Stories in Category "Government & Policy"

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....
Lame Duck Senate Rejects Keystone XL Pipeline

Lame Duck Senate Rejects Keystone XL Pipeline

Falling just one vote shy of Senate approval, the Keystone XL pipeline, a political hot potato for nearly six years, was punted by lawmakers again this we....
US and China Reach Milestone Agreement on Climate Change

US and China Reach Milestone Agreement on Climate Change

Putting differences aside this week, the United States and China, the world’s top two emitters of greenhouse gases, announced a groundbreaking deal to com....
Drones Poised to Elevate Agricultural Efficiency

Drones Poised to Elevate Agricultural Efficiency

To the untrained eye, the sight of a UAV, or unmanned aerial vehicle, soaring over the rural landscape might seem like an amateur activity. But the machi....
Balance of Power in Play on Tuesday

Balance of Power in Play on Tuesday

The balance of power in the U.S. Senate is in play next week when 36 of the seats are up for grabs. Republicans need a net gain of six seats to take contr....
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....