GovBeat: agriculture

Posted at 12:45 PM ET, 02/04/2014

Missouri sues California over chicken regulations

The state’s attorney general says the Commerce Clause supersedes new California regulations.

By Reid Wilson  |  12:45 PM ET, 02/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  agriculture, California, Missouri, newsletter

Posted at 12:33 PM ET, 12/19/2013

A discrimination settlement was so big it skewed Mississippi’s income data

The $1.2 billion payout to black farmers pushed up income growth in the Magnolia state.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  12:33 PM ET, 12/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  agriculture, income, Mississippi, race

Posted at 09:23 AM ET, 11/13/2013

State legislatures to Congress: Pass a farm bill! (But first drop a controversial piece)

States want a farm bill, but without a House provision restricting their regulatory powers.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  09:23 AM ET, 11/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  agriculture, Congress, Preemption, Regulations

Posted at 01:32 PM ET, 11/06/2013

Big corporate spending pays off in Washington’s genetically modified food fight

Just five corporations contributed more than $14 million to fight the measure.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  01:32 PM ET, 11/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  agriculture, Campaigns and Elections, washington

Posted at 08:02 AM ET, 10/15/2013

After 56 years, hemp makes a comeback

The first harvest in more than half a century heralds a turning point in the fight to allow cultivation of the versatile plant.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  08:02 AM ET, 10/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  agriculture

Posted at 04:31 PM ET, 10/11/2013

Blizzard, lack of Farm Bill threatens South Dakota cattle ranchers

Cattle ranchers can’t get emergency relief until Congress acts to pass a Farm Bill.

By Reid Wilson  |  04:31 PM ET, 10/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  agriculture, disaster relief, farm bill, livestock, South Dakota