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Summit highlights industry while exploring new markets

posted on January 22, 2016 at 5:25 PM

Summit highlights industry while exploring new markets
Presidential politics overshadowed the 10th annual Iowa Renewable Fuels Summit this week, but that didn’t mean the infrastructure of the industry wasn’t discussed in the event held in the Hawkeye State. Full Story

Cotton Country Struggling, Seeking Government Help

posted on January 15, 2016 at 5:45 PM

Cotton Country Struggling, Seeking Government Help
Last spring, farmers reported planting 8.5 million acres of cotton, which – with the exception of one Farm Crisis year - was the smallest amount of land dedicated to the crop in nearly 150 years. If current trends continue, U.S. farmers could plant... Full Story

Obama lays out his final year's presidential course

posted on January 15, 2016 at 1:39 PM

Obama lays out his final year's presidential course
The president delivered his final State of the Union this week, laying out a plan for his final year in office. One of Obama’s priorities will be building a global coalition that he says will be helpful in diffusing conflicts and building economies. Full Story

Showdown looms between Vilsack, Congress over wildfire costs

posted on December 18, 2015 at 4:24 PM

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack is bracing for a showdown with Congress if the government keeps running out of money to fight wildfires. Full Story

Congress approves bill to boost nation's infrastructure

posted on December 4, 2015 at 11:13 AM

The bill boosts highway and transit spending and assures states that federal help will be available for major projects. Full Story

GM salmon approved for human use

posted on November 20, 2015 at 5:17 PM

GM salmon approved for human use
The FDA made history this week, approving genetically modified salmon for human consumption. The Food and Drug Administration’s move clears the way for the AquAdvantage salmon, a fast-growing fish that will be raised in land-based farms and put... Full Story

House Votes to Keep Highway Spending Level, Ignores Warnings

posted on November 6, 2015 at 5:00 PM

Despite years of warnings that the nation's roads, bridges and transit systems are falling apart and will bring nightmarish congestion, the House on Thursday passed a six-year transportation bill that maintains the spending status quo. Full Story

Members of Congress want faster action to stop Asian carp

posted on November 6, 2015 at 4:59 PM

Members of Congress are prodding federal officials to work faster on technological roadblocks that would prevent Asian carp from reaching the Great Lakes through Chicago-area waterways. Full Story

Congress Averts Budget and Debt Crisis

posted on October 30, 2015 at 5:52 PM

Congress Averts Budget and Debt Crisis
In a move reminiscent of Houdini, congressional leaders freed themselves from the chains of gridlock this week, pushing a two-year bipartisan budget-and-debt deal through a heavily divided Congress. Full Story

Audit finds railroad safety lacking during high oil traffic

posted on October 30, 2015 at 5:38 PM

Montana's oversight of railroad safety falls short at a time when volatile crude oil train traffic from the Bakken region, already high, is only expected to increase, a new audit found. Full Story

Bill delays train safety technology mandate 3 to 5 years

posted on October 30, 2015 at 5:15 PM

The House passed a bill Tuesday that delays for three to five years the mandate for railroads to put long-sought safety technology in place. Full Story

Lawmakers question effectiveness of dietary guidelines

posted on October 9, 2015 at 5:07 PM

Lawmakers on Wednesday asked federal officials whether Americans should trust the government's dietary guidelines, which inform everything from school lunches to advice from a doctor. Full Story

Trans-Pacific Partnership Deal Reached

posted on October 9, 2015 at 4:56 PM

Trans-Pacific Partnership Deal Reached
After 5 years of discussion, the Obama administration hammered out an ambitious trade deal with 11 Pacific Rim nations early this week. Full Story

House OKs lifting 40-year-old US ban on oil exports

posted on October 9, 2015 at 4:44 PM

Defying a White House veto threat, the Republican-controlled House on Friday approved a bill to lift a 40-year-old U.S. ban on crude oil exports. Supporters argued that an ongoing boom in oil and gas drilling has made the 1970s-era restrictions... Full Story

Pope Francis Talks Climate Change on His First U.S. Visit

posted on September 25, 2015 at 6:09 PM

Pope Francis Talks Climate Change on His First U.S. Visit
It was a week of firsts in Washington D. C. as Pope Francis set foot in the U.S. for the first time, kicking off a six day three city visit. Full Story
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