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WASHINGTON, May 14, 2014 - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is extending the comment period for its proposed changes to the agricultural Worker Protection Standard, which dictates pesticide handling safety standards. EPA first announced
WASHINGTON, May 14, 2014 -- A U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) study shows the application of sewage sludge as fertilizer on farm fields can leave traces of prescription drugs and household chemicals long after
WASHINGTON, May 14, 2014 - The 11 judges who sit on what some consider the second-highest court in the United States will hear arguments on Monday over the extent of the government's authority to force the food industry to tell consumers how
WASHINGTON, May 14, 2014 - The 2012 Census of Agriculture shows the number of U.S. farms producing renewable energy has more than doubled since the last census in 2007. But farm energy advocates say the findings mark just the beginning of
WASHINGTON, May 14, 2014 - They may be large family farms operated under the best accepted environmental practices, but according to a new interactive map released by the Center for Food Safety (CFS), these so-called concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs) are
WASHINGTON, May 14, 2014 - The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit agreed with a lower District Court that found that DuPont and its Pioneer unit had (abused the judicial process and acted in bad faith) in a case regarding
WASHINGTON, May 14, 2014 - After months of negotiations, House and Senate negotiators, including Sen. Barbara Boxer and Rep. Bill Shuster announced a deal to advance the $8.2 billion Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA), which could fix
WASHINGTON, May 13, 2014-Legislation that would permanently ban horse slaughter in the U.S. and prohibit the sale of horses to other countries for human consumption may get increased traction in Congress as a temporary
WASHINGTON, May 9, 2014-The White House and USDA
continue their full court press to get a vote on comprehensive immigration
reform in the House with President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and
WASHINGTON, May 9, 2014 - U.S. wheat supplies for the marketing year beginning June 1 will total 2.7 billion bushels, down 10 percent from the current year, as continuing drought and freeze events cut production, USDA said today. The report contained the department's first projections for
As Chairman of the House Agriculture Committee in the 114th Congress, Mike Conaway has revised the subcommittee structure to allow for closer policy oversight and careful attention to reauthorization of nutrition programs and futures trading. In his first audio interview on ag issues this year, Conaway covers a wide variety of topics. He expects congressional action on immigration policy but isn’t sure tax reform will be a part of the early congressional agenda. The Texas Republican says the budget process will dominate the early days of the new congress and expects budget reconciliation to play a major role in policy reform and debate. Conaway says the government must respect industry investments made within the Renewable Fuels Standard but questions overall volumes.