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Wednesday, December 2, 2015

In a letter to Congressional leaders sent this week, nearly 300 environmental advocacy, farming and fishing groups and food companies voiced strong opposition to a plan to tack a provision onto the omnibus appropriations bill that would deny consumers the right to know what it is in their food and how it is grown.

Monday, November 30, 2015

Corn ethanol, once thought of as a way for the U.S. to cut carbon pollution, is conspicuously absent from the emissions reduction plan the White House submitted ahead of the global climate conference in Paris. The plan would reduce U.S. carbon emissions by 28 percent from 2005 levels, but it didn’t even mention corn ethanol, or the federal mandate known as the Renewable Fuel Standard.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

The head of the crop insurance industry's trade group is objecting to an EWG analysis that found that crop insurance companies could easily absorb cuts to their taxpayer-guaranteed rate of return. But a study commissioned by his own organization shows just how well crop insurance companies are doing.

Monday, November 23, 2015

Some lawmakers are trying to slip the darkest part of the DARK Act onto the must-pass spending bill Congress will consider.

Monday, November 23, 2015

A back-room deal to restore crop insurance companies' sky-high guaranteed rate of return won't stand if Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) has anything to say about it.