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Politics | 3/9/2016 11:28:48 AM
WASHINGTON, March 9, 2016 - The total revenue for the U.S. advanced energy market hit $200 billion in 2015, according to...
Politics | 3/9/2016 11:17:59 AM
WASHINGTON, March 9, 2016 - The Big Easy played host to farmers last week as a record crowd of producers and exhibitors traveled to New Orleans for the biggest Commodity Classic in...

Politics | 3/9/2016 11:02:11 AM
WASHINGTON, March 9, 2016 - Senate Agriculture Chairman Pat Roberts is working to get agreement with Democrats on a biotech disclosure bill that could get...
Politics | 3/9/2016 10:57:28 AM
WASHINGTON, March 9, 2016 - The political environment for new trade agreements could hardly get more toxic. The frontrunners for the...
Politics | 3/9/2016 10:48:32 AM
WASHINGTON, March 9, 2016 - We've all seen them in the supermarket. They appear on just about every food package, making promises to consumers...
Politics | 3/9/2016 10:22:51 AM
WASHINGTON, March 9, 2016 - More than 60 catfish exporting companies from China, Vietnam, Thailand and Myanmar have registered with the USDA in an effort...
Politics | 3/9/2016 10:19:26 AM
WASHINGTON, March 9, 2016 - A broad coalition of agriculture interests, conservation groups and nutrition advocates is appealing to Congress not to make any cuts in farm bill spending this year.
Politics | 3/9/2016 10:10:43 AM
WASHINGTON, March 9, 2016 - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack remains at odds with ChemChina's proposed acquisition of Syngenta, but a...
Politics | 3/9/2016 10:06:05 AM
WASHINGTON, March, 9, 2016 - The best forces for expanding National Farmers Union membership are the swelling ranks of small and part-time farmers, many of whom...
Politics | 3/8/2016 7:33:46 PM
MINNEAPOLIS, March 7, 2016 - What to expect from Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack in the final months of the Obama administration? Vilsack detailed his to-do list Monday in an address to the National Farmers Union convention, mentioning things like….
Politics | 3/8/2016 3:30:52 PM
WASHINGTON, March 8, 2016 - Concerns about the toxicity of glyphosate and its formulations have delayed a decision on reauthorization by European officials.
Politics | 3/8/2016 11:46:56 AM
WASHINGTON, March 8, 2016 -Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack spoke again about the ravages of opioid abuse this morning, telling the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists that a combination of poverty and isolation makes the problem especially difficult to address in rural communities.
Politics | 3/8/2016 11:09:50 AM
WASHINGTON, March 8, 2016 - Michael Taylor, who's been leading FDA's implementation of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), is leaving the agency as of June 1.
Politics | 3/7/2016 3:19:42 PM
WASHINGTON, March 6, 2016 - Both sides of the biotech labeling debate are gearing up for a final showdown on the Senate floor that could arrive as soon as this week.
Politics | 3/6/2016 12:43:39 PM
NEW ORLEANS, March 4, 2016 - The Trans-Pacific Partnership will provide substantial benefits to agriculture and needs to be approved by Congress, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack told an attentive crowd at the Commodity Classic in New Orleans today.
Politics | 3/4/2016 2:58:42 PM
WASHINGTON, March 4, 2016 - Experts from the 28 member states of the EU are holding a closed-door meeting in Brussels next week to consider a European Commission proposal to extend authorization or the use of glyphosate for the next 15 years and there are indications it will be approved.
Politics | 3/4/2016 2:03:19 PM
WASHINGTON, March 3, 2016 - Even as land-grant agricultural schools are enrolling fewer students with a farm and ranch background today than in previous years, the demand for college graduates with the skills and knowledge for modern food and agricultural jobs is outstripping the supply, according to experts on a panel at the recent USDA Agricultural Outlook Forum.
Politics | 3/3/2016 11:28:01 PM
WASHINGTON, March 3, 2016 - Donald Trump signaled some flexibility on the immigration issue during the latest Republican presidential debate, going so far as saying it was acceptable for Florida Sen. Marco Rubio to have negotiated on the 2013 reform bill.
Politics | 3/3/2016 6:55:32 PM
NEW ORLEANS, March 3, 2016 - Farmers and crop consultants have gained a new independent tool to help them better assess how software and fertilizer management products actually work in different regions and various soil types.
Politics | 3/3/2016 3:18:46 PM
WASHINGTON, March 3, 2016 - President Obama has nominated a law professor with expertise in regulating financial markets to fill one of two vacancies on the Commodity Futures Trading Commission.
Politics | 3/3/2016 1:40:07 PM
WASHINGTON, March 2, 2016 - U.S. farmers will soon have a new resource to help them manage the increasing amount of data they are able to collect from farming operations and to maximize the value of that information.
Politics | 3/3/2016 1:10:13 PM
WASHINGTON, March 3, 2016 - EPA is proposing a plan to stop poisonings caused by accidental ingestion of the herbicide paraquat, which can also cause severe injuries or death from skin or eye exposure.
Politics | 3/3/2016 10:58:02 AM
WASHINGTON, March 2, 2016 - The prospects for legislation to block Vermont's GMO labeling law have brightened considerably with the Senate Agriculture Committee's bipartisan 14-6 vote to approve a bill.
Politics | 3/3/2016 8:48:59 AM
One of the most valuable commodities cultivated by farmers today is the information their tractors, harvesters and aerial drones collect.
Politics | 3/2/2016 7:58:42 PM
WASHINGTON, March 1, 2016 - The Senate Agriculture Committee approved a bill to preempt state GMO labeling laws, and there were signs there may eventually be enough Democratic support to get a version of the legislation enacted.
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