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The June issue of Prairie Business includes our take on President Barack Obama's historic May visit to South Dakota to deliver the commencement speech at Lake Area Technical Institute in Watertown.
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The White House on Thursday directed the three U.S. agencies that oversee biotech crop products to improve and modernize their regulatory "framework" to boost public confidence in a system that critics call a failure.
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama's goal of strengthening U.S. economic ties with Asia will hang in the balance in Congress on Friday when divided lawmakers vote on legislation central to his hallmark Pacific Rim trade deal.
Krista Hughes and Richard Cowan
June 12, 2015
President Barack Obama's administration plans to protect the greater sage grouse in the western United States by limiting oil and gas development and renewable energy in the bird's habitat, under a federal plan released on Thursday.
WASHINGTON - The Obama administration on Wednesday issued new rules to protect streams and wetlands under the Clean Water Act, a step it said would help keep drinking water safe, but farmers and industry groups argued the regulation will be costly.
The Obama administration on Tuesday laid out an agenda under its Quadrennial Energy Review to modernize the country's energy infrastructure and make it more resilient to challenges ranging from extreme weather to the domestic energy boom.
Valerie Volcovici and Timothy Gardner
April 21, 2015
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack told delegates to the Democratic convention on Sept. 5 that President Obama has done a lot to help farmers and rural America, but that there is more to do in a second term.
Jerry Hagstrom, Special to Agweek
September 10, 2012
President Barack Obama and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on Feb. 13 released a proposed fiscal year 2013 Agriculture Department budget that would eliminate the direct payment program and cut crop insurance but reinstate permanent disaster programs and increase competitive grants for agricultural research.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — The crop insurance industry reacted negatively to President Barack Obama’s proposed budget that includes cuts to crop insurance programs while the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition, which could be considered at the opposite end of the political spectrum, found the proposal dull.
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack’s announcement in St. Paul, Minn., on Jan. 17 that the Obama administration had reached agreement with the state of Minnesota to help farmers try to achieve regulatory “certainty” on water issues was part of a two-day tour that appeared intended to bolster the administration’s standing in the rural Midwest as President Obama seeks re-election.
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama’s proposal to reorganize six agencies that promote business and trade and possibly reorganize food safety agencies has not been well received in agriculture or consumer advocacy circles.
WASHINGTON — The Justice Department will continue to advise the Agriculture Department on the USDA Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration’s rewrite of the rule governing the Packers and Stockyards Act, outgoing Assistant Attorney General Christine Varney said July 12.
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