Stories in Category "Government & Policy"

Monsanto Sues to Keep Roundup Off California List of Carcinogens

Monsanto Sues to Keep Roundup Off California List of Carcinogens

Late last week, Monsanto Company filed a lawsuit in California seeking to prevent lawmakers there from adding glyphosate, the main ingredient in its Round....
Obama administration loosens Cuba embargo with new measures

Obama administration loosens Cuba embargo with new measures

U.S. travel to Cuba has exploded since Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro declared detente in 2014. But U.S. hopes of building wider trade between Amer....
Agriculture largely absent from Iowa Caucus campaigns

Agriculture largely absent from Iowa Caucus campaigns

Rural America again serves as the first battleground of the presidential campaign sequence. Iowa is where the tall corn and animals dominate the national ....
Summit highlights industry while exploring new markets

Summit highlights industry while exploring new markets

Presidential politics overshadowed the 10th annual Iowa Renewable Fuels Summit this week, but that didn’t mean the infrastructure of the industry wasn’t d....
Obama lays out his final year's presidential course

Obama lays out his final year's presidential course

The president delivered his final State of the Union this week, laying out a plan for his final year in office. One of Obama’s priorities will be building....
Cotton Country Struggling, Seeking Government Help

Cotton Country Struggling, Seeking Government Help

Last spring, farmers reported planting 8.5 million acres of cotton, which – with the exception of one Farm Crisis year - was the smallest amount of land d....
Feds Issue Updated Dietary Guidelines

Feds Issue Updated Dietary Guidelines

Federal authorities this week released their much-debated new dietary guidelines, which attempt to improve the eating and drinking habits of Americans.
USDA Vows to End Transfer Funding for 2016 Wildfires

USDA Vows to End Transfer Funding for 2016 Wildfires

The U.S. Forest Service spent a record $1.7 billion this year combatting wildfires that burned 15,000 square miles nationwide – making 2015 the costliest ....
Vermont Dairy Advocates Promote Regional Export Markets

Vermont Dairy Advocates Promote Regional Export Markets

Tim Taft’s Vermont family farm has weathered booms and busts for decades. And true to form, the fourth generation dairyman is riding out a downturn in mi....