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INDIANAPOLIS, Sept. 23, 2014 - Analysts forecast that the world's population will grow to 9 billion people by 2050. With global needs today to fight hunger and prepare for the expected population explosion, the industry of agriculture needs educated, skilled and
WASHINGTON, Sept. 19, 2014 - A group of 40 agricultural organizations, trade associations and companies are commending U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman for standing firm against what they say is India's attempt to
WASHINGTON, Sept. 19, 2014 - Even with worries about stability and predictability in the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) rule, several biofuel companies banded together this week to share the news of the steps they've taken to make
WASHINGTON, Sept. 17, 2014 - USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service(APHIS) today announced a determination of nonregulated status for Dow AgroSciences' genetically modified Enlist corn and soybeans that are resistant to
WASHINGTON, Sept. 17, 2014 -- Testifying at a House hearing Wednesday, Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Tom Wheeler voiced strong support for an (Open Internet) and for eliminating the (digital divide) that has saddled rural areas with
WASHINGTON, Sept. 17, 2014 - USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack used what was probably the last House Agriculture Committee hearing of the 113th Congress to vow vigilance over pilot programs designed to help recipients of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) find
WASHINGTON, Sept. 17, 2014 - A panel meeting to compile recommendations for the next set of Dietary Guidelines for Americans continues to consider sustainability an important component, much to the chagrin of some major agricultural organizations.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 17, 2014 - A National Academy of Sciences (NAS) study is normally a sleepy affair that attracts the narrowest of scientific interests, but a two-day meeting of a committee charged with studying biotech crops exploded into controversy that may cast a shadow on the academy's neutrality.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 17, 2014 - State ballot initiatives to mandate labeling food products made with genetically modified ingredients (GMOs) will re-appear this fall in Colorado and Oregon. As food makers and their trade groups, including the Grocery Manufacturers Association, amass funds to fight the initiatives that they say would raise costs, their member companies are also trying to get a better read on consumer's attitudes about the topic.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 17, 2014 - A new study by the U.S. Geological Survey found concentrations of pesticides in U.S. rivers and streams are less abundant in agricultural and mixed-land-use than in urban waters.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 17,
2014 - An effort by the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA)
and members of the California Legislature to change the way milk is priced in
the state failed last month because it did not have the support of large
national and state dairy cooperatives that handle milk in California.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 17, 2014 - To gain a majority in the U.S. Senate, Republicans need to net six seats in November and at least three - in South Dakota, Montana, and West Virginia - are looking like pretty sure bets, according to recent polling data.
The Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act has been introduced by GOP Congressman Mike Pompeo. On this week's edition of Open Mic, the Kansas 4th District Representative discusses a national voluntary labeling program that balances the consumer's right to know what's in the food they eat with the industry's need to embrace technology to satisfy the world's growing demand for food. He also talks about the EPA's proposed rule on waters of the U.S.