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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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
This week’s guest on Open Mic is US Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. In this exclusive interview, the Kentucky Republican shares a very dismal view for approving a new trade agreement this year and his plans to see the appropriations process complete under regular order. McConnell shares his frustration with the Obama administration’s environmental agenda and thoughts on finding a compromise on federal preemption legislation to prevent state labeling laws on foods with ingredients from genetically enhanced crops.