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Politics | 9/17/2015 9:27:43 PM
WASHINGTON, Sept. 17, 2015 - The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says it will assess the status of 23 wildlife and plant species to determine whether they warrant protection under the Endangered Species Act.

Politics | 9/17/2015 5:44:18 PM
WASHINGTON, Sept. 17, 2015 - Senate GOP critics of the Obama administration's Clean Water Act rule, initiated another long-shot attempt to strike it down, this time through a disapproval resolution that would have to be enacted over a presidential veto.
Politics | 9/17/2015 5:09:35 PM
WASHINGTON, Sept. 17, 2015 - Rep. Randy Neugebauer, who has played a role in both agriculture and banking policy, announced that he won't seek re-election for an eighth term in his west Texas district.
Politics | 9/17/2015 5:08:23 PM
WASHINGTON, Sept. 17, 2015 - The Department of Commerce today affirmed its earlier ruling that Mexico has been unfairly subsidizing its sugar producers and dumping surplus sweetener into the U.S. market at less than fair value.
Politics | 9/17/2015 4:19:34 PM
WASHINGTON, Sept. 16, 2015 - Hundreds of farmers and ranchers from across the country - all members of the National Farmers Union -- are planning to collectively visit all 535 congressional offices this week to push their policy priorities.
Politics | 9/17/2015 3:09:11 PM
WASHINGTON, Sept. 17, 2015 - Conservation organizations and some farm groups are urging congressional budget writers to restore cuts they put in their fiscal 2016 spending bills and to reject a delay in new conservation compliance requirements for crop insurance.
Politics | 9/17/2015 10:05:39 AM
WASHINGTON, Sept. 17, 2015 - The Senate Agriculture Committee has reached a bipartisan agreement with the House for extending grain inspection standards and livestock price reporting with protections to prevent future disruptions in service.
Politics | 9/16/2015 5:10:20 PM
NEW YORK, Sept. 16, 2015 - The Obama administration on Wednesday announced the first-ever national food-waste reduction goal, calling for a 50 percent reduction by 2030.
Politics | 9/16/2015 4:22:36 PM
WASHINGTON, Sep. 16, 2015 - Top executives from 23 companies that produce cellulosic and advanced biofuels are calling on President Obama and the EPA to remove a waiver provision in the latest Renewable Fuel Standard proposal that would allow oil companies to challenge RFS blending requirements because of so-called (distribution) problems.
Politics | 9/16/2015 4:15:18 PM
WASHINGTON, Sept. 16, 2015 - Increased funding that Food and Drug Administration officials say is critical to implementing sweeping new food-safety regulations will be at stake in this fall's budget negotiations.
Politics | 9/16/2015 2:37:59 PM
WASHINGTON, Sept. 15, 2015 - Facing the possibility that crude oil prices could drop below the current range of $45 to $50 a barrel, far below June 2014's $114 peak, oil producers and their allies in Congress are pushing hard to end the 40-year-old ban on crude exports.
Politics | 9/16/2015 11:08:02 AM
WASHINGTON, Sept. 16, 2015 - The U.S. leads the world in wind energy generation, but if the wind industry is going to reach its goal of being (vibrant and self-sustaining,) the renewable energy production tax credit (PTC) must be extended, according to a white paper by the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA).
Politics | 9/16/2015 10:57:03 AM
WASHINGTON, Sept. 16, 2015 - This fall is shaping up to be key for federal wildlife policy.
Politics | 9/16/2015 10:46:01 AM
WASHINGTON, Sept. 16, 2015 - A leading environmental group is exploring a plan to pay farmers to set aside edges or corners of their fields to serve as habitat for the monarch butterfly.
Politics | 9/16/2015 10:33:48 AM
WASHINGTON, Sept. 16, 2015 - Skirmishes are breaking out in Arizona, New Mexico and Washington, D.C., over the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's (FWS) decision to expand the experimental population boundaries for the endangered Mexican gray wolf.
Politics | 9/16/2015 10:22:28 AM
WASHINGTON, Sept. 16, 2015 - Two key members of the Obama administration addressed renewable fuel supporters Tuesday in Washington, but didn't tip their hand about the upcoming release of the Renewable Fuel Standard.
Politics | 9/16/2015 10:10:10 AM
WASHINGTON, Sept. 16, 2015 - Farm program payments shouldn't come anywhere close to exceeding the annual limit that the United States can spend on trade-distorting subsidies under World Trade Organization rules, according to a new analysis published in the economic research journal Choices.
Politics | 9/16/2015 9:57:29 AM
WASHINGTON, Sept. 16, 2015 - After a string of inconsistent and often tardy service from rail companies in recent years, uttering the name of a rail service provider in the Midwest was usually a good way to ruin a grain elevator operator's day.
Politics | 9/16/2015 9:44:29 AM
WASHINGTON, Sept. 16, 2015 - Once thought of as a niche product meant for a limited consumer base, grass-fed beef is starting to gain traction among a wider array of producers and consumers.
Politics | 9/16/2015 9:33:12 AM
WASHINGTON, Sept. 16, 2015 - The outlook for moving agricultural commodities through West Coast seaports has improved dramatically over the past few months as labor contracts have been settled, but challenges remain in terms getting the products to the ports and onto ships.
Politics | 9/16/2015 9:19:04 AM
WASHINGTON, Sept. 16, 2015 - European Union agriculture ministers have been meeting this week to complete a plan to distribute some 500 million euros ($565 million) to hard-squeezed dairy and pork producers facing surplus production and collapsing prices.
Politics | 9/16/2015 9:09:46 AM
WASHINGTON, Sept. 16, 2015 - A Government Accountability Office (GAO) report criticizes the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) for failing to track or evaluate the effectiveness of $2.1 billion worth of conditional food aid activities.
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