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WASHINGTON, Nov. 12, 2014 - A new report from Rabobank Food Agribusiness Research and Advisory group sees opportunities for investment in the U.S. flour milling industry, despite growth in flour consumption "that can only be described as modest."
WASHINGTON, Nov. 12, 2014 - The Russell Group announced two new staff additions enhancing its government affairs service capabilities - director of government affairs and chief of staff/office manager.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 12, 2014 - President Obama and his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, surprised the world Wednesday by announcing a sweeping agreement to drastically cut greenhouse gas emissions by 2030, a deal that Obama called a (major milestone) in the campaign to limit the effects of climate change.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 12, 2014 -- Just when Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., is promising the new GOP-controlled Senate will rein in the EPA and its regulatory powers, 54 agricultural, conservation, environmental, public health and bioenergy organizations are urging the agency to do more - not less
WASHINGTON, Nov. 11, 2014 -- Senator Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., is calling for congressional action on climate change, following the announcement that the U.S. and China have jointly made a commitment to reduce dangerous carbon pollution.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 10, 2014 - Shortly after riding a Republican wave into a re-election victory, Kansas Senator Pat Roberts wants to reassure everyone - and especially Rep. Collin Peterson - that he's not planning to rewrite the farm bill.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 10, 2014 -- USDA is lowering its forecast for the corn harvest slightly and raising its estimate for the soybean crop - but production of both commodities is still projected to be the biggest in history.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 10 - President Obama is urging the leaders of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) nations to (break some of the remaining logjams) that are holding up agreement on the ambitious free trade deal that he called a (high priority) for the U.S.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 10, 2014 - Stakeholders must move beyond debates about big vs. small, organic vs. conventional or low vs. high tech, according to a new set of consensus recommendations offered by AGree today.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 9,
2014 - With bumper crops being harvested and icy winter weather closing in on
the upper Mississippi River system, growers and barge operators are focused on
moving products up and down our nation's waterways as quickly as possible.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 6, 2014 - Days after
Republicans claimed the majority in the Senate and strengthened their majority
in the House, President Barack Obama and Speaker of the House John Boehner,
R-Ohio, weighed in on prospects for immigration reform.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 6, 2014 - The Organic Trade Association (OTA) on Thursday filed two petitions with the National Organic Program to amend the National List of substances that can be used in organic production and processing - in one case strengthening the requirement for organic ingredients and in the other, removing a non-organic substance from the list.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 6, 2014 - A lawyer specializing in international
trade law says any further U.S. action seeking to bring country-of-origin
labeling (COOL) rules for meat into compliance with the World Trade
Organization (WTO) would simply postpone an already likely outcome.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 6, 2014 - U.S. beef and pork exports each topped $5 billion in value for the first nine months of 2014, after a strong showing in September, according to the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF).
WASHINGTON, Nov. 4, 2014 - In a series of hard-fought battles, Republicans won control of the Senate Tuesday night by securing major re-election victories for Kentucky Sen. Mitch McConnell and Kansas Sen. Pat Roberts, while winning at least seven U.S. Senate seats that had previously been held by Democrats.
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.
The push for agriculture productivity and sustainability has brought rapid innovation for farm machines in the US and around the globe. While global food, fiber and fuel demand promise opportunity for machinery manufacturers, the agriculture equipment industry faces real challenges from a global economic downturn, higher emission standards, uncertain U.S. tax policy and a paradigm shift in net farm income from lower commodity prices. Charlie O'Brien, Senior Vice President for the Association of Equipment Manufacturers says technology in the coming generations of farm machinery will lead to a more rapid turnover of equipment sales as producers strive to maximize both efficiency and production.