SACRAMENTO, August 9, 2017 - The countdown has begun for the trial of California nursery owner John Duarte, who faces millions of dollars in fines and mitigation costs in a Clean Water Act prosecution that has become somewhat of a cause célèbre in the agricultural community.
WASHINGTON, August 9, 2017 - The comment period and a series of meetings in cattle country yielded an overwhelming consensus against expanding the scope of the Animal Disease Traceability (ADT)system in what observers said would be a costly and confusing move.
WASHINGTON, August 9, 2017 - Farmers looking to improve the quality and yield of their alfalfa crops are expected to benefit from the first-ever farmer-funded U.S. Alfalfa Farmer Research Initiative (USAFRI).
DES MOINES, IOWA, Aug. 8, 2017 - Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt met with farmers, elected officials, and ag industry leaders today to hear feedback on re-writing the Waters of the U.S. Rule (WOTUS) under the Clean Water Act (CWA).
WASHINGTON, Aug. 7, 2017 - The Bureau of Land Management should look at ways to open more greater sage-grouse (GRSG) habitat to oil and gas development as it re-examines the plans it adopted two years ago to avoid listing the bird under the Endangered Species Act, says a report delivered to Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke.
SAN DIEGO, Aug. 7, 2017 – The leaders of the two biggest U.S. farm groups opened the sugar industry’s annual Sweetener Symposium Monday with a plea for unity among ag groups as Congress gets down to negotiating a new farm bill.
DES MOINES, Iowa, Aug. 5, 2017 - The Trump administration is considering co-locating some local offices of agencies in the Agriculture Department, Interior Department and Army Corps of Engineers with an eye toward streamlining permitting processes, says Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue.
Morgan, Minn., Aug. 3, 2017 – House Agriculture Committee members left a farm bill listening session with a laundry list of expectations and a better idea of what a group of producers expect out of the legislation.