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Politics | 9/20/2013 1:01:57 PM

EPA sets strict emissions standards for coal

WASHINGTON, Sept. 20, 2013- U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy today announced new Clean Air Act standards to cut carbon emissions from new power plants and also proposed plans to establish carbon pollution
Politics | 9/20/2013 12:30:59 PM

House approves continuing resolution defunding Obamacare

WASHINGTON, Sept. 20, 2013 - The House approved today, with a 230-189 vote, a continuing resolution (H.J.Res.59) that would avoid

Politics | 9/19/2013 6:45:38 PM

Rabobank report finds U.S. land values will level

ST. LOUIS, Sept. 19, 2013 —The era of extremely low interest rates and extraordinarily high commodity prices is drawing to a close, according to a new report from the Rabobank
Politics | 9/19/2013 6:21:49 PM

Syngenta aims to boost global crop yields by 20 percent

WASHINGTON, Sept. 19, 2013- Agribusiness and NGO leaders gathered in Washington today to learn about Syngenta's seven-year plan to boost worldwide crop yields, a challenge that
Politics | 9/19/2013 5:06:47 PM

House Committee approves water resources development bill

WASHINGTON, Sept. 19, 2013 - The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee easily approved
Politics | 9/19/2013 4:57:05 PM

House set to act on $40 billion cut to SNAP program

WASHINGTON, Sept. 19, 2013 - The House is expected to vote today on a three-year nutrition bill (H.R. 3102) that aims
Politics | 9/18/2013 8:53:58 PM

USAID needs risk assessments for global food security program, GAO says

WASHINGTON, Sept. 18, 2013 - The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has improved its coordination with several U.S. partner agencies on a program to improve
Politics | 9/18/2013 8:49:29 PM

Senators praise FCC rural call completion effort

WASHINGTON, Sept. 18, 2013 - Sens. Tim Johnson, D-S.D., Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., and Deb Fischer, R-Neb., said that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Acting
Politics | 9/18/2013 2:38:47 PM

Opinion: Dispelling myths about EPA's Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasure (SPCC) Rule

I want to dispel some myths about the SPCC rule, pass on some useful news about EPA's commonsense approach
Politics | 9/18/2013 6:43:57 AM

OECD report calls for global farm support reform

BRUSSELS, Sept. 18, 2013- Although countries are moving away from providing government support directly linked to agricultural production, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) found that support
Politics | 9/17/2013 7:52:49 PM

CDC sounds alarm on antibiotic overuse in hospitals, not farms

WASHINGTON, Sept. 16, 2013 - Officials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a new report today, highlighting the growing threats
Politics | 9/17/2013 2:27:30 PM

U.S. Chamber, business groups concerned about farm bill's commodity title

WASHINGTON, Sept. 16, 2013 - Business and trade organizations are concerned about the potential for provisions in the farm bill's commodity title to trigger
Politics | 9/17/2013 2:07:56 PM

Vilsack appoints new USDA Chief of Staff

WASHINGTON, September 17, 2013 -- Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced today the appointment of Brian Baenig as Chief of Staff for the U.S. Department of Agriculture
Politics | 9/17/2013 5:09:18 AM

Chinese buyers ink new contracts for soybeans

DAVENPORT, IOWA, Sept. 16, 2013 - Chinese agricultural leaders teamed up with U.S. exporters to ink 13 contracts for 4.83 million metric tons of soybeans
Politics | 9/17/2013 4:41:16 AM

CDC sounds alarm on antibiotic overuse in hospitals, not farms

WASHINGTON, Sept. 16, 2013 - Officials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a new report today, highlighting the growing threats
Politics | 9/16/2013 3:50:47 PM

House Rules Committee poised to set rule on 3-year nutrition bill

WASHINGTON, Sept. 16, 2013 - The House Rules Committee is expected to set a rule Wednesday for a three-year
Politics | 9/16/2013

Washington Week Ahead: House set to take up SNAP cuts bill

WASHINGTON, Sept. 16, 2013 - The House is poised for an exciting week as a 3-year nutrition bill that would cut about $40 billion
Politics | 9/15/2013 9:51:16 PM

Federal judge upholds tougher nutrient standards in Chesapeake Bay

WASHINGTON, SEPTEMBER 15, 2013 - Despite efforts by agricultural groups to stop the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from implementing new
Politics | 9/15/2013 5:27:45 PM

 House Republican plan for 3-year nutrition bill includes $40 billion in SNAP cuts, several changes

WASHINGTON, Sept. 13, 2013 - Details about the proposed House Republican three-year nutrition bill emerged today as the House prepares
Politics | 9/13/2013 6:51:38 PM

Democrats and ag leaders meet on climate change

WASHINGTON, Sept. 13, 2013 - Agriculture leaders who met yesterday with Democratic lawmakers on Capitol Hill said they're already
Politics | 9/12/2013 11:06:51 PM

House committee introduces water resources development bill

WASHINGTON, Sep. 12, 2013 - The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee released bipartisan legislation (H.R. 3080) Wednesday that would re-authorize
Politics | 9/12/2013 6:12:34 PM

House lawmakers push against crop insurance subsidies

WASHINGTON, Sept. 12, 2013 - Two House lawmakers continued today to press against subsidies for
Politics | 9/12/2013 5:27:16 PM

Corn production forecast strongly increases while soybean drops, USDA report says

WASHINGTON, Sept. 12, 2013 - The latest USDA World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report projected a record
Politics | 9/12/2013 3:39:01 PM

UN report: New strategies needed for global economic growth

WASHINGTON, Sept. 12, 2013- Developing and transition economies that are overly dependent on exports for growth need to rely more on domestic and regional demand, according to a United Nations report released Thursday.
Politics | 9/12/2013 3:06:24 PM

Roberts, Moran press USDA for extension of CRP emergency grazing

WASHINGTON, Sept. 12, 2013 - Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., and Sen. Jerry Moran, R-Kan., wrote a letter today to Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack
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