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Politics | 3/27/2014 6:53:52 PM
WASHINGTON, March 27 - CropLife America (CLA) said it is concerned about the impact the EPA's proposed new rule under the Clean Water Act (CWA) would have on
Politics | 3/27/2014 6:44:28 PM
WASHINGTON, March 27, 2014-- The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) today announced its final listing of the lesser prairie-chicken as (threatened) under the Endangered Species Act (ESA).

Politics | 3/27/2014 6:40:05 PM
WASHINGTON, March 27, 2014 - Several senators expressed concern Wednesday to Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack over USDA's proposal to close about 250 Farm Service Agency
Politics | 3/27/2014 4:04:15 PM
WASHINGTON, March 27, 2014 - The Senate and the House approved legislation today that seeks to address the Ukraine crisis by offering
Politics | 3/26/2014 5:37:28 PM
WASHINGTON, March 26, 2014 - In an unusual display of camaraderie, Democrats, Republicans and government officials joined together yesterday to honor the legacy
Politics | 3/26/2014 5:14:05 PM
WASHINGTON, March 26, 2014 - The Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus (PEDv) may reduce the availability of hogs for slaughter in the U.S. by about 11 percent this year, creating a major marketing opportunity for
Politics | 3/26/2014 4:14:52 PM
WASHINGTON, March 26, 2014 - FDA has received positive written commitments from 25 of 26 animal drug companies in response to its request that
Politics | 3/26/2014 3:15:22 PM
WASHINGTON, March 26, 2014 - House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and a handful of House Democrats announced today they are circulating a discharge petition among lawmakers that would allow
Politics | 3/26/2014 1:02:23 PM
WASHINGTON, March 26, 2014 -- The same weather-induced rail congestion that has plagued the transportation of grains and other commodities is also taking a toll on ethanol supplies and driving
Politics | 3/26/2014 9:51:25 AM
WASHINGTON, March 26, 2014 - The Obama administration's proposal to reduce biofuel use required by the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) for 2014 would increase
Politics | 3/26/2014 5:44:00 AM
WASHINGTON, March 26, 2014-- A USDA plant scientist told a group of House staffers in Washington this week that his research team is making slow but steady progress on its search for drought resistant soybean varieties.
Politics | 3/26/2014
WASHINGTON, March 26, 2014 - Agriculture contributions to congressional candidates in the 2014 midterm cycle are tilting heavily toward Republican candidates. Little has changed since WASHINGTON, March 26, 2014 - House Republicans are trying to figure out how to deal with states they believe are circumventing the intent of Congress by upping home heating assistance to lessen federal cuts in WASHINGTON, March 26, 2014 - Reaction to the EPA's proposed rule to determine which bodies of water and wetland are protected under the Clean Water Act (CWA) has been swift and strong, with some lawmakers and agricultural groups calling it WASHINGTON, March 26, 2014 - The political crisis in Ukraine had had little affect so far on the country's corn and WASHINGTON, March 26, 2014 - Beef producers and some members of the agricultural community are expressing concerns that a government-appointed committee of nutrition and health experts is paying too much attention to WASHINGTON, March 26, 2014 - For nearly four years, the Farm Credit Administration (FCA) board has faced a gauntlet of opposition from Farm Credit System (FCS) cooperative lenders over its demand that WASHINGTON, March 26, 2014 - The Senate Agriculture Committee will likely approve the three nominees for the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), including for the chairmanship, before the Easter recess, according to WASHINGTON, March 26, 2014 - The U.S. biofuels industry is bracing for the latest version of an international climate change report that could, for the first time, take a negative view of the WASHINGTON, March 26, 2014 - USDA is funding a multi-institutional grant project to develop a national clearinghouse for a standardized farm safety and health curriculum for young workers, after the Labor Department last year WASHINGTON, March 26, 2014 - U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy testified before the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works
Politics | 3/25/2014 8:30:29 PM
As a proud sponsor of National Ag Day on March 25, the AVMA salutes our nation's farmers and ranchers for the invaluable service they provide so that Americans have access to the highest quality, abundant and most affordable food products available.
Politics | 3/25/2014 8:16:26 PM
WASHINGTON, March 24, 2014 - USDA Deputy Secretary Krysta Harden kicked off National Ag Day activities with a discussion hosted by Agri-Pulse President Sara Wyant at the
Politics | 3/25/2014 8:05:12 PM
WASHINGTON, March 25, 2014 - USDA's Rural Development agency announced a two week extension for grant applications for the Value-Added Producer Grant program. The extension,
Politics | 3/25/2014 4:15:30 PM
WASHINGTON, March 25, 2014 - The EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers today released a proposed rule to clarify protection under the Clean Water Act (CWA) for streams and wetlands that form the foundation of the nation's water resources. The rule would
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