Stories in Category "Government & Policy"

California Seeks Regulation of State Groundwater

California Seeks Regulation of State Groundwater

As extreme drought continues its 3-year chokehold on California, Sacramento lawmakers took steps late last week to regulate groundwater supplies for the f....
Feds Shift Food Aid Practices

Feds Shift Food Aid Practices

The U.S. government has begun buying some of the food it donates for international aid from suppliers and farmers in developing nations. This signals a st....
Russia bans agricultural impacts from U.S., EU

Russia bans agricultural impacts from U.S., EU

Russian President Vladimir Putin retaliated this week against western sanctions imposed over the crisis in Ukraine. On Wednesday, Putin banned ALL import....
Ask the Analysts: How are commodity markets regulated?

Ask the Analysts: How are commodity markets regulated?

How are commodity markets regulated? In each Ask the Analyst segment, experienced commodity market analysts provide thoughtful insight on trading skills, ....
Measures Taken to Slow Spread of PED Virus

Measures Taken to Slow Spread of PED Virus

The USDA is asking farmers to report cases of PED virus.
Federal officials get data on oil train cars across U.S.

Federal officials get data on oil train cars across U.S.

State and federal officials are finally getting data on exactly how many shipments of crude oil are rolling along on America’s railways.
Oregon Hopes To Be First State To Map GMO Fields

Oregon Hopes To Be First State To Map GMO Fields

If the mapping goes ahead, Oregon would be the first state to map fields and mandate preventive measures for modified crops. Advocates say Oregon could be....
Ag Gag under examination in several states

Ag Gag under examination in several states

The hidden camera and concealed microphone have long been tools of television funnymen, security-minded homeowners and clandestine operatives in foreign l....
President signs water projects bill worth $12 billion

President signs water projects bill worth $12 billion

Waterways across America will get a facelift after the stroke of Barack Obama’s pen. The president approved a $12.3 billion bill this week aimed at improv....
Pork industry enters spotlight while issues loom

Pork industry enters spotlight while issues loom

Hog producers, dealing with both great market prices and a disease with no known cure, took center stage at the Iowa State Fairgrounds this week for the W....
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