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Engineered Salmon May Be a Tough Sell

posted on April 4, 2014 at 10:11 AM

State Department Finds Keystone Pipeline Will Not Impact Carbon Emissions

posted on February 7, 2014 at 5:52 PM

State Department Finds Keystone Pipeline Will Not Impact Carbon Emissions
Late last week, the State Department announced that it has no major environmental objections to the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada. Full Story

Greens Hit Obama On Energy Plan

posted on January 31, 2014 at 3:25 PM

A simmering division between the president and environmental groups is starting to boil over. Full Story

TransCanada Will Look At Rail If Keystone Rejected

posted on January 17, 2014 at 3:00 PM

Obama's initial rejection of the pipeline went over badly in Canada, which relies on the U.S. for 97 percent of its energy exports. Full Story

Health Plan Sticker Shock Ahead For Some Buyers

posted on December 27, 2013 at 12:53 PM

Increasingly, experts in health insurance are becoming concerned that many of these first-time buyers will be in for a shock when they get medical care next year and discover they're on the hook for most of the initial cost. Full Story

Canada PM Won't Accept US Rejection of Keystone XL

posted on September 27, 2013 at 4:00 PM

The pipeline is critical to Canada, which needs infrastructure in place to export its growing oil sands production. Full Story

Dispute Over Jobs Created By Keystone Pipeline

posted on August 2, 2013 at 5:00 PM

Obama downplayed the pipeline's effect on jobs, calling it a "blip" compared with the overall economy. Full Story

Obama: Immigration Debate Will Slip Into The Fall

posted on July 19, 2013 at 6:25 PM

The president said the lack of consensus among House Republicans will stretch the immigration debate past August, his original deadline for a long-elusive overhaul of the nation's fractured laws. Full Story

Obama Opposes GOP Bill On Keystone XL Oil Pipeline

posted on May 24, 2013 at 3:27 PM

House Republicans say the bill is needed to ensure the long-delayed pipeline is built. Full Story

Vilsack Up to Challenge of Obama's 2014 Budget

posted on April 16, 2013 at 10:51 AM

Vilsack Up to Challenge of Obama's 2014 Budget
The ongoing budget battle in Washington ramped up this week as President Obama sent Congress his $3.8 trillion spending request for fiscal year 2014. Seeking common ground with Republicans, the president’s plan aims to reduce the federal debt... Full Story

USDA Suspends Some Ag Reports Due To Budget Cuts

posted on March 15, 2013 at 2:50 PM

The agency posted a notice on its website Tuesday saying it would suspend multiple reports covering at least 10 agricultural products ranging from milk to chickpeas. Full Story

Congress Wants Role As Obama Pushes Trade Agenda

posted on March 15, 2013 at 2:36 PM

Obama has set a goal of doubling exports by the end of next year, after drawing criticism from free-trade advocates during his first term for moving too slowly on trade issues Full Story

What Happened in Rural America in 2012

posted on December 28, 2012 at 6:06 PM

What Happened in Rural America in 2012
2012 began in much the same fashion as the previous year, and the one preceding it: as the U.S. economy struggled to recover from the worst downturn since the Great Depression. But in rural America, the stage was set for some commodities to... Full Story

Farm Bill Part of Fiscal Cliff Negotiations

posted on December 7, 2012 at 5:40 PM

Farm Bill Part of Fiscal Cliff Negotiations
As the clock winds down to the holiday season and closer to Washington’s self-imposed fiscal cliff, public posturing was apparent this past week. Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-California:  'We put an offer on the table. The president now has... Full Story

Electronic Market Predicts Presidential Election

posted on November 2, 2012 at 6:42 PM

Electronic Market Predicts Presidential Election
University of Iowa political stock market predicts election outcome. Ireland-based electronic trading company has track record rivaling Iowa political market. Full Story
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