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Politics | 7/31/2014 5:21:11 PM
WASHINGTON, July 31, 2014 - Senate Agriculture Committee Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., and 12 other Democratic senators sent a letter to three government agencies today asking them to provide certainty on
Politics | 7/31/2014 4:21:36 PM
WASHINGTON, July 31, 2014 - USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) today announced the final rule for the (Modernization of Poultry Slaughter Inspection,) which caps

Politics | 7/31/2014 3:48:33 PM
WASHINGTON, July 31, 2014 - Livestock, honeybee and farm-raised fish producers who experienced losses in recent years will have two more weeks to apply at
Politics | 7/31/2014 3:11:02 PM
WASHINGTON, July 31, 2014 - Agricultural groups praised a bill passed in the U.S. House of Representatives today that eliminates a duplicative permit requirement for
Politics | 7/31/2014 2:09:39 PM
WASHINGTON, July 31, 2014 - USDA today released a report that provides uniform scientific methods for quantifying changes in greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) and carbon storage from different
Politics | 7/31/2014 11:11:42 AM
WASHINGTON, July 31, 2014- The American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) and the Partnership for a New American Economy today released a new ad calling on Congress to pass immigration reform.
Politics | 7/30/2014 5:17:31 PM
WASHINGTON, July 30, 2014 - The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) released a memorandum today clarifying its authority to conduct enforcement activities on small farms.
Politics | 7/30/2014 3:14:55 PM
WASHINGTON, July 30, 2014 - Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro today introduced a bill that would impose a national tax on sweetened beverages
Politics | 7/30/2014 3:11:32 PM
WASHINGTON, July 30, 2014 - Citing tight cattle supplies, Cargill today announced that it will close its Milwaukee, Wis., beef slaughter facility
Politics | 7/30/2014 2:02:15 PM
WASHINGTON, July 30, 2014 - Enforcing the so-called (hot goods) provision in federal minimum wage disputes has the Department of Labor in hot water with some members of Congress.
Politics | 7/30/2014
WASHINGTON, July 30, 2014 - In a recent congressional hearing, Robert Goldenkoff, the Government Accountability Office's director of strategic issues, warned that "reduced investments in human capital can have lasting, detrimental effects" and that "serious human capital shortfalls are eroding agencies' capacity." He added that high retirement rates throughout the federal government are undermining "institutional knowledge and leadership." WASHINGTON, July 30, 2014 - The White House Council of Economic Advisors released a report Tuesday detailing potential consequences of inaction on climate change and called for action to curb global warming. WASHINGTON, July 30, 2014 - The Washington-based Center for Food Safety (CFS), characterizing itself as "the nation's leading nonprofit working on genetically engineered organisms," and the Vermont Public Interest Research Group (VPIRG) are casting doubt on the commitment of the State of Vermont to adequately defend a food industry suit to nullify its biotech food labeling law. WASHINGTON, July 30, 2014 - As U.S. lawmakers consider imposing tougher sanctions on Russia following the downing of Malaysian Flight MH17 and ongoing turmoil in Ukraine, Russia is threatening to ban U.S. chicken imports in what some call a retaliatory action. At press time, Russia was considering a ban on U.S. chicken and some European fruit and was reportedly investigating McDonald's cheese for safety. WASHINGTON, July 30, 2014 - China's recent actions impeding imports of U.S. distiller's dried grains with solubles (DDGS), a co-product of dry-milled ethanol production used as a feed ingredient, dominated guest presentations and group discussions during the U.S Grains Council (USGC) 54th Board of Delegates meeting this week in Omaha, Nebraska. WASHINGTON, July 30, 2014 - USDA and rural lender CoBank last week announced the creation of a fund designed to entice some of Wall Street's wealthiest investors to back infrastructure projects in rural America. CoBank pledged $10 billion for the U.S. Rural Infrastructure Opportunity Fund, and USDA is hopeful more investments will follow. WASHINGTON, July 30, 2014 - The Association of Equipment Manufacturers expects Congress will eventually reauthorize the Export Import Bank - despite opposition by some powerful House Republicans -- although the final vote may be very close to Sept. 30, when its present charter expires. WASHINGTON, July 30, 2014 - Following in the footsteps of North Dakota's successful ballot initiative, the latest state effort to protect a farmer's "right to farm" is headed for a vote on Aug. 5 in Missouri. But supporters face strong headwinds from the Humane Society of the U.S. (HSUS), which is attempting to frame the debate as an attack on small family farms, among other things. WASHINGTON, July 30, 2014 - Five of the corduroy jackets worn with pride by members of the National FFA Organization - formerly the Future Farmers of America - will be part of a Smithsonian exhibition devoted to "American Enterprise."
Politics | 7/29/2014 9:20:44 PM
WASHINGTON, JULY 29, 2014 --The House of Representatives on Tuesday passed H.R. 4315, the (Endangered Species Transparency Act,) which would require the government to make public all data it uses to decide whether
Politics | 7/29/2014 7:56:34 PM
WASHINGTON, July 29, 2014 - Oxfam International is applauding General Mills for committing to what it calls (industry-leading measures) to cut greenhouse gas emissions
Politics | 7/29/2014 11:26:38 AM
Washington, July 29, 2014 - The American Meat Institute (AMI) said it is evaluating its options after the full U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
Politics | 7/29/2014 10:39:44 AM
There are 36 Senate seats in play this year and 21 are held by Democrats like Hagan with 15 in the hands of the GOP
Politics | 7/29/2014
WASHINGTON, July 30, 2014 -The head of the USDA's Rural Utilities Service (RUS) told a House Agriculture subcommittee Tuesday that just as in the 1930s with rural electrification
Politics | 7/28/2014 5:45:02 PM
WASHINGTON, July 28, 2014 - The environment will be among a wide range of issues the House and Senate will consider this week as they prepare for their August recess.
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