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Politics | 1/21/2016 7:18:44 PM
WASHINGTON, Jan. 20, 2015 - A bipartisan agreement to end the years-long fight over school nutrition standards and expand summer feeding efforts is on what its authors hope is a fast track to becoming law.
Politics | 1/21/2016 6:48:41 PM
WASHINGTON, D.C., Jan. 21, 2016 -- A new California drought relief bill has been released, but it's anybody's guess whether it has a snowball's chance of making it through Congress.

Politics | 1/21/2016 3:41:23 PM
WASHINGTON, Jan. 21, 2016 - The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine are seeking nominees for a committee that will examine the scientific needs of regulatory agencies as the use of biotechnology continues to grow.
Politics | 1/21/2016 3:11:35 PM
WASHINGTON, Jan. 21, 2016 - Deputy Agriculture Secretary Krysta Harden, who led the implementation of the 2014 farm bill, says she's leaving USDA at the end of February. Michael Scuse, the current under secretary for Farm and Foreign Agricultural Services, has been tapped as acting deputy.
Politics | 1/21/2016 3:11:26 PM
WASHINGTON, Jan. 21, 2016 - John Clifford, who has served as the Department of Agriculture's chief veterinarian for the last 12 years, will be taking a new job at the end of March, according to an announcement sent to stakeholders Thursday afternoon.
Politics | 1/21/2016 12:01:39 PM
WASHINGTON, Jan. 21, 2016 - The Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee has passed its version of the Bipartisan Sportmen's Act, but not without pushback from Democrats and some conservation groups.
Politics | 1/21/2016 11:34:19 AM
WASHINGTON, Jan. 21, 2016 - Senate Republicans failed to overcome the presidential veto of a measure to kill the Obama administration's Clean Water Act rule, but they plan to keep pressing the issue.
Politics | 1/21/2016
WASHINGTON, D.C., Jan. 21, 2016 - Members of some U.S. industry-funded checkoff groups sometimes feel like Rodney Dangerfield on Capitol Hill. They just don't get any respect and their funding sources are often misunderstood.
Politics | 1/20/2016 6:45:51 PM

CORONADO, Calif., Jan. 20, 2016 - With part of the "Great Green Fleet" as a backdrop, Navy Secretary Ray Mabus and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack heralded how the Navy and Marine Corps are using alternative energy sources
Politics | 1/20/2016 3:06:59 PM
WASHINGTON, Jan. 20, 2015 - Robert Fraley, Monsanto's chief technology officer, admitted that his company has "done a lousy job" of selling the public on genetically modified (GM) seeds and other agricultural products.
Politics | 1/20/2016 1:56:45 PM
WASHINGTON, Jan. 19, 2016 -- With the Iowa caucuses at stake and fast approaching on Feb. 1, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz is quickly reworking his once rock-solid opposition to federal biofuels policy after intensive discussions with U.S. Rep. Steve King and a leading entrepreneur in the ethanol industry.
Politics | 1/20/2016 1:35:35 PM
WASHINGTON, Jan. 20, 2016 - The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee held its first hearing of the New Year on Tuesday to discuss America's...
Politics | 1/20/2016 1:23:44 PM
WASHINGTON, Jan. 20, 2016 - Clean energy investment flourished in China, Africa, the U.S., Latin America and India in 2015, driving the world...
Politics | 1/20/2016 1:19:05 PM
WASHINGTON, Jan. 20, 2016 - Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz recently announced the release of the Department of Energy's (DOE) comprehensive...
Politics | 1/20/2016 1:14:19 PM
WASHINGTON, Jan. 20, 2016 - M.J. Bradley & Associates has published a comprehensive modeling analysis of the Environmental Protection Agency's controversial...
Politics | 1/20/2016 12:02:05 PM
WASHINGTON, Jan. 20, 2016 - Controlling surface chemistry is important to developing better high-energy lithium-ion batteries, such as those used in...
Politics | 1/20/2016 11:53:11 AM
WASHINGTON, Jan. 20, 2016 - The Senate farm bill debates in 2012 and 2013 provide several clues as to how some of the major presidential candidates...
Politics | 1/20/2016 11:36:09 AM
WASHINGTON, Jan. 20, 2016 - The takeover of the Malheur Wildlife Refuge in eastern Oregon's Harney County by a small band of mostly...
Politics | 1/20/2016 11:24:15 AM
WASHINGTON, Jan. 20, 2016 - It's been said that a rising tide lifts all boats, but a rising river appears to be doing the same thing as grain shippers deal with...
Politics | 1/20/2016 11:17:49 AM
WASHINGTON, Jan. 20, 2015 - The public debate over labeling food as (natural) when it contains genetically modified ingredients is about...
Politics | 1/20/2016 10:57:40 AM
WASHINGTON, Jan. 20, 2016 - Now that some of the biggest grocery chains, food processing firms and fast food restaurants have jumped on the...
Politics | 1/20/2016 10:46:48 AM
WASHINGTON, Jan. 20, 2016 - Farmers who engage in legal use of pesticides cannot be found liable for harming northern long-eared bats, which have been...
Politics | 1/20/2016 10:34:37 AM
WASHINGTON, Jan. 20, 2016 - Agricultural retailers - and the media that cover them - may have been too hasty last month in...
Politics | 1/20/2016 10:25:33 AM
WASHINGTON, Jan. 20, 2016 - So what does rural America look like once you open the hatch and take a look under the hood?
Politics | 1/20/2016 8:41:29 AM
WASHINGTON, Jan. 19, 2016 - A bipartisan group of 60 lawmakers is urging USDA to delay publishing a proposed rule for inspecting hog-slaughter facilities, saying the plan undermines food safety and worker safety as well as animal welfare.
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