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WASHINGTON, Feb. 10, 2016 - The food industry, which is lobbying Congress to preempt state biotech labeling laws, is assuring Democratic senators that a smartphone-based disclosure system can provide all consumers, including the poor, the information they want about product ingredients.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 9, 2016 - President Barack Obama laid out his budget plan for next year on Tuesday, including his bid to fully fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund at $900 million - a level that's only been met a few times in the program's 51-year history.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 9, 2016 -- Monsanto has agreed to pay an $80 million penalty and retain an independent compliance consultant to settle charges that it violated accounting rules and misstated company earnings as it pertained to its flagship product Roundup, the Securities and Exchange Commission said.
Feb. 8, 2015 - USDA announced Monday it will put $20.1 million toward research
and extension projects that help producers fight citrus greening disease, which
has affected more than 75 percent of Florida citrus groves
WASHINGTON, Feb. 9, 2016 - USDA's Economic Research Service released its annual income projections today, and the agency forecasts that farmers will make a little, not a lot, less in 2016 than they made last year.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 9, 2016 - Funding for a nationwide initiative to feed poor kids during the summer and cuts to the crop insurance program are included in President Obama's proposed fiscal 2017 budget, released today.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 8, 2016 - FDA is taking another look at its food safety testing program for cheese made with raw milk, after cheesemakers raised concerns that the criteria the agency is using may be limiting production of those cheeses without benefiting public health.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 5, 2016 - Anne Alonzo, who recently stepped down as administrator of USDA's Agricultural Marketing Service, has been named president and CEO of the American Egg Board, Agri-Pulse has learned.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 5, 2016 - USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service announced today the finalization of a new interim rule governing indemnity payments from highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) outbreaks.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 5, 2016 - Bayer's Crop Science division is rejecting EPA's request that it voluntarily cancel uses of flubendiamide (trade name: Belt), an insecticide used on more than 200 crops nationwide.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 4, 2016 - USDA says $150 million in funding is available for agricultural producers through the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP), the department's largest conservation program that helps producers voluntarily improve the health and productivity of private and tribal working lands.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 3, 2016 - Agriculture Secretary
Tom Vilsack has notified lawmakers he lacks the legal authority to provide
subsidies for cottonseed, a blow to growers reeling from a plunge in global
WASHINGTON, Feb. 3, 2016 - After months of being courted by Monsanto, Syngenta officials announced today that the global agribusiness company is best suited to marry-up with the state-owned China National Chemical Corp., known as ChemChina, in a deal valued at more than $43 billion in cash.
This week's guest on Open Mic is Michel Nischan, CEO and Founder of Wholesome Wave, and an award-winning chef. The USDA announced a second amount of funding for the nonprofit to expand its healthy food initiative into areas of Connecticut and Vermont. The $500,000 was awarded through the Food Insecurity Nutrition Incentive Program, enabling SNAP program participants to buy more locally grown fresh fruits and vegetables. The program means better nutrition for consumers and increased opportunities for local farmers. In this interview, Chef Nischan shares his vision for the power of food to improve personal health, his thoughts on improving diets with fresh as well as frozen vegetables, and his ideas for the future of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.