Stories in Category "Government & Policy"

Senate Passes Keystone Construction Bill, Veto Threat Looms

Senate Passes Keystone Construction Bill, Veto Threat Looms

President Obama launched his 2015 legislative agenda this week to a Congress controlled by Republicans for the first time in his tenure.
Career Profile: Food Security Advisor | Adam Reinhart

Career Profile: Food Security Advisor | Adam Reinhart

Adam Reinhart is an agriculture and food security advisor for the U.S. government's Office of Food for Peace.
Career Profile: Strategy Leader, Biotech Affairs and Regulations | Jim Gaffney

Career Profile: Strategy Leader, Biotech Affairs and Regulations | Jim Gaffney

Jim Gaffney is the Strategy Leader, Biotech Affairs and Regulations, for DuPont Pioneer. He helps to guide new agricultural products through the regulator....
Career Profile: Educator & Agronomist | Catherine Swoboda

Career Profile: Educator & Agronomist | Catherine Swoboda

Catherine Swoboda is an agronomist who develops educational programming for the World Food Prize Foundation. She is an Iowa State graduate with a bachelor....
Obama launches '15 agenda with address and a wink

Obama launches '15 agenda with address and a wink

President Obama launched his 2015 legislative agenda this week to a Congress controlled by Republicans for the first time in his tenure.
Obama Brings Broadband Initiative to the Heartland

Obama Brings Broadband Initiative to the Heartland

President Obama traveled to a key farm state Wednesday where he outlined his plan to increase access to affordable, high-speed broadband.
Obama Moves to Normalize Relations with Cuba

Obama Moves to Normalize Relations with Cuba

This week marked one of the most significant policy shifts toward an adversary in over half a century, as the U.S. announced plans to restore full diploma....
North Dakota-to-Illinois Oil Pipeline Proposed

North Dakota-to-Illinois Oil Pipeline Proposed

The proposed $3.78-billion Dakota Access pipeline would transport 450,000 barrels of oil per day from the Bakken and Three Forks regions of North Dakota t....
Short-term tax fix could help rural America

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 r....
Obama Pushes Immigration Reform

Obama Pushes Immigration Reform

Ignoring furious Republicans, President Obama issued an executive order on immigration Thursday night, sparing nearly 5 million undocumented immigrants fr....