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Politics | 7/6/2016 5:10:02 PM
WASHINGTON, July 6, 2016 - The Senate could conceivably vote this week to replace ongoing backroom discussions with a formal House/Senate conference to reconcile the two chambers' very different energy bills.
Politics | 7/6/2016 3:26:25 PM
WASHINGTON, July 6, 2016 - Legislation that will write into law President Obama's Feed the Future initiative and a new food aid program is headed to the White House for his signature.

Politics | 7/6/2016 2:45:36 PM
WASHINGTON, July 6, 2016 - A hearing of the House Agriculture Committee explored potential errors in policing the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, but some Democrats continue to question the motives of the panel's oversight.
Politics | 7/6/2016 2:35:45 PM
WASHINGTON, July 6, 2016 - The Senate's showdown over biotech labeling is finally here after months upon months of negotiations and debate...
Politics | 7/6/2016 2:20:46 PM
WASHINGTON, July 6, 2016 - The chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee assured Agriculture Chairman Mike Conaway Tuesday night that legislation authorizing...
Politics | 7/6/2016 2:00:38 PM
WASHINGTON, July 6, 2016 - Cargill Inc. has agreed to sell its 18 ag-retail outlets in the U.S. to Calgary-based Agrium Inc., the largest retail seller of crop inputs in North America. The outlets, located in Nebraska, South Dakota, Minnesota, Indiana and Michigan, have annual revenues of over $150 million, Agrium said in a release.
Politics | 7/6/2016 1:32:39 PM
WASHINGTON, July 6, 2016 - Ask almost anyone in farm political circles in Washington to list the top prospect for Hillary Clinton's agriculture secretary and the answer is...
Politics | 7/6/2016 11:09:38 AM
WASHINGTON, July 6, 2016 - Soybean, corn, beef, pork and dairy producers can mostly agree that the Trans-Pacific Partnership would be good for business, but that's not the case for...
Politics | 7/6/2016 10:22:44 AM
WASHINGTON, July 6, 2016 - The most recent Conservation Reserve Program general signup demonstrated a striking contrast to previous enrollments, which left many wondering if...
Politics | 7/6/2016 9:54:33 AM
WASHINGTON, July 6, 2016 - Two days after her highly publicized appearance with Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton in Ohio, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., delivered a little-noticed speech that just might restore...
Politics | 7/6/2016 9:46:13 AM
WASHINGTON - July 7, 2016 - Growing Cannabis is big business.
Politics | 7/6/2016 8:24:06 AM
WASHINGTON, July 6, 2016 - The U.S. Senate today will decide the fate of its landmark biotech disclosure bill. An aide to Senate Agriculture Chairman Pat Roberts says he's (cautiously optimistic) that the legislation will...
Politics | 7/5/2016 8:09:26 PM
WASHINGTON, July 5, 2016 - The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service agreed Tuesday to render a decision by June 30, 2019, on whether or not to protect the monarch butterfly under the Endangered Species Act.
Politics | 7/5/2016 9:33:47 AM
An opinion piece published recently on AgriPulse ((2018 Farm Bill - Soil Health)) outlined the importance of the growing interest in improving the health of the nation's agricultural soils. I want to build upon the article's...
Politics | 7/5/2016 8:10:24 AM
WASHINGTON, July 5, 2016 - The push from farm groups and food industry lobbyists continues to intensify for a Senate vote this week on legislation that creates...
Politics | 7/3/2016
WASHINGTON, July 3, 2016 - The Senate this week will decide the fate of a landmark compromise on biotech labeling, with food and agriculture looking to preserve the large bipartisan majority that supported a pivotal procedural move to bring up the legislation.
Politics | 7/1/2016 8:11:03 AM
WASHINGTON, July 1, 2016 - Today is the day that many in food and agriculture have been dreading - and that many consumer activists have been eagerly anticipating. Vermont's mandatory GMO labeling is now officially in effect.
Politics | 6/30/2016 4:46:22 PM
WASHINGTON, June 29, 2016 - Too much enforcement and not enough assistance. That was the complaint voiced by Republican senators at an oversight hearing on Wednesday focusing on EPA enforcement efforts.
Politics | 6/30/2016 3:50:57 PM
WASHINGTON, June 30, 2016 - There doesn't appear to be any momentum on Capitol Hill on the issue, but that isn't stopping the nation's largest farm group from pointing to the need for reform of the H-2A immigration program.
Politics | 6/30/2016 3:13:17 PM
WASHINGTON, June 30, 2016 - A rejection of the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal would go far beyond just causing U.S. exporters to miss out on lower tariffs, U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman said today. It would also weaken America and hurt the status of the U.S. as an international leader, he said in an address to the CATO Institute in Washington.
Politics | 6/30/2016 2:31:02 PM
WASHINGTON, June 30, 2016 - EPA says it needs more time to decide whether to cancel the registration of chlorpyrifos and revoke all of the pesticide's food tolerances, as requested in a petition.
Politics | 6/30/2016 1:35:13 PM
WASHINGTON, June 30, 2016 - U.S. farmers have once again planted corn and soybeans at or near historic highs, according to Department of Agriculture estimates released on Thursday.
Politics | 6/30/2016 10:51:58 AM
WASHINGTON, June 30, 2016 - Another independent gasoline and convenience store chain is embracing ethanol...
Politics | 6/30/2016 10:35:31 AM
WASHINGTON, June 30, 2016 - Global solar energy company Sungevity Inc. has issued a (clean energy challenge) to the major 2016 presidential candidates...
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