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Politics | 4/30/2014
WASHINGTON, April 30, 2014 -- As the debate emerges over who owns and controls (big data,) there are a host of related issues that also need to be addressed, including WASHINGTON, April 30, 2014 -- Idaho is poised to become the latest testing ground for a program to allow state convicts to work on private farms during

WASHINGTON, April 30, 2014 -- Witnesses at a House Agriculture subcommittee hearing Tuesday focused on a parasite called the Varroa mite as the most significant factor impacting bee health, but environmental groups later said WASHINGTON, April 30, 2014 -- Two environmental consulting groups released a report they say offers a path to reducing the amount of carbon emissions from the global agriculture and WASHINGTON, April 30, 2014 - Disagreements over sanitary and phytosanitary standards (SPS) are delaying
Politics | 4/29/2014 5:03:42 PM
WASHINGTON, April 29, 2014-- USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack announced resource allocations Tuesday tailored for small and midsized farmers and ranchers. They include $7 million in university research awards, $8.8 million
Politics | 4/29/2014 11:09:13 AM

SAN ANTONIO, April 29, 2014 - The semiannual meeting of the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) opened haltingly Tuesday, delayed for 30 minutes by a protest over policy changes and, moments later, a procedural effort to remove the
Politics | 4/29/2014
WASHINGTON, April 29, 2014 - Getting Congress to approve comprehensive immigration reform, including a path to legal status for undocumented farm workers, should be an "easy lift,"
Politics | 4/28/2014 5:41:46 PM
WASHINGTON, April 28, 2014 - Lawmakers return today after a two-week recess and are set to discuss genetically modified crops (GMOs), big data, and
Politics | 4/28/2014 3:23:08 PM
WASHINGTON, April 28, 2014 - Weeks after being caught on video kissing a married staff member, Rep. Vance McAllister, R-La., told his home town newspaper that he won't
Politics | 4/28/2014 9:27:57 AM
WASHINGTON, April 28, 2014 - A new report from the Council for Agricultural Science and Technology (CAST) used public polling, food safety and testing data and
Politics | 4/27/2014
WASHINGTON, April 25, 2014 - President Barack Obama's two-day trip to Japan ended yesterday without a breakthrough on the
Politics | 4/25/2014 2:58:03 PM
WASHINGTON, April 25, 2014 - Senate Environment and Public Works Committee Chairman Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., and Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., pressed the State Department today to conduct
Politics | 4/25/2014 12:26:58 PM
WASHINGTON, April 25, 2014- A research coalition representing agricultural groups, businesses and universities asked Senate Appropriations Chairwoman Barbara Mikulski, D-Md.,
Politics | 4/24/2014 10:17:39 AM
WASHINGTON, April 24, 2014 - The food industry is sending signals that it will go to federal court again to overturn a Vermont state law that would require food labels to disclose
Politics | 4/24/2014
WASHINGTON, April 24, 2014 - The U.S. Chamber of Commerce urged Japan and the U.S. to take advantage of President Barack Obama's visit to
Politics | 4/23/2014 10:46:36 PM
WASHINGTON, APRIL 23, 2014 -- Advocates for local and healthy foods are hoping new farm bill funding will create a Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) that encourages
Politics | 4/23/2014 8:46:17 PM
WASHINGTON, DC, April 23, 2014 - In small communities across America, renewable fuels are making a big impact, according to a study conducted by
Politics | 4/23/2014 2:49:25 PM
WASHINGTON, April 23, 2014 - Stakeholders involved in the effort to expand broadband service in rural America say economic, legal and policy concerns often
Politics | 4/23/2014 1:00:29 PM
WASHINGTON, April 23, 2014 - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced a new report on scientific breakthroughs discovered by USDA researchers that led to new patents and
Politics | 4/23/2014 9:22:52 AM
WASHINGTON, April 23, 2014 - Large-scale agriculture deals funded by U.S. companies in Paraguay, Guatemala, and Colombia are undermining local food security and
Politics | 4/23/2014
WASHINGTON, April 23, 2014 - It was about as passive-aggressive as an official press release from the U.S. Trade Representative's office can get. "We have spent the past several weeks working to WASHINGTON, April 23, 2014 - (Genetic engineering could be a threat to human and environmental health,) Greenpeace International writes in large, green letters on its website. The charge from one of the world's most controversial but visible environmental groups is WASHINGTON, April 23, 2014 - Driven by record dairy exports and growth in U.S. cheese consumption, prices for milk and dairy products have been setting records since the first of the year and show How many of your tax dollars are paying for essential programs and services? And how much money is being spent
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