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WASHINGTON, Sept. 10, 2014 - The U.S. Trade Representative's Office (USTR) says negotiators made (important progress) on a range of issues during 10 days of Trans-Pacific Partnership talks in Hanoi, but apparently the contentious issue of
WASHINGTON, Sept. 10, 2014 - Defying a White House veto threat, the Republican-controlled House of Representatives passed a bill Tuesday that would prohibit the EPA from implementing a proposed rule aimed at clarifying which waters of the U.S. are under its jurisdiction as part of the Clean Water Act (CWA).
WASHINGTON, Sept. 10, 2014 - Two dairy cooperatives comprised of some of the nation's largest dairy farms in the Midwest and Southwest have merged, creating what could become the fifth-largest U.S. milk producer co-op with many of the industry's most innovative products and processing technologies.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 10, 2014 - The U.S. Fish and Wildlife (FWS) is debating whether to list the northern long-eared bat (NLE) as an endangered species, adding fuel to the ongoing controversy surrounding the Endangered Species Act (ESA), according to witnesses at a House Natural Resources Committee field hearing this week.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 10, 2014 - U.S. dairy exporters and trade groups want the Obama Administration to pressure Canada to back out of the part of a new trade agreement that grants preferred access to cheese from the European Union and restricts U.S. sales to an already-tightly-restricted Canadian cheese market.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 10, 2014 - Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, wants to know what allowing No. 1 cable company Comcast to acquire No. 2 company Time Warner Cable (TWC) "might mean for Americans who live in rural areas."
WASHINGTON, Sept. 9, 2014 - The National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA) and the National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) today to promote increased cooperation and communication between
WASHINGTON, Sept. 8, 2014 -- President Obama's senior advisers are recommending a veto should Congress approve a bill being pushed by House Republicans that would prohibit the EPA from implementing a proposed rule aimed at
WASHINGTON, Sept. 8, 2014 - As USDA continues to roll out new farm bill programs, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced today that $328 million in conservation funding is being invested to help landowners
WASHINGTON, Sept. 8, 2014 -- The Government Accountability Office (GAO) is recommending that Congress consider reducing the level of federal premium subsidies for revenue crop insurance programs, saying the government could save
WASHINGTON, Sept. 8, 2014 - Noting that three years of negotiations had produced very little in way of reforming the beef checkoff, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said he might just handle it on his own.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 7, 2014 - The board of the National Farmers Union has voted to pull out of a working group seeking changes in the beef checkoff, calling the process a (waste of time and money,) and urging
Iowa, Sept. 3, 2014 - POET-DSM Advanced Biofuels, a joint venture of Royal DSM
and POET, LLC, opened Wednesday its Project LIBERTY plant, which is the first
commercial cellulosic ethanol plant
The Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act has been introduced by GOP Congressman Mike Pompeo. On this week's edition of Open Mic, the Kansas 4th District Representative discusses a national voluntary labeling program that balances the consumer's right to know what's in the food they eat with the industry's need to embrace technology to satisfy the world's growing demand for food. He also talks about the EPA's proposed rule on waters of the U.S.