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WASHINGTON, Nov. 5, 2014 -- Republican governors held control of important swing states such as Florida, Michigan and Ohio in Tuesday's voting, while posting upset victories in Democratic strongholds including Maryland, Massachusetts and Illinois.
MAUI, Hawaii, Nov. 5, 2014 - Voters in Maui County, Hawaii, on Tuesday narrowly approved a moratorium on the testing or cultivation of genetically modified or engineered crops in the county until further health and environmental tests are conducted. The measure was approved by a vote of 23,082 (50.2 percent) to 22,005 (47.9 percent), according to state election results.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 5, 2014 -- The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) and the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC) today announced the creation of the Task Force on Antibiotic Resistance in Production Agriculture.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 4, 2014 -- U.S. exports of beef and pork should set a record this year, with a combined total value of $13 billion, Mark Jagels, chairman of the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF), said today during a conference call from the USMEF Strategic Planning Conference in Arlington, Virginia.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 4, 2014 - The National Pork Board (NPB) has released a new strategic plan for the next five years with the goals of building consumer trust, driving sustainable production and growing consumer demand.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 3, 2014 - Humans are having a "clear and growing" influence on climate change, which, if left unchecked, could lead to "pervasive and irreversible impacts" for people and ecosystems, according to a United Nations report.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 3, 2014 - Whether you get up early to vote first thing in the morning, head to the polls at lunchtime or cast your choices with the setting sun, don't forget to vote on Tuesday, Nov. 4 - and remember to turn to Agri-Pulse for important election coverage.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 31, 2014 - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced today that China is lifting its suspension of red and golden delicious apple imports from Washington State. The Chinese market for Washington apples was valued at $6.5 million in calendar year 2011.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 31, 2014 - National Farmers Union is
staying the course in its pursuit for country-of-origin labeling (COOL),
celebrating a recent court decision and urging Congress to ignore calls for a
repeal of the law.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 31, 2014 - The National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC) released an analysis of the U.S. seed supply, stating that consolidation in the seed industry has negatively impacted the development of new varieties, limited farmer choice, and decreased the genetic diversity of our global seed supply.
CHICAGO, Oct. 29, 2014 - Over the past four decades, consumption of fluid dairy products has dropped with each generation. Today, Dairy Management Inc. (DMI) announced seven partnerships investing more than a half billion dollars in an effort to put fluid milk back in the center of the rapidly growing health and wellness beverage market.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 30, 2014- The National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD) asked the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to withdraw its proposal to re-define "Waters of the United States" under the Clean Water Act (CWA).
WASHINGTON, Oct. 30, 2014 - More than 100 agriculture-related companies and organizations are asking Congress to direct the Secretary of Agriculture to immediately rescind the meat provisions of the country-of-origin labeling rules that the World Trade Organization said are non-compliant with international trade obligations.
NORCO, La., Oct. 28, 2014 - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says a new partnership between USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) will provide additional support for restoration of the Gulf of Mexico ecosystem in response to impacts from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil spill.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 29, 2014-- A series of reports released today by a coalition of agricultural companies shows, in part, that without the use of widely used and controversial insecticide, North American farmers would need to resort to using more and older chemicals.
WASHINGTON, Oct.29, 2014 - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced today that more than $4 million in technical and financial assistance will be provided to help farmers and ranchers in the Midwest improve the health of honey bees.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 29, 2014-- In the wake of controversy surrounding China's rejection of Syngenta's genetically modified corn trait, Syngenta can strengthen grain supply management in North America (in a way it's never been done before,) Chuck Lee, the head of corn for Syngenta, said at the company's media summit in Washington on Tuesday.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 28, 2014 - The Environmental Working Group has released an online database with entries on more than 80,000 foods that it hopes will help consumers make healthier choices at the grocery store.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 28, 2014 - October is National Sausage Month, and Americans surveyed have crowned a king. An online survey found Italian sausage edging out breakfast sausage as America's favorite, with kielbasa and bratwurst in the number three and four slots.
District Representative Adrian Smith outlines a challenging agenda for House members following the Memorial Day break. As a member of the House Ways and Means Committee, Smith expects a great deal of debate over Trade Promotion Authority, tax reform, and identifying financial resources for the Highway Trust Fund. In this week's feature, Smith shares his support for renewable fuels and his concern over attempts to further define food labeling laws.