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Politics | 3/6/2014 4:00:38 PM
WASHINGTON, March 6, 2014 - Reps. Rick Crawford, R-Ark., Lee Terry, R-Neb., Mike McIntyre, D-N.C., and Jim Costa, D-Calif., today introduced legislation to prohibit EPA from
Politics | 3/6/2014 3:18:05 PM
WASHINGTON, March 6, 2014 - While the three nominees for the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), including for the chairmanship, received a warm

Politics | 3/6/2014 1:36:46 PM
WASHINGTON, March 6, 2014- Five states joined Missouri in a lawsuit against California over its law requiring more space for all egg-laying hens. The standards apply to all eggs
Politics | 3/6/2014 9:01:22 AM
USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service has rescheduled a stakeholder meeting on live animal quarantine centers that was cancelled this week due to inclement weather. The day-long meeting will take place
Politics | 3/5/2014 7:51:48 PM
WASHINGTON, March 5, 2014 - USDA U.S. Department of Agriculture today announced a series of meetings to share information with stakeholders about the 2014 Farm Bill implementation process, including:
Politics | 3/5/2014 5:37:00 PM
WASHINGTON, March 5, 2014 - Livestock producers can boost profitability and address climate change by mixing systems to include higher quality feed and grass, rather than
Politics | 3/5/2014 2:09:36 PM
WASHINGTON, March 5, 2014 - Rep. Jim Moran, D-Va., introduced a bill today which would prohibit animal testing in the U.S. cosmetics industry and phase out the sale of cosmetics
Politics | 3/5/2014 12:54:03 PM
WASHINGTON, March 5, 2014 - Two top House lawmakers wrote a letter today to President Obama expressing concern over EPA's plan to
Politics | 3/5/2014 4:53:03 AM
WASHINGTON, March 5, 2014-- U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman seems convinced that Congress will eventually approve Trade Promotion Authority (TPA), commonly known as
Politics | 3/5/2014 4:33:09 AM
WASHINGTON, March 5, 2014-- A House Agriculture subcommittee on Tuesday held a hearing to review the Smith-Lever Act, the legislation that established agriculture's Cooperative Extension System
Politics | 3/5/2014
WASHINGTON, March 5, 2014 - President Obama released a $3.9 trillion fiscal year 2015 budget to fund government departments, including USDA and EPA - and included a familiar theme: proposals to trim WASHINGTON, March 5, 2014 - There was little movement on the multilateral Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) during the talks that concluded last week in Singapore, and experts say a deal isn't expected until after WASHINGTON, March 5, 2014 - Members of USA Rice Federation left their annual Government Affairs Conference last week determined to keep rice front and center during any WASHINGTON, March 5, 2014 - Despite all the talk of Crisis in the Crimea, the political upheaval in Ukraine should have little effect on the country's grain shipments, according to WASHINGTON, March 5, 2014 - Compared to the more popular options available to farmers and ranchers, (whole farm) insurance might be considered the Rodney Dangerfield of the industry. These plans, which aim to protect against WASHINGTON, March 5, 2014 - USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Services (APHIS) Administrator Kevin Shea said the agency on March 11 will begin implementing and WASHINGTON, March 5, 2014 - In a move observers say is (no coincidence,) the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) and the Food Marketing Institute (FMI) unleashed a major marketing campaign this week to promote their WASHINGTON, March 5, 2014 - A new report from the Governmental Accountability Office (GAO) finds that 1.2 million students stopped purchasing school lunches over the last three school years - just as USDA WASHINGTON, March 5, 2014 - The campaigns to label foods that contain genetically modified ingredients are driven by a movement that relies on WASHINGTON, March 5, 2014 - Agriculture's (data revolution) was a recurring theme during the 2014 Commodity Classic in
Politics | 3/4/2014 8:37:38 PM
WASHINGTON, March 4, 2014 - How can USDA better foster communication and collaboration among those involved in diverse agricultural systems? That's the key question
Politics | 3/4/2014 6:00:21 PM
WASHINGTON, March 4, 2014- Senate Finance Committee Chairman Ron Wyden, D-Ore., today announced his leadership team for the committee.
Politics | 3/4/2014 1:09:51 PM
WASHINGTON, March 4, 2014 - President Obama released a $3.9 trillion fiscal year 2015 budget today to fund government departments, including
Politics | 3/3/2014 8:30:45 PM
WASHINGTON, March 3, 2014 - Lawmakers are expected to focus on Tuesday's release of President Obama's fiscal year 2015 budget request,
Politics | 3/3/2014 11:58:01 AM
WASHINGTON, March 3, 2014-- USDA published a preliminary decision today that a soybean genetically engineered for insect resistance by Dow AgroSciences
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