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Politics | 12/17/2015 6:12:46 PM
WASHINGTON, Dec. 16, 2015 - Language included in the omnibus spending bill to repeal parts of the U.S. country-of-origin labeling is sitting well with foreign stakeholders, but that doesn't mean they won't continue efforts to retaliate against the provision.
Politics | 12/17/2015 4:00:38 PM
WASHINGTON, Dec. 17, 2015 - The U.S. Departments of Justice and Labor say they plan to enforce environmental and worker safety laws more vigorously in the coming year, and agriculture is one area the agencies will be looking at closely.

Politics | 12/17/2015 9:40:32 AM
WASHINGTON, Dec. 17, 2015 - National FFA Chief Executive Officer W. Dwight Armstrong has announced he'll step down from the post at the end of June after seven years with the organization.
Politics | 12/16/2015 4:01:47 PM
WASHINGTON, Dec. 16, 2015 - Lawmakers are pledging to re-double efforts to pass legislation early next year to block state GMO labeling laws and set national disclosure standards.
Politics | 12/16/2015 3:28:14 PM
WASHINGTON, Dec. 15, 2015 -- For the first time, the world's faster-than-expected deployment of wind and solar power, LED lighting, and electric and hybrid vehicles...
Politics | 12/16/2015 2:16:33 PM
WASHINGTON, Dec. 16, 2015 - Energy consumption by the federal government fell to 0.94 quadrillion British thermal units (Btu) in fiscal year 2014, the lowest level since...
Politics | 12/16/2015 1:51:19 PM
WASHINGTON, Dec. 16, 2015 - The Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy's (ARPA-E) Energy Innovation Summit will be held from Feb. 29 - March 2...
Politics | 12/16/2015 1:38:05 PM
WASHINGTON, Dec. 16, 2015 - Due to warm weather predictions in regions east of the Rocky Mountains and higher inventory levels...
Politics | 12/16/2015 1:14:35 PM
WASHINGTON, Dec. 16, 2015 - The number of retail stores being shut down because of food stamp fraud is on the rise...
Politics | 12/16/2015 1:12:18 PM
WASHINGTON, Dec. 16, 2015 - A coalition of agricultural organizations led by the American Soybean Association is urging Agricultural Secretary Tom Vilsack and U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman to work toward positive outcomes for agriculture in the World Trade Organization ministerial negotiations going on this week in Nairobi, Kenya.
Politics | 12/16/2015 12:30:56 PM
WASHINGTON, Dec. 16, 2015 - U.S. exports of organic products grew nearly 60 percent between 2011 and 2014 as a result of trade equivalency agreements, according to a report released Wednesday by the Organic Trade Association.
Politics | 12/16/2015 10:53:41 AM
WASHINGTON, Dec. 16, 2015 - Congressional leaders have reached agreement on a fiscal 2016 omnibus spending bill that would repeal the country-of-origin labeling rules for beef and pork, but the deal would fail to block states from requiring the labeling of biotech foods.
Politics | 12/16/2015 10:27:02 AM
WASHINGTON, Dec. 16, 2015 - The rise in popularity of whole grains in cereal, bread and other bakery products is triggering a rebirth of the venerable practice of milling your own...
Politics | 12/16/2015 10:04:35 AM
WASHINGTON, Dec. 16, 2015 - A panel of experts assembled at Monsanto's request is challenging a determination by a research arm of the World Health Organization...
Politics | 12/15/2015 11:22:05 PM
WASHINGTON, Dec. 15, 2015 - A Tuesday night debate among the Republican candidates vying for the highest office in the land dealt primarily with issues of national security, leaving agricultural and trade topics out of the discussion.
Politics | 12/15/2015 9:16:51 PM
WASHINGTON, Dec. 15, 2015 - The USDA issued its long-anticipated final rule guiding eligibility for farm program payments, which the agency said is (consistent with the direction and authority provided by Congress in the 2014 farm bill.) But in the process, the rule generated a backlash from the National Sustainable Agricultural Coalition, which represents the interests of smaller family farms.
Politics | 12/15/2015 4:28:31 PM
WASHINGTON, Dec. 15, 2015 - Sally Jewell, head of the Department of the Interior (DOI), announced Tuesday that her team will create a Natural Resources Investment Center aimed at providing conservation resources and information to private, academic, federal, state, and other partners to help solve a host of environmental issues.
Politics | 12/15/2015 3:34:56 PM
WASHINGTON, Dec. 14, 2015 -- EPA violated restrictions on using appropriations for grassroots lobbying when it employed social media to promote the proposed Clean Water Rule, a new Government Accountability Office legal opinion concludes.
Politics | 12/14/2015 9:34:00 PM
WASHINGTON, December 14, 2015 - As part of plans to merge with Dow Chemical, DuPont announced several leadership changes today in their company's executive leadership.
Politics | 12/14/2015 4:47:15 PM
WASHINGTON, Dec. 13, 2015 - The fate of the country-of-origin labeling law for meat is hanging on a massive spending bill that could be released on Monday, and the food industry has been clinging to hopes that a measure preempting state GMO labeling laws also could be included.
Politics | 12/13/2015 8:39:11 PM
WASHINGTON, Dec. 11, 2015 - A frustrated group of House Republicans from California today declared drought relief legislation for their parched state dead for the year.
Politics | 12/11/2015 3:40:36 PM
WASHINGTON, Dec. 10, 2015 - The seed industry is scrambling to head off an effort by a small Mississippi company to use a year-end spending bill to renew its expired, patent-like protection for a variety of ryegrass.
Politics | 12/11/2015 2:41:09 PM
WASHINGTON, Dec. 11, 2015 - USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) announced today that as of Jan. 1, it will require developers of genetically engineered wheat varieties to apply for permits before conducting field trials.
Politics | 12/11/2015 9:42:55 AM
WASHINGTON, Dec. 11, 2015 - Chemical giants Dow and DuPont have announced an all-stock merger that will create a new $130 billion company.
Politics | 12/10/2015 4:14:25 PM
WASHINGTON, Dec. 10, 2015 - Key farm and industry stakeholders applauded the House's Thursday passage of a bill to reauthorize the Surface Transportation Board (STB) - the federal railroad regulatory agency.
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