxed - the same as their brick and mortar counterparts in an effort to...
WASHINGTON, April 20,
2016 - Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton have fresh momentum after big victories
in yesterday's New York presidential primary. In his victory speech, Trump
attributed his win to trade-related job losses.
WASHINGTON, April 19, 2016 - House appropriators narrowly agreed to block the Agriculture Department from issuing new regulations on poultry and livestock contract practices, and Republicans preserved a $3 million plan to promote consumer acceptance of biotech crops.
WASHINGTON, April 19,
2016 - House appropriators meet today to discuss the committee's draft report
which would instruct FDA and USDA on how to spend $3 million to
help educate consumers and promote acceptance of biotech crops, as well as food
and animal feed ingredients derived from biotechnology.
WASHINGTON, April 17, 2016 - Republicans are trying to head off new regulations on poultry and livestock marketing practices as House appropriators debate the Agriculture Department's fiscal 2017 spending bill this week.
WASHINGTON, April 18,
2016 - The Supreme Court hears oral arguments today in the landmarks legal
challenge to President Obama's immigration policy. Agriculture has a stake in
the outcome, because the president's plan known as DAPA would allow many adult
illegal immigrants to obtain temporary legal status and protection from
WASHINGTON, April 15, 2016 - The Environmental Protection Agency is moving ahead with a meeting next week to review epidemiological data on the risks of chlorpyrifos, rejecting requests from the pesticide industry for a postponement.
WASHINGTON, April 14, 2016 - As Americans finalize their taxes - due April 18th - and laboriously sift through the tax code, an expert is warning that one provision in particular may not be long for this financial world.
This week's Open Mic guest is U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar. As the nation's political focus turns to the Democratic convention in Philadelphia this week, the agriculture industry awaits what role farm, trade, nutrition and rural issues will play in the party platform. In this week's interview, Senator Klobuchar challenges suggestions that nutrition programs be separated from the farm bill, discusses the need for global trade and offers specific reasons why the Cuban embargo must be lifted. The Minnesota Democrat is a member of the recently formed Rural Broadband Coalition and hasp joined other congressional leaders challenging the EPA's preliminary volume obligation targets under the RFS. Senator Klobuchar offers thoughts on the process that brought mandatory biotech disclosure legislation and what role that may play in future debate on Capitol Hill.