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Politics | 7/16/2014 4:13:01 PM
WASHINGTON, July 16, 2014- The House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure approved a bill today that would invalidate the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA)
Politics | 7/16/2014 3:13:43 PM
WASHINGTON, July 16, 2014 -The bill - dubbed the Risk Hedging Protection Act of 2014 - would give futures customers an additional day to provide payments to brokers to

Politics | 7/16/2014 4:56:51 AM
WASHINGTON, July 15, 2014 - Lawmakers voted overwhelmingly to approve H.R. 5021, the Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2014, by a vote of 367-55, even though many
Politics | 7/15/2014 8:30:31 PM
WASHINGTON, July 15, 2014-- The National Grain and Feed Association (NGFA) is giving the EPA a pat on the back for its proposal to change the rule that governs how it deals with
Politics | 7/15/2014 7:25:53 PM
WASHINGTON, July 15, 2014 - The U.S. corn crop, the nation's biggest, continues to improve, with the fields in the best condition for this time of the growing season
Politics | 7/15/2014 10:32:28 AM
WASHINGTON, July 14, 2014 - When David Graves was hand-picked from Sen. Thad Cochran's staff to lead the Rice Miller's Association in 1989, the U.S. congressional map was not his (friend.) The U.S. rice crop is primarily grown in just
Politics | 7/14/2014 4:27:59 PM
WASHINGTON, July 14, 2014 - Look for trade issues to make headlines this week as U.S. efforts continue to forge two major commercial treaties, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) with 11 other Asia-Pacific nations, and the
Politics | 7/13/2014 2:31:17 PM
WASHINGTON, July 11, 2014- Organic crops have higher levels of antioxidants associated with better health than conventional crops, according to a study led by scientists at Newcastle University
Politics | 7/11/2014 7:37:24 PM
WASHINGTON, July 11, 2014 - Global meat prices will keep rising for the next decade with beef continuing to set record highs. And the production and consumption of biofuels is expected to increase by
Politics | 7/11/2014 7:35:06 PM
WASHINGTON, July 11, 2014 - Global meat prices will keep rising for the next decade with beef continuing to set record highs. And the production and consumption of biofuels is expected to increase by
Politics | 7/11/2014 7:31:05 PM
WASHINGTON, July 11, 2014 - Global meat prices will keep rising for the next decade with beef continuing to set record highs. And the production and consumption of biofuels is expected to increase by 50 percent.These are some of
Politics | 7/11/2014 3:40:04 PM
WASHINGTON, July 11, 2014-House Agriculture Committee members said at a hearing on Thursday they are worried about USDA's implementation of certain crop insurance provisions in
Politics | 7/11/2014 1:39:07 PM
WASHINGTON, July 11, 2014 - The House today passed a bill that would make permanent a tax law provision allowing businesses that purchase new equipment to
Politics | 7/11/2014 12:58:03 PM
WASHINGTON, July 11, 2014 - The U.S. soybean crop will total a record 3.8 billion bushels, up 4.5 percent from the month-ago estimate, USDA said today in a monthly report. The department cited an increase in
Politics | 7/11/2014 9:31:15 AM
KANSAS CITY, July 10, 2014 - EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy wrapped up a two-day tour in the nation's heartland, visiting a farm near Columbia, Kansas, and speaking yesterday to the Agricultural Business Council of Kansas City
Politics | 7/10/2014 5:38:42 PM
WASHINGTON, July 10, 2014- The heated public debate over genetically modified foods shows the agricultural industry is not doing enough to communicate biotechnology's benefits to society, according to
Politics | 7/10/2014 4:17:21 PM
WASHINGTON July 9, 2014 - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack met with representatives from nutrition organizations today but gave no indication that the Obama administration is willing to ease school lunch requirements.
Politics | 7/10/2014 3:52:58 PM
WASHINGTON, July 10, 2014-Sen. Bob Casey, D-Penn., has authored an amendment that would generate an estimated additional
Politics | 7/10/2014 2:33:27 PM

WASHINGTON, July 10, 2014- Ice cream maker Ben and Jerry's promoted a special flavor, (Food Fight Fudge Brownie,) on Capitol Hill today, to support labeling mandates for
Politics | 7/9/2014 7:59:42 PM
WASHINGTON, July 9, 2014 - A coalition of leading business, manufacturing, and agriculture groups -- including the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the American Farm Bureau Federation, the Partnership for a New American Economy and the Business Roundtable -- - held a (national day of action) Wednesday to pressure
Politics | 7/9/2014 6:42:30 PM
WASHINGTON, July 9, 2014 -- The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) struck another blow in its seemingly endless battle with big oil companies for the American consumer's fuel dollar.
Politics | 7/9/2014 6:08:25 PM

WASHINGTON, July 9, 2014 - Rep. Mike Pompeo, R-Kan., remains optimistic about the chances for passage of a piece of legislation he says is misidentified
Politics | 7/9/2014 3:53:11 PM
WASHINGTON, July 9, 2014 -- Missouri Farm Bureau President Blake Hurst said EPA chief Gina McCarthy has (poisoned the well) as far as her visit to the state on Thursday is concerned by calling opponents of the agency's proposed (Waters of the U.S.) rule
Politics | 7/9/2014 2:45:24 PM
WASHINGTON, July 9, 2014 - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack provided a 12-week progress report on U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) disaster assistance programs today, announcing that USDA has processed
Politics | 7/9/2014 12:34:53 PM

WASHINGTON, July 9, 2014 - The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced that Angie Tagtow, senior fellow, endowed chair for the Minnesota Institute for Sustainable Agriculture, will be the next executive director for the
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