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Politics | 2/11/2016 4:14:54 PM
INDIAN WELLS, Calif., Feb. 11 - If one headline could summarize the challenges confronting the crop insurance industry in 2016, it might be (No Shortage of Critics,) lamented Mary Kay Thatcher, senior director for congressional relations with the American Farm Bureau Federation, in a speech to industry leaders today.
Politics | 2/11/2016 2:51:04 PM
WASHINGTON, Feb. 11, 2016 - Many in agriculture have thrown their full weight behind the Trans-Pacific Partnership, but some are still deciding if the pact is in the best interest of their industries.

Politics | 2/11/2016 2:21:08 PM
WASHINGTON, Feb. 11, 2016 - The biotech labeling negotiations led by Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack broke down...
Politics | 2/10/2016 4:54:07 PM
WASHINGTON, Feb. 10, 2016 - USDA will temporarily allow Michigan to use its WIC funds to test about 3,800 WIC participants who may have been exposed to lead during the ongoing drinking water crisis in Flint.
Politics | 2/10/2016 4:05:53 PM
WASHINGTON, Feb. 10, 2016 - The crop insurance and commodity programs authorized by the 2014 farm bill came under withering criticism here Wednesday by a panel of agricultural economists assembled by the conservative think tank American Enterprise Institute (AEI).
Politics | 2/10/2016 3:18:00 PM
WASHINGTON, Feb. 9, 2016 -- An ExxonMobil policy blog posted this week forecasts global carbon emissions will begin to drop around 2030, and by 2040 "the emissions-intensity of the global economy is likely to fall by half."
Politics | 2/10/2016 3:14:55 PM
WASHINGTON, Feb. 10, 2016 - The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee met Wednesday to review the status of the country's ailing water infrastructure system and to plan its response - another Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) - that panel members predict will receive congressional approval this year.
Politics | 2/10/2016 2:59:02 PM
WASHINGTON, Feb. 10, 2016 - A revised drought relief bill from a California lawmaker seeks to strike a balance between short-term needs and long-term goals.
Politics | 2/10/2016 12:05:34 PM
WASHINGTON, Feb. 10, 2016 - The White House wants to double clean energy research funding and increase investments across...
Politics | 2/10/2016 11:56:39 AM
WASHINGTON, Feb. 10, 2016 - In a 5-4 decision Tuesday, the Supreme Court ordered a halt to enforcement of the Clean Power Plan (CPP) until legal challenges are...
Politics | 2/10/2016 11:47:19 AM
WASHINGTON, Feb. 10, 2016 - Researchers at the Energy Department's BioEnergy Science Center hope to boost the efficiency of cellulosic biofuel production by...
Politics | 2/10/2016 11:45:49 AM
WASHINGTON, Feb. 10, 2016 - The markets for live and feeder cattle and lean hogs are in for some changes after industry representatives expressed concerns to CME Group officials about increasing market volatility.
Politics | 2/10/2016 11:38:58 AM
WASHINGTON, Feb. 10, 2016 - The Energy Department's (DOE) Wind Program and Advanced Manufacturing Office, Oak RIdge National Laboratory (ORNL)...
Politics | 2/10/2016 11:32:09 AM
WASHINGTON, Feb. 10, 2016 - Objects resembling artificial trees made with electromechanical materials can convert random forces...
Politics | 2/10/2016 11:19:52 AM
WASHINGTON, Feb. 2, 2016 - Congressional leaders gave a frigid reception to President Obama's budget proposal for USDA, which includes a recycled plan...
Politics | 2/10/2016 11:08:18 AM
WASHINGTON, Feb. 10, 2016 - As the Obama Administration nears the finish line after eight years, federal agencies are working to...
Politics | 2/10/2016 10:57:45 AM
WASHINGTON, Feb. 10, 2016 - The Agriculture Department has formally launched what would be the most far-reaching...
Politics | 2/10/2016 10:50:03 AM
WASHINGTON, Feb. 10, 2016 - President Barack Obama has taken some major steps to reduce U.S. greenhouse gas emissions, notably by imposing...
Politics | 2/10/2016 10:43:48 AM
WASHINGTON, Feb. 10, 2016 - Gigantic market opportunities in the production of organic livestock feed and forage await both...
Politics | 2/10/2016 10:28:54 AM
WASHINGTON, Feb. 10, 2016 - Like all commodity groups, the sorghum industry is always looking to gain access and increase its footprint in...
Politics | 2/10/2016 10:15:42 AM
WASHINGTON, Feb. 10, 2016 - USDA's Food Safety Inspection Service is now willing to consider setting up a voluntary country-of-origin labeling program for...
Politics | 2/10/2016 9:58:29 AM
WASHINGTON, Feb. 10, 2016 - The food industry, which is lobbying Congress to preempt state biotech labeling laws, is assuring Democratic senators that a smartphone-based disclosure system can provide all consumers, including the poor, the information they want about product ingredients.
Politics | 2/9/2016 4:25:01 PM
WASHINGTON, Feb. 9, 2016 - President Barack Obama laid out his budget plan for next year on Tuesday, including his bid to fully fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund at $900 million - a level that's only been met a few times in the program's 51-year history.
Politics | 2/9/2016 3:29:06 PM
WASHINGTON, Feb. 9, 2016 -- Monsanto has agreed to pay an $80 million penalty and retain an independent compliance consultant to settle charges that it violated accounting rules and misstated company earnings as it pertained to its flagship product Roundup, the Securities and Exchange Commission said.
Politics | 2/9/2016 3:15:35 PM
WASHINGTON, Feb. 8, 2015 - USDA announced Monday it will put $20.1 million toward research and extension projects that help producers fight citrus greening disease, which has affected more than 75 percent of Florida citrus groves
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