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Politics | 2/26/2016 1:29:02 PM
ARLINGTON, Va., Feb. 26, 2016 - Beef, pork, and poultry prices are all projected to experience price drops this year as herds and flocks rebuild and production skyrockets.
Politics | 2/26/2016 7:20:48 AM
ARLINGTON, Va., Feb. 26, 2016 - The U.S. corn production is forecast at 13.825 billion bushels, up 2 percent from 2015 and below the record 14.216 billion-bushel crop in 2014, USDA said today as it released its first complete set of projections for major crops in the 2015-2016 crop year.

Politics | 2/25/2016 8:05:06 PM
ARLINGTON, Va., Feb. 24, 2016 -- Purdue University President Mitch Daniels is calling on U.S. farmers, food manufacturers and ag researchers to fight back against opponents of biotechnology in agriculture production, who he said were spreading misinformation that threatens the lives of millions.
Politics | 2/25/2016 6:31:42 PM
WASHINGTON, Feb. 24, 2016 - The markup scheduled for Thursday for Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Pat Roberts' voluntary biotech labeling bill has been postponed until sometime next week.
Politics | 2/25/2016 11:35:44 AM
WASHINGTON, D.C., Feb. 25, 2016 - Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Pat Roberts, R-Kan., has rescheduled the markup for his voluntary biotech labeling bill for Tuesday, March 1.
Politics | 2/25/2016 10:57:21 AM
ARLINGTON, Va., Feb. 25, 2016 - The Department of Agriculture released its 2016 market projections today, setting the stage for a year that looks to be heading toward decreased planting and incomes.
Politics | 2/24/2016 5:33:46 PM
WASHINGTON, Feb. 24, 2016 - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack acknowledged that cotton growers need help, but reaffirmed his position that the department is currently prohibited from designating cottonseed as an oilseed, which would allow growers to receive farm program payments.
Politics | 2/24/2016 4:42:34 PM
WASHINGTON, Feb. 24, 2016 - After failing in recent years to meet mandated timelines for the Renewable Fuel Standard, the Environmental Protection Agency is vowing to get the program back on schedule.
Politics | 2/24/2016 3:59:04 PM
WASHINGTON, Feb. 23, 2016 -- Turning livestock manure into biogas isn't just for generating electricity any more.
Politics | 2/24/2016 3:58:23 PM
WASHINGTON, Feb. 24, 2016 - USDA officials fielded tough questions from a philosophically split House Ag Appropriations panel Wednesday on the president's new summer feeding program, which is projected to cost billions of dollars, and drug testing for recipients of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits.
Politics | 2/24/2016 2:33:46 PM
WASHINGTON, Feb. 24, 2016 - Dr. Robert Califf, a prominent cardiologist who spent more than three decades as a medical researcher at Duke University, was overwhelmingly confirmed by the Senate Wednesday as the new commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration.
Politics | 2/24/2016 11:23:03 AM
WASHINGTON, Feb. 24, 2016 - Despite some marketplace and regulatory challenges, the ethanol industry is poised for continued expansion...
Politics | 2/24/2016 11:17:45 AM
WASHINGTON, Feb. 24, 2016 - A bill to double Oregon's renewable energy mandate could be headed for Senate consideration as early as today, after being...
Politics | 2/24/2016 11:11:31 AM
WASHINGTON, Feb. 24, 2016 - The U.S., Canada and Mexico have launched a website to share energy information in North America...
Politics | 2/24/2016 11:03:11 AM
WASHINGTON, Feb. 24, 2016 - According to a new study from Dodge Data & Analytics, World Green Building Trends 2016...
Politics | 2/24/2016 10:52:31 AM
WASHINGTON, Feb. 24, 2016 - Space weather can significantly impact electric power systems on Earth, sometimes knocking out power for millions of people for extended periods of time...
Politics | 2/24/2016 10:38:52 AM
WASHINGTON, Feb. 24, 2016 - The Energy Department (DOE) recently announced that 10 private companies would be awarded $30 million and granted access to...
Politics | 2/24/2016 10:33:26 AM
WASHINGTON, Feb. 24, 2016 - Wind tower heights have grown steadily over the last decade as operators seek stronger wind speeds higher up in the atmosphere to...
Politics | 2/24/2016 10:24:28 AM
WASHINGTON, Feb. 24, 2016 - Agricultural scientists are pushing gene editing to do everything from create pigs that can't catch the flu to produce corn with increased yields, but...
Politics | 2/24/2016 10:16:58 AM
WASHINGTON, Feb. 24, 2016 - There's no sign that Capitol Hill is in any hurry to give the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) its stamp of approval, so producer groups are...
Politics | 2/24/2016 10:09:57 AM
WASHINGTON, Feb. 24, 2016 - When Congress debated the 2014 farm bill, an unusual alliance between farm groups, the insurance industry and conservation organizations was key to fighting off attempts to...
Politics | 2/24/2016 10:04:03 AM
WASHINGTON, Feb. 24, 2016 - A group that represents convenience stores and gas stations is up in arms over newly proposed requirements on retail food stores that...
Politics | 2/24/2016 9:57:00 AM
WASHINGTON, Feb. 24, 2016 -- Kids from all 50 states are being challenged to come up with a healthy, affordable lunch recipe tasty enough to be served at the White House.
Politics | 2/24/2016 9:55:43 AM
WASHINGTON, Feb. 24, 2016 - In December, Mauricio Macri was sworn in as Argentina's president, ushering in changes that could be felt around the world, especially in agriculture, where...
Politics | 2/24/2016 9:40:08 AM
WASHINGTON, Feb. 24, 2016 - The campaign to pass western water legislation got a boost Tuesday from Rep. John Garamendi, D-Calif., who announced he would...
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