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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
This week’s guest on Open Mic is US Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. In this exclusive interview the Kentucky Republican shares a very dismal view for approving a new trade agreement this year and his plans to see the appropriations process complete under regular order. McConnell shares his frustration with the Obama administration’s environmental agenda and thoughts on finding a compromise on federal preemption legislation to prevent state labeling laws on foods with ingredients from genetically enhanced crops.