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Market to Market (February 14, 2014)

posted on February 14, 2014 at 7:56 PM

Market to Market (February 14, 2014)
Full Program: The Agriculture Department predicts the bottom line for most U.S. farmers will decline significantly this year. EPA says some Midwestern farmers are making progress in protecting the environment, but much work remains to be done. Despite strident... Full Story

EPA Holds Hearing on Cutting Renewable Fuel Standard

posted on December 6, 2013 at 5:59 PM

EPA Holds Hearing on Cutting Renewable Fuel Standard
The Environmental Protection Agency held a hearing this week on a proposal to reduce the amount of ethanol to be blended into U.S. gasoline. Full Story

Market to Market (November 29, 2013)

posted on November 27, 2013 at 9:44 AM

Market to Market (November 29, 2013)
Full Program: New data suggests the EPA has dramatically underestimated U.S. methane emissions. The farm bill stalls in conference committee, largely over differences in spending on nutrition. Market analysis with Virgil Robinson. Full Story

Federal Government Shuts Down for First Time in 17 Years

posted on October 4, 2013 at 1:19 PM

Federal Government Shuts Down for First Time in 17 Years
The effect of the federal government shutdown on the rest of the country Full Story

Federal Agency Finds Lax Regulation Of Chemicals

posted on June 27, 2013 at 4:59 PM

HOUSTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency has displayed a lack of urgency in the wake of a deadly Texas fertilizer plant explosion and must regulate potentially explosive chemicals immediately, legislators said Thursday.The Chemical... Full Story

Market to Market (November 16, 2012)

posted on November 16, 2012 at 7:38 PM

Market to Market (November 16, 2012)
Full Program: Congress and the President begin work to keep America from slipping over the Fiscal Cliff… The Environmental Protection Agency denies requests to waive ethanol production mandates. Wind energy proponents explain why tax incentives are crucial for... Full Story

Animal Producers Question EPA Authority

posted on September 14, 2012 at 4:51 PM

Animal Producers Question EPA Authority
Aerial surveillance of confined feeding operations by the EPA has drawn the ire of several from the field to Capitol Hill. Full Story

Presidential Candidates Send Surrogates to Agricultural Forum

posted on September 14, 2012 at 4:35 PM

Presidential Candidates Send Surrogates to Agricultural Forum
Presidential Candidate surrogates were part of forum to discuss agricultural issues. Full Story

Florida Water Pollution Rules Clear Legislature

posted on February 10, 2012 at 1:23 PM

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- The lingering dispute over new water pollution rules for Florida will move to an administrative law court following final passage Thursday of a bill that in effect gives them legislative approval. The Florida Department of... Full Story

Bread Beats Out Chips as Biggest Salt Source

posted on February 10, 2012 at 1:16 PM

ATLANTA (AP) — Bread and rolls are the No. 1 source of salt in the American diet, accounting for more than twice as much sodium as salty junk food like potato chips. That surprising finding comes in a government report released Tuesday that... Full Story

EPA Says Food Safe Off Tiny Sample

posted on February 10, 2012 at 12:32 PM

Nevada (AP) - Test results the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has cited repeatedly as evidence that irrigated crops and livestock next to a polluted Nevada mine are safe for consumption were based on samples from four onions taken more... Full Story

Ag pollution prevention program tested in Minn.

posted on January 18, 2012 at 3:09 PM

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Minnesota will take the lead in testing a federal program that encourages farmers to reduce agricultural pollution. U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, Environmental Protection Agency administrator Lisa... Full Story

Ag secretary promotes biofuels at Chicago meeting

posted on January 17, 2012 at 3:54 PM

CHICAGO (AP) - U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says biofuels are playing a growing role in the civilian aircraft and airline industry and in the military. Vilsack spoke Monday at a business roundtable meeting at Chicago-based... Full Story

EPA: Power Plants Main Global Warming Culprits

posted on January 13, 2012 at 4:58 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) - The most detailed data yet on emissions ofheat-trapping gases show that U.S. power plants are responsible forthe bulk of the pollution blamed for global warming.     Power plants released 72 percent of the... Full Story

2011: The Year in Review

posted on December 30, 2011 at 3:22 PM

2011: The Year in Review
2011 began in much the same fashion as its immediate predecessors: as the global economy struggled to recover from the worst downturn since the Great Depression. Full Story
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