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Politics | 7/24/2013 5:42:11 PM

Market end-users highlight CFTC concerns

WASHINGTON, July 24, 2013- As the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) moves forward in its expanded role with new rules regulating the market, commodity futures market end-users explained the potential
Politics | 7/24/2013 3:29:00 PM

House panel hears more calls for RFS reform

WASHINGTON, July 24, 2013 - A House Energy subcommittee heard more calls today for changes to the federal Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS), with one witness

Politics | 7/24/2013 1:59:36 PM

New study shows regulatory issues slowing rural broadband progress

WASHINGTON, July 24, 2013 - Former FCC chief economist Simon Wilkie says his report demonstrates how
Politics | 7/23/2013 10:52:30 AM

Pryor sees rural broadband as "game changer"

WASHINGTON, July 23, 2013 - Sen. Mark Pryor, D-Ark., gave the keynote address at the gathering and spoke of the opportunities for innovation
Politics | 7/23/2013 8:29:11 AM

Washington Week Ahead: Farm bill conference on the horizon

WASHINGTON, July 22, 2013 - The highly-anticipated conference of the Senate and the House farm bills is likely to take more shape
Politics | 7/22/2013 12:49:33 PM

USDA says it will accept 1.7 million CRP acres

AMES, IOWA, July 22, 2013 - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will accept 1.7 million
Politics | 7/19/2013 1:15:59 PM

American Meat Institute President J. Patrick Boyle steps down

WASHINGTON, July 19, 2013- American Meat Institute (AMI) President and CEO J. Patrick Boyle announced today that he will step down at the end of 2013 after 24 years of service in the
Politics | 7/19/2013 10:32:05 AM

Senate hearing links 2012 drought to climate change

WASHINGTON, June 19, 2013 - At least two participants in the Senate Environment and Public Works hearing took care to link last year's hundred-year drought, which devastated a
Politics | 7/19/2013 9:48:30 AM

USDA announces availability of biotech regulatory petitions

WASHINGTON, July 19, 2013--The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) announced today it completed its first review
Politics | 7/19/2013

 Senate takes next step in move to farm bill conference

WASHINGTON, July 18, 2013 - The Senate approved a unanimous consent agreement late Thursday to send its five-year farm bill
Politics | 7/18/2013 7:14:18 PM

Administration continues to push Congress for TPA bill

WASHINGTON, July 18, 2013 - The administration is continuing to push for creation of legislation dealing with Trade Promotion Authority
Politics | 7/18/2013 6:14:59 PM

Seeing a path to agreement on divisive US-EU trade issues

WASHINGTON, July 17, 2013 - The United States and the European Union may be poles apart on agricultural biotechnology and the protection of geographical indications,
Politics | 7/18/2013 5:18:39 PM

Senate confirms McCarthy to serve as EPA administrator

WASHINGTON, July 18, 2013 - The Senate confirmed today, on a mostly partisan 59-40 vote, the nomination of
Politics | 7/18/2013 2:41:11 PM

Coalition of 243 groups pushes Congress on farm bill

WASHINGTON, July 18, 2013 - More than 240 groups from around the country urged Congress today to approve a
Politics | 7/18/2013 2:10:34 PM

Senate confirms Perez to serve as labor secretary

WASHINGTON, July 18, 2013 - The Senate confirmed today, on a straight party-line vote of 54-46, the nomination of
Politics | 7/18/2013 11:14:33 AM

USDA announces funding for 26 projects in 11 states

WASHINGTON, July 18, 2013 - The funding is part of the USDA Rural Economic Development Loan and Grant program (REDLG).
Politics | 7/18/2013 11:03:18 AM

Senators hear concerns about futures industry reforms

WASHINGTON, July 18, 2013- Futures market experts suggested during a hearing before the Senate Agriculture Committee that certain proposed rules intended to improve oversight of the
Politics | 7/17/2013 5:48:27 PM

Stabenow continues march to farm bill conference

WASHINGTON, July 17, 2013 - The process of moving a five-year farm bill into conference between Senate and House negotiators continued today with
Politics | 7/17/2013 5:08:53 PM

FAO: World cereal production will reach records this year

WASHINGTON, July 16, 2013- World total cereal production is forecast to increase by about seven percent in 2013 compared to last year, helping to raise expectations for more stable
Politics | 7/17/2013 4:06:42 PM

EPA re-names headquarters for Clinton

WASHINGTON, July 17, 2013 - There's a new president in town - or at least a new presidential building - after the Environmental Protection Agency today re-named
Politics | 7/17/2013 3:50:08 PM

USDA closes comments on intent to review herbicide-tolerant crops

WASHINGTON, July 17, 2013- The U.S. Department of Agriculture intends to conduct Environmental Impact Statements (EIS) on certain herbicide-resistant crops developed by Dow AgroSciences and Monsanto
Politics | 7/17/2013 2:03:50 PM

Vilsack on farm bill: 'Don't let them do this to you'

WASHINGTON, July 17, 2013 - Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack encouraged members of the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) to hold their Congressional representation accountable on moving a farm bill forward
Politics | 7/17/2013 11:16:44 AM

USDA to fund rural electric grid

WASHINGTON, July 17, 2013 - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced funding for rural electric projects in seven states to
Politics | 7/16/2013 2:54:12 PM

House sends farm bill to Senate in next move to conference

WASHINGTON, July 16, 2013 - The House sent its five-year farm bill (H.R. 2642) Tuesday to the Senate, pushing the legislation onto the next
Politics | 7/16/2013 11:56:19 AM

Smithsonian seeking farm stories for new exhibit

WASHINGTON, July 16, 2013 - The museum is looking to add an upcoming "American Enterprise" exhibit, which will
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