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Politics | 10/25/2015 10:55:34 AM
WASHINGTON, Oct. 22, 2015 - The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee approved a multiyear bill to fund the federal highway system, but enacting the long-term legislation before next week's deadline is unlikely.
Politics | 10/23/2015 2:17:09 PM
WASHINGTON, Oct. 23, 2015 - Earlier this week, Subway announced it would phase out the use of antibiotics in meat served in its restaurants, and many in the agricultural industry haven't taken kindly to the news.

Politics | 10/23/2015 1:49:48 PM
WASHINGTON, Oct. 23, 2015 -- USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service has decided to deregulate Monsanto Co.'s corn genetically engineered for...
Politics | 10/23/2015 10:28:58 AM
WASHINGTON, Oct. 23, 2015 - The World Health Organization's International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) reportedly will label red and processed meats as cancer-causing agents in a report to be released on Monday.
Politics | 10/22/2015 6:41:52 PM
WASHINGTON, Oct. 22, 2015 - After winning over hard-line conservatives, Paul Ryan made it official that he's running for House speaker.
Politics | 10/22/2015 5:44:26 PM
WASHINGTON, Oct. 21, 2015 - Federal regulators defended the safety of biotech foods at a congressional hearing today as senators prepared the groundwork for moving a compromise bill to block states from requiring labels on GMO products.
Politics | 10/21/2015 7:22:12 PM
WASHINGTON, Oct. 21, 2015 - Lawmakers and witnesses at a Senate Environment and Public Works subcommittee hearing today sparred over the way the EPA measures the benefits and costs of its regulations.
Politics | 10/21/2015 5:15:28 PM
WASHINGTON, Oct. 21, 2015 - Paul Ryan assured House conservatives that if he becomes speaker he won't allow an immigration reform bill to move unless a majority of Republicans support it.
Politics | 10/21/2015 3:34:08 PM
WASHINGTON, Oct. 20, 2015 -- When President George W. Bush signed the law creating the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) in 2005 to support biofuels production, he explained that "Using ethanol and biodiesel will leave our air cleaner."
Politics | 10/21/2015 2:43:15 PM
WASHINGTON, Oct. 21, 2015 - Cotton, dairy, and sugar stakeholders went before the House Agriculture Committee Wednesday, arguing that they were being harmed by domestic policies in overseas trading rivals and calling for the U.S. to challenge those policies at the World Trade Organization.
Politics | 10/21/2015 11:03:05 AM
WASHINGTON, Oct. 21, 2015 - The Agriculture Department says its Farm to School Grant Program, created under the Obama administration's Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010, has increased the number of school meals sold, bolstered consumption of healthier foods in schools, and helped to reduce plate waste.
Politics | 10/21/2015 10:51:39 AM
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Oct. 21, 2015 - Google plans to make a major investment in the Lake Turkana Wind Power Project in...
Politics | 10/21/2015 10:25:12 AM
WASHINGTON, October 21, 2015 - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that Lanon Baccam has been named USDA's Deputy Under Secretary for Farm and Foreign Agricultural Services, overseeing the Risk Management and Farm Service agencies, following the departure of Karis Gutter.
Politics | 10/21/2015 10:11:20 AM
WASHINGTON, Oct. 21, 2015 - Republicans appear to have found their new speaker. In a closed-door meeting...
Politics | 10/21/2015 9:59:55 AM
WASHINGTON, Oct. 21, 2015 - Serious talks are under way in the Senate on legislation to block states from enforcing GMO...
Politics | 10/21/2015 9:47:29 AM
WASHINGTON, Oct. 21, 2015 - Canada's Liberal Party won an unexpected majority in Parliament Monday as voters spurned a decade of...
Politics | 10/21/2015 9:35:28 AM

WASHINGTON, Oct. 21, 2015 - With their federal price support programs gutted in the 2014 farm bill, cotton growers had to settle on their...
Politics | 10/21/2015 9:27:13 AM
WASHINGTON, Oct. 21, 2015 - Opponents of the Export-Import Bank have directed much of their criticism of the agency at the help it has given...
Politics | 10/21/2015 9:20:32 AM
DES MOINES, Iowa, Oct. 21, 2015 - The 2015 World Food Prize ceremony and conference shined a spotlight on women and sustainable agriculture from start to finish...
Politics | 10/21/2015 9:04:44 AM
WASHINGTON, Oct. 21, 2015 - USDA's Inspector General has filed an interim report on its investigation into a New York Times story in January that alleged instances of animal abuse at...
Politics | 10/21/2015 8:59:51 AM
WASHINGTON, Oct. 21, 2015 - With so many challenges faced during development of what finally became the 2014 farm bill, few relish the task of...
Politics | 10/21/2015 8:53:50 AM
WASHINGTON, Oct. 21, 2015 - The reverberations from a deadly 2013 explosion at a fertilizer plant in West, Texas, can be heard in a new...
Politics | 10/21/2015 5:08:53 AM
WASHINGTON, Oct. 21, 2015 - Three-fourths of American voters want the federal government to incentivize sustainable farming practices, according to a food policy survey released Tuesday. And now, groups that advocate for transparency in food systems want 2016 presidential candidates to listen to the public and take a stand on food policy.
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