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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Our guest on Open Mic this week is Jim Walker, Vice President of Case IH North America Agricultural Division. Ag equipment manufacturers were able to overcome the costs of research and development to meet Tier 4 emission standards during an upswing in crop prices and net farm income. Now with discussion of Tier 5 standards, Walker believes legislators should measure the costs and incremental benefits of even tighter emission standards. Walker says a more predictable tax code and relief from estate taxes would help farmers and the agriculture equipment industry weather the downturn in commodity prices.