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Politics | 4/23/2014
WASHINGTON, April 23, 2014 - (Genetic engineering could be a threat to human and environmental health,) Greenpeace International writes in large, green letters on its website. The charge from one of the world's most controversial but visible environmental groups is WASHINGTON, April 23, 2014 - Driven by record dairy exports and growth in U.S. cheese consumption, prices for milk and dairy products have been setting records since the first of the year and show

How many of your tax dollars are paying for essential programs and services? And how much money is being spent WASHINGTON, April 23, 2014 - The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) last week heard dueling testimony from U.S. sugar producers and their Mexican counterparts as well as U.S. sugar-using companies on whether Mexico is WASHINGTON, April 23, 2014 - The USDA rule that requires meat labels to show where animals were born, raised and slaughtered should be overturned because it fails to meet WASHINGTON, April 23, 2014 - A bill requiring labeling of packaged foods made with genetically modified crops is winding its way through the legislature in California, the biggest U.S. agricultural state, after WASHINGTON, April 23, 2014 - About 62 percent of the U.S. winter wheat crop was in good or fair condition as of April 20, the same percentage as a year earlier, according to WASHINGTON, April 23, 2014 - The biofuels industry is dismissing as (deeply flawed) a University of Nebraska-Lincoln study that claims using corn crop residue to make ethanol and other biofuels reduces soil carbon and can
Politics | 4/22/2014 10:40:09 PM
WASHINGTON, April 23, 2014 - With new policies designed to improve agricultural productivity, Latin America and the Caribbean region can help feed a global population
Politics | 4/22/2014 8:51:47 PM
WASHINGTON, April 22, 2014 - Large-scale agriculture deals funded by U.S. companies in Paraguay, Guatemala, and Colombia are undermining local food security and
Politics | 4/22/2014 6:32:43 PM
WASHINGTON, April 22, 2014 - Less than three months after the 2014 Farm Bill passed with provisions on the $1 billion-plus program for food aid overseas, the international development
Politics | 4/22/2014 3:06:40 PM
WASHINGTON, April 22, 2014-- The American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) today asked its members to resist a proposed rule from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to define
Politics | 4/22/2014 12:24:40 PM
WASHINGTON, April 22, 2014 - Senator John Boozman, R-Ark., underwent emergency heart surgery at an Arkansas hospital this morning
Politics | 4/21/2014 11:23:52 PM
WASHINGTON, April 21, 2014 - Tuesday is Earth Day, the annual celebration of the environment. Agri-Pulse has compiled some Earth Day events
Politics | 4/21/2014 7:16:55 PM
CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA, April 21, 2014 -Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced the creation of a new investment fund designed to help propel the growth of small businesses across rural America. Advantage Capital Partners, which will manage the fund, and their partners from eight Farm Credit institutions have pledged to invest nearly
Politics | 4/21/2014 1:35:23 PM
WASHINGTON, April 21, 2014 -- The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers today posted their proposed definition for waters of the U.S. protected
Politics | 4/21/2014 12:54:45 PM
WASHINGTON, April 21, 2014-USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) announced today a determination of nonregulated status for Dow AgroSciences's soybean genetically engineered
Politics | 4/20/2014 11:11:40 PM
WASHINGTON, April 18, 2014 - A number of meat and poultry groups are thanking President Obama for his administration's
Politics | 4/18/2014 9:08:01 PM
WASHINGTON, April 18, 2014 - Canadian Pacific told the U.S. Surface Transportation Board today that the railroad is committed to doing its part to see that farmers in the Upper Midwest get the fertilizer they need for spring planting and that deliveries should improve as
Politics | 4/18/2014 2:19:58 PM
WASHINGTON, April 18, 2014 - The State Department announced today that is extending the comment period, for an unknown amount of
Politics | 4/18/2014 11:41:26 AM
WASHINGTON, April 18, 2014 - USA Rice Federation says there's been no confirmation of Japanese media reports that U.S negotiators allowed Japan to
Politics | 4/18/2014 10:34:20 AM
WASHINGTON, April 18, 2014 - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said hog producers are now required to report outbreaks of the Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus (PEDv), in an effort to
Politics | 4/18/2014 8:53:43 AM
CAMDENTON, Mo., April 18, 2014 - Is your organization holding an ag or rural policy event this year? If so, we want to add it to our
Politics | 4/17/2014 8:30:04 PM
WASHINGTON, April 17, 2014 - A new study suggests that schools that ban chocolate milk for health reasons may be inviting some unintended - and negative - consequences.
Politics | 4/17/2014 1:04:18 PM
WASHINGTON, April 17, 2014 - House Agriculture Committee Chairman Frank Lucas, R-Okla., and three other top Republican leaders requested information today from the Department of Health and Human Services on its efforts to oversee
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