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Politics | 5/16/2014
WASHINGTON, May 15, 2014 - After announcing an agreement last week, House and Senate negotiators released details of the Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA)

Politics | 5/15/2014 8:52:25 PM
WASHINGTON, May 15, 2014 - Senate Finance Committee Chairman Ron Wyden, D-Ore., says he'll keep pushing for Senate passage of an $84 billion tax cut bill, which failed to clear a procedural hurdle Thursday amid
Politics | 5/15/2014 8:15:04 PM
WASHINGTON, May 15, 2014 - Senate Finance Committee Chairman Ron Wyden, D-Ore., says he'll keep pushing for Senate passage of an $84 billion tax cut bill, which failed to clear a procedural hurdle Thursday amid
Politics | 5/15/2014 7:13:59 PM
WASHINGTON, May 15, 2014 - A bipartisan group of 177 members of the U.S. House of Representatives today asked the Obama administration to use the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (T-TIP) talks
Politics | 5/15/2014 4:16:17 PM
WASHINGTON, May 15, 2014-- Biodiesel producers joined a group of Democrat senators at a press conference Wednesday, calling for Congress and the Obama Administration to restore the
Politics | 5/15/2014 1:30:41 PM
Almost three dozen advanced biofuel companies, led by the Advanced Ethanol Council and Biotechnology Industry Organization, sent a letter to President Barack Obama to express the industry's concern about
Politics | 5/15/2014 10:21:38 AM
Tighter profit margins for crop producers were a drag on farm income in the Federal Reserve Bank's Tenth District during the first quarter of 2014, reports
Politics | 5/15/2014 9:21:50 AM

WASHINGTON, May 15, 2014-- The Farmer Veteran Coalition (FVC) announced today the national launch of the Homegrown By Heroes label initiative.
Politics | 5/15/2014 8:42:07 AM

WASHINGTON, May 15, 2014 - Honey bee colonies in the U.S. had fewer losses over this past winter than in recent years but the losses are still too high for the pollinator population to be
Politics | 5/15/2014 8:05:49 AM
WASHINGTON, May 15, 2014 -- According to the latest survey on the organic industry from the Organic Trade Association (OTA), sales of organic products in the
Politics | 5/14/2014 6:34:31 PM
WASHINGTON, May 14, 2014-- The Senate Agriculture Committee focused on the world of high frequency trading during a hearing Tuesday where Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow sought to
Politics | 5/14/2014 3:52:17 PM
WASHINGTON, May 14, 2014 - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is extending the comment period for its proposed changes to the agricultural Worker Protection Standard, which dictates pesticide handling safety standards. EPA first announced
Politics | 5/14/2014 1:47:33 PM
WASHINGTON, May 14, 2014 -- While the northern half of the U.S. West saw a mix of rain and snow from April storms, the drought-plagued southern half, including California, got
Politics | 5/14/2014 8:40:14 AM
WASHINGTON, May 14, 2014 -- A U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) study shows the application of sewage sludge as fertilizer on farm fields can leave traces of prescription drugs and household chemicals long after
Politics | 5/14/2014 8:23:04 AM
WASHINGTON, May 14, 2014 - A Government Accountability Office (GAO) report says USDA's service agencies did not follow government guidelines in
Politics | 5/14/2014
WASHINGTON, May 14, 2014 - The 11 judges who sit on what some consider the second-highest court in the United States will hear arguments on Monday over the extent of the government's authority to force the food industry to tell consumers how WASHINGTON, May 14, 2014 - An intensifying drought in the central and southern Great Plains will limit the U.S. to its smallest wheat crop in eight years at the same time WASHINGTON, May 14, 2014 - Odds of a major El Niño hitting the United States are growing and it could bring with it WASHINGTON, May 14, 2014 - Don't expect a proposal for an organic industry checkoff to be submitted to USDA before the end of this year, says the CEO of the WASHINGTON, May 14, 2014 - The 2012 Census of Agriculture shows the number of U.S. farms producing renewable energy has more than doubled since the last census in 2007. But farm energy advocates say the findings mark just the beginning of WASHINGTON, May 14, 2014 - They may be large family farms operated under the best accepted environmental practices, but according to a new interactive map released by the Center for Food Safety (CFS), these so-called concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs) are WASHINGTON, May 14, 2014 - Livestock, dairy and egg producers may face year-round reproach from vegan extremists and diet scolds but last week they heard that there has never been a time when WASHINGTON, May 14, 2014 - The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit agreed with a lower District Court that found that DuPont and its Pioneer unit had (abused the judicial process and acted in bad faith) in a case regarding
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