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Black Farmer Lobbyist Wants Piece of Indian Deal

posted on July 3, 2014 at 9:24 AM

HELENA, Mont. (AP) -- The president of the National Black Farmers Association says he's being stiffed by the attorneys behind a $3.4 billion government settlement with Native American landowners who asked him to lobby Congress to fund the... Full Story

Probe Finds Scant Oversight of Chemical Plants

posted on May 23, 2014 at 10:38 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — The government has no way of fully knowing which U.S. chemical facilities stock ammonium nitrate, the substance that exploded last year at a Texas fertilizer plant and killed 14 people, congressional investigators say.... Full Story

Appeals court rules in favor of meat labels

posted on March 28, 2014 at 3:47 PM

A federal appeals court is allowing labels on certain cuts of meat to say where the animals were born, raised and slaughtered. The appeals court decision issued Friday dismissed an attempt by the meat industry to block the rules, which took... Full Story

GMO Labels Vote in Washington State May Have Ramifications for Country

posted on November 8, 2013 at 12:15 PM

GMO Labels Vote in Washington State May Have Ramifications for Country
A vote in Washington State regarding GMO labeling proves a victory for some of the nation's top food companies and could have ramifications for the rest of the country. Full Story

Government Shutdown Ends, Debt Remains

posted on October 18, 2013 at 6:41 PM

Government Shutdown Ends, Debt Remains
The deal approved late Wednesday by Congress, and signed into law by President Obama reopens the federal government through Jan. 15 and permits the Treasury to add to America’s cavernous 16.7 trillion debt – but only through Feb. 7. Full Story

Great Lakes program inspires rare bipartisanship

posted on September 13, 2013 at 3:46 PM

Nowhere has the fervor to cut government down to size been more dramatically on display than in the industrial Midwest. Republicans have seized control of statehouses across the traditional battleground region, where they've slashed budgets with a... Full Story

UN Official Hopeful About 2015 Climate Talks

posted on April 26, 2013 at 2:13 PM

Climate negotiations over the years have dogged by suspicion, with rich and poor nations accusing one another of failing to do enough to move the talks along. Full Story

Sequester Squabbles Overtake Washington

posted on March 1, 2013 at 5:10 PM

Sequester Squabbles Overtake Washington
While both sides of the aisle lamented the spending reductions the full impact of the cuts likely will be felt later rather than sooner. Half of the $85 billion will come out of the defense budget. The remaining amount is slated to come from... Full Story

FDA issues sweeping new food safety rules

posted on January 4, 2013 at 2:18 PM

The Food and Drug Administration is proposing the most sweeping food safety rules in decades, requiring farmers and food companies to be more vigilant in the wake of deadly outbreaks in peanuts, cantaloupe and leafy greens. Full Story

State Shields 2,389 Farm Acres From Development

posted on June 15, 2012 at 4:46 PM

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Twenty-eight more Pennsylvania farms in 14 counties are being protected from development. The Pennsylvania Agricultural Land Preservation Board on Thursday approved easements to preserve the farms and 2,389 acres of land... Full Story

Senate Rejects Changes In Sugar Policy

posted on June 15, 2012 at 4:43 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senators debating a five-year farm bill have voted to uphold current policy that protects the nation's sugar growers with price supports and import restrictions. The vote was 50-46 to block an amendment to end the... Full Story

NYC Ban On Big Sodas Could Face Legal Test

posted on June 15, 2012 at 4:34 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — If New York City bans big sodas, what's next on the list? Large slices of pizza? Double-scoop ice cream cones? Tubs of movie-theater popcorn? The 16-ounce strip steak? The proposed crackdown on super-sized drinks could face a... Full Story

US: TransCanada reapplies for oil pipeline

posted on May 4, 2012 at 2:24 PM

A Canadian company that wants to build the disputed Keystone XL pipeline in the U.S. says it has submitted a new application for the project after changing the route to avoid environmentally sensitive land in Nebraska. Full Story

Minnesota tribes concerned about moose population

posted on May 4, 2012 at 2:16 PM

A declining moose population in Minnesota has some Indian tribes concerned about losing a treaty right in the future. Full Story

Child labor groups upset farm rules being dropped

posted on April 27, 2012 at 6:10 PM

Child labor groups say they are stunned and disappointed the Obama administration is backing off a plan to keep children from working in hazardous jobs on farms. Full Story
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