Cotton: Industry Seeks Help from U.S. House – DTN Dec 11, 2015

🕔Dec 11, 2015Declaring their industry to be in “dire straits,” cotton leaders told a House Agriculture subcommittee this week that Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack should declare cottonseed an oilseed and take other […]

Crop Insurance: House Bill Passage Prevents $3B Cut – DTN Dec 3, 2015

🕔Dec 3, 2015The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday passed the conference report on a highway bill that would also prevent Congress from making a $3 billion cut to the crop insurance […]

Semi-Truck Amendment Fails to Pass U.S. House – DTN Nov 4, 2015

🕔Nov 4, 2015On Tuesday night, the House of Representatives rejected an effort pushed by the semi-truck industry, and backed by groups such as the Soy Transportation Coalition, to permit six-axle, 91,000 pound […]

Farm Policy: Bill Labeling GMO Food Held Off Until Fall Jul 24, 2015

🕔Jul 24, 2015The biotechnology and food industries had a big victory Thursday when the House voted 275-150 to approve a bill that would stop states from establishing laws to require labeling of […]

House Bill Advances to Block State Efforts to Lable GMO Foods – DTN Jul 14, 2015

🕔Jul 14, 2015Diving into the contentious food-labeling debate, the House Agriculture Committee voted Tuesday to advance a bill that would restrict states’ ability to require labeling for any foods with ingredients from […]

Ag Funding Bill Advances in House, Just What Is In It? – DTN Jul 9, 2015

🕔Jul 9, 2015The House Appropriations Committee on Wednesday approved a fiscal year 2016 Agriculture appropriations bill to fund the Agriculture Department, the Food and Drug Administration, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission and […]

Farm Policy: Trade Promotion Authority Bill Moves to Final Senate Vote – DTN Jun 23, 2015

🕔Jun 23, 2015The Senate cleared another procedural vote Tuesday on a bill to provide trade promotion authority to President Barack Obama. Senators will follow up with a final vote on Wednesday on […]

Country-of-Origin Labeling: Retaliation Requests Expected from Canada, Mexico – DTN Jun 18, 2015

🕔Jun 18, 2015The Canadian and Mexican governments are expected to take their requests to retaliate against the United States over country-of-origin labeling for beef and pork to the World Trade Organization in […]

Livestock: House Repeals Country-of-Origin Labels After Tariff Threats – DTN Jun 11, 2015

🕔Jun 11, 2015In a strong bipartisan vote, the House of Representatives voted Wednesday evening to repeal mandatory country-of-origin labels for meat. The final vote was 300 to 131 with 66 Democrats joining […]

Livestock, Poultry: Retaliation Fears after Country-of-Origin Labeling Repeal – DTN May 21, 2015

🕔May 21, 2015Reactions to the House Agriculture Committee’s approval Wednesday of a bill to repeal country-of-origin labeling for beef, pork and chicken, ranged from praise to accusations of “a gross overreach of […]

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