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    Country of Origin Labeling

    Spencer Chase talked about House legislation that would repeal the current country of origin labeling for beef, pork, and poultry products sold in the U.S. and the response the action has…

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    Rules for Agricultural Marketing and Defense Appropriations Bills

    Members of the House Rules Committee met to consider rules of debate on the Defense Appropriations bill for fiscal year 2016 and a bill to amend the Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946 to…

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    Book Discussion on Infested

    Brooke Borel talked about her book Infested: How the Bed Bug Infiltrated Our Bedrooms and Took Over the World , in which she provides a history of the bed bug, a species that may be more…

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    Book Discussion on How to Clone a Mammoth

    Professor Beth Shapiro talked about her book How to Clone a Mammoth: The Science of De-Extinction, in which she reports that current scientific breakthroughs would allow for extinct species…

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    Seafood Industry Safety Standards

    Senior agency officials and industry leaders testified on the impact of federal labor and safety laws on the U.S. seafood industry. Issues included the lack of temporary foreign workers…

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    Agricultural Trade with Cuba

    Farmers, ranchers, and officials from the Agriculture, Treasury, and Commerce Departments testified at a hearing on the opportunities and challenges of trade with Cuba. Legislation was…

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    Effects of Sage-Grouse in Nevada

    Effects of Sage-Grouse in Nevada was one of the second prize high school west winners in C-SPAN Classroom’s StudentCam documentary contest. The video was produced by Justice…

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    Book Discussion on Empire of Cotton

    Sven Beckert talked about his book, Empire of Cotton: A Global History, about the origins of the global cotton trade and its impact on the international economy.

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    Rodriguez v. United States Oral Argument

    The Supreme Court heard oral argument in Rodriguez v. United States. The case addressed whether a police officer’s decision to extend a completed traffic stop to allow time to use a…

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    Book Discussion on War Dogs

    Rebecca Frankel talked about her book War Dogs: Tales of Canine Heroism, History, and Love. This interview was held at the 347th Annual National Press Club Book Fair and Authors' Night, a…

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    U.S. Agriculture Coalition for Cuba

    Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, congressional lawmakers, launch of the U.S. Agriculture Coalition for Cuba, which sought to expand food trade between the two nations. They also…

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    Food and Climate Change

    Speakers talked about food policy, sustainability, and climate change. Christiana Wyly used slides as she talked about water and land resources used for livestock and argued that…

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    Genetically Modified Food

    Food and Drug Administration (FDA) official Michael Landa testified at a hearing on the regulation of genetically modified food ingredients. In the second panel, advocates and…

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    Stubby the War Dog

    Ann Bausum talked about her book, Sergeant Stubby: How a Stray Dog and His Best Friend Helped Win World War I and Stole the Heart of a Nation, about the life of “Sergeant…

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    Book Discussion on War Dogs

    Rebecca Frankel talked about her book, War Dogs: Tales of Canine Heroism, History, and Love, in which she discusses the history of canine warriors going back to 1942. She also describes the…

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    Food Security

    Former Agriculture Secretary Dan Glickman talked about the influence and effects of the American political system on food security. He called food security one of “the biggest…

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    National Garden

    Plant curator Bill McLaughlin gave a tour of the National Garden and explained the history and use of some of America’s indigenous plants. George Washington encouraged the…

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    Book Discussion on The Beekeeper's Lament

    Hannah Nordhaus talked about her book, The Beekeeper’s Lament: How One Man and Half a Million Honey Bees Help Feed America, in which she talked about the bee population in America and…

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    Political Economy and Militarization of Bees

    Professor and author Jake Kosek talked about the use of bees by the military and in the U.S. “war on terror.” Professor Kosek discussed the social political history of bees and…

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    Book Discussion on The Sibley Guide to Birds

    David Sibley talked about his book, The Sibley Guide to Birds, a comprehensive guide to North American bird identification. He spoke in the Science Pavilion of the 2014 National Book…

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