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WASHINGTON, May 29, 2014 -- The outlook for the fertilizer industry will continue bearish through the second quarter of 2014, according to a report by the Rabobank Food and Agribusiness Research and Advisory group, which looks at
WASHINGTON, May 29, 2014 - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is awarding $6 million to universities and cooperative state extension services to develop online decision tools and
WASHINGTON, May 28, 2014 - Monsanto announced today that Kasey Gillette, the senior policy adviser handling agriculture, nutrition and other policy issues in the office of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid since 2009, will join
WASHINGTON, May 28,
2014 - Monsanto announced today that Kasey Gillette, the Senior Policy Advisor
handling agriculture, nutrition and other policy issues in the office of U.S.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid since 2009, will join
WASHINGTON, May 28, 2014 - A coalition of U.S. agricultural groups representing pork, rice, wheat and dairy producers is urging the Obama administration to reach a deal on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) without Japan unless
WASHINGTON, May 28, 2014 - The United States and European Union opened talks on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) nearly a year ago, deeply conflicted over their respective approaches to food safety, agricultural biotechnology and the names of certain foods.
WASHINGTON, May 28, 2014 - First lady Michelle Obama isn't mincing words with House Appropriations Committee Republicans, calling their attempt to roll back changes to school lunch policy "unacceptable."
WASHINGTON, May 28, 2014 - The National Cattlemen's Beef Association (NCBA) is criticizing President Obama for his designation last week of almost a half-million acres of wilderness in southern New Mexico as the nation's newest national monument.
WASHINGTON, May 28, 2014 - It's not a new story, and not a surprising one: The world is running out of water, and agriculture may be partly responsible. But for Herbert Oberhaensli, chief economist at Nestlé, that vague pronouncement is dire, and he has the numbers to back up his concern.
WASHINGTON, May 28, 2014 - A report released last week by the Chicago Council on Global Affairs said climate change (will produce higher temperatures, changes in rainfall patterns, and more frequent natural disasters that, if unaddressed, will reduce the growth in global food production by an estimated 2 percent per decade for the rest of this century.)
WASHINGTON, May 28, 2014 - Japan is planning to buy an extra 7,000 metric tons of butter for commercial use this year, over and above its commitments under international trade treaties, to stabilize prices amid a domestic shortage of the dairy product, the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) said.
WASHINGTON, May 27, 2014 -- The United Nations in partnership with a government funded agency in the United Kingdom has released a four-part plan to reduce food waste, which it says amounts to almost $50 billion a year just in
South Dakota U.S. Senator John Thune believes even a divided government can be successful. After meeting with other GOP leaders at the White House last week, Thune believes the 114th Congress can work with the Obama administration on both trade cyber security and national security. Thune says a revision to the nation's tax code is possible but the executive and legislative branches of government are obviously at odds over the Keystone Pipeline and Obamacare. Senator Thune didn't agree with every provision of the new farm bill and says some supports may be difficult to defend if producers allow policy to dictate planting decisions.