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WASHINGTON, June 4, 2014 - The Organic Trade Association (OTA) had some good news to announce at its annual policy conference in Washington. The sector had $35 billion in sales in 2013, up 12 percent from the previous year. But there were alarm bells as well
WASHINGTON, June 4, 2014 - Heading into its second decade, the Vermont Bioenergy Initiative (VBI) is enhancing its efforts to reach out to small farm operations, launching a communications campaign that its leaders say will expand the development of a viable biomass-to-biofuels industry in Vermont that uses local resources to supply a portion of the state's energy needs.
WASHINGTON, June 2, 2014 - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack officially kicked off the Sixth Annual Feds Feed Families food drive Monday, encouraging federal workers in the nation's capital and across the country to
WASHINGTON, May 30, 2014 - Lawmakers on Thursday spent almost half of a four-hour House Appropriations Committee markup debating the national school lunch program guidelines, continuing a battle that's
WASHINGTON, May 29, 2014 -- The outlook for the fertilizer industry will continue bearish through the second quarter of 2014, according to a report by the Rabobank Food and Agribusiness Research and Advisory group, which looks at
WASHINGTON, May 29, 2014 - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is awarding $6 million to universities and cooperative state extension services to develop online decision tools and
WASHINGTON, May 28, 2014 - Monsanto announced today that Kasey Gillette, the senior policy adviser handling agriculture, nutrition and other policy issues in the office of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid since 2009, will join
WASHINGTON, May 28,
2014 - Monsanto announced today that Kasey Gillette, the Senior Policy Advisor
handling agriculture, nutrition and other policy issues in the office of U.S.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid since 2009, will join
WASHINGTON, May 28, 2014 - A coalition of U.S. agricultural groups representing pork, rice, wheat and dairy producers is urging the Obama administration to reach a deal on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) without Japan unless
Challenged to enhance sustainability and increase productivity, the crop industry continues to search for new scientific benchmarks to meet the growing demand for food, fiber and fuel. Jim Blome, President and CEO of Bayer CropScience says the company is heavily invested in discovering new benchmarks in genetics, conventional plant breeding, biologics, and crop protection. Blome says the crop science industry needs consistent and predictable domestic and global regulatory system to give farmers access to new innovations in the industry.