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WASHINGTON, April 11, 2016 - Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Pat Roberts released a reauthorization bill for the Commodity Futures Trading Commission that would protect grain elevators and other end users from speculative position limits, but the draft tossed some more controversial provisions in a House-passed measure.
WASHINGTON, April 11, 2016 - Texas sorghum growers will be allowed to use Dow AgroSciences' Transform WG to control sugarcane aphid on up to 3 million acres under an emergency exemption granted by EPA.
WASHINGTON, April 11, 2016 - The Senate returns to work
today on its reauthorization bill for the Federal Aviation Administration, and
there's still hope that Senate leaders will agree to attach extensions of tax
incentives for biodiesel and advanced biofuels.
WASHINGTON, April 8, 2016 - Millions of dollars left over from a class-action settlement involving black farmers will be available for distribution to law schools or nonprofit organizations, under an order issued Friday, April 8, by U.S. District Judge Paul Friedman.
WASHINTON, April 8,
2016 - Partisan differences are threatening to swamp a series of issues
critical to agriculture and food policy. There has been no evidence of a
breakthrough on the biotech labeling issue, and now differences are emerging over
school nutrition. And a reauthorization bill for the Commodity Futures Trading
WASHINGTON, April 7, 2016 - The Senate is moving forward on a
reauthorization bill for the Federal Aviation Administration after Democrats
and Republicans reached a deal to revive some expired tax incentives for
WASHINGTON, April 6,
2016 - A contested Republican convention is more likely today after Ted Cruz'
big victory in yesterday's Wisconsin primary over Donald Trump. Bernie Sanders
defeated Hillary Clinton on the Democratic side, but he still has a steep hill
to climb to deny her the nomination. The next big contest is in New York on
WASHINGTON, April 5, 2016 - Senators are talking again about a possible
compromise on the biotech labeling issue, but no breakthrough appears imminent.
The ranking Democrat on the Senate Agriculture Committee, Debbie Stabenow, is
still the key to any deal.
WASHINGTON, April 4, 2016 - The Senate returns from its two-week Easter
recess today to take up a bill that could benefit biotech companies. It's not
GMO labeling legislation but rather a bill that would allow companies to file
claims in federal courts against people who the firms believe have stolen trade
WASHINGTON, April, 1, 2016 - The Nuclear Security Summit wraps up in
Washington today. During a joint appearance with President Obama yesterday,
Chinese President Xi Jinxing sought to emphasize that China wanted to work
together with the United States to address economic and trade issues among
April 8, 2016 - U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman still believes
Congress will pass the Trans-Pacific Partnership deal this year and his agency
is working with lawmakers to draw up the necessary legislation in preparation,
Froman said Friday.
WASHINGTON, April 7, 2016 - The Food and Drug Administration is extending the comment period on its proposal to allow an experimental release of gene-edited mosquitoes in Florida to combat the Zika virus.
WASHINGTON, April 6, 2016 - Federal wildlife agencies will have to prepare detailed analyses on how three widely used pesticides affect endangered species, the Environmental Protection Agency has concluded.
WASHINGTON, April 6, 2016 - As much as the Obama administration and private industry have done to address antibiotic resistance, some stakeholders still want to see more clarity on some of the metrics being used in the conversation.
This week’s guest on Open Mic is US Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. In this exclusive interview the Kentucky Republican shares a very dismal view for approving a new trade agreement this year and his plans to see the appropriations process complete under regular order. McConnell shares his frustration with the Obama administration’s environmental agenda and thoughts on finding a compromise on federal preemption legislation to prevent state labeling laws on foods with ingredients from genetically enhanced crops.