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Politics | 4/13/2016 2:26:12 PM
WASHINGTON, April 13, 2016 - The European Parliament is recommending that the European Commission, the governing arm of the EU, renew its authorization of glyphosate for seven years and release all data used in a recent assessment of the herbicide by the European Food Safety Authority.
Politics | 4/13/2016 12:48:58 PM
WASHINGTON, April 13, 2016 - The U.S. isn't waiting until Congress votes on the Trans-Pacific Partnership to start making sure that the other 11 countries in the free trade deal are ready to begin implementing it if and when it takes effect, U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman said Wednesday.

Politics | 4/13/2016 10:58:13 AM
WASHINGTON, April 13, 2016 - There's a hot debate in Florida about what is causing massive fish kills in the Indian River Lagoon on the state's Atlantic Coast.
Politics | 4/13/2016 8:23:50 AM
WASHINGTON, April 13, 2016 - The fiscal 2017 appropriations process takes a few steps further today as House subcommittees mark up the agriculture and energy and water spending bills and a Senate subcommittee considers its energy and water bill.
Politics | 4/12/2016 9:22:24 PM
WASHINGTON, April 12, 2016 - The (waters of the U.S.) rule is in limbo, but its potential impact is causing widespread concern among farmers, Tom Buchanan, president of the Oklahoma Farm Bureau, told a Senate subcommittee today.
Politics | 4/12/2016 9:03:03 PM
WASHINGTON, April 11, 2016 - More than 200 farm groups and food companies came together Monday to deliver a letter to congressional leaders, urging approval of the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
Politics | 4/12/2016 1:28:51 PM
WASHINGTON, April 12, 2016 - President Obama's $1-billion-a-year effort to improve farming and combat malnutrition in some of the world's poorest countries will reach a critical milestone today.
Politics | 4/11/2016 4:58:35 PM
WASHINGTON, April 11, 2016 - Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Pat Roberts released a reauthorization bill for the Commodity Futures Trading Commission that would protect grain elevators and other end users from speculative position limits, but the draft tossed some more controversial provisions in a House-passed measure.
Politics | 4/11/2016 3:26:26 PM
WASHINGTON, April 11, 2016 - Texas sorghum growers will be allowed to use Dow AgroSciences' Transform WG to control sugarcane aphid on up to 3 million acres under an emergency exemption granted by EPA.
Politics | 4/11/2016 3:12:27 PM
WASHINGTON, April 10, 2016 - Lawmakers look to get an early start this week on moving the annual spending bills, including legislation to fund USDA and FDA, and...
Politics | 4/11/2016 8:28:41 AM
WASHINGTON, April 11, 2016 - The Senate returns to work today on its reauthorization bill for the Federal Aviation Administration, and there's still hope that Senate leaders will agree to attach extensions of tax incentives for biodiesel and advanced biofuels.
Politics | 4/8/2016 5:09:15 PM
WASHINGTON, April 8, 2016 - The Food and Drug Administration is moving to withdraw approval for the swine drug carbodox, citing a potential cancer risk to consumers.
Politics | 4/8/2016 5:06:20 PM
WASHINGTON, April 8, 2016 - Millions of dollars left over from a class-action settlement involving black farmers will be available for distribution to law schools or nonprofit organizations, under an order issued Friday, April 8, by U.S. District Judge Paul Friedman.
Politics | 4/8/2016 2:44:34 PM
WASHINGTON, April 7, 2016 - Animal welfare standards for organic livestock and poultry production can be expected soon, USDA's Agricultural Marketing Service announced on Thursday.
Politics | 4/8/2016 12:50:49 PM
WASHINTON, April 8, 2016 - Partisan differences are threatening to swamp a series of issues critical to agriculture and food policy. There has been no evidence of a breakthrough on the biotech labeling issue, and now differences are emerging over school nutrition. And a reauthorization bill for the Commodity Futures Trading Commission also...
Politics | 4/8/2016 12:46:19 PM
WASHINGTON, April 7, 2016 - The Senate is moving forward on a reauthorization bill for the Federal Aviation Administration after Democrats and Republicans reached a deal to revive some expired tax incentives for renewable power.
Politics | 4/8/2016 12:40:53 PM
WASHINGTON, April 6, 2016 - A contested Republican convention is more likely today after Ted Cruz' big victory in yesterday's Wisconsin primary over Donald Trump. Bernie Sanders defeated Hillary Clinton on the Democratic side, but he still has a steep hill to climb to deny her the nomination. The next big contest is in New York on April 19.
Politics | 4/8/2016 12:36:13 PM
WASHINGTON, April 5, 2016 - Senators are talking again about a possible compromise on the biotech labeling issue, but no breakthrough appears imminent. The ranking Democrat on the Senate Agriculture Committee, Debbie Stabenow, is still the key to any deal.
Politics | 4/8/2016 12:31:42 PM
WASHINGTON, April 4, 2016 - The Senate returns from its two-week Easter recess today to take up a bill that could benefit biotech companies. It's not GMO labeling legislation but rather a bill that would allow companies to file claims in federal courts against people who the firms believe have stolen trade secrets.
Politics | 4/8/2016 11:52:10 AM
WASHINGTON, April, 1, 2016 - The Nuclear Security Summit wraps up in Washington today. During a joint appearance with President Obama yesterday, Chinese President Xi Jinxing sought to emphasize that China wanted to work together with the United States to address economic and trade issues among others.
Politics | 4/8/2016
WASHINGTON, April 8, 2016 - U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman still believes Congress will pass the Trans-Pacific Partnership deal this year and his agency is working with lawmakers to draw up the necessary legislation in preparation, Froman said Friday.
Politics | 4/7/2016 4:04:56 PM
WASHINGTON, April 7, 2016 - The top lobbyist for Campbell Soup Co. says it's time for the food industry to put the GMO debate behind it and support a national labeling requirement.
Politics | 4/7/2016 1:57:15 PM
WASHINGTON, April 7, 2016 - The Food and Drug Administration is extending the comment period on its proposal to allow an experimental release of gene-edited mosquitoes in Florida to combat the Zika virus.
Politics | 4/7/2016 1:28:44 PM
WASHINGTON, April 5, 2016 -- Iraq has a new way of doing things when it comes to buying rice, and U.S. suppliers think it just might work out to their advantage, according to the USA Rice Federation.
Politics | 4/7/2016 11:45:27 AM
WASHINGTON, April 7, 2016 - The Energy Department's SunShot Initiative has a Solar Ready Vets program that prepares veterans to enter the solar energy industry, training them for...
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