Fri Mar 27, 2015 02:03 PM CDT A number of environmental groups are pressing on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to consider in its review of glyphosate the conclusion reached by an international group this past week that there is a "probable" link to cancer.
Thu Mar 26, 2015 03:37 PM CDT Will USDA stick with the March 31 deadline for farmers serving notice on their farm-program intentions? And for those producers who were early birds and certain of their intentions, do their early projections still hold for Agricultural Risk Coverage and Price Loss Coverage payment models?
Tue Mar 24, 2015 04:44 PM CDT The Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee met Tuesday in Bethesda, Maryland, to allow for public testimony on the committee's recommendations to USDA and the Department of Health and Human Services.
Mon Mar 23, 2015 06:24 AM CDT Dairy exporters in Australia, New Zealand and the United States last week called on their respective trade and agriculture officials to make every effort to significantly increase their access to Canada's market as they continue discussions aimed at concluding the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement.
Tue Mar 17, 2015 09:30 PM CDT More than 140 groups signed onto a letter by the Agriculture Workforce Coalition opposing a bill spurred by the House Judiciary Committee to require all employers to use E-Verify for workers.
Mon Mar 16, 2015 03:19 PM CDT A set of new reports from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency show mixed results in Pennsylvania, Virginia and New York when it comes to reducing nutrients runoff in the Chesapeake Bay.
Fri Mar 13, 2015 09:09 PM CDT The Kansas Department of Agriculture reported Friday afternoon that samples from a backyard flock of chickens and ducks had come back with a positive result of H2N2 avian influenza.
Fri Mar 13, 2015 03:41 PM CDT At the National Farmers Union annual meeting on Monday, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack will try to tell a group of reluctant farmers that NFU should reverse its opposition to Trade Promotion Authority. But a bigger question is whether the White House can still sell TPA to a resistant Congress.
Thu Mar 12, 2015 09:41 AM CDT The federal Government Accountability Office issued another report on crop insurance on Wednesday calling on USDA to increase crop-insurance premiums in counties with higher losses and insurance claims.
Wed Mar 11, 2015 09:18 PM CDT The American Farm Bureau issued a friend-of-the-court brief for the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals with Farm Bureau arguing that California's state law regulating the size of egg cages is unconstitutional.
Tue Mar 10, 2015 01:02 PM CDT Former California Agriculture Secretary A.G. Kawamura on Monday explained the concept of climate-smart agriculture during a panel discussion other agricultural groups from around the world gathered at the Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture.
Sun Mar 8, 2015 09:09 AM CDT While farm organizations may favor a comprehensive immigration overhaul, Republican presidential contenders took some differing stances on how to deal with immigration, an issue that continues to divide the GOP given the battles with President Barack Obama over his executive actions.
Sat Mar 7, 2015 12:58 PM CST Jeb Bush said crop insurance was critical to Florida producers when he was governor. He pointed to various hurricanes as well as crop diseases such as citrus greening. "The crop-insurance industry creates a stability that makes it possible in very volatile kinds of situations for farmers to be able to be successful."
Sat Mar 7, 2015 10:14 AM CST The Iowa skies looked beautiful Saturday morning as roughly 900 or so people opted to forego the best weather in months to attend the Iowa Ag Summit throughout the day at the Iowa State Fair.
Wed Mar 4, 2015 04:36 PM CST Supporters of renewable energy from agriculture want to see Republican presidential candidates to declare their support for renewables, or at least recognize the role of renewable energy in the rural economy.
Tue Mar 3, 2015 02:09 PM CST Iowa businessman Bruce Rastetter put together the Iowa Agriculture Summit for Saturday with a lineup of confirmed speakers oriented heavily around Republican presidential candidates. The ag summit is expected to draw 900 Iowans as well as national media to cover the candidates and event.
Thu Feb 26, 2015 09:05 AM CST Farm states are looking at a variety of options to generate revenue. Here are a couple of recent examples as Iowa and Kansas seek to address infrastructure or budget holes.
Wed Feb 25, 2015 08:58 AM CST Former Rep. Tom Latham, a Republican from Iowa, told a room of journalists, bloggers and public-relations staff late Tuesday afternoon that it would be a bad idea to reopen any aspect of the farm bill.