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WASHINGTON, Nov. 11, 2015 - Key lawmakers are considering renewing dozens of expired tax incentives, including the expanded Section 179 expensing allowance, for this year and extending them through 2016.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 12, 2015 - USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) will launch a $4 million initiative in 2016 to create and enhance habitat for monarch butterflies on private lands across 10 states.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 12, 2015 - European Union regulators have concluded that the widely used herbicide glyphosate is unlikely to cause cancer, a ruling that runs counter to an controversial assessment issued recently by an arm of the World Health Organization.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 10, 2015 -- This year's soybean crop will be the biggest ever - and bigger than projected a month ago - and the corn crop is also projected larger than in October, according to the latest USDA forecasts.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 10, 2015 - Small farms and processors across the country as well as some major agricultural cooperatives have been awarded Agriculture Department grants to expand or start new businesses.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 9, 2015 - USDA plans to invest $8
million in fiscal year 2016 in projects that will help farmers and ranchers
served by the drought-depleted Ogallala Aquifer conserve billions of gallons of
water annually while strengthening agricultural operations.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 8, 2015 - The Food and Drug Administration is expected to roll out a set of landmark rules this week that includes the first federal safety regulations for how fresh produce is grown and packed.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 9, 2015 - Ethanol supporters are expressing their disappointment at a recent letter targeting the Renewable Fuel Standard, saying the 184 members of Congress who signed it are turning their backs on farmers and rural communities.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 5, 2015 - The release of the Trans-Pacific Partnership text makes public for the first time details of the tariff cuts and restrictions on foreign import barriers that could benefit U.S. food and agricultural exports.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 6, 2015 - The escalating battle over the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) added another front Thursday. National Farmers Union President Roger Johnson warned President Obama that lowering the RFS volume requirements could result in Democrats losing otherwise winnable congressional races in the 2016 elections.
This week’s guest on Open Mic is US Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. In this exclusive interview, the Kentucky Republican shares a very dismal view for approving a new trade agreement this year and his plans to see the appropriations process complete under regular order. McConnell shares his frustration with the Obama administration’s environmental agenda and thoughts on finding a compromise on federal preemption legislation to prevent state labeling laws on foods with ingredients from genetically enhanced crops.