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Politics | 11/25/2015 9:06:01 AM
WASHINGTON, Nov. 25, 2015 - U.S. farm income will fall to $55.9 billion this year, from an estimated...
Politics | 11/25/2015 8:53:01 AM
WASHINGTON, Nov. 25, 2015 - The arrival of the Food and Drug Administration's 800 pages of new regulations on how producers should grow and harvest fresh produce is generating...

Politics | 11/25/2015 8:42:54 AM
WASHINGTON, Nov. 25, 2015 - Members of the NTCA-Rural Broadband Association gathered with government officials and a set of lawmakers last Wednesday at the U.S. Capitol to discuss existing...
Politics | 11/24/2015 5:22:09 PM
WASHINGTON, Nov. 23, 2015 - Having a dialogue about global food security is nothing new, but two food policy and economics experts say academics and the media are simply having the wrong conversation.
Politics | 11/23/2015 7:32:00 PM
WASHINGTON, Nov. 23, 2015 - A bipartisan group of nine U.S. senators is urging the conference committee handling the surface transportation bill to make sure the final bill allows bulk milk trucks to carry their cargo without being forced to offload portions of their load at state borders.
Politics | 11/23/2015 4:56:56 PM
WASHINGTON, Nov. 23, 2015 - China has committed to accelerating its review of U.S. GMOs, a move that would smooth trade in biotech crops, Obama administration officials said after an annual bilateral meeting on trade issues.
Politics | 11/23/2015 3:23:00 PM
WASHINGTON, Nov. 20, 2015 - In the latest twist of a long-running legal battle, biotech giant Syngenta says grain companies have only themselves to blame for the market share lost in China over shipments that contained unapproved corn varieties.
Politics | 11/20/2015 4:13:54 PM
WASHINGTON, Nov. 19, 2015 - The Food and Drug Administration has approved a fast-growing, genetically engineered salmon for commercial sale, making it the first biotech animal cleared for human consumption.
Politics | 11/20/2015 4:11:26 PM
WASHINGTON, Nov. 20, 2015 - A bipartisan group of lawmakers is appealing to Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack to award research funding for industrial hemp research.
Politics | 11/20/2015 3:17:48 PM
WASHINGTON, Nov. 20, 2015 - The sugar industry and makers of high fructose corn syrup have settled a bitter court battle that had been raging for four and a half years.
Politics | 11/20/2015 10:45:59 AM
WASHINGTON, Nov. 20, 2015 - Former agriculture secretaries who have served presidents going back nearly 35 years endorsed the Trans-Pacific Partnership, saying trade agreement should boost U.S. farm exports significantly.
Politics | 11/19/2015 3:51:32 PM
WASHINGTON, Nov. 19, 2015 - The Food and Drug Administration has refused to consider requiring the labeling of biotech foods, affirming its longstanding policy that there's no legal basis for mandating such disclosure on products that are essentially the same as their conventional versions.
Politics | 11/19/2015 12:25:06 PM
WASHINGTON, Nov. 18, 2015 - At the beginning of his chairmanship of the House Agriculture Committee, Mike Conaway promised a "soup to nuts" review of USDA's Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), which accounts for the lion's share of the department's budget. At a committee hearing Wednesday, several panel Democrats seemed to have had enough.
Politics | 11/19/2015 12:09:48 PM
WASHINGTON, Nov. 19, 2015 - The American Farm Bureau Federation's annual Thanksgiving dinner survey found this year's holiday feast for 10 will cost on average $50.11 - 70 cents more than last year's - marking the first year to break $50.
Politics | 11/19/2015 9:40:49 AM
WASHINGTON, Nov. 19, 2015 - USDA is making $350 million available to help landowners protect and restore key farmlands, grasslands and wetlands across the nation through the Agricultural Conservation Easement Program
Politics | 11/18/2015 3:19:28 PM
WASHINGTON, Nov. 18, 2015 - House appropriators are open to using the government-wide fiscal 2016 spending bill to block Vermont and other states from requiring the labeling of foods with biotech ingredients.
Politics | 11/18/2015 2:46:09 PM
WASHINGTON, Nov. 17, 2015 -- Introducing a November report on climate change issues, Nobel Prize-winning economist Kenneth Arrow concludes that trillion-dollar benefits from climate control regulations (dwarf the higher energy costs of United States emissions control.)
Politics | 11/18/2015 2:39:50 PM
WASHINGTON, Nov. 18, 2015 - Supermarkets, pizza chains and convenience store have banded together to try to take the bite out of new menu labeling regulations before they take effect.
Politics | 11/18/2015 11:11:57 AM
WASHINGTON, Nov. 17, 2015 - USDA has announced the award of $200 million to U.S. agricultural organizations to help expand markets for U.S. goods in fiscal year 2016.
Politics | 11/18/2015 10:22:11 AM
WASHINGTON, Nov. 18, 2015 - The Energy Department (DOE) recently announced $22.7 million for 23 projects intended to significantly reduce the costs for solar energy systems across...
Politics | 11/18/2015 10:07:59 AM
WASHINGTON, Nov. 18, 2015 - Farm groups are pushing Congress to hurry up and renew critical tax breaks such as...
Politics | 11/18/2015 10:01:44 AM
WASHINGTON, Nov. 18, 205 - For decades, corn growers and ethanol producers have counted on the Iowa caucuses to ensure future presidents would pay attention to...
Politics | 11/18/2015 9:42:18 AM
WASHINGTON, Nov. 18, 2015 - Jason Weller, chief of USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service, sat down with Agri-Pulse in an exclusive interview recently to give his take on the living legacy of...
Politics | 11/18/2015 9:16:31 AM
WASHINGTON, Nov. 18, 2015 - There's no sign that congressional Republicans are anywhere close to agreeing to end the...
Politics | 11/18/2015 9:10:23 AM
WASHINGTON, Nov. 18, 2015 - As work continues in the U.S. to rally support for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), 11 other countries are also considering...
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