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Politics | 10/21/2015 9:35:28 AM

WASHINGTON, Oct. 21, 2015 - With their federal price support programs gutted in the 2014 farm bill, cotton growers had to settle on their...
Politics | 10/21/2015 9:27:13 AM
WASHINGTON, Oct. 21, 2015 - Opponents of the Export-Import Bank have directed much of their criticism of the agency at the help it has given...

Politics | 10/21/2015 9:20:32 AM
DES MOINES, Iowa, Oct. 21, 2015 - The 2015 World Food Prize ceremony and conference shined a spotlight on women and sustainable agriculture from start to finish...
Politics | 10/21/2015 9:04:44 AM
WASHINGTON, Oct. 21, 2015 - USDA's Inspector General has filed an interim report on its investigation into a New York Times story in January that alleged instances of animal abuse at...
Politics | 10/21/2015 8:59:51 AM
WASHINGTON, Oct. 21, 2015 - With so many challenges faced during development of what finally became the 2014 farm bill, few relish the task of...
Politics | 10/21/2015 8:53:50 AM
WASHINGTON, Oct. 21, 2015 - The reverberations from a deadly 2013 explosion at a fertilizer plant in West, Texas, can be heard in a new...
Politics | 10/21/2015 5:08:53 AM
WASHINGTON, Oct. 21, 2015 - Three-fourths of American voters want the federal government to incentivize sustainable farming practices, according to a food policy survey released Tuesday. And now, groups that advocate for transparency in food systems want 2016 presidential candidates to listen to the public and take a stand on food policy.
Politics | 10/20/2015 5:38:52 PM
WASHINGTON, Oct. 19, 2015 - Many of the nation's top agriculture, food and biofuel companies have pledged to reduce greenhouse gas emissions as the White House tries to build a case for an international climate agreement.
Politics | 10/20/2015 12:09:17 PM
WASHINGTON, Oct. 20, 2015 - The U.S. International Trade Commission today affirmed that Mexico's sugar industry had harmed American producers by selling subsidized sugar onto the U.S. at below market prices - a practice known as (dumping.)
Politics | 10/19/2015 9:31:58 PM
WASHINGTON, Oct. 19, 2015 - Faced with more and more Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) violating U.S. airspace and interfering with fire and rescue operations, U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Administrator Michael Huerta today announced that they plan to move ahead with registering all UAVs.
Politics | 10/19/2015 4:02:58 PM
WASHINGTON, Oct. 18, 2015 - The House begins moving a long-term highway bill this week even as Republicans try to find a new speaker to replace John Boehner.
Politics | 10/19/2015 11:53:11 AM
WASHINGTON, Oct. 19, 2015 - A long-awaited set of recommendations, originally requested as part of the 2014 farm bill, outlines how USDA should restructure to create a new Under Secretary (U/S) position focused on...
Politics | 10/19/2015 10:19:38 AM
WASHINGTON, Oct. 19, 2015 - The Food and Drug Administration will reopen the comment period for its Supplemental Proposed Rule for Updating the Nutrition Facts Label for a four-day period starting on Tuesday, Oct. 19.
Politics | 10/18/2015 10:43:47 AM
WASHINGTON, Oct. 15, 2015 - An historically strong El Nino this winter is likely to bring some relief from California's prolonged drought while providing wetter, cooler weather across the southern Plains and Southeast.
Politics | 10/16/2015 4:57:57 PM
WASHINGTON, Oct. 16, 2015 - Kansas Republican Mike Pompeo, who sponsored legislation to block states from mandating the labeling of biotech foods, is considering a race for House speaker should Ways and Means Chairman Paul Ryan decline.
Politics | 10/16/2015 2:52:06 PM
WASHINGTON, Oct. 16, 2015 - The Environmental Protection Agency's internal watchdog is launching an investigation into the agency's analysis of the climate impacts of biofuels.
Politics | 10/16/2015 4:49:23 AM

DES MOINES, Iowa, Oct. 15, 2015 - GOP Presidential candidate Carly Fiorina would (roll back) the controversial Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule, but adds that (we can't stop there.)
Politics | 10/15/2015 1:49:34 PM
WASHINGTON, Oct. 14, 2015 - Many sheep herders are going to get a raise, potentially doubling their wages in some states, under new federal standards for foreign workers.
Politics | 10/15/2015 1:47:35 PM
WASHINGTON, Oct. 14, 2015 - Many sheep herders are going to get a raise, potentially doubling their wages in some states, under new federal standards for foreign workers.
Politics | 10/15/2015 12:29:07 PM
WASHINGTON, Oct. 15, 2015 - An historically strong El Nino this winter is likely to bring some relief from California's prolonged drought while providing wetter, cooler weather across the southern Plains and Southeast.
Politics | 10/15/2015 12:23:52 PM
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark., Oct. 14, 2015 - A top Farm Journal Foundation official told a University of Arkansas audience this week while there is a (moral imperative) to reduce global hunger and poverty, there are (more pragmatic reasons) for the U.S. to be involved in the effort, including national security.
Politics | 10/15/2015 8:53:34 AM
WASHINGTON, Oct. 15, 2015 - Syngenta has announced a new 20 year, $200 million agreement to expand its licensing of current and future genetically modified (GM) corn traits.
Politics | 10/15/2015

WASHINGTON, Oct. 14, 2015 - Significant growth in the agricultural sector is needed to feed a projected world population of 9.7 billion people by mid-century, but it must be done sustainably in order to ensure food and nutrition security, according to a new report.
Politics | 10/14/2015 3:25:02 PM
WASHINGTON, Oct. 13, 2015 -- The House voted 261-159 Friday to end the 1975 ban on U.S. crude oil exports, leaving the measure 29 votes short of the two-thirds majority needed to overturn a threatened presidential veto.
Politics | 10/14/2015 3:22:03 PM
WASHINGTON, Oct. 14, 2015 - In a blow to the Obama administration, a judicial panel has refused to consolidate a series of legal challenges against the new rule re-defining the jurisdiction of the Clean Water Act.
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