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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.
Politics | 12/10/2015 4:10:11 PM
WASHINGTON, Dec. 10, 2015 - An annual report from the Food and Drug Administration shows that sales and distribution of antibiotics for use in food animals is continuing an upward trend.
Politics | 12/10/2015 3:04:12 PM
WASHINGTON, Dec. 10, 2015 - With chances for a year-end deal on GMO labeling all but gone, the top Democrat on the Senate Agriculture Committee said it would be a top priority early next year.
Politics | 12/10/2015 2:50:21 PM
WASHINGTON, Dec. 9, 2015 - The way some multi-generation cotton producers were talking at a congressional hearing on the state of the cotton industry Wednesday, their generation might be the last to raise a cotton crop if changes aren't enacted and prices don't improve.
Politics | 12/10/2015 2:37:53 PM
WASHINGTON, Dec. 10, 2015 - The United Soybean Board will focus its efforts on nine new goals for the next several years, hoping to make improvements in supply, demand and marketplace value.
Politics | 12/10/2015 2:10:21 PM
WASHINGTON, Dec. 10, 2015 - EPA has been ordered by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals to respond by the end of 2016 to a petition seeking a total ban on uses of the insecticide chlorpyrifos.
Politics | 12/10/2015 1:55:12 PM
WASHINGTON, Dec. 10, 2015 - USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) said Thursday it will make $40 million in conservation funding available to farmers and ranchers operating within the greater sage grouse's 11-state range in the western U.S.
Politics | 12/10/2015 12:44:39 PM
WASHINGTON, Dec. 10, 2015 - Three years after he was ousted from the House Agriculture Committee, Kansas Republican Tim Huelskamp landed a coveted spot on the panel that makes GOP committee assignments.
Politics | 12/9/2015 5:31:48 PM
WASHINGTON, Dec. 9, 2015 - Canada and Mexico called on the Senate to eliminate the country-of-origin labeling law for meat, and Senate Agriculture Chairman Pat Roberts expressed confidence that a repeal measure would be included in a year-end spending bill.
Politics | 12/9/2015 3:20:12 PM
WASHINGTON, Dec. 9, 2015 - The U.S. Congress and the 195 nations meeting in Paris to set global climate policy are headed in opposite directions.
Politics | 12/9/2015 2:52:28 PM
WASHINGTON, Dec. 9, 2015 - Democrats are seeking a long-term extension of wind power subsidies and reauthorization of the lapsed Land and Water Conservation Fund in return for ending the ban on oil exports.
Politics | 12/9/2015 12:10:58 PM
WASHINGTON, Dec. 9, 2015 - Demographic changes in the marketplace and increasingly unpredictable weather patterns make it imperative that farmers - and the dealers who supply them - embrace a sustainable approach to farming, a former General Mills executive told an audience of several hundred at the Agricultural Retailers Association annual conference last week in Palm Desert, California.
Politics | 12/9/2015 11:11:15 AM
WASHINGTON, Dec. 9, 2015 - The Department of Energy (DOE) has established the Clean Energy Investment Center to support...
Politics | 12/9/2015 11:00:20 AM
WASHINGTON, Dec. 9, 2015 - U.S. crude oil and lease condensate proved reserves increased by...
Politics | 12/9/2015 10:53:22 AM
WASHINGTON, Dec. 9, 2015 - Even when factors such as harvesting and transportation are taken into account, the export of wood pellets from...
Politics | 12/9/2015 10:42:45 AM
WASHINGTON, Dec. 9, 2015 - Lawmakers are taking it down to the wire this week as they negotiate sweeping deals on...
Politics | 12/9/2015 10:35:52 AM
WASHINGTON, Dec. 9, 2015 - With U.S. exporters facing the threat of $1.01 billion in COOL-related retaliatory tariffs, the pressure is on the Senate to halt...
Politics | 12/9/2015 10:27:53 AM
WASHINGTON, Dec. 9, 2015 - Cotton growers are stepping up their push for new subsidies that could cost as much as...
Politics | 12/9/2015 10:13:39 AM
WASHINGTON, Dec. 9, 2015 - Later today, the American Soybean Association (ASA) board is poised to approve a dramatic overhaul in its strategic plan for...
Politics | 12/9/2015 9:40:06 AM
WASHINGTON, Dec. 9, 2015 - Catfish exporting countries including Vietnam will be getting some high-level help from USDA early next year as the nations prepare to apply to...
Politics | 12/9/2015 9:15:38 AM
WASHINGTON, Dec. 9, 2015 - USDA is overhauling its Process Verified Program (PVP) with an eye to handling a flood of requests for certifying...
Politics | 12/9/2015 9:06:35 AM
WASHINGTON, Dec. 9, 2015 - Since the 1980s, water quality trading (WQT) has been a concept that many farmers, businesses and municipalities have...
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