**Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt met with farmers, elected officials, and ag industry leaders last week to hear feedback on re-writing the Waters of the U.S. Rule under the Clean Water Act.
The controversial rule has been put on hold by the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals while strong opposition from farm organizations, home builders and others who consider it to be an ove
**The USDA continues to move forward on lifting the U.S. ban on Chinese chicken, undaunted by legislation that some say is a threat to the efforts wrapped into last week’s U.S.-China Comprehensive Dialogue.
A key item in that conference was China’s agreement to lift its ban on U...
**The House Appropriations Committee’s agriculture and energy subcommittees approved bills that reject most of the cuts sought by President Trump.
The bill approved by the panel’s ag subcommittee would still cut discretionary spending at USDA, the Food and Drug Administration and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission by $876 million from fiscal 2017 levels...
**Six months after China announced its intention to lift its ban on U.S. beef, the two countries remain far apart.
Hopes are high that President Trump will be able to break the logjam when he meets today with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Florida, but even if the two agree, there’s still a lot of work remaining to restore trade...
By this time next year, residents of New York City won’t be able to buy an absurdly large and absurdly overpriced cup of soda to go alongside their absurdly large and absurdly overpriced vat of popcorn when they are enjoying a movie.
That’s because New York mayor Mike Bloomberg has proposed a ban — which is widely expected to be ratified by the city’s board of health — that would outlaw the sale o