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WASHINGTON, July 2, 2014 - After five rounds of negotiations on a trade agreement between the U.S. and the European Union, "to be honest, there has not been a lot of progress," says Irish Agriculture Minister Simon Coveney.
WASHINGTON, July 2, 2014 - The European Union (EU) is set to decide whether to grant Denmark exclusive use of the name "Havarti" within its member states. It's just the latest attempt by a European state to protect food product names through geographical indication (GI) rules that many, including some in the American dairy industry, believe are too generic to be worthy of the EU version of a trademark.
WASHINGTON, July 2, 2014 - With less than 30 days before Rep. Kevin McCarthy officially moves into the Majority Leader's office, several agricultural groups are optimistic that the strong working relationship they've enjoyed with the California Republican will only strengthen as he climbs the leadership ladder.
WASHINGTON, July 2, 2014 - Biofuel advocates are questioning why a Congressional Budget Office (CBO) report requested by the chairman of the House Energy Committee and claiming the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) will drive up fuel prices omits what they say are the beneficial economic impacts of substituting biofuels for gasoline and diesel.
WASHINGTON, July 2, 2014 - The EPA recently closed the comment period on its proposed decision to register Dow AgroSciences' Enlist Duo, the new 2,4-D, glyphosate herbicide for use with Enlist corn and soybeans, still pending approval at USDA.
WASHINGTON, July 2, 2014 - Some pork industry experts are expressing surprise that the latest USDA report on the nation's hog inventory failed to show signs of herd expansion, despite months of producer profitability.
WASHINGTON, July 2, 2014 - With recent reports from both the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and the U.S. National Climate Assessment assigning some responsibility to agriculture for (unprecedented levels) of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, it is not surprising that research is building on the contributions that livestock make to the increase in GHGs.
WASHINGTON, July 2, 2014 - The EPA says six states and the District of Columbia are making progress in reducing pollution in the Chesapeake Bay, but must improve to meet standards outlined in a 2009 executive order signed by President Obama.
WASHINGTON, D.C., June 30, 2014 - The National Council of Farmer Cooperatives (NCFC) is (deeply disappointed) after hearing President Obama relate that House Speaker John Boehner told him the House will not
Our guest on Open Mic this week is Jim Walker, Vice President of Case IH North America Agricultural Division. Ag equipment manufacturers were able to overcome the costs of research and development to meet Tier 4 emission standards during an upswing in crop prices and net farm income. Now with discussion of Tier 5 standards, Walker believes legislators should measure the costs and incremental benefits of even tighter emission standards. Walker says a more predictable tax code and relief from estate taxes would help farmers and the agriculture equipment industry weather the downturn in commodity prices.