Stories in Category "Government & Policy"

Iran Nuclear Deal Could Pinch Central Valley Commodities

Iran Nuclear Deal Could Pinch Central Valley Commodities

As California’s chronic dry spell bears down for a fourth consecutive year, parched streams and reservoirs like Lake Isabella, the victim of ‘exceptional’....
Transportation Bill gets an extension for the 34th time

Transportation Bill gets an extension for the 34th time

For the 34th time since 2009, Congress passed another in a series of short-term transportation funding extensions early this week.
Congress:  Food Companies Not Required to Label GMOs

Congress: Food Companies Not Required to Label GMOs

Under The Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act passed by the House of Representatives this week, food companies would not be required to disclose whether t....
Idaho Burns While Congress Eyes Changes to Wildfire Funding

Idaho Burns While Congress Eyes Changes to Wildfire Funding

Fighting steep terrain, strong winds and rising temperatures, fire managers installed a fire line to save further properties from encroaching flames.
Avian Flu hearing highlights successes and failures of response

Avian Flu hearing highlights successes and failures of response

The Avian Flu took center stage at a congressional hearing this week in Washington, D.C.
EPA Holds Hearing On Cuts to the Renewable Fuels Standard

EPA Holds Hearing On Cuts to the Renewable Fuels Standard

New crop domestic ending stocks are based on predictions of bringing in near record crops during the 2015 harvest season
The Drought Continues to Make Life Difficult in California

The Drought Continues to Make Life Difficult in California

The parched earth of California's Central Valley is begging for rain…and so are the farmers who use it to grow a majority of the nation’s fresh produce. ....
Two Municipalities Deploy Different Nitrate Strategies

Two Municipalities Deploy Different Nitrate Strategies

Conservation could be considered a basic tenet of modern agriculture. And while the well-worn concept is being adopted, voluntarily, throughout portions ....
Some in Congress Define New WOTUS Rule as Government Overreach

Some in Congress Define New WOTUS Rule as Government Overreach

A few members of the U.S. Senate joined some of their colleagues in the U.S. House of Representatives claiming new rules defining waters of the U.S. were....
Drones Create Precision Ag Buzz in Rural America

Drones Create Precision Ag Buzz in Rural America

The forward march of UAV’s, or unmanned aerial vehicles, is creating a buzz in rural America. In fact, early adopters and newcomers alike predict drones ....