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Politics | 8/26/2015 11:07:28 AM
WASHINGTON, Aug. 26, 2015 - Over the past decade, the Renewable Fuel Standard's (RFS) requirement to substitute biofuels for fossil fuels has displaced almost 1.9 billion barrels of foreign oil and reduced U.S. transportation-related carbon emissions by 589 million metric tons, according to a Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) analysis.
Politics | 8/26/2015 11:00:32 AM
KANSAS CITY, KS, Aug. 26, 2015 - Syngenta last week asked a federal court in Kansas City, Kansas, to dismiss lawsuits by corn growers in a half-dozen states that claim they faced potential losses of more than a billion dollars in 2014

Politics | 8/26/2015 10:48:33 AM

DES MOINES, IA, Aug 26, 2015 - Corn may still be king in Iowa and in Iowa politics, but to keep it that way, farmers face a severe challenge in Bill Stowe, the man who runs the Des Moines metropolitan water system.
Politics | 8/26/2015 10:28:38 AM
WASHINGTON, Aug. 26, 2015 - Canadian opposition to U.S. country-of-origin labeling (COOL) efforts has been strong and consistent, even against a voluntary labeling proposal introduced in July.
Politics | 8/26/2015 10:13:27 AM
WASHINGTON, Aug. 26, 2015 - Prospects for a significant retrenchment this year from previous years' record farm income are beginning to show in the earnings results reported by several major companies that supply farmers and ranchers and process and market their commodities.
Politics | 8/26/2015 10:00:42 AM
WASHINGTON, Aug. 26, 2015 - Cash is pouring into U.S. agriculture this year, but net farm income is highly disparate and, overall, will end up thinner than in the more recent economically flush years.
Politics | 8/25/2015 7:44:33 PM
DES MOINES, Iowa, August 24, 2015 - Ben Carson says that, despite reports, he has nothing against red meat. The retired neurosurgeon and Republican candidate for president, who reportedly embraced vegetarianism decades ago, denies that's the case and says he actually enjoys a good meat dish now and then.
Politics | 8/25/2015 12:04:24 PM
WASHINGTON, Aug. 25, 2015 - Changes to the school lunch program mandated by the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 are leaving school lunch programs across the country hungry for money, a new study says.
Politics | 8/25/2015 4:38:44 AM
WASHINGTON, Aug. 25, 2015 - A new study from Consumer Reports (CR), the organization known for investigating and rating all sorts of consumer goods from cars to countertops, found high levels of what they deemed (dangerous) strains of bacteria in American ground beef. But federal officials and trade associations deny the danger.
Politics | 8/24/2015 8:42:22 PM
WASHINGTON, August 22, 2015 - One of the most distinguished scientists in the public policy sphere is warning that "the increasing vilification of GM foods as a marketing tool by the organic food industry" may be "the most counterproductive development" in the effort to increase food production to meet the needs of a population projected to approach 10 billion in 35 years.
Politics | 8/24/2015 1:54:34 PM

CAMDENTON, Mo., August 24, 2015 - Agri-Pulse is pleased to welcome Jodi Delapaz as our new editorial coordinator, based in Camdenton, Missouri.
Politics | 8/24/2015 11:30:09 AM
WASHINGTON, August 24, 2015 - The owners of United Suppliers, Inc. and members of Land O'Lakes, Inc. overwhelmingly approved the merger of United Suppliers with Land O'Lakes' crop inputs business. The two organizations announced their intent to merge on June 29.
Politics | 8/23/2015 3:49:26 PM
WASHINGTON, Aug. 20, 2015 -- Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says the government will use "every available resource" to combat the outbreak of wildfires plaguing the American West. And he said USDA and the U.S. Forest Service are in mourning for three Forest Service firefighters killed Wednesday while battling a wildfire in Washington state.
Politics | 8/20/2015 5:40:34 PM
WASHINGTON, Aug. 20, 2015 - The majority of farmers and ranchers now have computer and Internet access, and the number of connected producers continues to grow, a new survey shows.
Politics | 8/20/2015 4:18:10 PM
WASHINGTON, Aug. 19, 2015 - The Food and Drug Administration's plan to require reporting on animal antibiotic sales species by species is running into strong industry opposition.
Politics | 8/20/2015 3:26:35 PM
(When the well's dry, we shall know the worth of water,) said Benjamin Franklin.
Politics | 8/20/2015 8:11:50 AM
WASHINGTON, Aug. 19, 2015 - A group of self-proclaimed (Moms for GMOs) has released a letter they sent to celebrity advocates including Gwyneth Paltrow and Sarah Michelle Geller urging the actresses to rethink their support for mandatory labeling of products made with genetically modified organisms (GMOs).
Politics | 8/19/2015 3:22:13 PM
DES MOINES, Iowa, Aug. 18, 2015 -After losing ground in the presidential polls over the last month, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio tried to reinvigorate his sagging Iowa campaign with stops at the Iowa State fair last night and again today.
Politics | 8/19/2015 2:07:39 PM
During President Barack Obama's recent historic visit to Africa, he said that the continent is on the move and that a new Africa is emerging. It is true.
Politics | 8/19/2015 8:17:53 AM

DES MOINES, Iowa, August 18, 2015 - After days of back-to-back performances by presidential candidates at the Iowa State Fair, Ohio Gov. John Kasich on Tuesday tried to set himself apart from the pack as someone who cares about his fellow man - both here and abroad - and encourages others to do the same.
Politics | 8/18/2015 8:38:03 PM
DES MOINES, Iowa, August 17, 2015 - Three Republican presidential hopefuls tried to woo Iowa caucus goers and burnish their conservative credentials at the Iowa State Fair today, with mixed results.
Politics | 8/18/2015 4:27:02 PM
WASHINGTON, Aug. 18, 2015 - Fearing a return of the avian influenza, the Agriculture Department is moving ahead with plans to stockpile a vaccine ahead of the next outbreak.
Politics | 8/18/2015 3:26:45 PM
WASHINGTON, Aug. 18, 2015 - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has named 19 members of his Advisory Committee on Animal Health that will serve through June 2017.
Politics | 8/18/2015 9:35:13 AM
WASHINGTON, Aug. 18, 2015 - The higher nutrition standards for school meals imposed by the Obama administration retain strong public support, according to a new poll.
Politics | 8/17/2015 10:08:52 PM
DES MOINES, Iowa, August 15, 2015 - Two frontrunners in the 2016 presidential campaign, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, took the obligatory taste of Iowa agriculture today.
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