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WASHINGTON, Oct. 7, 2015 - A hearing of the House Agriculture Committee Wednesday offered little information about the specifics of the upcoming Dietary Guidelines for Americans, but new information on topics that will or won't be addressed in the pivotal document.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 8, 2015 - Two agricultural groups released documentation today claiming that uncertainty surrounding the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) is a major factor in projected drops in net farm income.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 7, 2015 - Monsanto reported a 15.5 percent drop in net income for the fiscal year that ended Aug. 31 to $2.314 billion, citing a decline in commodity prices and restructuring charges.The seed giant also announced job cuts and forecast a drop in earnings for FY 2016.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 5, 2015 - Key congressional
Republicans are raising concerns about the just-completed Pacific Rim trade
pact, in part because the Obama administration didn't insist on protecting U.S.
tobacco products from regulations in other countries.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 6, 2015 - President Obama launched his push for approval of the Trans-Pacific Partnership today with a one-hour, closed-door meeting with leaders of agriculture and other business sectors that will be critical to the coming congressional debate.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 6, 2015 - Just as U.S. trade negotiators celebrate the completion of one major trade agreement across the Pacific Ocean, talks are scheduled to continue with trading partners across the Atlantic.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 4, 2015 - Amid a power struggle in the House Republican caucus, the White House has started negotiations with congressional leaders on a sweeping budget deal that will be critical to GOP hopes to roll back some of President Obama's regulatory agenda.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 5, 2015 - The United States and 11 other Pacific rim nations announced a landmark agreement to liberalize trade across 40 percent of the global economy after a last-minute push by New Zealand to lower U.S. barriers to dairy imports.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 2, 2015 - Key lawmakers involved in transportation issues are working to come up with a compromise that would push back the current end-of-year deadline for implementation of a rail safety system - avoiding a threatened disruption of grain and fertilizer deliveries.
This week’s Open Mic Guest is the new President of the American Farm Bureau Federation Zippy Duvall. As a representative of the nation’s largest general farm organization, Duvall says it’s important for the farm and rural voice to be heard on the national and local level. In this interview Duvall speaks to the industry’s ongoing battle to stop the EPA’s Waters of the US regulations, the need for a national voluntary labeling law and the challenging plight of the cotton industry. Duvall says the AFBF is still evaluating the text of the TPP but is ready to join the fight for greater access to global markets.