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Politics | 6/13/2014
WASHINGTON, June 13, 2014 -- The Senate Agriculture Committee hosted school and military leaders Thursday during a hearing to support the Obama administration's school meal reforms in
Politics | 6/12/2014 6:17:49 PM
WASHINGTON, June 12, 2014 - The legal battle over Vermont's first-in-the-nation, no-strings attached GMO-labeling law is under way. On Thursday, the Grocery Manufacturers Association, the National Association

Politics | 6/12/2014 4:58:49 PM
WASHINGTON, June 12, 2014 - The EPA and the American Farm Bureau Federation presented radically different views of how the agency's proposed definition of 'waters of the U.S.'
Politics | 6/12/2014 4:52:33 PM
WASHINGTON, June 12, 2014 -- The House passed legislation Thursday that would make permanent a tax provision that allows farmers and other small businesses to immediately write off up to $500,000 in equipment purchases such as combines and large tractors rather than
Politics | 6/12/2014 3:38:30 PM
HARTFORD, Ct., June 12, 2014-- Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy vetoed legislation today that would ban the sale of chocolate milk
Politics | 6/12/2014 11:52:33 AM

WASHINGTON, June 12, 2014 - United States Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced the availability of $25 million in funding for research and Cooperative Extension Service projects to combat
Politics | 6/12/2014 7:12:28 AM
WASHINGTON, June 12, 2014-As part of The Good Growth Plan launched last fall, Syngenta is awarding ideas that support one or more of the plan's six commitments to address global
Politics | 6/11/2014 9:54:17 PM
WASHINGTON, June, 11, 2014 -- The House spent several hours Wednesday debating a $142 billion spending bill for the USDA and FDA for fiscal year 2015, approving a raft of amendments, but adjourned without
Politics | 6/11/2014 5:26:03 PM
WASHINGTON, June 11, 2014 - Despite dropping commodity prices, land values across the nation are holding steady after reaching record highs last year,
Politics | 6/11/2014 3:35:46 PM
WASHINGTON, June 11, 2014 - The legislative days are fleeting for immigration reform. Once Congress reaches its annual August recess, the deadline will arrive as the Obama Administration undoubtedly
Politics | 6/11/2014 1:52:18 PM
WASHINGTON, June 11, 2014 - The chairman of a House Ways and Means subcommittee on trade says the U.S. should complete the Trans-Pacific Partnership without Japan if the Asian nation insists on retaining
Politics | 6/11/2014 12:34:26 PM
WASHINGTON, June 11, 2014 - U.S. supplies of unsold wheat at the end of May 2015 will total 574 million bushels, up 34 million bushels from the month ago estimate, as exports and use in food and animal feed
Politics | 6/11/2014
WASHINGTON, June 11, 2014 - For all our lawmakers' so-called partisan bickering, the Democrat-crafted and committee-approved Senate Agriculture Appropriations bill and the GOP-written House legislation have very similar funding levels. WASHINGTON, June 11, 2014 - A lot of ink has been spilled - both within the agriculture press and way outside of it - on school lunch nutrition guidelines and their funding. An agriculture spending bill approved by the House Appropriations Committee and set to considered by the full House today would grant controversial one-year waivers to school nutrition programs operating at a six-month financial loss after the implementation of new school lunch guidelines in the fall of 2012. WASHINGTON, June 11, 2014 - U.S. pork producers say they have given enough ground in negotiations with Japan on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a trade agreement that's being hammered out among a dozen Pacific Rim countries that account for 40 percent of world gross domestic product. WASHINGTON, June 11, 2014 - The EPA proposal to reduce biofuel blending requirements this year under the federal Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) is not expected to be forwarded to the White House for review by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) until next month, stakeholder sources say. WASHINGTON, June 11, 2014 - National Council of Farmer Cooperatives (NCFC) members came to Capitol Hill this week to deliver their policy priorities to Congress, including immigration reform, resisting patchwork state labeling laws for products made with genetically modified organisms and relief from certain government regulations, particularly the EPA's "Waters of the U.S." WASHINGTON, June 11, 2014 - Health activists at the National Soda Summit in Washington last week highlighted legislative efforts to limit the consumption of beverages that contain sugar or high fructose corn syrup. WASHINGTON, June 11, 2014 - Agricultural business leaders made their case to Congress to pass immigration Tuesday on Capitol Hill, but after House Majority Leader Eric Cantor was defeated in his Virginia GOP primary Tuesday night, all bets are off about whether House Republican leaders will even attempt to address such a (hot button) issue.
Politics | 6/10/2014 5:30:01 PM
WASHINGTON, June 10, 2014 - Citing concerns over school nutrition, potatoes in the WIC program, and a number of other elements of the H.R. 4800, the 2015 agricultural appropriations
Politics | 6/10/2014 1:25:27 PM
WASHINGTON, June 10, 2014 - President Obama today signed into law the Water Resources and Reform Development Act (WRRDA), which provides $12.3 billion to improve the nation's ports and waterways and for
Politics | 6/10/2014 11:05:46 AM
WASHINGTON, June 10, 2014 -Originally slated to end July 21, the extension gives the public an additional
Politics | 6/10/2014
WASHINGTON, June 10, 2014 - President Obama would consider vetoing an Agriculture Appropriations bill should the legislation include House GOP-proposed school
Politics | 6/9/2014 6:56:21 PM
WASHINGTON, June 9, 2014 - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack will have to provide a deposition in the defamation suit brought by former USDA employee Shirley Sherrod against the late conservative
Politics | 6/9/2014 3:47:40 PM
WASHINGTON, June 9, 2014 - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced today that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will begin accepting applications June 16 from energy facilities interested in receiving forest or agricultural residues to
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