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Politics | 12/9/2015 9:15:38 AM
WASHINGTON, Dec. 9, 2015 - USDA is overhauling its Process Verified Program (PVP) with an eye to handling a flood of requests for certifying...
Politics | 12/9/2015 9:06:35 AM
WASHINGTON, Dec. 9, 2015 - Since the 1980s, water quality trading (WQT) has been a concept that many farmers, businesses and municipalities have...

Politics | 12/9/2015 8:55:35 AM
WASHINGTON, Dec. 9, 2015 - For generations, farmers have observed newborn and other young pigs beset with tremors sometimes so severe that...
Politics | 12/8/2015 9:42:22 PM
WASHINGTON, Dec. 8, 2015 - USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) says its plan to have a new and improved Conservation Stewardship Program up and running by January has been delayed and the CSP's new features won't be fully rolled out until the beginning of 2017.
Politics | 12/8/2015 8:24:48 PM
WASHINGTON, Dec. 7, 2015 - U.S. lawmakers and ag industry stakeholders were quick to respond today after the World Trade Organization authorized $1.01 billion in retaliation for damages resulting from the U.S. country-of-origin labeling law, and Canada pledged to quickly impose tariffs on U.S. exports.
Politics | 12/8/2015 4:19:47 PM
WASHINGTON, Dec. 8, 2015 - A wild mallard duck shot by a hunter last month in Morrow County, Oregon, has tested positive for Eurasian H5 avian influenza. USDA has yet to determine the virus' strain, or if commercial poultry flocks are in danger.
Politics | 12/8/2015 8:30:55 AM
Politics | 12/7/2015 2:22:11 PM
WASHINGTON, Dec. 6, 2015 - The week ahead is shaping up to be the most important period for agriculture and food policy since at least the passage of the 2014 farm bill, with critical action coming on country-of-origin labeling, school nutrition standards, tax policy and a range of other issues.
Politics | 12/7/2015 11:33:48 AM
WASHINGTON, Dec. 7, 2015 - Agri-Pulse is pleased to welcome Bill Tomson to the firm's editorial team as a contributing editor.
Politics | 12/7/2015 9:53:54 AM
WASHINGTON, Dec. 7, 2015 - The Agriculture Department is tightening its Process Verified Program to ensure more uniform administration across commodities and to make it easier for consumers to check marketing claims.
Politics | 12/7/2015 9:24:24 AM
WASHINGTON, Dec. 7, 2015 - The World Trade Organization today announced the amount of retaliatory tariffs on U.S. goods authorized in the country-of-origin labeling dispute with Canada and Mexico, potentially starting the path toward congressional repeal of the controversial law.
Politics | 12/6/2015 2:25:06 PM
WASHINGTON, Dec. 3, 2015 - Senators who have been trying to negotiate a compromise bill to block state GMO labeling laws say the issue is dead for this year,
Politics | 12/4/2015 3:07:17 PM
WASHINGTON, Dec. 4, 2015 - USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service has given Monsanto the go-ahead to market corn genetically engineered for increased ear biomass.
Politics | 12/3/2015 11:08:07 PM
WASHINGTON, Dec. 3, 2016 - The Senate gave final congressional approval Thursday night to a five-year, $305 billion highway bill on an 83-16 vote, hours after the House passed the measure. Now the president's signature is the only thing standing in the way of the first long-term bill in a decade.
Politics | 12/3/2015 8:02:38 PM
WASHINGTON, Dec. 3, 2015 - The Senate cleared a long-term transportation bill late Thursday after soundly rejecting a last-ditch effort to restore a $3 billion cut to the crop insurance program.
Politics | 12/3/2015 7:00:25 PM
WASHINGTON, Dec. 2, 2015 - The food industry is launching a smartphone-based system that companies hope will satisfy consumer demands for information about genetically engineered ingredients, livestock production methods and other product attributes.
Politics | 12/3/2015 2:05:39 PM
WASHINGTON, Dec. 3, 2015 - The House of Representatives today advanced a conference report on a long-term highway bill, leaving Senate approval and a Presidential signature the only thing standing in the way of the first long-term bill on the subject in a decade.
Politics | 12/3/2015 1:17:44 PM
WASHINGTON, Dec. 3, 2015 - Agricultural producers who chose coverage from the safety net programs established by the 2014 farm bill - known as Agriculture Risk Coverage or Price Loss Coverage - can begin visiting Farm Service Agency county offices starting Dec. 7 to sign contracts or enroll in coverage for 2016.
Politics | 12/2/2015 7:05:58 PM
WASHINGTON, Dec. 2, 2015 - The White House is trying to protect its "waters of the United States" rule during negotiations over a government-wide funding bill for fiscal 2016, a senior House appropriator says.
Politics | 12/2/2015 3:48:07 PM
WASHINGTON, Dec. 2, 2015 - House Agriculture Committee members used a Wednesday hearing to see if the Farm Credit System (FCS) is abiding by its mission, because members of the banking community aren't sure if that's the case.
Politics | 12/2/2015 2:31:15 PM
WASHINGTON, Dec. 2, 2015 - While world leaders negotiate in Paris over how to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions, USDA Deputy Secretary Krysta Harden talked with members of the Senate Agriculture Committee Wednesday about how climate change threatens food security in similar ways across the globe.
Politics | 12/2/2015 2:11:44 PM
WASHINGTON, Dec. 1, 2015 -- Wrapping up his two days at the Paris climate summit Tuesday, President Obama expressed confidence that a meaningful global agreement will be signed when the meeting ends on Dec. 11 and that the accord will provide the market signals needed to create a "low-carbon global economy."
Politics | 12/2/2015 11:48:45 AM
WASHINGTON, Dec. 2, 2015 - The Department of Energy (DOE) will sponsor several booths at the La Galerie center during...
Politics | 12/2/2015 11:38:36 AM
WASHINGTON, Dec. 2, 2015 - The Department of Energy (DOE), in partnership with Israel's Ministry of National Infrastructure, Energy and Water Resources (MIEW), recently announced...
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