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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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...
This week’s guest on Open Mic is US Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. In this exclusive interview, the Kentucky Republican shares a very dismal view for approving a new trade agreement this year and his plans to see the appropriations process complete under regular order. McConnell shares his frustration with the Obama administration’s environmental agenda and thoughts on finding a compromise on federal preemption legislation to prevent state labeling laws on foods with ingredients from genetically enhanced crops.