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Politics | 3/5/2014
WASHINGTON, March 5, 2014 - President Obama released a $3.9 trillion fiscal year 2015 budget to fund government departments, including USDA and EPA - and included a familiar theme: proposals to trim WASHINGTON, March 5, 2014 - There was little movement on the multilateral Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) during the talks that concluded last week in Singapore, and experts say a deal isn't expected until after

WASHINGTON, March 5, 2014 - Members of USA Rice Federation left their annual Government Affairs Conference last week determined to keep rice front and center during any WASHINGTON, March 5, 2014 - Despite all the talk of Crisis in the Crimea, the political upheaval in Ukraine should have little effect on the country's grain shipments, according to WASHINGTON, March 5, 2014 - Compared to the more popular options available to farmers and ranchers, (whole farm) insurance might be considered the Rodney Dangerfield of the industry. These plans, which aim to protect against WASHINGTON, March 5, 2014 - USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Services (APHIS) Administrator Kevin Shea said the agency on March 11 will begin implementing and WASHINGTON, March 5, 2014 - In a move observers say is (no coincidence,) the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) and the Food Marketing Institute (FMI) unleashed a major marketing campaign this week to promote their WASHINGTON, March 5, 2014 - A new report from the Governmental Accountability Office (GAO) finds that 1.2 million students stopped purchasing school lunches over the last three school years - just as USDA WASHINGTON, March 5, 2014 - The campaigns to label foods that contain genetically modified ingredients are driven by a movement that relies on WASHINGTON, March 5, 2014 - Agriculture's (data revolution) was a recurring theme during the 2014 Commodity Classic in
Politics | 3/4/2014 8:37:38 PM
WASHINGTON, March 4, 2014 - How can USDA better foster communication and collaboration among those involved in diverse agricultural systems? That's the key question
Politics | 3/4/2014 6:00:21 PM
WASHINGTON, March 4, 2014- Senate Finance Committee Chairman Ron Wyden, D-Ore., today announced his leadership team for the committee.
Politics | 3/4/2014 1:09:51 PM
WASHINGTON, March 4, 2014 - President Obama released a $3.9 trillion fiscal year 2015 budget today to fund government departments, including
Politics | 3/3/2014 8:30:45 PM
WASHINGTON, March 3, 2014 - Lawmakers are expected to focus on Tuesday's release of President Obama's fiscal year 2015 budget request,
Politics | 3/3/2014 11:58:01 AM
WASHINGTON, March 3, 2014-- USDA published a preliminary decision today that a soybean genetically engineered for insect resistance by Dow AgroSciences
Politics | 3/2/2014
WASHINGTON, Feb. 28, 2014 - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack told the nation's ethanol producers that he's reached out to EPA chief Gina McCarthy and White House officials to make sure
Politics | 2/28/2014 5:04:52 PM
WASHINGTON, Feb. 28, 2014 - EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy met with three lawmakers today in North Dakota to discuss an array of energy-related issues, including
Politics | 2/28/2014 4:48:33 PM
SAN ANTONIO, Feb. 28, 2014 - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today said he has started to (set the table) for growers to make informed decisions about farm bill options for the 2015 crop year
Politics | 2/28/2014 2:52:44 PM
WASHINGTON, Feb. 28, 2014 - USDA took steps today to make permanent changes to the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (commonly known as WIC) that will allow
Politics | 2/28/2014
WASHINGTON, Feb. 28, 2014 - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack told the nation's ethanol producers that he's reached out to EPA chief Gina McCarthy and White House officials to make sure
Politics | 2/27/2014 10:15:37 PM
ST. LOUIS (Feb. 27, 2014) - University of Wisconsin researcher Vince Davis estimates herbicide-resistant weeds cost U.S. farmers two
Politics | 2/27/2014 9:11:15 PM

WASHINGTON, Feb. 27, 2014 - The Obama administration today released a revamped version of the iconic Nutrition Facts label, which includes
Politics | 2/27/2014 9:04:06 PM
WASHINGTON, Feb. 28, 2014 - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack told the nation's ethanol producers that he's reached out to EPA chief Gina McCarthy and White House officials to make sure they understand
Politics | 2/27/2014 4:49:44 PM
WASHINGTON, Feb. 27, 2014 - A new report from USDA's Office of the Inspector General (OIG) finds the department's National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) isn't
Politics | 2/27/2014 4:21:38 PM
SAN ANTONIO, Feb. 27, 2014 -- U.S. Grains Council President Tom Sleight said he's asking corn farmers to strictly follow recommended stewardship guidelines for growing and selling Syngenta's
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