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Politics | 11/12/2014
WASHINGTON, Nov. 12, 2014-- Dow AgroSciences announced today it will launch its Enlist Duo herbicide, a blend of glyphosate and new 2,4-D choline, for the 2015 crop season.
Politics | 11/11/2014 10:56:26 PM
WASHINGTON, Nov. 11, 2014 -- Senator Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., is calling for congressional action on climate change, following the announcement that the U.S. and China have jointly made a commitment to reduce dangerous carbon pollution.

Politics | 11/11/2014 9:49:54 PM
WASHINGTON, Nov. 11, 2014 - Since the American Revolution, U.S. farmers have taken up arms to fight and serve for their country. For 95 years, the nation has honored its veterans on Nov. 11.
Politics | 11/10/2014 8:15:52 PM
WASHINGTON, Nov. 10, 2014 - Congress reconvenes in a lame-duck session this week after a month-long break to campaign for the mid-term elections.
Politics | 11/10/2014 4:35:33 PM

WASHINGTON, Nov. 10, 2014 - Shortly after riding a Republican wave into a re-election victory, Kansas Senator Pat Roberts wants to reassure everyone - and especially Rep. Collin Peterson - that he's not planning to rewrite the farm bill.
Politics | 11/10/2014 11:55:08 AM
WASHINGTON, Nov. 10, 2014 -- USDA is lowering its forecast for the corn harvest slightly and raising its estimate for the soybean crop - but production of both commodities is still projected to be the biggest in history.
Politics | 11/10/2014 10:01:58 AM
WASHINGTON, Nov. 10 - President Obama is urging the leaders of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) nations to (break some of the remaining logjams) that are holding up agreement on the ambitious free trade deal that he called a (high priority) for the U.S.
Politics | 11/10/2014 4:00:59 AM
WASHINGTON, Nov. 10, 2014 - Stakeholders must move beyond debates about big vs. small, organic vs. conventional or low vs. high tech, according to a new set of consensus recommendations offered by AGree today.
Politics | 11/9/2014 9:30:59 PM
WASHINGTON, Nov. 9, 2014 - With bumper crops being harvested and icy winter weather closing in on the upper Mississippi River system, growers and barge operators are focused on moving products up and down our nation's waterways as quickly as possible.
Politics | 11/9/2014 8:19:20 PM
WASHINGTON, November 10, 2014 - Alexis Taylor has been named Deputy Under Secretary for Farm and Foreign Agricultural Services (FFAS).
Politics | 11/7/2014 11:27:47 AM
WASHINGTON, Nov. 6, 2014 - Days after Republicans claimed the majority in the Senate and strengthened their majority in the House, President Barack Obama and Speaker of the House John Boehner, R-Ohio, weighed in on prospects for immigration reform.
Politics | 11/7/2014 9:17:51 AM
WASHINGTON, Nov. 7, 2014 - The Department of Agriculture is asking for public input on a new beef checkoff, furthering plans announced by Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack in September.
Politics | 11/7/2014
WASHINGTON, Nov. 7, 2014 - The Department of Agriculture is asking for public input on a new beef checkoff, furthering plans announced by Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack in September.
Politics | 11/6/2014 4:53:02 PM
WASHINGTON, Nov. 6, 2014 - The Organic Trade Association (OTA) on Thursday filed two petitions with the National Organic Program to amend the National List of substances that can be used in organic production and processing - in one case strengthening the requirement for organic ingredients and in the other, removing a non-organic substance from the list.
Politics | 11/6/2014 3:13:12 PM
WASHINGTON, Nov. 6, 2014 - A lawyer specializing in international trade law says any further U.S. action seeking to bring country-of-origin labeling (COOL) rules for meat into compliance with the World Trade Organization (WTO) would simply postpone an already likely outcome.
Politics | 11/6/2014 3:04:44 PM
WASHINGTON, Nov. 6, 2014 - USDA's Risk Management Agency (RMA) today announced that the new Whole-Farm Revenue Protection insurance policy is now available for the 2015 crop year.
Politics | 11/6/2014 11:44:23 AM
WASHINGTON, Nov. 6, 2014 - U.S. beef and pork exports each topped $5 billion in value for the first nine months of 2014, after a strong showing in September, according to the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF).
Politics | 11/5/2014 9:00:47 PM
WASHINGTON, Nov. 4, 2014 - In a series of hard-fought battles, Republicans won control of the Senate Tuesday night by securing major re-election victories for Kentucky Sen. Mitch McConnell and Kansas Sen. Pat Roberts, while winning at least seven U.S. Senate seats that had previously been held by Democrats.
Politics | 11/5/2014 6:18:55 PM
WASHINGTON, November 5, 2014 - The U.S. Department of Agriculture released its final total for U.S. agricultural exports in Fiscal Year 2014, which soared to a record $152.5 billion.
Politics | 11/5/2014 3:29:07 PM
WASHINGTON, Nov. 5, 2014 -- Republican governors held control of important swing states such as Florida, Michigan and Ohio in Tuesday's voting, while posting upset victories in Democratic strongholds including Maryland, Massachusetts and Illinois.
Politics | 11/5/2014 2:30:57 PM
MAUI, Hawaii, Nov. 5, 2014 - Voters in Maui County, Hawaii, on Tuesday narrowly approved a moratorium on the testing or cultivation of genetically modified or engineered crops in the county until further health and environmental tests are conducted. The measure was approved by a vote of 23,082 (50.2 percent) to 22,005 (47.9 percent), according to state election results.
Politics | 11/5/2014 12:49:29 PM
WASHINGTON, Nov. 5, 2014 -- The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) and the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC) today announced the creation of the Task Force on Antibiotic Resistance in Production Agriculture.
Politics | 11/4/2014 6:53:47 PM
WASHINGTON, Nov. 4, 2014 -- U.S. exports of beef and pork should set a record this year, with a combined total value of $13 billion, Mark Jagels, chairman of the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF), said today during a conference call from the USMEF Strategic Planning Conference in Arlington, Virginia.
Politics | 11/4/2014
WASHINGTON, Nov. 4, 2014 - The National Pork Board (NPB) has released a new strategic plan for the next five years with the goals of building consumer trust, driving sustainable production and growing consumer demand.
Politics | 11/3/2014 4:03:39 PM
WASHINGTON, Nov. 3, 2014 - Humans are having a "clear and growing" influence on climate change, which, if left unchecked, could lead to "pervasive and irreversible impacts" for people and ecosystems, according to a United Nations report.
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