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Politics | 4/22/2015 11:14:48 AM
WASHINGTON, April 22, 2015 - University extension offices in the U.S. have provided farmers and ranchers with localized and practical advice to use in their operations for over a century. But in an era where Internet is the first place most folks turn to when they want the facts fast, are extension services still relevant to the agriculture sector?
Politics | 4/21/2015 9:41:15 PM

WASHINGTON, April 21, 2015 - Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell announced today that the bi-state population of greater sage-grouse in California and Nevada is not warranted for listing under the Endangered Species Act (ESA).

Politics | 4/21/2015 8:27:43 PM
WASHINGTON, April 21, 2015 - Yesterday Senate Energy Committee Chair Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, announced she will write new energy legislation to stop (allowing our policy and our future to be decided by regulators and courts.)
Politics | 4/21/2015 8:04:32 PM
WASHINGTON, April 20, 2015 - A coalition of environmental, food safety and public health groups filed a motion today challenging EPA's decision to expand the use of Enlist Duo herbicide on genetically engineered (GE) corn and soy crops to nine additional states: Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, Nebraska, Oklahoma, and North Dakota,
Politics | 4/21/2015 5:35:34 PM
CAMBRIDGE, Md., April 21, 2015 - Two major poultry trade organizations today wrapped up an event designed to help the public and the media better understand modern day chicken production.
Politics | 4/21/2015 4:09:48 PM
WASHINGTON, April 21, 2015 - The White House says it's "irresponsible" for House appropriators to use a spending bill to block the administration from implementing new definitions of what streams, ponds and other features are regulated under the Clean Water Act.
Politics | 4/20/2015 6:00:13 PM

WASHINGTON, April 19, 2015 - A deal between key lawmakers to fast-track new trade agreements begins to move through Congress this week, increasing pressure on President Obama to win over reluctant Democrats.
Politics | 4/20/2015 5:26:29 PM
WASHINGTON, April 20, 2015 - An Iowa egg operation with more than 5 million hens is the latest poultry farm hit by a highly pathogenic strain of avian influenza.
Politics | 4/20/2015 5:14:53 PM
WASHINGTON, April 20, 2015 -- Kraft Foods says that starting in January, it will no longer make its Original Macaroni and Cheese with artificial preservatives or synthetic colors, replacing the chemical dyes with colors derived from natural sources like paprika, annatto and turmeric. In Canada, it plans to remove synthetic colors in Kraft Dinner Original by the end of 2016.
Politics | 4/20/2015 4:18:24 PM
WASHINGTON, April 20, 2015 - USDA is crediting the voluntary efforts of private landowners with helping the ecosystems of the Gulf of Mexico recover from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, which erupted five years ago this week.
Politics | 4/17/2015 1:56:49 PM
WASHINGTON, April 17, 2015 - USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) announced today a new reporting model to keep up with the rapid spread of high path avian influenza (HPAI) in the nation's chicken and turkey flocks. Six new outbreaks of the disease were announced today alone, bringing the total of confirmed instances of the H5N2 strain of the disease to 49.
Politics | 4/16/2015 8:07:17 PM
WASHINGTON, April 15, 2015 - U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) Director Dan Ashe said he and his counterparts from Mexico and Canada are seeking new ways to support monarch butterfly habitat during the 20th annual meeting of the Canada/Mexico/United States Trilateral Committee for Wildlife and Ecosystem Conservation and Management in San Diego, California.
Politics | 4/16/2015 1:51:18 PM
WASHINGTON, April 16, 2015 - Lawmakers finalized a bipartisan three-year fast-track bill Thursday to smooth the way for negotiating and ratifying trade agreements with the Pacific Rim and European Union.
Politics | 4/16/2015 12:34:38 PM
WASHINGTON, April 16, 2015 - Brushing aside a veto threat, the Republican-controlled House voted 240-179 to repeal the federal estate tax.
Politics | 4/16/2015 11:17:39 AM
WASHINGTON, April 16, 2014 - For the second year in a row, Iowa soybean farmers expect to see a decline in financial returns and will cut back expenses according to the Agri-Pulse Farm Opinion Poll. The poll was conducted this month in partnership with the Iowa Soybean Association (ISA).
Politics | 4/16/2015 10:36:16 AM
WASHINGTON, April 16, 2015 -- C.S. Prakash, director of the Center for Plant Biotechnology Research at Tuskegee University in Alabama, will receive the 2015 Borlaug CAST Communication Award from the Council for Agricultural Science and Technology (CAST) Oct. 4 in a World Food Prize ceremony in Iowa.
Politics | 4/16/2015 10:14:02 AM
WASHINGTON, April 16, 2015 - Thirty public and private leaders from around the world are endorsing a report that calls on the U.S. government to provide leadership on global malnutrition and food insecurity issues by committing to a long-term, globally minded agricultural development and food systems strategy.
Politics | 4/16/2015 9:33:35 AM
WASHINGTON, April 16, 2015 - Leaders of the Senate Finance Committee announced that they were on the verge of an agreement on Trade Promotion Authority legislation that could be released later Thursday.
Politics | 4/16/2015
WASHINGTON, April 16, 2015 - The battle is on in Congress to approve a fast-track process for finalizing trade agreements with Pacific Rim nations and the European Union.
Politics | 4/15/2015 6:54:56 PM
WASHINGTON, April 15, 2015 - The head of the Organic Trade Association (OTA) told a sold-out conference Wednesday morning that the results of a recent annual survey show "organic has turned a corner."
Politics | 4/15/2015 4:23:38 PM
WASHINGTON, April 15, 2015 - Release of a fast-track trade bill was held up Wednesday as key lawmakers negotiated the terms of a separate package of trade adjustment programs sought by Democrats.
Politics | 4/15/2015 4:17:21 PM
WASHINGTON, April 15, 2015 - A coalition of environmental groups filed a lawsuit today challenging a Bush administration EPA decision that exempts large animal feeding operations from requirements that they file reports on airborne emissions of hazardous substances.
Politics | 4/15/2015 3:48:08 PM
WASHINGTON, April 14, 2015 - In the latest battle over U.S. energy policy, Rep. Ed Whitfield, R-Ky, on Tuesday chaired another in a series of House Energy and Commerce subcommittee hearings on EPA's controversial Clean Power Plan
Politics | 4/15/2015 3:31:33 PM
WASHINGTON, April 15, 2015 - The controversial school lunch standards approved in the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 received more scrutiny in Congress Wednesday, with advocates calling for increased flexibility in the rules.
Politics | 4/15/2015 3:00:20 PM
WASHINGTON, April 15, 2015-Charity and nonprofit organizations dedicated to feeding the hungry testified Wednesday on how public-private partnerships can help their efforts during a House Agriculture Committee hearing.
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