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Congress Eases Some School Lunch Requirements

posted on December 24, 2014 at 3:50 PM

Congress has eased some of the stricter nutrition regulations for school lunches as part of a massive year-end spending bill that was approved this month. Full Story

The biggest stories in rural America in 2014

posted on December 24, 2014 at 3:02 PM

The biggest stories in rural America in 2014
2014 was full of big stories impacting rural America. Politics, protests and policymaking played out across the country, including discussions aimed at cutting the amount of ethanol in renewable fuel mandates. Full Story

Lawmakers Wary of Genetically Modified Food Labels

posted on December 12, 2014 at 2:44 PM

The food industry is likely to find a more receptive Congress come January in its fight against mandatory labeling of genetically modified foods.Republicans and Democrats on a House Energy and Commerce subcommittee questioned Wednesday whether... Full Story

Short-term tax fix could help rural America

posted on December 5, 2014 at 5:22 PM

Short-term tax fix could help rural America
The lame-duck Congress has a small window to accomplish a lot of things before winter recess that could benefit farm and ranch families. One item is the reinstatement, and in some cases, extension, of 50 tax breaks, most of which expired in 2013. Full Story

White House Veto Threat Shelves Possible Tax Plan

posted on November 26, 2014 at 3:18 PM

A White House veto threat appears to have put on ice a congressional effort to permanently renew a handful of tax breaks for businesses and individuals. Officials say that the plan, brewing behind closed doors on Capitol Hill, favored... Full Story

Market to Market (November 21, 2014)

posted on November 21, 2014 at 5:21 PM

Market to Market (November 21, 2014)
Full Program: President Obama sidesteps Congress to reform immigration policy on his own. A lame duck Senate puts up yet another roadblock for the Keystone XL Pipeline. We visit a contest where competitors don husking hooks for a battle of the bangboards. Market... Full Story

Lame Duck Senate Rejects Keystone XL Pipeline

posted on November 21, 2014 at 3:05 PM

Lame Duck Senate Rejects Keystone XL Pipeline
Falling just one vote shy of Senate approval, the Keystone XL pipeline, a political hot potato for nearly six years, was punted by lawmakers again this week. Full Story

Market to Market (November 07, 2014)

posted on November 7, 2014 at 5:05 PM

Market to Market (November 07, 2014)
Full Program: Republican victories in the midterm elections bring new faces to leadership positions in Congress. Voters in several states say, "No on GMOs" -- at least when it comes to mandatory labeling of them. Western cattle ranchers work with government... Full Story

Congress Sides With Farmers Against Proposed EPA Water Rule

posted on September 12, 2014 at 6:32 PM

Congress Sides With Farmers Against Proposed EPA Water Rule
The U.S. House of Representatives passed a measure this week designed to prevent the administration from broadly defining which bodies of water can be regulated under the Clean Water Act. Full Story

Senators chide freight railroads on delays

posted on September 12, 2014 at 11:24 AM

Senators say they're skeptical that freight railroads are doing all they can do to alleviate widespread delays preventing shippers from getting their products to market. Full Story

Drone Access to U.S. Skies Faces Significant Hurdles

posted on July 3, 2014 at 9:32 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal effort to provide civilian drones regular access to U.S. skies faces significant hurdles and won't meet a September 2015 deadline set by Congress, a government watchdog said Monday.  Despite years of... Full Story

House panel votes to allow waivers on school meals

posted on May 30, 2014 at 2:27 PM

A House committee has endorsed a Republican plan to allow some schools to opt out of healthier meal standards. Full Story

Red River diversion stays in water bill

posted on May 16, 2014 at 11:33 AM

Authorization for the Red River diversion will be included in a water projects bill negotiated between the U.S. House and Senate. Full Story

House, Senate unveil water project bill compromise

posted on May 16, 2014 at 11:06 AM

House and Senate negotiators on Thursday unveiled a compromise bill that authorizes billions of dollars for water projects over the next decade, from flood protections in California to deepening Georgia's rapidly growing Port of Savannah. Full Story

President Obama Releases 2015 Budget

posted on March 7, 2014 at 5:49 PM

President Obama Releases 2015 Budget
President Obama releases the 2015 budget proposal and Republicans say it is dead on arrival. Full Story
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