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WASHINGTON, Jan. 31, 2016 - Critics of ethanol are rehashing proposals to curb biofuel policy, and Republicans may force another vote on the "waters of the United States" rule as the Senate debates a comprehensive bipartisan energy bill this week.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 29, 2016 - In the most extensive poll of how U.S. farmers and ranchers plan to vote for president, respondents overwhelmingly say they'll support a Republican, and among those, 40 percent say they will support Donald Trump.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 28, 2016 - USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) announced Thursday it will offer $9 million in resources to states, local governments and third parties that establish or expand wetland mitigation banks for farmers to utilize.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 27, 2016 - Every low-income kid who gets free or reduced-price meals at school would get federal money for eating during the summer, too, under a proposal that President Obama will include in his fiscal 2017 budget due out next month.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 28, 2015 - Hunger in developing countries has fallen 27 percent since 2000, but still persists at alarming or serious levels in 52 countries, according to a report that argues hunger and famine are linked to armed conflict.
TAMPA, Jan. 27, 2016 - Less than a month into the year and the National Biodiesel Board (NBB) has already begun its lobbying effort in Congress to convince lawmakers to stop subsidizing biodiesel imports.
SAN DIEGO, Jan. 27, 2016 - As the sun starts to set on two terms for President Barack Obama in the White House, officials with the National Cattlemen's Beef Association (NCBA) say they will be keeping a watchful eye on any potential regulatory actions coming from the executive branch.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 27, 2016 - The Agriculture Department will dole out $63,000 in cash and prizes to the six winners of the USDA-Microsoft Innovation Challenge. The winners, announced Wednesday, developed tools using USDA agricultural production data that can help farmers cope with climate change.
Jan. 27, 2016 - No period in the presidential campaign is more important to
U.S. agriculture than the run-up to the Iowa caucuses. But as the caucuses approach next Monday, the
WASHINGTON, Jan. 27, 2016 - The Occupational Safety and Health Administration and EPA need to tighten their standards for ammonium nitrate, the Chemical Safety Board (CSB) said in its report on the explosion of a fertilizer plant in West, Texas, which obliterated the facility, killed 15 people and caused widespread damage to more than 150 buildings nearby.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 26, 2016 - U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman took to the telephone on Tuesday afternoon to tout the benefits of the Trans-Pacific Partnership as summarized in a recent report from the Peterson Institute for International Economics (PIIE). Later, Froman announced a deal that will reduce red tape on beef exports to Colombia.
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.