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Biotech: Another View

Posted on February 3, 2014 at 12:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Separating facts from fantasies, an alternate view

By Jack DeWitt

For the Capital Press

Published: January 23. 2014 10:38AM Writer offers another point-of-view on biotech companies and their products.

In the Jan. 17 Capital Press opinion page, Hank Keeton states that “it serves the best interests of our agricultural industry to present as many facts as possibl...

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12/23/13 Bladderpod Protected on Federal Lands Only

Posted on December 23, 2013 at 2:50 PM Comments comments (0)


Bladderpod to be listed as protected species on federal lands By Geoff Folsom

Tri-City HeraldDecember 19, 2013 


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11/26/13 Feds: Gray Wolf No Longer Endangered

Posted on November 26, 2013 at 2:50 PM Comments comments (0)

Feds say gray wolf no longer endangered in West

Tim Hearden

Federal officials have been making the case in public hearings that reintroduction programs for the gray wolf have been successful and that the animal no longer needs Endangered Species Act protection. The government is taking comments on its proposed delisting of the wolf.

SACRAMENTO — Federal officials say reintroduction programs for the gray wolf have been a success and the animal no longer needs Endanger...

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11/25/13: Oregon GMO process will recognize complexity

Posted on November 25, 2013 at 4:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Original article posting http://www.oregonlive.com/opinion/index.ssf/2013/11/governors_gmo-crop_process_wil.html

Governor's GMO-crop process will recognize complexity: Editorial

When legislators suddenly began discussing genetically engineered crops during this year’s special session, which was supposed to focus on taxes and public pensions, a number of ...

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11/5/13 HI Mayor Vetos GMO, Pesticide Bill

Posted on November 5, 2013 at 12:50 PM Comments comments (0)

Click here to read the original article posting.

(Reuters) - The mayor of the tropical island of Kauai, Hawaii, vetoed a measure on Thursday that reins in pesticide use by agricultural companies and limits where they can plant genetically modified crops, saying the bill was "legally flawed."

The Kauai County Council voted 6-1 on October 16 in favor of the bill...

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10/21/13 Spud Breeders Work Thru Shutdown

Posted on October 21, 2013 at 3:10 AM Comments comments (0)

ARS spud breeders work during shutdown to save clones Comments Print By John O’Connell

Capital Press

Published: October 21. 2013 10:40AM John O'Connell/Capital PressRich Novy, a potato breeder at the USDA's Agricultural Research Service in Aberdeen, Idaho, shows a greenhouse of transplanted experimental potato seedlings on Oct. 16, the day before the end of the federal government shutd...

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8/20/13 EPA Must Give Up E-Mails

Posted on August 20, 2013 at 7:45 PM Comments comments (0)

Judge orders EPA to turn over email records By Mateusz Perkowski

Capital Press

A federal judge has ordered the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to turn over documents about officials potentially using personal email accounts to conduct agency business, among other allegations.

The ruling stems from a lawsuit brought by the Landmark Legal Foundation, a limited government non-profit, against the agency over its lack of response...

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8/6/13 Hastings Calls for EPA Transparency

Posted on August 6, 2013 at 7:55 PM Comments comments (0)

Witnesses & Members Agree on the Need for Transparency in Data Used for ESA Decisions

WASHINGTON, D.C., August 1, 2013 - Today, the House Natural Resources Committee held an oversight hearing on “Transparency and Sound Science Gone Extinct...

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8/6/13 Cantwell Urges Farmbill Talks

Posted on August 6, 2013 at 1:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Cantwell urges congressional leaders to meet on farm bill


Capital Press

SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. -- Sen. Maria Cantwell is urging congressional leaders to meet during the August recess to sort out differences between the House and Senate versions of the farm bill.

"Our economy needs a boost in the arm and we need ...

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8/5/13 WSFB Weighs In on GMO Labeling

Posted on August 5, 2013 at 1:30 PM Comments comments (0)

The Washington Farm Bureau published a statement on its position on mandatory GMO labeling and the accompanying requirements of I-522.  http://www.wsfb.com/issues/522