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Politics | 2/17/2016 9:11:05 AM
WASHINGTON, Feb. 17, 2016 - The United States is in dire need of a robust vaccination bank if it wants to...
Politics | 2/17/2016 9:04:28 AM
WASHINGTON, Feb. 17, 2016 - Developing country farmers could see productivity and income grow faster with genetically-improved seeds but are...

Politics | 2/17/2016 8:56:37 AM
WASHINGTON, Feb. 17, 2016 - Late last week, the nation learned of the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, which sent Capitol Hill leadership into an almost...
Politics | 2/17/2016
WASHINGTON, Feb. 17, 2016 - The Food and Drug Administration plans to begin testing corn and soybeans for glyphosate residues, the agency confirmed today.
Politics | 2/16/2016 7:49:42 PM
WASHINGTON, Feb. 16, 2016 - Integrating agriculture more fully into the global marketplace will help farmers and the world's poorest people adapt to the rising temperatures that accompany climate change, according to a Purdue University agricultural economist.
Politics | 2/15/2016
INDIAN WELLS, Calif., Feb. 15, 2016 - The federal crop insurance program can celebrate several successes, but one of the biggest comes from reducing the improper payment rate by more than 50 percent, said Brandon Willis, administrator of USDA's Risk Management Agency(RMA).
Politics | 2/12/2016 3:08:30 PM
WASHINGTON, Feb. 12, 2016 - Three new national monument designations covering 1.8 million acres of California will connect Mojave National Preserve, Joshua Tree National Park, San Bernardino National Forest, and 15 wilderness areas previously designated by Congress.
Politics | 2/12/2016 2:07:21 PM
Washington, Feb. 12, 2016 - USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has made a preliminary decision not to regulate Syngenta's line of corn genetically engineered for both insect resistance and glufosinate-ammonium resistance (MZIR098).
Politics | 2/12/2016 1:51:30 PM
WASHINGTON, Feb. 12, 2016 - Pizza chains, supermarkets and other retailers would get some relief from new menu labeling requirements under a bipartisan bill that has easily passed the House.
Politics | 2/12/2016 1:08:00 PM
WASHINGTON, Feb. 12, 2016 - USDA announced Friday it will award $220 million to 84 Regional Conservation Partnership Projects (RCPPs) this year to help communities improve water quality, wildlife habitat and soil.
Politics | 2/12/2016 11:40:37 AM
WASHINGTON, Feb. 12, 2016 - The Agriculture Department's inspector general is opening a broad investigation into complaints that agency officials have silenced USDA researchers on issues such as pesticides.
Politics | 2/12/2016
WASHINGTON, Feb. 11, 2016 - EPA chief Gina McCarthy put up a stout defense at a House Agriculture Committee hearing today to charges that her agency is out of touch with the farming community, stating that she works closely with Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and has "great respect" for USDA.
Politics | 2/11/2016 5:38:15 PM
WASHINGTON, Feb. 10, 2016 - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and a bipartisan group of lawmakers are encouraging stakeholders in enhanced Cuban trade to keep the pressure on Congress to ease trade restrictions with the island nation.
Politics | 2/11/2016 5:00:14 PM
WASHINGTON, Feb. 11, 2016 - Russia says it will ban U.S. corn and soybeans beginning next week after the country's inspectors said they confirmed contamination in some shipments last month.
Politics | 2/11/2016 4:14:54 PM
INDIAN WELLS, Calif., Feb. 11 - If one headline could summarize the challenges confronting the crop insurance industry in 2016, it might be (No Shortage of Critics,) lamented Mary Kay Thatcher, senior director for congressional relations with the American Farm Bureau Federation, in a speech to industry leaders today.
Politics | 2/11/2016 2:51:04 PM
WASHINGTON, Feb. 11, 2016 - Many in agriculture have thrown their full weight behind the Trans-Pacific Partnership, but some are still deciding if the pact is in the best interest of their industries.
Politics | 2/11/2016 2:21:08 PM
WASHINGTON, Feb. 11, 2016 - The biotech labeling negotiations led by Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack broke down...
Politics | 2/10/2016 4:54:07 PM
WASHINGTON, Feb. 10, 2016 - USDA will temporarily allow Michigan to use its WIC funds to test about 3,800 WIC participants who may have been exposed to lead during the ongoing drinking water crisis in Flint.
Politics | 2/10/2016 4:05:53 PM
WASHINGTON, Feb. 10, 2016 - The crop insurance and commodity programs authorized by the 2014 farm bill came under withering criticism here Wednesday by a panel of agricultural economists assembled by the conservative think tank American Enterprise Institute (AEI).
Politics | 2/10/2016 3:18:00 PM
WASHINGTON, Feb. 9, 2016 -- An ExxonMobil policy blog posted this week forecasts global carbon emissions will begin to drop around 2030, and by 2040 "the emissions-intensity of the global economy is likely to fall by half."
Politics | 2/10/2016 3:14:55 PM
WASHINGTON, Feb. 10, 2016 - The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee met Wednesday to review the status of the country's ailing water infrastructure system and to plan its response - another Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) - that panel members predict will receive congressional approval this year.
Politics | 2/10/2016 2:59:02 PM
WASHINGTON, Feb. 10, 2016 - A revised drought relief bill from a California lawmaker seeks to strike a balance between short-term needs and long-term goals.
Politics | 2/10/2016 12:05:34 PM
WASHINGTON, Feb. 10, 2016 - The White House wants to double clean energy research funding and increase investments across...
Politics | 2/10/2016 11:56:39 AM
WASHINGTON, Feb. 10, 2016 - In a 5-4 decision Tuesday, the Supreme Court ordered a halt to enforcement of the Clean Power Plan (CPP) until legal challenges are...
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