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WASHINGTON, Sept. 8, 2014 -- The Government Accountability Office (GAO) is recommending that Congress consider reducing the level of federal premium subsidies for revenue crop insurance programs, saying the government could save
WASHINGTON, Sept. 8, 2014 - Noting that three years of negotiations had produced very little in way of reforming the beef checkoff, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said he might just handle it on his own.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 7, 2014 - The board of the National Farmers Union has voted to pull out of a working group seeking changes in the beef checkoff, calling the process a (waste of time and money,) and urging
Iowa, Sept. 3, 2014 - POET-DSM Advanced Biofuels, a joint venture of Royal DSM
and POET, LLC, opened Wednesday its Project LIBERTY plant, which is the first
commercial cellulosic ethanol plant
WASHINGTON, Sept. 3, 2014 -- Opponents of mandatory labeling of foods that contain genetically engineered ingredients, or (GMO foods,) spent nearly three times as much in lobbying expenditures in the first half of 2014 as they did in
EMMETSBURG, Iowa, Sept. 3, 2014 - POET-DSM Advanced Biofuels, a joint venture of Royal DSM and POET, LLC, today opened its Project LIBERTY plant, which is the first commercial cellulosic ethanol plant in the country and is expected to produce up to 25 million
WASHINGTON, Sept. 3, 2014 - With the curtain rising on Monday on Congress's last weeks of work before the November election, both insiders and outsiders expect to see a near-bare stage - with all of the actors preoccupied.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 3, 2014 - Agriculture teachers are leaving their posts every year, while the demand for certified ag teachers is growing as more and more middle and secondary schools in urban areas want agricultural programs in their curriculum. At the same time, the number of new graduates in the field is not keeping pace, according to data from the National Council for Agricultural Education (NCAE).
WASHINGTON, Sept. 3, 2014 - Farm owners and operators are beginning to make decisions presented to them by the 2014 Farm Bill, most of which will largely depend on their expectations for prices and their own finances.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 3, 2014 - The disease that has plagued the U.S. pork industry for the last 17 months has slowed its progression, but producers are gearing up for a potential uptick in the winter months.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 3, 2014 - USDA's National Organic Program (NOP) has tightened its requirements for the use of brand or company names that contain the word "organic" on labels of packaged food products. Now only products certified as organic with the USDA may display a brand or company name using the term on the front of the package.
Our guest on Open Mic this week is U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. Congressional leaders return to Washington this week with an agenda bordered by trade, appropriations and a pushback against overregulation. The Kentucky Republican sees opportunity to work with the Obama administration on Trade Promotion Authority and cyber-security legislation, but expects push back over regulations that GOP leaders will try to repeal through a series of policy riders on appropriations bills.