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Politics | 5/1/2014 6:09:43 PM
WASHINGTON, May 1, 2014 - The president of the European Commission urged negotiators in the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) talks to reach a deal quickly, before
Politics | 5/1/2014 4:41:38 PM
WASHINGTON, May 1, 2014 - Senate Finance Committee Chairman Ron Wyden, D-Ore., refused Thursday to recommend a timeline for passage of Trade Promotion Authority (TPA), telling reporters that

Politics | 5/1/2014 4:30:45 PM
WASHINGTON, May 1, 2014 - A White House panel says Big Data is creating (incredible opportunities) for health care, energy use, education and agriculture, but also presents
Politics | 5/1/2014 11:37:14 AM
ORRTANNA, Pa., May 1, 2014 - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced today that applications are now being accepted for new, landmark conservation initiatives created by the 2014 Farm Bill. The programs will provide up to $386 million to help
Politics | 5/1/2014 10:34:02 AM
ST. PAUL, Minn.,April 30, 2014 - CHS, Inc., North America's leading farmer-owned cooperative and a global energy, grains and foods company, today announced it has signed an agreement with Sinav Limited, London, England, to acquire 100 percent of the company's stock, which includes
Politics | 5/1/2014 9:50:14 AM
EAST LANSING, Mich., April 30, 2014 - Two members of the Farm Credit System - GreenStone Farm Credit Services and AgriBank - have taken a significant step in their commitment to non-traditional urban agriculture through a newly announced partnership with
Politics | 4/30/2014 5:33:26 PM
WASHINGTON, April 30, 2014 - Despite years of high feed costs and tight margins, the outlook for livestock and poultry appears to be improving, but
Politics | 4/30/2014 4:02:54 PM
WASHINGTON, April 30, 2014- The American Petroleum Institute (API) released a letter it sent to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy urging EPA to maintain a lower ethanol
Politics | 4/30/2014 2:56:29 PM
Next week, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Bee Informed Partnership (BIP) are expected to issue their annual report on honey bee losses during the winter
Politics | 4/30/2014 2:45:36 PM
WASHINGTON, April 30, 2014 - The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is making available for a 30-day public comment period a proposed regulatory decision to register Dow AgroScience's Enlist Duo herbicide
Politics | 4/30/2014 9:53:33 AM
WASHINGTON, April 30, 2014 - Monsanto is increasing its commitment to sustainability, pledging to boost efficiency in its irrigation efforts and to help curb greenhouse gas emissions by developing seeds and management tools that allow farmers to
Politics | 4/30/2014 9:50:03 AM
WASHINGTON, April 30, 2014 - Monsanto is increasing its commitment to sustainability, pledging to boost efficiency in its irrigation efforts and to help curb greenhouse gas emissions by developing seeds and management tools that allow farmers to
Politics | 4/30/2014
WASHINGTON, April 30, 2014 -- Just 25 miles from downtown Seattle, Jim Werkhoven and his brother Andy run a 1,100-head dairy farm that uses an anaerobic digester to process cow manure and WASHINGTON, April 30, 2014 -- Congress appears to be closing in on passage of legislation aimed at improving the nation's waterways system, according to WASHINGTON, April 30, 2014 -- A conflict brewing since last September spilled over Tuesday at the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) semiannual meeting in San Antonio, Texas, where USDA officials heard strident complaints over a change by WASHINGTON, April 30, 2014 -- A new report from the Council for Agricultural Science and Technology (CAST) and written by a group of scientists, economists and legal experts shows that estimating the costs of WASHINGTON, April 30, 2014 -- The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) seems ready and willing to hear (constructive criticism) on the proposed update to its Agricultural Worker Protection Standards, the head of the WASHINGTON, April 30, 2014 -- As the debate emerges over who owns and controls (big data,) there are a host of related issues that also need to be addressed, including WASHINGTON, April 30, 2014 -- Idaho is poised to become the latest testing ground for a program to allow state convicts to work on private farms during WASHINGTON, April 30, 2014 -- Witnesses at a House Agriculture subcommittee hearing Tuesday focused on a parasite called the Varroa mite as the most significant factor impacting bee health, but environmental groups later said WASHINGTON, April 30, 2014 -- Two environmental consulting groups released a report they say offers a path to reducing the amount of carbon emissions from the global agriculture and WASHINGTON, April 30, 2014 - Disagreements over sanitary and phytosanitary standards (SPS) are delaying
Politics | 4/29/2014 5:03:42 PM
WASHINGTON, April 29, 2014-- USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack announced resource allocations Tuesday tailored for small and midsized farmers and ranchers. They include $7 million in university research awards, $8.8 million
Politics | 4/29/2014 11:09:13 AM

SAN ANTONIO, April 29, 2014 - The semiannual meeting of the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) opened haltingly Tuesday, delayed for 30 minutes by a protest over policy changes and, moments later, a procedural effort to remove the
Politics | 4/29/2014
WASHINGTON, April 29, 2014 - Getting Congress to approve comprehensive immigration reform, including a path to legal status for undocumented farm workers, should be an "easy lift,"
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