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Politics | 7/2/2014
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, July 2, 2014- The EPA today issued a rule designed to maintain liquidity in the market for the renewable identification numbers, or RINs.
Politics | 7/1/2014 4:27:30 PM
WASHINGTON July 1, 2014 - The Agricultural and Food Policy Center (AFPC) at Texas A and M University has released a preliminary version of
Politics | 7/1/2014 2:17:11 PM
WASHINGTON July 1, 2014 - The three members of North Dakota's congressional delegation are urging the National Corn Growers Association to house the new National Agricultural Genotyping Center in
Politics | 7/1/2014
WASHINGTON, July 1, 2014 - The U. S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Risk Management Agency (RMA) has filed an interim rule with the Federal Register today, allowing USDA to
Politics | 6/30/2014 6:03:08 PM
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
Politics | 6/30/2014 12:11:42 PM
WASHINGTON, June 30, 2014 - About 84.8 million acres in the U.S. were planted with soybeans this year, up 11 percent from last year, as growers chased the higher prices offered by
Politics | 6/30/2014
WASHINGTON, June 30, 2014 - Parents' desires to avoid genetically modified organisms (GMO) are partially driving the increased sales of organic products, according to
Politics | 6/29/2014 5:56:49 PM
WASHINGTON, June 30, 2014 - Facilitating global trade in food and agriculture products over the next four decades will be critical to achieve
Politics | 6/27/2014 3:06:06 PM
WASHINGTON June 27, 2014 - A bipartisan group of 52 lawmakers wrote President Obama yesterday to encourage biodiesel production by
Politics | 6/27/2014 2:47:21 PM
WASHINGTON, June 27, 2014 -- The U.S. hog and pig inventory totaled 62.1 million as of June 1, down 5 percent from a year earlier and
Politics | 6/27/2014 10:45:29 AM
WASHINGTON, June 27, 2014 - A broad group of agricultural organizations is asking Congress to take action on the U.S. Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) rule if it
Politics | 6/27/2014
WASHINGTON, June 27, 2014 - GMO's, high fructose corn syrup, ‘pink slime', fat - stoked by the Internet, water cooler talk and news reports, many consumers have found
Politics | 6/26/2014 3:08:55 PM
WASHINGTON June 26, 2014, - A bipartisan bill introduced yesterday by Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., and Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, would expand the USDA Summer Nutrition Program to reach more
Politics | 6/26/2014 11:49:42 AM
WASHINGTON, June 26, 2014 - The New York Court of Appeals ruled Thursday that New York City's Board of Health (exceeded the scope of its regulatory authority) in attempting to implement its
Politics | 6/26/2014 9:39:29 AM
WASHINGTON, June 26, 2014 - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman today announced the appointment of 19 additional members to six
Politics | 6/26/2014
WASHINGTON, June 26, 2014 - House food safety stalwarts Reps. Rosa DeLauro, D-Conn., and Louise Slaughter, D-N.Y. yesterday introduced legislation that would give USDA power to recall any
Politics | 6/25/2014 6:58:34 PM
WASHINGTON, June 25, 2014 -Despite the strength of FCS, some panel witnesses wondered if the FCS still considers agriculture its primary client.
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