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Politics | 9/23/2014 8:43:34 AM

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
Politics | 9/22/2014 9:52:29 PM
WASHINGTON, Sept. 22, 2014 -- Bayer CropScience plans to invest close to $900 million in the U.S. in the 2013-2016 period because of the long-term growth opportunities in a region it considers a

Politics | 9/21/2014 5:15:58 PM
WASHINGTON, Sept. 18, 2014 - The White House issued today an executive order to create a plan to fight antibiotic resistance, a problem the Administration said is
Politics | 9/19/2014 4:15:31 PM
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
Politics | 9/19/2014 3:04:19 PM
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
Politics | 9/19/2014 10:02:09 AM
WASHINGTON, Sept. 19, 2014 - The Food and Drug Administration is suggesting revisions to four rules that it proposed early last year for implementing the
Politics | 9/18/2014 7:30:20 PM
WASHINGTON, Sept. 18, 2014--Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that USDA is investing $68 million in 540 renewable energy and energy efficiency projects
Politics | 9/18/2014 4:53:47 PM
WASHINGTON, Sept. 18, 2014 - Conservation programs under the 2014 Farm Bill are off to a strong start, a hearing of a subcommittee of the House Agriculture Committee revealed.
Politics | 9/18/2014 4:29:19 PM

WASHINGTON, SEPT. 18, 2014 - The Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute (FAPRI) has released a new snapshot updating its five-year outlook for crop prices.
Politics | 9/17/2014 9:20:36 PM
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
Politics | 9/17/2014 7:39:50 PM
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
Politics | 9/17/2014 7:10:22 PM
WASHINGTON, Sept. 17, 2014 - The Commodity Futures Trading Commission voted to loosen a regulation on the energy market that lawmakers say will
Politics | 9/17/2014 5:21:23 PM
WASHINGTON, Sept. 17, 2014 - A bill aimed at reforming the Surface Transportation Board, a government agency charged with resolving railroad rate and service issues, was unanimously approved by
Politics | 9/17/2014 5:16:52 PM
WASHINGTON, Sept. 17, 2014 -- The House today approved a continuing resolution (CR) that keeps the government running beyond the Sept. 30 end of the fiscal year along with an amendment that provides
Politics | 9/17/2014 3:49:06 PM
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
Politics | 9/17/2014 3:36:23 PM
WASHINGTON, Sept. 17, 2014 - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said he expects blending requirements in the Renewable Fuels Standard will end up being
Politics | 9/17/2014 10:46:26 AM
WASHINGTON, Sept. 17, 2014 -- An international group of 89 scientists and technology company executives is urging President Obama to order the FDA to speed up its approval process for
Politics | 9/17/2014
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 - The health-insurance reprieve for many farmers who employee others is about to end. 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.
Politics | 9/16/2014 8:14:11 PM
WASHINGTON, Sept. 15, 2014 - On a visit today to a western Illinois farm, Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack announced $15.7 million in new conservation projects through the
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