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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This week’s Open Mic Guest is the new President of the American Farm Bureau Federation Zippy Duvall. As a representative of the nation’s largest general farm organization, Duvall says it’s important for the farm and rural voice to be heard on the national and local level. In this interview Duvall speaks to the industry’s ongoing battle to stop the EPA’s Waters of the US regulations, the need for a national voluntary labeling law and the challenging plight of the cotton industry. Duvall says the AFBF is still evaluating the text of the TPP but is ready to join the fight for greater access to global markets.