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Politics | 9/11/2014 8:38:26 PM

WASHINGTON, Sept. 11, 2014 - Rail availability continues to be a hot topic on Capitol Hill as the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee held a two-paneled hearing Wednesday to
Politics | 9/11/2014 1:42:42 PM
WASHINGTON, Sept. 11, 2014 - Discussion of a continuing resolution (CR) to prevent another government shutdown will be delayed until next week as members of Congress gather more information about potential U.S. military actions in

Politics | 9/10/2014 9:09:59 PM

WASHINGTON, Sept. 9, 2014 - House Appropriations Chairman Hal Rogers today introduced what he described as a "clean" short-term Continuing Resolution, H.J.Res.124, to prevent a government shutdown
Politics | 9/10/2014 7:40:45 PM
WASHINGTON, Sept. 10, 2014 - Senate Agriculture Committee Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow was presented today with the World Food Program USA's McGovern-Dole Leadership Award - its highest honor -- for her efforts in
Politics | 9/10/2014 2:52:37 PM
For those in agriculture, harvest season is a busy time. Farmers nurture their fields all year, which leads to feeding our families and much of the world.
Politics | 9/10/2014 1:29:47 PM
Nearly two out of three top executives in nonprofit trade associations in farm, food and fuel are reaping the benefits of increased compensation packages.
Politics | 9/10/2014 1:28:12 PM
WASHINGTON, Sept. 10, 2014 - The U.S. Trade Representative's Office (USTR) says negotiators made (important progress) on a range of issues during 10 days of Trans-Pacific Partnership talks in Hanoi, but apparently the contentious issue of
Politics | 9/10/2014 10:18:21 AM
WASHINGTON, Sept. 10, 2014 - The EPA should broaden its decision-making approach from its traditional emphasis on reducing emissions and waste releases from individual point sources to (consider
Politics | 9/10/2014
WASHINGTON, Sept. 10, 2014 - Two separate perspectives saying much the same are coming soon to federal trade officials, warning that U.S. rice exporters face a near-crisis level of
Politics | 9/9/2014 3:05:51 PM

WASHINGTON, Sept. 9, 2014 - The National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA) and the National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) today to promote increased cooperation and communication between
Politics | 9/8/2014 9:33:49 PM
WASHINGTON, Sept. 8, 2014 -- President Obama's senior advisers are recommending a veto should Congress approve a bill being pushed by House Republicans that would prohibit the EPA from implementing a proposed rule aimed at
Politics | 9/8/2014 6:08:17 PM
WASHINGTON, Sept. 8, 2014 - As USDA continues to roll out new farm bill programs, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced today that $328 million in conservation funding is being invested to help landowners
Politics | 9/8/2014 4:12:49 PM
WASHINGTON, Sept. 8, 2014 - Senate Commerce Committee Chair Jay Rockefeller, D-W. VA., and Ranking Member John Thune, R-S.D., introduced legislation Monday afternoon to
Politics | 9/8/2014 2:36:48 PM
WASHINGTON, Sept. 8, 2014 -- The Government Accountability Office (GAO) is recommending that Congress consider reducing the level of federal premium subsidies for revenue crop insurance programs, saying the government could save
Politics | 9/8/2014 1:30:17 PM
WASHINGTON, Sept. 8, 2014 - Organizations representing hog farmers in the U.S., Australia, Chile and Mexico are calling on negotiators on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) talks to come up with a
Politics | 9/8/2014 1:24:11 PM
WASHINGTON, Sept. 7, 2014 - Congress returns from its August recess this week with House Republicans taking direct aim at several environmental proposals, including the EPA's
Politics | 9/8/2014 12:45:39 PM
WASHINGTON, Sept. 8, 2014 - The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) released a report today that further debunks the fictional
Politics | 9/8/2014
WASHINGTON, Sept. 8, 2014 - Noting that three years of negotiations had produced very little in way of reforming the beef checkoff, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said he might just handle it on his own.
Politics | 9/7/2014 3:35:16 PM
WASHINGTON, Sept. 7, 2014 - The board of the National Farmers Union has voted to pull out of a working group seeking changes in the beef checkoff, calling the process a (waste of time and money,) and urging
Politics | 9/5/2014
WASHINGTON, Sept. 5, 2014 -- Government support for agriculture in the 34 member nations of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development continued to trend downward in 2013
Politics | 9/4/2014 6:13:29 PM
WASHINGTON, Sept. 4, 2014 - Surface Transportation Board officials held a field hearing Thursday in Fargo, N.D. to address rail service issues that continue to
Politics | 9/4/2014 4:23:40 PM
WASHINGTON, Sept. 4, 2014 - USDA is awarding Fulcrum Sierra Biofuels LLC a loan guarantee for $105 million to build a biorefinery to produce
Politics | 9/4/2014 3:38:40 PM
EMMETSBURG, Iowa, Sept. 3, 2014 - POET-DSM Advanced Biofuels, a joint venture of Royal DSM and POET, LLC, opened Wednesday its Project LIBERTY plant, which is the first commercial cellulosic ethanol plant
Politics | 9/3/2014 4:27:15 PM
WASHINGTON, Sept. 3, 2014 - A study released today by USDA's Economic Research Service says more than 17.5 million Americans struggled with hunger in 2013, down slightly from
Politics | 9/3/2014 3:16:48 PM
WASHINGTON, Sept. 3, 2014 -- Opponents of mandatory labeling of foods that contain genetically engineered ingredients, or (GMO foods,) spent nearly three times as much in lobbying expenditures in the first half of 2014 as they did in
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