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WASHINGTON, July 30, 2014 - Following in the footsteps of North Dakota's successful ballot initiative, the latest state effort to protect a farmer's "right to farm" is headed for a vote on Aug. 5 in Missouri. But supporters face strong headwinds from the Humane Society of the U.S. (HSUS), which is attempting to frame the debate as an attack on small family farms, among other things.
WASHINGTON, July 30, 2014 - Five of the corduroy jackets worn with pride by members of the National FFA Organization - formerly the Future Farmers of America - will be part of a Smithsonian exhibition devoted to "American Enterprise."
WASHINGTON, JULY 29, 2014 --The House of Representatives on Tuesday passed H.R. 4315, the (Endangered Species Transparency Act,) which would require the government to make public all data it uses to decide whether
WASHINGTON, July 27, 2014 - U.S. Trade Negotiator Michael Froman says India's refusal to support a package of agreements including the so-called Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) has brought the World Trade Organization (to the brink
WASHINGTON, July 25, 2014 - A House Agriculture subcommittee on Thursday heard witnesses describe the important role played by the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program in fighting hunger. But several said the program is badly in need of
WASHINGTON, July 24, 2014- Supporters of federally revised school nutrition standards are citing studies and testimonials that children are accepting the healthier food, but the School Nutrition Association
WASHINGTON, July 24, 2014 - For families on food assistance,
farmers market vouchers are a way to increase fresh fruit and vegetable
consumption, according to a study released today by NYU's Steinhardt School of Culture,
Education, and Human Development.
WASHINGTON, July 23, 2014 -- The Environmental Working Group hosted a briefing on Capitol Hill Wednesday where researchers and doctors sought to persuade EPA to reject Dow AgroScience's application for
WASHINGTON, July 23, 2014 -- USDA has chosen representatives from 11 universities, including a Nobel Prize laureate, plus officials from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Cargill Inc., the chairwoman of the National Corn Growers Association and a former U.S. Agriculture Secretary as board members for the
WASHINGTON, July 23, 2014 - Sen. Pat Roberts told EPA chief Gina McCarthy yesterday that many of the people he represents in Kansas believe the Environmental Protection Agency has an (anti-agriculture agenda) that is
WASHINGTON, July 23, 2014 - As growers look ahead towards a bountiful harvest in many parts of the Midwest, the potential for bumper 2014 crops coupled with still lingering rail problems moving last year's crop, could shape up as a major issue this fall.
The Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act has been introduced by GOP Congressman Mike Pompeo. On this week's edition of Open Mic, the Kansas 4th District Representative discusses a national voluntary labeling program that balances the consumer's right to know what's in the food they eat with the industry's need to embrace technology to satisfy the world's growing demand for food. He also talks about the EPA's proposed rule on waters of the U.S.