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Politics | 1/31/2016 10:19:28 AM
WASHINGTON, Jan. 29, 2016 - In the most extensive poll of how U.S. farmers and ranchers plan to vote for president, respondents overwhelmingly say they'll support a Republican, and among those, 40 percent say they will support Donald Trump.
Politics | 1/29/2016 6:26:29 PM
WASHINGTON, Jan. 28, 2016 - USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) announced Thursday it will offer $9 million in resources to states, local governments and third parties that establish or expand wetland mitigation banks for farmers to utilize.

Politics | 1/28/2016 3:14:57 PM
WASHINGTON, Jan. 27, 2016 - Every low-income kid who gets free or reduced-price meals at school would get federal money for eating during the summer, too, under a proposal that President Obama will include in his fiscal 2017 budget due out next month.
Politics | 1/28/2016 3:07:16 PM
WASHINGTON, Jan. 28, 2015 - Hunger in developing countries has fallen 27 percent since 2000, but still persists at alarming or serious levels in 52 countries, according to a report that argues hunger and famine are linked to armed conflict.
Politics | 1/27/2016 11:43:41 PM
TAMPA, Jan. 27, 2016 - Less than a month into the year and the National Biodiesel Board (NBB) has already begun its lobbying effort in Congress to convince lawmakers to stop subsidizing biodiesel imports.
Politics | 1/27/2016 6:34:06 PM
WASHINGTON, Jan. 27, 2016 - Slightly more than half of the nation's dairy farms have signed up for the second year of a program that provides a financial safety net for milk producers.
Politics | 1/27/2016 6:00:44 PM
WASHINGTON, Jan. 26, 2016 - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., has promised an open amendment process for the Senate floor debate set to begin Wednesday...
Politics | 1/27/2016 5:07:02 PM
SAN DIEGO, Jan. 27, 2016 - As the sun starts to set on two terms for President Barack Obama in the White House, officials with the National Cattlemen's Beef Association (NCBA) say they will be keeping a watchful eye on any potential regulatory actions coming from the executive branch.
Politics | 1/27/2016 3:32:37 PM
WASHINGTON, Jan. 27, 2016 - The Agriculture Department will dole out $63,000 in cash and prizes to the six winners of the USDA-Microsoft Innovation Challenge. The winners, announced Wednesday, developed tools using USDA agricultural production data that can help farmers cope with climate change.
Politics | 1/27/2016 11:33:58 AM
WASHINGTON, Jan. 27, 2016 - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency greatly underestimated the Clean Power Plan's costs to electric co-ops...
Politics | 1/27/2016 11:23:13 AM
WASHINGTON, Jan. 17, 2016 - Satellite communications make it possible to gather massive amounts of data from systems of vast scale, but the way that...
Politics | 1/27/2016 11:14:46 AM
WASHINGTON, Jan. 27, 2016 - Researchers from the Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have published a new study that reveals the key...
Politics | 1/27/2016 11:06:36 AM
WASHINGTON, Jan. 27, 2016 - No period in the presidential campaign is more important to U.S. agriculture than the run-up to the Iowa caucuses. But as the caucuses approach next Monday, the candidates...
Politics | 1/27/2016 10:49:36 AM
WASHINGTON, Jan. 27, 2016 - Congressional budget analysts have sharply increased their estimate of how much the new Agriculture Risk Coverage program will...
Politics | 1/27/2016 10:42:12 AM
WASHINGTON, Jan. 27, 2016 - New labeling restrictions for some animal antibiotics, and a requirement for a veterinarian's prescription to access some of the drugs, are expected...
Politics | 1/27/2016 10:23:29 AM
WASHINGTON, Jan. 27, 2016 - The Ninth Circuit won't suspend the registration of Dow AgroSciences' Enlist Duo herbicide. EPA will have to make the decision after additional...
Politics | 1/27/2016 10:15:41 AM
WASHINGTON, Jan. 27, 2016 - U.S. senators from the Pacific Northwest are calling on Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack to address issues with testing of U.S. alfalfa on...
Politics | 1/27/2016 9:46:15 AM
WASHINGTON, Jan. 27, 2016 - The National Biodiesel Board annual Conference & Expo is underway this week in Tampa, Florida, and one of the hottest topics is formulating a new game plan to...
Politics | 1/27/2016 9:24:04 AM
WASHINGTON, Jan. 27, 2016 - Dairy industry leaders are concerned that front-running presidential candidates have staked out positions in opposition to...
Politics | 1/27/2016 9:22:51 AM
WASHINGTON, Jan. 27, 2015 - DuPont, which is planning a merger with Dow Chemical, says it is (committed) to the state of Iowa, where the company's Pioneer seed operations were founded 90 years ago.
Politics | 1/27/2016 9:06:11 AM
WASHINGTON, Jan. 27, 2016 - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack had been edging toward a tussle with Congress for over a year on (fire borrowing) budget dilemmas, but he recently raised the stakes...
Politics | 1/27/2016 8:55:53 AM
WASHINGTON, Jan. 27, 2016 - The USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service is working to certify U.S. mills so that they will be able to export rice to China, now that...
Politics | 1/27/2016 8:23:20 AM
WASHINGTON, Jan. 27, 2016 - The Occupational Safety and Health Administration and EPA need to tighten their standards for ammonium nitrate, the Chemical Safety Board (CSB) said in its report on the explosion of a fertilizer plant in West, Texas, which obliterated the facility, killed 15 people and caused widespread damage to more than 150 buildings nearby.
Politics | 1/26/2016 5:17:36 PM
WASHINGTON, Jan. 26, 2016 - U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman took to the telephone on Tuesday afternoon to tout the benefits of the Trans-Pacific Partnership as summarized in a recent report from the Peterson Institute for International Economics (PIIE). Later, Froman announced a deal that will reduce red tape on beef exports to Colombia.
Politics | 1/26/2016 3:58:53 PM
WASHINGTON, Jan. 25, 2016 - A new report says that while all member countries of the Trans-Pacific Partnership stand to benefit from the trade agreement, the U.S. has the most to gain.
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