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WASHINGTON, Oct. 1, 2014 - A new study concludes there are no adverse health effects for animals that eat genetically engineered (GE) feed grains or from the products derived those animals. The study, by Alison Van Eenennaam, an extension specialist in the Department of Animal Science at the University of California, Davis, examined 29 years of livestock health data gathered both before and after the introduction of GE crops into animal feed.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 1, 2014 - The likelihood of an El Nino event developing over the Pacific Ocean is still up in the air, but if the weather pattern develops, there's little chance it will provide enough rain to end one of the worst droughts in California history.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 1, 2014 - As farmers accelerate the 2014 corn and soybean harvest across the country, a key 2015 input is demonstrating some marketplace volatility with potential savings that might not make it all the way to producers.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 1, 2014 - Varroa mites and neonicotinoid pesticides are being targeted by opposing groups of legislators and industry stakeholders in the search for the culprit behind pollinator population losses, particularly the honey bee, which the government says adds more than $15 billion in value to agriculture each year.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 30, 2014 - USDA officials announced more than $83 million in funding for several programs designed to encourage healthy, local food options in farmers markets and in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).
WASHINGTON, Sept. 29, 2014 - Attorney General
Eric Holder will leave office after six years with a legacy highlighted by
civil rights and voting rights enforcement but with an antitrust record that
Sept. 26, 2014 - The U.S. hog and pig inventory showed a slight rebound from Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus (PEDv), a disease that was
first confirmed in U.S. herds in Iowa in the spring of 2013 and has since
spread to 31 different states.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 26, 2014 - A bipartisan group
of 27 Texas legislators is requesting that the Government Accountability Office (GAO) review the APHIS site-visit review
process after an agency proposal that could allow importation of meat from a region not yet free of foot-and-mouth disease.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 26, 2014 -- Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has named USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service Administrator Al Almanza to a newly created position as deputy undersecretary for food safety, a job he'll share with the present deputy, Brian Ronholm.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 25, 2014 - The National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) says the U.S. should conclude a major free trade agreement without Japan if the Asian nation nation continues to insist on protecting its so-called "sacred" agricultural products.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 25, 2014
- U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack unveiled new
programs and online tools to help farmers in the complex decision-making
process that growers will face in the coming year.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 25, 2014 - U.S. Department of
Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack unveiled new programs and online tools
to help farmers in the complex decision-making process that growers will face
in the coming year.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 25, 2014-USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) announced today that the public comment period on its draft environmental impact statement (DEIS) for Monsanto's genetically engineered (GE) cotton and soybean plants resistant to the herbicide dicamba will remain open through October 10, 2014
INDIANAPOLIS, Sept. 23, 2014 - Analysts forecast that the world's population will grow to 9 billion people by 2050. With global needs today to fight hunger and prepare for the expected population explosion, the industry of agriculture needs educated, skilled and
Our guest on Open Mic this week is U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. Congressional leaders return to Washington this week with an agenda bordered by trade, appropriations and a pushback against overregulation. The Kentucky Republican sees opportunity to work with the Obama administration on Trade Promotion Authority and cyber-security legislation, but expects push back over regulations that GOP leaders will try to repeal through a series of policy riders on appropriations bills.