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Politics | 2/3/2016 12:09:55 PM
WASHINGTON, Feb. 3, 2016 - The House Agriculture Committee is urging lawmakers to leave farm and nutrition programs alone as a new...
Politics | 2/3/2016 12:02:54 PM
WASHINGTON, Feb. 3, 2016 - Many U.S. farm organizations are gearing up for an effort to convince members of Congress that they should...

Politics | 2/3/2016 11:22:34 AM
WASHINGTON, Feb. 3, 2016 - There is no good reason for the Supreme Court to review - and possibly reverse - an appeals court decision that...
Politics | 2/3/2016 11:11:23 AM
WASHINGTON, Feb. 3, 2016 - Embedded in the monstrous budget bill Congress hammered out late last year is a tweak in tax laws that few noticed but is...
Politics | 2/3/2016 10:57:04 AM
WASHINGTON, Feb. 3, 2016 - In the midst of a prolonged downturn in the cattle market, the industry's largest producer group is taking action, hoping to address...
Politics | 2/3/2016 10:45:56 AM
WASHINGTON, Feb. 3, 2016 - It's not just food manufacturers who are having to deal with FDA's major food safety overhaul. Nearly every biodiesel plant in the U.S. is...
Politics | 2/3/2016 10:29:15 AM
WASHINGTON, Feb. 3, 2016 - The prospect of delisting the Yellowstone grizzly under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) has been high in recent years, but the...
Politics | 2/2/2016 8:12:40 PM
WASHINGTON, Feb. 1, 2016 -- The state officials who work most closely with farmers need to make their voices heard by federal regulators, industry leaders said Monday during a panel discussion at the kickoff of the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture meeting in Washington.
Politics | 2/2/2016 4:41:10 PM
WASHINGTON, Feb. 2, 2016 - USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) will prepare a programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to (evaluate a range of alternatives) for updating its biotechnology regulations.
Politics | 2/2/2016 7:49:02 AM
WASHINGTON, Feb. 2, 2016 -- China National Chemical Corp. is close to an agreement to buy Swiss pesticide-and-seed-maker Syngenta AG for almost $43 billion, Bloomberg Business and the Wall Street Journal are reporting.
Politics | 2/1/2016 4:41:08 PM
WASHINGTON, Jan. 31, 2016 - Critics of ethanol are rehashing proposals to curb biofuel policy, and Republicans may force another vote on the "waters of the United States" rule as the Senate debates a comprehensive bipartisan energy bill this week.
Politics | 1/31/2016 10:19:28 AM
WASHINGTON, Jan. 29, 2016 - In the most extensive poll of how U.S. farmers and ranchers plan to vote for president, respondents overwhelmingly say they'll support a Republican, and among those, 40 percent say they will support Donald Trump.
Politics | 1/29/2016 6:26:29 PM
WASHINGTON, Jan. 28, 2016 - USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) announced Thursday it will offer $9 million in resources to states, local governments and third parties that establish or expand wetland mitigation banks for farmers to utilize.
Politics | 1/28/2016 3:14:57 PM
WASHINGTON, Jan. 27, 2016 - Every low-income kid who gets free or reduced-price meals at school would get federal money for eating during the summer, too, under a proposal that President Obama will include in his fiscal 2017 budget due out next month.
Politics | 1/28/2016 3:07:16 PM
WASHINGTON, Jan. 28, 2015 - Hunger in developing countries has fallen 27 percent since 2000, but still persists at alarming or serious levels in 52 countries, according to a report that argues hunger and famine are linked to armed conflict.
Politics | 1/27/2016 11:43:41 PM
TAMPA, Jan. 27, 2016 - Less than a month into the year and the National Biodiesel Board (NBB) has already begun its lobbying effort in Congress to convince lawmakers to stop subsidizing biodiesel imports.
Politics | 1/27/2016 6:34:06 PM
WASHINGTON, Jan. 27, 2016 - Slightly more than half of the nation's dairy farms have signed up for the second year of a program that provides a financial safety net for milk producers.
Politics | 1/27/2016 6:00:44 PM
WASHINGTON, Jan. 26, 2016 - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., has promised an open amendment process for the Senate floor debate set to begin Wednesday...
Politics | 1/27/2016 5:07:02 PM
SAN DIEGO, Jan. 27, 2016 - As the sun starts to set on two terms for President Barack Obama in the White House, officials with the National Cattlemen's Beef Association (NCBA) say they will be keeping a watchful eye on any potential regulatory actions coming from the executive branch.
Politics | 1/27/2016 3:32:37 PM
WASHINGTON, Jan. 27, 2016 - The Agriculture Department will dole out $63,000 in cash and prizes to the six winners of the USDA-Microsoft Innovation Challenge. The winners, announced Wednesday, developed tools using USDA agricultural production data that can help farmers cope with climate change.
Politics | 1/27/2016 11:33:58 AM
WASHINGTON, Jan. 27, 2016 - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency greatly underestimated the Clean Power Plan's costs to electric co-ops...
Politics | 1/27/2016 11:23:13 AM
WASHINGTON, Jan. 17, 2016 - Satellite communications make it possible to gather massive amounts of data from systems of vast scale, but the way that...
Politics | 1/27/2016 11:14:46 AM
WASHINGTON, Jan. 27, 2016 - Researchers from the Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have published a new study that reveals the key...
Politics | 1/27/2016 11:06:36 AM
WASHINGTON, Jan. 27, 2016 - No period in the presidential campaign is more important to U.S. agriculture than the run-up to the Iowa caucuses. But as the caucuses approach next Monday, the candidates...
Politics | 1/27/2016 10:49:36 AM
WASHINGTON, Jan. 27, 2016 - Congressional budget analysts have sharply increased their estimate of how much the new Agriculture Risk Coverage program will...
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