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WASHINGTON, May 28, 2014 - A coalition of U.S. agricultural groups representing pork, rice, wheat and dairy producers is urging the Obama administration to reach a deal on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) without Japan unless
WASHINGTON, May 28, 2014 - The United States and European Union opened talks on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) nearly a year ago, deeply conflicted over their respective approaches to food safety, agricultural biotechnology and the names of certain foods.
WASHINGTON, May 28, 2014 - First lady Michelle Obama isn't mincing words with House Appropriations Committee Republicans, calling their attempt to roll back changes to school lunch policy "unacceptable."
WASHINGTON, May 28, 2014 - The National Cattlemen's Beef Association (NCBA) is criticizing President Obama for his designation last week of almost a half-million acres of wilderness in southern New Mexico as the nation's newest national monument.
WASHINGTON, May 28, 2014 - It's not a new story, and not a surprising one: The world is running out of water, and agriculture may be partly responsible. But for Herbert Oberhaensli, chief economist at Nestlé, that vague pronouncement is dire, and he has the numbers to back up his concern.
WASHINGTON, May 28, 2014 - A report released last week by the Chicago Council on Global Affairs said climate change (will produce higher temperatures, changes in rainfall patterns, and more frequent natural disasters that, if unaddressed, will reduce the growth in global food production by an estimated 2 percent per decade for the rest of this century.)
WASHINGTON, May 28, 2014 - Japan is planning to buy an extra 7,000 metric tons of butter for commercial use this year, over and above its commitments under international trade treaties, to stabilize prices amid a domestic shortage of the dairy product, the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) said.
WASHINGTON, May 27, 2014 -- The United Nations in partnership with a government funded agency in the United Kingdom has released a four-part plan to reduce food waste, which it says amounts to almost $50 billion a year just in
DANVERS, Mass., May 23, 2014 - Know a leader or
innovator in agriculture or an organization supportive of women in the
industry? It's time to submit nominations for consideration for the Demeter
Award of Excellence, which acknowledges
May 22, 2014 - Small Business Committee Chairman Sam Graves, R-MO., and other
GOP committee members sent a letter to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
and Army Corps of Engineers today
WASHINGTON, May 22, 2014 - The Senate Appropriations Committee Tuesday narrowly approved a bill authorizing $20.6 billion in discretionary spending for USDA and FDA in FY 2015, while adding amendments that would effectively ban horse slaughter in the U.S., mandate labeling for genetically modified salmon, and
WASHINGTON, May 22, 2014 - The Senate approved the Water Resources and Reform Development Act (WRRDA) conference report by a huge margin, 91-7 today, just two days after the House of Representatives passed the $12.3 billion package with
The legislative effort to end the US Trade Embargo with Cuba has begun with bipartisan legislation introduced by Minnesota's senior U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar. The 'Freedom to Export to Cuba' bill would eliminate the trade embargo in place for more than 50 years. In this week's Open Mic, Sen. Klobuchar explains why policy changes in Cuba and the construction of a new port facility make the time right to turn the page on U.S. trade policy toward the communist island nation.