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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
This week's guest on Open Mic is Chris Novak, CEO of the National Corn Growers Association. In this week's interview, Novak shares the global vision of the NCGA's most recent strategic planning process and the Washington legislative agenda including continued work on a national GMO food labeling standard. He also reacts to negative opinions on global trade from the campaign trail and shares why the Renewable Fuel Standard is about giving consumers better environmental choices and not limiting the auto industry's choices to meet new economic and environmental standards.