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Politics | 3/16/2016 11:38:25 AM
WASHINGTON, March 16, 2016 - With very large farms now producing most of the nation's milk at dramatically lower cost than smaller, single-family operations, the challenge of...
Politics | 3/16/2016 11:32:31 AM
WASHINGTON, March 16, 2016 - Farm groups have joined dozens of states and landowners in a case now before the Supreme Court seeking to make...

Politics | 3/16/2016 11:27:47 AM
WASHINGTON, March 16, 2016 - Florida orange and grapefruit growers who have been battling the Asian citrus psyllid are getting...
Politics | 3/16/2016 11:22:12 AM
WASHINGTON, March 16, 2016 - An array of cost savings and market premiums are enticing American cattle ranches and dairy farms to extend their grazing seasons by...
Politics | 3/16/2016 11:16:33 AM
WASHINGTON, March 16, 2016 - Brazil's chicken exports are booming and much of that success is being built on U.S. losses...
Politics | 3/16/2016 11:05:24 AM
WASHINGTON, March 16, 2016 - (Editor's note: At an event on Monday, on the eve of Ag Day, Agri-Pulse Editor Sara Wyant moderated a panel which discussed...
Politics | 3/16/2016 9:41:46 AM
WASHINGTON, March 16, 2016 - Democrats will vote to block a GMO labeling bill today, but negotiations will continue in hopes of reaching a compromise before the end of the week, says the top Democrat on the Senate Agriculture Committee.
Politics | 3/15/2016 9:10:32 PM
WASHINGTON, March 15, 2016 -- Members of the Senate Small Business Committee expressed concerns at a recent hearing that government regulators may be moving too slowly in crafting rules for the commercial use of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), harming agriculture and other industries that see vast potential for drone technology.
Politics | 3/15/2016 7:51:37 PM
WASHINGTON, March 14, 2016 - Senate Agriculture Chairman Pat Roberts offered a new plan for disclosing biotech food ingredients even as he continued negotiations on a deal that could get enough Democratic votes to pass the Senate.
Politics | 3/14/2016 6:33:25 PM
WASHINGTON, March 13, 2016 - The Senate looks to settle the issue of biotech labeling once and for all this week with a historic debate on legislation that would block states from requiring GMO disclosure.
Politics | 3/14/2016 9:38:32 AM

WASHINGTON, March 14, 2016 - Agri-Pulse Communications announces the addition of Bill Tomson to help the company continue to expand its news coverage on Capitol Hill.
Politics | 3/13/2016 5:36:27 PM
WASHINGTON, March 10, 2016 - The Obama administration's $1-billion-a-year effort to improve food security in some of the poorest countries in the world has cleared a key Senate hurdle for the first time.
Politics | 3/13/2016 3:53:35 PM
WASHINGTON, March 13, 2016 - Tuesday is National Ag Day, and Agri-Pulse will help kick off the event with a panel discussion at the Capitol tomorrow on (Farm to Fork Politics: How Sustainability is Reframing Food Production and Marketing.)
Politics | 3/13/2016 1:41:18 PM
Whenever I meet with farmers and ranchers, I remind them that agriculture is an "under the radar" industry.
Politics | 3/11/2016 3:25:10 PM
WASHINGTON, March 11, 2016 - A Government Accountability Office report released Friday suggests that USDA hasn't been adequately monitoring declines in native bee populations.
Politics | 3/11/2016 12:54:49 PM
WASHINGTON, March 11, 2016 - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker announced Friday that they will be joining President Barack Obama on his trip to Cuba this month.
Politics | 3/10/2016 5:18:34 PM
WASHINGTON, March 10, 2016 - Don't burn those french fries. And keep those cookies light brown. Those are two messages from the Food and Drug Administration's final guidance on how to reduce levels of acrylamide in food.
Politics | 3/10/2016 4:11:25 PM
WASHINGTON, March 9, 2016 - Waterways Council Inc. says it will advocate for improvements to the nation's inland waterway infrastructure in 2016, starting with asking for an increase to what the group's CEO calls "the most disappointing budget to date."
Politics | 3/10/2016 2:27:09 PM
WASHINGTON, March 10, 2016 - After 24 years of federal protection, the Louisiana black bear - the inspiration for the teddy bear - will be delisted under the Endangered Species Act.
Politics | 3/10/2016 10:02:33 AM
WASHINGTON, March 10, 2016 -- The American Farm Bureau Federation and the National Cattlemen's Beef Association have asked a federal court to stop federal land use management plans that would prohibit grazing on millions of acres of federal lands to provide habitat for the greater sage grouse.
Politics | 3/9/2016 4:54:10 PM
WASHINGTON, March 9, 2016 - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack promised today that government lawyers will involve pork industry leaders in discussions that could lead to settlement of a suit by the Humane Society of the U.S. (HSUS) that could negate an agreement between two pork producer groups over the use of assessments for promotion and research.
Politics | 3/9/2016 3:55:38 PM
WASHINGTON, March 8, 2016 - Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz spelled out the Obama administration's contested energy policy priorities in a series of congressional hearings that began last week and continue this week.
Politics | 3/9/2016 3:38:40 PM
WASHINGTON, March 9, 2016 - Pew Charitable Trusts released a scathing report Tuesday on a USDA system designed to identify environmental contaminants, veterinary drugs, and pesticides in livestock and poultry that produce food for human consumption.
Politics | 3/9/2016 2:00:59 PM
WASHINGTON, March 9, 2015 - A panel of conservationists and sportsmen came to Washington, D.C., last week to sell a $1.3 billion funding plan they say will help states bolster wildlife populations and avoid expensive Endangered Species Act listings.
Politics | 3/9/2016 11:57:34 AM
WASHINGTON, March 9, 2016 - Oil prices rallied earlier this week as many analysts expected declines in oil drilling would shrink global supplies, but the...
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