Wed Jul 1, 2015 02:42 PM CDT The U.S. Agriculture Coalition for Cuba praised the announcement Wednesday by President Barack Obama that the U.S. and Cuba will officially re-establish diplomatic relations on July 20 with the re-opening of respective embassies.
Mon Jun 29, 2015 05:06 PM CDT It would generally be considered a pretty rare occurrence that the National Cattlemen's Beef Association finds itself in agreement with the group Food & Water Watch. But the two disparate groups nonetheless find themselves equally appalled at USDA for allowing imported beef from northern Argentina and 14 states Brazil known for FMD outbreaks.
Fri Jun 26, 2015 11:59 AM CDT Leaders from the group AGree this week called on Congress to take a top-to-bottom review of agricultural research in the country. AGree's leaders issued a paper breaking down issues surrounding research and development in agriculture and food production. The group AGree was formed to seek consensus among different stakeholders on policy areas important to agriculture.
Wed Jun 24, 2015 02:24 PM CDT Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Pat Roberts and his committee's ranking member, Sen. Debbie Stabenow, head into a hearing Thursday clearly divided on the issue of country-of-origin labeling for meat. Roberts is pushing for full repeal of the labels while Stabenow is pitching a voluntary approach to the problem.
Tue Jun 16, 2015 08:44 AM CDT Ahead of a scheduled June 25 public hearing in Kansas City, Kansas, on the Renewable Fuel Standard Iowa's Congressional delegation is asking the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to host a public hearing in Iowa.
Fri Jun 12, 2015 12:51 PM CDT The House Energy and Commerce Committee will weigh in on the debate over biotech labeling laws next week with a hearing over legislation by Rep. Mike Pompeo, a Republican from Kansas.
Wed Jun 10, 2015 09:33 PM CDT The House voted 300 to 131 to repeal country of origin labels for meat. While the bill now goes to the Senate, the House vote represents a victory for Canadian and Mexican livestock producers.
Mon Jun 8, 2015 04:11 PM CDT It looks like we're once again on tax-extender watch for items like bonus depreciation, Section 179 deductions and that whole other laundry list of tax provisions Congress always wait until the end of the year to pass.
Fri Jun 5, 2015 07:08 AM CDT Iowa's two senators wrote a letter Thursday to Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Pat Roberts calling on him to hold a hearing over the federal government's response to bird flu.
Tue Jun 2, 2015 02:42 PM CDT Sen. Charles Grassley wants USDA to finalize its actively-engaged rule for the 2016 crop year while the senator lamented efforts by farmers and farm groups to scrap the rule.
Fri May 29, 2015 04:24 PM CDT From the anger sent EPA's direction yesterday from the biofuel and corn lobbies, you would think the petroleum industry would be crowing over its apparent victory at the expense of corn-based ethanol.
Wed May 27, 2015 04:52 PM CDT Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Pat Roberts had different takes on the roll out Wednesday of the EPA-Army Corps of Engineers rule defining waters of the United States.
Mon May 25, 2015 09:06 PM CDT This is going to be a busy week for the regulatory gurus at the Environmental Protection Agency with potential rules ready to roll out on the Renewable Fuels Standard and waters of the U.S.
Sat May 23, 2015 08:11 AM CDT The Senate voted 62-37 on Friday evening to pass Trade Promotion Authority, which would give the White House a better chance to reach an agreement in the 12-country Trans-Pacific Partnership. The House had already left for the Memorial Day break and will not return to D.C. until early June.
Thu May 21, 2015 12:31 PM CDT With the ethanol industry facing market challenges at home with the Renewable Fuel Standard and the E10 blend wall, two ethanol industry groups and a commodity group are on a trade mission to Japan with the hopes of opening up more export opportunities.
Tue May 19, 2015 10:20 AM CDT In response to a New York Times' story Monday, http://tinyurl.com/k9qhxoe, that alleged the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency may have violated lobbying laws when it used a grassroots social media campaign to generate support for the waters of the United States rule, an EPA spokesperson told DTN Tuesday the agency acted within the scope of the law.
Tue May 19, 2015 09:47 AM CDT The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is set to release the final waters of the United States rule this week, the New York Times, http://tinyurl.com/k9qhxoe, reported Monday in a piece that documents how the agency conducted a grassroots campaign to build support for a rule that has been widely unpopular across the country.