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Jan. 11, 2016 - Consumers have favored small, craft distilleries as of late,
but large and well-established brands of spirits are still holding their own in
the market, according to a new report.
ORLANDO, Fla., Jan 10, 2016 - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack told the American Farm Bureau Federation that it may take congressional action to provide cotton growers the new subsidies they are seeking.
ORLANDO, Fla., Jan. 10, 2016 - Darci Vetter, the top agricultural negotiator for the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, says the longer Congress waits to take action on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), the greater the potential loss for U.S. exporters and for the country's farmers and ranchers.
ORLANDO, Fla., Jan. 10, 2016 -- Bob Stallman opened the final convention of his 16-year tenure as president of the American Farm Bureau Federation on Sunday with a passionate rallying cry against government regulations that he said were stifling farm production and innovation.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 8,
2016 - Campbell Soup Company's decision to support mandatory GMO labeling
received plaudits from labeling advocates, jeers from an anti-labeling industry
coalition, and a more subdued response from the Grocery Manufacturers
WASHINGTON, Jan. 7, 2016 - The House will vote next week on whether to kill the Obama administration's (waters of the United States) rule, as GOP leaders seek to make a case to voters for electing a Republican president.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 7, 2016 - South Africa has agreed to end its trade bans on U.S. poultry, pork and beef after years of negotiation and a recent ultimatum from President Barack Obama, according to the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 6, 2016 -- The failed effort to drive a stake through EPA's WOTUS rule may have grabbed the headlines surrounding the omnibus appropriations bill, but farmers still stand to benefit from the bill's funding of conservation programs.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 7, 2016 - The Departments of Agriculture and Health and Human Services today jointly released the latest iteration of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, putting to bed a great debate about the expected content of the federal dietary advice.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 6, 2016 - EPA's proposal to revoke food tolerances for the widely used insecticide chlorpyrifos resulted in predictably different reactions from the crop protection industry and environmental groups.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 6, 2015 - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said he would decide (very soon) whether to provide new subsidies to cotton growers, but he suggested that the industry's proposal may lack legal authority.
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.