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McCarthy promises to finish clean water rule, won’t ‘overextend into agriculture’


April 13, 2015 | Despite congressional opposition, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy said today that the Obama administration will finish the clean water rule that EPA sent to the Office of Management and Budget on Friday. …

FDA releases reports on microbial resistance


April 13, 2015 | The Food and Drug Administration today released two reports on certain bacteria isolated from raw meat and poultry that the agency said showed “encouraging trends.” …

Vilsack to speak at CFA


April 13, 2015 | Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack will speak at the Consumer Federation of America’s National Food Policy Conference scheduled for April 21 and 22 in Washington. …

USDA Farmers Market to open May 1


April 13, 2015 | The Agriculture Department will open an expanded summer farmers market on Friday, May 1, it announced last week, and for the first time will have evening hours once a month. …

Senate Ag to hold Cuba hearing


April 13, 2015 | Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Pat Roberts, R-Kan., has rescheduled a postponed hearing on agricultural trade with Cuba to Tuesday, April 21. …

House Ag schedules three hearings this week


April 13, 2015 | The House Agriculture Committee has scheduled two subcommittee and one full committee hearing this week. …

Obama to appoint food journalist to fellowship commission


April 13, 2015 | President Barack Obama today announced his intent to appoint Amanda Hesser to the President’s Commission on White House Fellowships. …

NACD names Peters CEO


April 13, 2015 | The National Association of Conservation Districts on Friday named Jeremy Peters, its chief operations officer, as its new chief executive officer. …

Clinton announces presidential run, campaign stop at Iowa fruit distributor this week


April 12, 2015 | Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton announced today that she is running for president and that she will hold an event at Capital City Fruit, a family-owned distribution company, in Norwalk, Iowa, on Wednesday. …

The Clintonites’ recommended restaurants in Des Moines


April 12, 2015 | The official announcement of Hillary Rodham Clinton’s campaign means that reporters and others will be traveling to Des Moines, searching for where Clinton operatives may be hanging out. …

EPA announces RFS schedule


April 10, 2015 | The Environmental Protection Agency today announced plans to release the proposed volumetric requirements under the Renewable Fuel Standard for 2015 by June 1, and the final requirements for 2014 and 2015 by November 30. …