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Four top ag ranking members have sent a letter to the Office of Management and Budget calling for emergency assistance to be released to poultry and egg producers suffering flock losses from H5N2 avian influenza infections. The leaders rec
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture announced more than 3.8-million dollars through the Agriculture and Food Research Initiative yesterday to support grants focused on using nanotechnology to find solutions to societal challenges. NIFA Director S
Last week - the European Commission approved 17 different genetically modified agricultural products for food and feed through careful, scientific analysis. However - with the announcement - the American Farm Bureau says the EC also undermined its principled position by recommending individual states be permitted to opt out of importation or use of the products within their own borders. Farm Bureau say
The House Ways and Means Committee passed trade promotion authority yesterday, better known as TPA, by a vote of 25 to 13. The bill will now head to the floor in the House and the Senate. House Ways and
The Senate Agriculture Committee held a hearing on the potential to increase U.S. ag and food sales to Cuba by lifting the trade embargo on Tuesday. Senate Ag Ranking Member Debbie Stabenow says ag sales to Cuba are a way to rebuild trust between the U.S. and Cuba. Ver
The highly pathogenic H5N2 strain of avian influenza has now impacted 5.3-million laying hens on an Iowa egg operation. The operation represents about 1.5-percent of the total layer population in the United States. Bill Northey, I
National Turkey Federation Vice President for Communications and Marketing Keith Williams says that more than 25 states across the U.S. produce 240-million turkeys each year and so far - the H5N2 strain has affected less than one-percent of the turkey population. It’s still to
During the Organic Trade Association luncheon last week - Montana Senator and organic farmer Jon Tester said advocates would have to work hard to achieve labeling of genetically modified foods. Tester says mor
Senate Finance Committee Chair Orrin Hatch and Ranking Member Ron Wyden – along with House Ways and Means Committee Chair Paul Ryan - introduced Trade Promotion Authority legislation on Thursday. Hatch expects t
The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee has passed the Regulatory Integrity Protection Act of 2015 - which requires the EPA and Army Corps to withdraw its proposed Waters of the U.S. rule within 3
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