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Politics | 3/9/2014 12:15:46 PM
WASHINGTON, MARCH 9, 2014 -- U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack both say the U.S. is working hard to reach a deal on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) before President Obama's trip to Asia in April but
Politics | 3/7/2014 3:44:27 PM
WASHINGTON, March 7, 2014 - About 30 Democratic senators will hold the Senate floor overnight between Monday and Tuesday to urge action on

Politics | 3/7/2014 2:07:56 PM
WASHINGTON, March 7, 2014-- The American Soybean Association (ASA) submitted its comments today on the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) proposal to further reduce trans fat consumption
Politics | 3/7/2014 10:22:46 AM
WASHINGTON, March, 7, 2014-- USDA today posted Monsanto's petition for its SmartStax Pro product, which is corn genetically engineered for protection against corn rootworm and
Politics | 3/7/2014
WASHINGTON, March 7, 2014 - Stakeholders in the water resources development game continue to closely watch for a final agreement among conferees trying to resolve
Politics | 3/6/2014 5:17:55 PM
WASHINGTON, March 6, 2014 - While USDA's Office of Inspector General has made recent progress in addressing waste, fraud, and abuse among programs administered by
Politics | 3/6/2014 4:50:03 PM
WASHINGTON, March 6, 2014 - President Obama signed into law today legislation (H.R. 2431) that reauthorizes
Politics | 3/6/2014 4:00:38 PM
WASHINGTON, March 6, 2014 - Reps. Rick Crawford, R-Ark., Lee Terry, R-Neb., Mike McIntyre, D-N.C., and Jim Costa, D-Calif., today introduced legislation to prohibit EPA from
Politics | 3/6/2014 3:18:05 PM
WASHINGTON, March 6, 2014 - While the three nominees for the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), including for the chairmanship, received a warm
Politics | 3/6/2014 1:36:46 PM
WASHINGTON, March 6, 2014- Five states joined Missouri in a lawsuit against California over its law requiring more space for all egg-laying hens. The standards apply to all eggs
Politics | 3/6/2014 9:01:22 AM
USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service has rescheduled a stakeholder meeting on live animal quarantine centers that was cancelled this week due to inclement weather. The day-long meeting will take place
Politics | 3/5/2014 7:51:48 PM
WASHINGTON, March 5, 2014 - USDA U.S. Department of Agriculture today announced a series of meetings to share information with stakeholders about the 2014 Farm Bill implementation process, including:
Politics | 3/5/2014 5:37:00 PM
WASHINGTON, March 5, 2014 - Livestock producers can boost profitability and address climate change by mixing systems to include higher quality feed and grass, rather than
Politics | 3/5/2014 2:09:36 PM
WASHINGTON, March 5, 2014 - Rep. Jim Moran, D-Va., introduced a bill today which would prohibit animal testing in the U.S. cosmetics industry and phase out the sale of cosmetics
Politics | 3/5/2014 12:54:03 PM
WASHINGTON, March 5, 2014 - Two top House lawmakers wrote a letter today to President Obama expressing concern over EPA's plan to
Politics | 3/5/2014 4:53:03 AM
WASHINGTON, March 5, 2014-- U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman seems convinced that Congress will eventually approve Trade Promotion Authority (TPA), commonly known as
Politics | 3/5/2014 4:33:09 AM
WASHINGTON, March 5, 2014-- A House Agriculture subcommittee on Tuesday held a hearing to review the Smith-Lever Act, the legislation that established agriculture's Cooperative Extension System
Politics | 3/5/2014
WASHINGTON, March 5, 2014 - President Obama released a $3.9 trillion fiscal year 2015 budget to fund government departments, including USDA and EPA - and included a familiar theme: proposals to trim WASHINGTON, March 5, 2014 - There was little movement on the multilateral Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) during the talks that concluded last week in Singapore, and experts say a deal isn't expected until after WASHINGTON, March 5, 2014 - Members of USA Rice Federation left their annual Government Affairs Conference last week determined to keep rice front and center during any WASHINGTON, March 5, 2014 - Despite all the talk of Crisis in the Crimea, the political upheaval in Ukraine should have little effect on the country's grain shipments, according to WASHINGTON, March 5, 2014 - Compared to the more popular options available to farmers and ranchers, (whole farm) insurance might be considered the Rodney Dangerfield of the industry. These plans, which aim to protect against WASHINGTON, March 5, 2014 - USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Services (APHIS) Administrator Kevin Shea said the agency on March 11 will begin implementing and WASHINGTON, March 5, 2014 - In a move observers say is (no coincidence,) the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) and the Food Marketing Institute (FMI) unleashed a major marketing campaign this week to promote their WASHINGTON, March 5, 2014 - A new report from the Governmental Accountability Office (GAO) finds that 1.2 million students stopped purchasing school lunches over the last three school years - just as USDA
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