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August 03, 2016

Soil plays critical roles in food security, climate mitigation, ecosystem function, and buffering against extreme weather events. Although it is...

July 28, 2016

After months of back and forth negotiations, Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Pat Roberts (R-KS) and Ranking Member Debbie Stabenow (D-MI)...

July 17, 2016

The Appropriations committees in both the House and Senate have written and approved all 12 spending bills, allowing for informal...

July 06, 2016

ASA, CSSA and SSSA signed on to a letter with more than 100 other scientific societies and organizations applauding the introduction of the ...

June 26, 2016

Just a week before a Vermont law kicks in requiring labels on food containing genetically modified ingredients, U.S. Senate agriculture...

June 24, 2016

The U.S. science community got a big pat on the back from members of the Senate commerce and science committee.

June 21, 2016

The House Committee on Agriculture held its second hearing on research in preparation for the 2018 Farm Bill rewrite. This follows a Senate...

June 20, 2016

The agriculture industry will be one of the first beneficiaries of the final rules released for governing the commercial use of unmanned...

May 20, 2016

Genetically-engineered crops are as safe to eat as their non-GE counterparts, they have no adverse environmental impacts, and they have reduced...