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Politics | 6/10/2016 8:10:05 AM
WASHINGTON, June 10, 2016 - There are signs of progress in the search for a congressional agreement on biotech labeling. Senate Agriculture Chairman Pat Roberts, ranking Democrat Debbie Stabenow and...
Politics | 6/9/2016 9:00:25 PM
WASHINGTON, June 8, 2016 - While fraud in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program is at an all-time low, Republican lawmakers complained sharply during a three-hour hearing Thursday that USDA needs to do a better job of combating it and said states should get more control over the initiative formerly known as food stamps.

Politics | 6/9/2016 3:47:53 PM
WASHINGTON, June 8, 2016 - Public and private skilled nursing facilities should soon be able to provide more and better telemedical services after the Senate gave final congressional approval to the Rural Health Care Connectivity Act
Politics | 6/9/2016 3:44:33 PM
WASHINGTON, June 9, 2016 - FDA's food recall process does not adequately protect public health, the Inspector General for the Health and Human Services Department has determined.
Politics | 6/9/2016 11:57:20 AM
WASHINGTON, June 9, 2016 - The battle over U.S. energy policy is intensifying as Congress struggles to reconcile the two very different energy bills passed by the House and Senate.
Politics | 6/9/2016 11:40:16 AM
WASHINGTON, June 9, 2016 - The North American Energy Collaboration, comprising Canada, Mexico and the U.S., is making progress, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) says. At last...
Politics | 6/9/2016 11:29:47 AM
WASHINGTON, June 9, 2016 - DOE's Wind Program will partner with the Distributed Wind Energy Association (DWEA) to support the long-term viability of...
Politics | 6/9/2016 9:16:08 AM
Science and technology are on a roll. High impact discoveries seem to be advancing at an increasing rate, at times outstripping our knowledge and...
Politics | 6/9/2016 8:08:02 AM
WASHINGTON, June 9, 2016 - House Republican leaders are backing off their promise to allow a wide open amendment process on appropriations bills.
Politics | 6/9/2016
WASHINGTON, June 9, 2016 - EPA officials heard from all sides of the Renewable Fuel Standard debate on Thursday, and one thing is certain: No one is content with the most recent proposal as it is currently written.
Politics | 6/8/2016 5:27:35 PM
WASHINGTON, June 8, 2016 - USDA's efforts to approve China to export processed chicken to the U.S. sets a strong example of how trade should be based on science and international rules, Alexis Taylor, the department's deputy under secretary for Farm and Foreign Agricultural Service, said Wednesday.
Politics | 6/8/2016 2:24:59 PM
WASHINGTON, June 8, 2016 - The clock is fast running out on the Senate to stop Vermont's GMO labeling law from taking effect July 1.
Politics | 6/8/2016 1:58:56 PM
WASHINGTON, June 8, 2016 - Gene drives -- which use genetic information to eliminate undesirable traits in an organism -- hold great promise for solving public health, ecological or agricultural problems. But that doesn't mean society should rush to release them into the environment without fully examining their impacts, a National Academy of Sciences panel has concluded.
Politics | 6/8/2016 1:44:46 PM
WASHINGTON, June 8, 2016 - Three veterans of agriculture and food policy whom a President Hillary Clinton might want to tap for advice see no justification for mandatory GMO labeling...
Politics | 6/8/2016 1:24:45 PM
WASHINGTON, June 8, 2016 - President Obama last year proposed to create a single food-safety agency that would combine inspection programs at...
Politics | 6/8/2016 12:33:35 PM
WASHINGTON, June 7, 2016 - EPA officials will have the chance to hear directly from stakeholders at a one-day hearing in Kansas City, Missouri, Thursday on the future of the Renewable Fuel Standard.
Politics | 6/8/2016 11:40:23 AM
WASHINGTON, June 8, 2016 - House Republican leaders are making it clear that they want to push ahead with reforms to food stamps and school meal programs in the next Congress.
Politics | 6/8/2016 11:23:09 AM
WASHINGTON, June 8, 2016 - EPA is taking a (holistic) approach to managing herbicide-resistant weeds, releasing new guidance last week that the agency says is (intended to provide herbicide users and registrants...
Politics | 6/8/2016 10:35:30 AM
WASHINGTON, June 8, 2016 - It's been nearly a year and a half since China initiated a total ban on chicken and eggs from the U.S., following the detection of avian influenza, and there are still...
Politics | 6/8/2016 10:23:28 AM
WASHINGTON, June 8, 2016 - A proposal to allow in-crop application of dicamba on cotton and soybeans genetically engineered to be resistant to the herbicide has sparked lively debate among...
Politics | 6/8/2016 9:53:08 AM
WASHINGTON, June 8, 2016 - The Department of Agriculture, at times, can be at a loss for how to help producers who are transitioning to organic production, mostly because...
Politics | 6/8/2016 9:20:05 AM
WASHINGTON, June 8, 2016 - China is looking to sell off some of its corn reserves, but an expert in the international grain trade doesn't see the sales having much...
Politics | 6/8/2016 8:22:11 AM
WASHINGTON, June 8, 2016 - Hillary Clinton has made history, becoming the first woman to claim a major party's presidential nomination. In her victory speech last night, Clinton wasted little time in setting the tone for her general election campaign.
Politics | 6/7/2016 10:00:44 AM
WASHINGTON, June 7, 2016 - USDA's Agricultural Marketing Service has announced an extension of the comment period on a proposed rule dealing with organic livestock production practices.
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