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Politics | 4/28/2014 5:41:46 PM
WASHINGTON, April 28, 2014 - Lawmakers return today after a two-week recess and are set to discuss genetically modified crops (GMOs), big data, and
Politics | 4/28/2014 3:23:08 PM
WASHINGTON, April 28, 2014 - Weeks after being caught on video kissing a married staff member, Rep. Vance McAllister, R-La., told his home town newspaper that he won't

Politics | 4/28/2014 9:27:57 AM
WASHINGTON, April 28, 2014 - A new report from the Council for Agricultural Science and Technology (CAST) used public polling, food safety and testing data and
Politics | 4/27/2014
WASHINGTON, April 25, 2014 - President Barack Obama's two-day trip to Japan ended yesterday without a breakthrough on the
Politics | 4/25/2014 2:58:03 PM
WASHINGTON, April 25, 2014 - Senate Environment and Public Works Committee Chairman Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., and Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., pressed the State Department today to conduct
Politics | 4/25/2014 12:26:58 PM
WASHINGTON, April 25, 2014- A research coalition representing agricultural groups, businesses and universities asked Senate Appropriations Chairwoman Barbara Mikulski, D-Md.,
Politics | 4/24/2014 10:17:39 AM
WASHINGTON, April 24, 2014 - The food industry is sending signals that it will go to federal court again to overturn a Vermont state law that would require food labels to disclose
Politics | 4/24/2014
WASHINGTON, April 24, 2014 - The U.S. Chamber of Commerce urged Japan and the U.S. to take advantage of President Barack Obama's visit to
Politics | 4/23/2014 10:46:36 PM
WASHINGTON, APRIL 23, 2014 -- Advocates for local and healthy foods are hoping new farm bill funding will create a Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) that encourages
Politics | 4/23/2014 8:46:17 PM
WASHINGTON, DC, April 23, 2014 - In small communities across America, renewable fuels are making a big impact, according to a study conducted by
Politics | 4/23/2014 2:49:25 PM
WASHINGTON, April 23, 2014 - Stakeholders involved in the effort to expand broadband service in rural America say economic, legal and policy concerns often
Politics | 4/23/2014 1:00:29 PM
WASHINGTON, April 23, 2014 - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced a new report on scientific breakthroughs discovered by USDA researchers that led to new patents and
Politics | 4/23/2014 9:22:52 AM
WASHINGTON, April 23, 2014 - Large-scale agriculture deals funded by U.S. companies in Paraguay, Guatemala, and Colombia are undermining local food security and
Politics | 4/23/2014
WASHINGTON, April 23, 2014 - It was about as passive-aggressive as an official press release from the U.S. Trade Representative's office can get. "We have spent the past several weeks working to WASHINGTON, April 23, 2014 - (Genetic engineering could be a threat to human and environmental health,) Greenpeace International writes in large, green letters on its website. The charge from one of the world's most controversial but visible environmental groups is WASHINGTON, April 23, 2014 - Driven by record dairy exports and growth in U.S. cheese consumption, prices for milk and dairy products have been setting records since the first of the year and show How many of your tax dollars are paying for essential programs and services? And how much money is being spent WASHINGTON, April 23, 2014 - The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) last week heard dueling testimony from U.S. sugar producers and their Mexican counterparts as well as U.S. sugar-using companies on whether Mexico is WASHINGTON, April 23, 2014 - The USDA rule that requires meat labels to show where animals were born, raised and slaughtered should be overturned because it fails to meet WASHINGTON, April 23, 2014 - A bill requiring labeling of packaged foods made with genetically modified crops is winding its way through the legislature in California, the biggest U.S. agricultural state, after WASHINGTON, April 23, 2014 - About 62 percent of the U.S. winter wheat crop was in good or fair condition as of April 20, the same percentage as a year earlier, according to WASHINGTON, April 23, 2014 - The biofuels industry is dismissing as (deeply flawed) a University of Nebraska-Lincoln study that claims using corn crop residue to make ethanol and other biofuels reduces soil carbon and can
Politics | 4/22/2014 10:40:09 PM
WASHINGTON, April 23, 2014 - With new policies designed to improve agricultural productivity, Latin America and the Caribbean region can help feed a global population
Politics | 4/22/2014 8:51:47 PM
WASHINGTON, April 22, 2014 - Large-scale agriculture deals funded by U.S. companies in Paraguay, Guatemala, and Colombia are undermining local food security and
Politics | 4/22/2014 6:32:43 PM
WASHINGTON, April 22, 2014 - Less than three months after the 2014 Farm Bill passed with provisions on the $1 billion-plus program for food aid overseas, the international development
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