Secretary of Agriculture

Brewer picks another ex-mayor Kansas governor's race ticket

Former Wichita Mayor Carl Brewer has picked another ex-mayor from the state's most populous county as his running mate for the Democratic nomination …

U.S. Dept. of Agriculture

The Jolt: A sign that Nathan Deal might weigh in if GOP race goes to overtime

<b>On the last weekend before</b> Tuesday’s GOP primary vote for governor, Chris Riley, top aide to Gov. Nathan Deal, weighed in with this Twitter message …

Income Tax

Snowmobilers seek Trump's help in gaining access to proposed Great Burn Wilderness

Thwarted in the courts, snowmobile groups from Montana and Idaho are asking the Trump administration to open proposed wilderness areas in western …

Forests

Defeated House farm bill offered resources for farmers facing high suicide rates

Psychologist Michael Rosmann said that whenever he is home at his family's farm in western Iowa he is taking calls or answering emails from farmers …

Mental Health

Organized supply chain, growing crops in sync with demand can help boost farmers’ incomes

(From left to right) Siraj Hussain, former agriculture secretary; Siraj Chaudhry, chairman, Cargill India; Sachid Madan, chief executive, fruits and …

Agriculture

The Public Pulse: Perdue must push E15 fuel plan

Nebraska leaders, including our own Gov. Pete Ricketts, have been outstanding advocates for farmers in Washington, D.C., but farm income is down by …

Agriculture

House Farm Bill Collapses Amid Republican Disarray

WASHINGTON — The factional rancor threatening Republicans heading into the midterm elections this fall erupted into the open on Friday when a slugfest among moderates, hard-line conservatives and House leaders over immigration and welfare policy sank the party’s multiyear farm bill.<p>The …

Politics

NAFTA: Tug-of-war unfolding over concluding a quick deal

WASHINGTON — A quiet power struggle over NAFTA has finally broken into public view, a tug-of-war within Washington between a faction seeking a quick …

Halifax

Refiners at odds with agriculture secretary over ethanol demand

Image 1of/1<p>Caption<p>Close<p>WASHINGTON - The flood of ethanol waivers being handed out to small oil refineries by the Trump administration is winning no …

U.S. Dept. of Agriculture

President Trump to hold Nashville rally during May 29 visit for Marsha Blackburn fundraiser

Buy Photo<p>President Trump speaks to the American Farm Bureau in Nashville<p>President Donald Trump speaks to the American Farm Bureau Federation at …

Donald Trump

Trump signs order to boost efficiency in federal agencies

President TrumpDonald John TrumpGiuliani says FBI may have placed spy in Trump campaign Giuliani: There is 'nothing illegal about looking for dirt on …

Scott Pruitt

How sugar policy could kill the farm bill

An attempt by candy makers and their allies in Congress to rein in one of the more arcane commodity support programs is threatening to sink the House farm bill.<p>Rep. Virginia Foxx has offered an amendment on the House floor on Thursday that would change U.S. sugar policy to make the program more …

U.S. Politics

Critics say US sugar program a sour deal for consumers

WASHINGTON (AP) — Food processors, soft drink manufacturers and candy makers are squaring off against the U.S. sugar industry in a familiar battle …

U.S. Congress

Marijuana could be legal in Kansas next year, says governor candidate Josh Svaty

Marijuana could be legal in Kansas as early as next year, says governor candidate Josh Svaty.<p>And Svaty, a Democrat who has served in the Legislature …

Cannabis

Farm bill subsidies largely intact

<i>With Liz Crampton, Helena Bottemiller Evich, Catherine Boudreau and Maya Parthasarathy</i><p><b>FARM BILL LARGELY WON’T TACKLE SUBSIDY CHANGES:</b> Defenders of farm policy status quo avoided an array of farm bill amendments attempting to chip away at crop insurance and other subsidies as the House Rules …

Agriculture

Colorado farmers give U.S. agriculture secretary Perdue an earful on trade policy, labor shortages

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue received an earful during stops in Broomfield and Brighton Tuesday, and not of Olathe sweet corn.<p>Members …

Agriculture

House begins farm bill debate today

<i>With Helena Bottemiller Evich, Liz Crampton and Maya Parthasarathy</i><p><b>HOUSE BEGINS FARM BILL DEBATE TODAY:</b> The House will take up the farm bill, H.R. 2 (115), today and debate 20 amendments, according to a notice from Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy.<p>It’s just the beginning of what promises to be a busy, …

Bernie Sanders

Pennsylvania Key to Democratic Control of House

Following primaries in Pennsylvania Tuesday, all eyes are on the Keystone State as Democrats could pick up as many as six new House seats there this …

Conservative View

Senate to pay tribute to the late Edgardo Angara

In the halls where he spent much of his time in public service, the late Senate President Edgardo Angara will return one last time.

ABS-CBN

Former Presidents Estrada, Arroyo to deliver eulogies for Angara

Former Presidents Joseph “Erap” Estrada and Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, who were also former senators, will deliver eulogies for former Senate President …

European Union

Agriculture Secretary Visiting Colorado On Four-State Tour

<b>DENVER (AP)</b> — U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue is visiting Colorado as part of a tour highlighting Trump administration priorities on support …

Agriculture

Agriculture secretary tours NM amid farm-aid debate

SANTA FE, N.M. — U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Purdue is kicking off a four-state listening tour in New Mexico as House Republicans on Capitol …

Agriculture

Duterte, Papua New Guinea PM sign agri pact

MANILA - President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday welcomed Papua New Guinea Prime Minister Peter O’Neill to Malacañang, as the two Pacific nations …

Asia

Yes, Pelosi and McCarthy represent two different Californias — but why do they serve each other's voters?

My colleague Mark Z. Barabak expertly laid out last week the chances of California’s two leading members of Congress, Nancy Pelosi (D-San Francisco) and Kevin McCarthy (R-Bakersfield), making history after the November election.<p>That would happen if Pelosi keeps her post as leader of House Democrats …

San Francisco

Feds declare agricultural disaster for Kauai after April floods

ADVERTISING<p>A federal agricultural disaster designation has been approved for Kauai County after April’s devastating floods, state Department of …

Agriculture

PETA sues USDA over roadside zoo licensing

An animal rights activist group is suing Agriculture Secretary Sonny PerdueGeorge (Sonny) Ervin PerdueRyan, GOP scramble to win support for …

U.S. Dept. of Agriculture

Agriculture secretary tours Rockies amid farm-aid debate

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Purdue is kicking off a four-state listening tour in New Mexico as House Republicans on …

Agriculture

Farm bill may draw enough votes

<i>With Rachael Bade, Catherine Boudreau and Maya Parthasarathy</i><p><b>FARM BILL MAY DRAW ENOUGH VOTES:</b> The farm bill is expected to be brought to the floor this week and after some tough days, House Ag Chairman Mike Conaway might just have the votes to get his signature legislation through.<p>As of Friday, …

Agriculture

Ryan, GOP scramble to win support for controversial farm bill

Republican leaders are scrambling to lock down enough votes for the GOP farm bill, with members still divided over the measure’s sugar support …

Republicans

A world without internet exists for some in Alabama

Maybe it seems laughable, maybe certainly unthinkable.<p>A world without internet? That sounds as crazy as a home without electricity.<p>Which was exactly …

Business