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Politics | 12/7/2015 9:24:24 AM
WASHINGTON, Dec. 7, 2015 - The World Trade Organization today announced the amount of retaliatory tariffs on U.S. goods authorized in the country-of-origin labeling dispute with Canada and Mexico, potentially starting the path toward congressional repeal of the controversial law.
Politics | 12/6/2015 2:25:06 PM
WASHINGTON, Dec. 3, 2015 - Senators who have been trying to negotiate a compromise bill to block state GMO labeling laws say the issue is dead for this year,

Politics | 12/4/2015 3:07:17 PM
WASHINGTON, Dec. 4, 2015 - USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service has given Monsanto the go-ahead to market corn genetically engineered for increased ear biomass.
Politics | 12/3/2015 11:08:07 PM
WASHINGTON, Dec. 3, 2016 - The Senate gave final congressional approval Thursday night to a five-year, $305 billion highway bill on an 83-16 vote, hours after the House passed the measure. Now the president's signature is the only thing standing in the way of the first long-term bill in a decade.
Politics | 12/3/2015 8:02:38 PM
WASHINGTON, Dec. 3, 2015 - The Senate cleared a long-term transportation bill late Thursday after soundly rejecting a last-ditch effort to restore a $3 billion cut to the crop insurance program.
Politics | 12/3/2015 7:00:25 PM
WASHINGTON, Dec. 2, 2015 - The food industry is launching a smartphone-based system that companies hope will satisfy consumer demands for information about genetically engineered ingredients, livestock production methods and other product attributes.
Politics | 12/3/2015 2:05:39 PM
WASHINGTON, Dec. 3, 2015 - The House of Representatives today advanced a conference report on a long-term highway bill, leaving Senate approval and a Presidential signature the only thing standing in the way of the first long-term bill on the subject in a decade.
Politics | 12/3/2015 1:17:44 PM
WASHINGTON, Dec. 3, 2015 - Agricultural producers who chose coverage from the safety net programs established by the 2014 farm bill - known as Agriculture Risk Coverage or Price Loss Coverage - can begin visiting Farm Service Agency county offices starting Dec. 7 to sign contracts or enroll in coverage for 2016.
Politics | 12/2/2015 7:05:58 PM
WASHINGTON, Dec. 2, 2015 - The White House is trying to protect its "waters of the United States" rule during negotiations over a government-wide funding bill for fiscal 2016, a senior House appropriator says.
Politics | 12/2/2015 3:48:07 PM
WASHINGTON, Dec. 2, 2015 - House Agriculture Committee members used a Wednesday hearing to see if the Farm Credit System (FCS) is abiding by its mission, because members of the banking community aren't sure if that's the case.
Politics | 12/2/2015 2:31:15 PM
WASHINGTON, Dec. 2, 2015 - While world leaders negotiate in Paris over how to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions, USDA Deputy Secretary Krysta Harden talked with members of the Senate Agriculture Committee Wednesday about how climate change threatens food security in similar ways across the globe.
Politics | 12/2/2015 2:11:44 PM
WASHINGTON, Dec. 1, 2015 -- Wrapping up his two days at the Paris climate summit Tuesday, President Obama expressed confidence that a meaningful global agreement will be signed when the meeting ends on Dec. 11 and that the accord will provide the market signals needed to create a "low-carbon global economy."
Politics | 12/2/2015 11:48:45 AM
WASHINGTON, Dec. 2, 2015 - The Department of Energy (DOE) will sponsor several booths at the La Galerie center during...
Politics | 12/2/2015 11:38:36 AM
WASHINGTON, Dec. 2, 2015 - The Department of Energy (DOE), in partnership with Israel's Ministry of National Infrastructure, Energy and Water Resources (MIEW), recently announced...
Politics | 12/2/2015 11:29:24 AM
WASHINGTON, Dec. 2, 2015 - U.S. carbon dioxide (CO2) energy-related emissions were up...
Politics | 12/2/2015 11:18:33 AM
WASHINGTON, Dec. 2, 2015 - December is shaping up to be one of the biggest months in memory for U.S. agriculture. But there also could be plenty of disappointments as...
Politics | 12/2/2015 10:46:10 AM
WASHINGTON, Dec. 2, 2015 - In an unusual appearance before the European Parliament, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said the Obama administration is committed to...
Politics | 12/2/2015 10:21:08 AM
WASHINGTON, Dec. 2, 2015 - The World Trade Organization is expected to announce by Monday the amount of...
Politics | 12/2/2015 10:05:40 AM
WASHINGTON, Dec. 2, 2015 - There's a ton of help coast-to-coast, and more on the way, for farmers transitioning...
Politics | 12/2/2015 9:48:25 AM
WASHINGTON, Dec. 2, 2015 - Lawyers on both sides of a dispute over corn shipments rejected by China are sparring over...
Politics | 12/2/2015 9:38:00 AM
WASHINGTON, Dec. 2, 2015 - With lower prices, stronger competition and diminishing demand from China, USDA lowered its forecast for...
Politics | 12/2/2015 9:26:01 AM
WASHINGTON, Dec. 2, 2015 -- Leaders of the North American Climate Smart Agriculture Alliance told policy makers and others attending the international climate talks in Paris today that farming can provide impactful and measurable contributions to global efforts to reverse climate change.
Politics | 12/2/2015 9:18:52 AM
WASHINGTON, Dec. 2, 2015 - In October 2013, the Produce Marketing Association and the Partnership for a Healthier America (the non-profit arm of first lady Michelle Obama's (Let's Move!) campaign) announced a collaboration with...
Politics | 12/2/2015 8:38:36 AM
WASHINGTON, Dec. 2, 2015 - The USDA today unveiled a new report warning that global warming will continue to cut agricultural production in the U.S. and around the world and reverse the...
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