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Politics | 1/13/2016 3:49:21 PM
WASHINGTON, Jan. 13, 2016 - A day after President Obama used his State of the Union speech to urge Congress to approve the Trans-Pacific Partnership, his point man on trade was out drumming up support for the agreement in Washington.
Politics | 1/13/2016 2:52:31 PM
WASHINGTON, Jan. 13, 2016 - USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) announced Wednesday it will extend deregulation of the J.R. Simplot Company's Innate Potato to another Simplot genetically engineered (GE) potato with the same traits.

Politics | 1/13/2016 2:07:08 PM
WASHINGTON, Jan. 13, 2016 - The Senate Agriculture Committee is set to move a bipartisan bill next week to reauthorize child nutrition programs and provide some permanence to higher school meal standards that the Obama administration implemented.
Politics | 1/13/2016 1:28:36 PM
WASHINGTON, Jan. 12, 2016 -- The Senate GOP leadership calls the energy bill that the Energy Committee passed with a bipartisan 18-4 vote last July...
Politics | 1/13/2016 11:52:30 AM
WASHINGTON, Jan. 13, 2016 - Climate change impacts and associated changes in water resources could lead to reductions in electricity production capacity for more than...
Politics | 1/13/2016 11:45:26 AM
WASHINGTON, Jan. 13, 2016 - The Department of Energy (DOE) recently announced six organizations selected to receive up to $10.5 million to support the design and operation for...
Politics | 1/13/2016 11:28:38 AM
WASHINGTON, Jan. 13, 2016 - USDA's Rural Utilities Service has awarded the Vermont Energy Investment Corp. (VEIC) $46 million to support energy efficiency and...
Politics | 1/13/2016 11:18:21 AM
WASHINGTON, Jan. 13, 2016 - In a campaign-style State of the Union (SOTU) address Tuesday night, President Obama forcefully and repeatedly pushed for...
Politics | 1/13/2016 11:07:25 AM
WASHINGTON, Jan. 13, 2016 - A Colorado honey exporter's invitation to attend President Obama's State of the Union speech as a guest of first lady Michelle Obama...
Politics | 1/13/2016 10:49:05 AM
WASHINGTON, Jan. 13, 2016 - For the first time in 16 years, there's someone new leading the American Farm Bureau Federation.
Politics | 1/13/2016 10:41:22 AM
WASHINGTON, Jan. 13, 2016 - More than 350 delegates of the American Farm Bureau Federation gathered in Orlando, Florida, Tuesday to formalize policy positions for...
Politics | 1/13/2016 10:23:32 AM
WASHINGTON, Jan. 13, 2016 - Representatives of food and agriculture industry groups were expected to meet today at the behest of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, who says...
Politics | 1/13/2016 9:53:07 AM
WASHINGTON, Jan. 13, 2016 - Legislation will be headed to the White House shortly that would kill the Obama administration's (waters of the United States) (WOTUS) rule, but...
Politics | 1/13/2016 9:43:36 AM
WASHINGTON, Jan. 13, 2016 - After completing a series of major bills in 2015, the House Agriculture Committee will be turning to more...
Politics | 1/13/2016 9:28:05 AM
WASHINGTON, Jan. 13, 2016 - Barring any major weather disasters, 2016 is going to look a lot like 2015 when it comes to depressed prices for corn, soybeans and wheat, according to...
Politics | 1/13/2016 9:16:34 AM
WASHINGTON, Jan. 13, 2016 - USDA will review a contract between the National Pork Board (NPB) and the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) which...
Politics | 1/13/2016 9:06:00 AM
WASHINGTON, Jan. 13, 2016 - USDA's Agricultural Marketing Service is getting rid of its labeling standards for grass-fed and naturally raised livestock, which will allow...
Politics | 1/13/2016 8:56:54 AM
WASHINGTON, Jan. 13, 2016 - EPA's volume requirements for renewable fuels are too low, biofuels industry groups said in announcing...
Politics | 1/13/2016 8:43:45 AM
WASHINGTON, Jan. 13, 2016 - The already complicated and politically charged legal case filed by the Des Moines Water Works (DMWW) against...
Politics | 1/12/2016 7:10:00 PM
ORLANDO, Jan. 12, 2016 - American Farm Bureau Federation voting delegates elected Vincent (Zippy) Duvall to serve as their new president,
Politics | 1/12/2016 6:07:31 PM
WASHINGTON, Jan. 11, 2016 - Consumers have favored small, craft distilleries as of late, but large and well-established brands of spirits are still holding their own in the market, according to a new report.
Politics | 1/12/2016 5:26:53 PM
WASHINGTON, Jan. 12, 2016 - Soybean growers looking for new markets are welcoming regulations to implement an offshore aquaculture program in the Gulf of Mexico.
Politics | 1/12/2016 3:15:31 PM
WASHINGTON. Jan. 12, 2016 - Sen. Lisa Murkowski is holding up President Barack Obama's nominee to run the Food and Drug Administration to force the labeling of genetically engineered salmon.
Politics | 1/10/2016 7:06:32 PM
ORLANDO, Fla., Jan 10, 2016 - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack told the American Farm Bureau Federation that it may take congressional action to provide cotton growers the new subsidies they are seeking.
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