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Politics | 4/2/2014
WASHINGTON, April 2, 2014 - The U.S. and EU are (clearly into negotiating mode,) after completing the fourth round of their Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) talks, Marc Vanheukelen, the European Trade Commission's head of cabinet, told EU's agriculture community at the WASHINGTON, April 2, 2014 - Twenty House members are backing legislation that would ease restrictions on interstate sales of unpasteurized milk - a product that medical experts and major dairy groups say can be

WASHINGTON, April 2, 2014 - FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg told Congress last week that she'll seek a (reasonable solution) to a dispute between her agency and the brewing industry over how to WASHINGTON, April 2, 2014 - The authors of the latest report from an UN-sponsored group of scientists and researchers charged with addressing the impacts of a changing climate on humans and ecosystems say food security is WASHINGTON, April 3, 2014 - The head of USDA's Animal Plant and Health Inspection Service (APHIS) told a congressional panel yesterday that the department plans to have the backlog of pending petitions for biotechnology products reduced by half WASHINGTON, April 2, 2014 - Less than two months after President Barack Obama signed a new farm bill into law, two U.S. senators are already eager to change it
Politics | 4/1/2014 8:02:20 PM
WASHINGTON, April 1, 2014 - With soybean prices nearly three times those of corn, U.S. farmers are indicating they will plant record
Politics | 3/31/2014 6:19:15 PM
WASHINGTON, March 31, 2014 - The House is keeping up its aggressive schedule this week through a series of hearings to debate the administration's fiscal year 2015 budget
Politics | 3/31/2014 6:06:55 PM
WASHINGTON, March 31, 2014- House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp, R-Mich., announced he will retire after he completes his last nine months serving
Politics | 3/31/2014 3:14:58 PM
WASHINGTON, March 31, 2014 - The chairman and vice chairman of the Governors' Wind Energy Coalition, as well as two of the coalition's former chairmen, sent a letter to Congressional leadership today urging Congress to approve
Politics | 3/31/2014 3:03:53 PM
WASHINGTON, March 31, 2014 - Congressmen Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., Jim Costa, D-Calif., Steve Womack, R-Ark, and Peter Welch, D-Vt., sent a letter to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy on Friday requesting additional information on the challenges of implementing
Politics | 3/31/2014 1:16:05 PM
WASHINGTON, March 31, 2014 -- A report released by a Nongovernmental International Panel on Climate Change (NIPCC) work group says rising temperatures are having a greater
Politics | 3/31/2014 12:10:40 PM
WASHINGTON, March 31, 2014 - Unsold supplies of U.S. corn totaled 7.01 billion bushels as of March 1, up 30 percent from a year earlier, USDA said today in a quarterly report. Usage for the three-month period from December through February was indicated at
Politics | 3/31/2014 11:43:35 AM
WASHINGTON, March 31, 2014 - U.S. farmers intend to plant 91.7 million acres with corn this year, down 4 percent from 2013, USDA said today. If realized, the figure would be the lowest since
Politics | 3/29/2014
WASHINGTON, March 28, 2014 - House Appropriations Committee Chairman Harold Rogers, R-Ky., said Thursday that he would move to block funding to implement EPA's
Politics | 3/28/2014 4:03:22 PM
WASHINGTON, March 28, 2014 - The administration today announced steps to reduce methane emissions that includes plans to lower U.S. dairy sector
Politics | 3/28/2014 2:50:07 PM
WASHINGTON, March 28, 2014 - The U.S. hog and pig inventory totaled 62.9 million as of March 1, down 3 percent from
Politics | 3/28/2014 1:21:27 PM
WASHINGTON, March 28, 2014 - USDA today officially announced the extension of the Milk Income Loss Contract (MILC) program through
Politics | 3/28/2014 12:03:30 PM

WASHINGTON, March 28, 2014- The American Sugar Coalition (ASC) filed an antidumping case against Mexico today, asking the federal government to take corrective action against the
Politics | 3/28/2014 11:29:00 AM
BEIJING, March 28, 2014 - In a teleconference from Beijing this week, representatives of two U.S. soybean groups spoke of meeting with industry and government officials there to discuss how farmers from the Americas
Politics | 3/28/2014 11:06:59 AM
WASHINGTON, March 28, 2014 -- The Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit today denied an appeal filed by the American Meat Institute and a group of trade associations representing
Politics | 3/28/2014 10:41:44 AM
WASHINGTON, March 28, 2014 - FDA will soon finalize its voluntary guidance on genetically engineered food labeling, agency Commissioner Margaret Hamburg told
Politics | 3/27/2014 6:53:52 PM
WASHINGTON, March 27 - CropLife America (CLA) said it is concerned about the impact the EPA's proposed new rule under the Clean Water Act (CWA) would have on
Politics | 3/27/2014 6:44:28 PM
WASHINGTON, March 27, 2014-- The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) today announced its final listing of the lesser prairie-chicken as (threatened) under the Endangered Species Act (ESA).
Politics | 3/27/2014 6:40:05 PM
WASHINGTON, March 27, 2014 - Several senators expressed concern Wednesday to Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack over USDA's proposal to close about 250 Farm Service Agency
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