WASHINGTON, Feb. 22, 2017 - The new administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency quoted the legendary naturalist John Muir in an introductory speech to a few dozen EPA employees and the media Tuesday, saying he wants his agency to help establish places to both pray in and play in.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 22, 2017 - A six-year fight by a South Dakota newspaper to obtain retail-specific data on Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program sales will likely last another year after supermarkets were able to secure a delay in the planned release of the information by USDA’s Food and Nutrition Service.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 17, 2017 - The EPA is about to get a new administrator. The Senate is expected today to approve Scott Pruitt’s nomination to head the EPA after he cleared a key procedural hurdle yesterday.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 16, 2017 - During a campaign stop in Iowa last year, then GOP candidate Donald Trump made it very clear that he supported the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). But as president, a number of his key advisors and cabinet members have strong ties to the oil industry. And that has some RFS supporters worried
WASHINGTON, Feb. 15, 2017 - Cotton growers are redoubling their efforts to get new federal assistance approved by Congress or the Trump administration before lawmakers start writing the next farm bill.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 15, 2017 - When USDA Chief Economist Robert Johansson testifies today at the House Agriculture Committee, he won’t be painting a rosy picture of the farm economy. The value of farmland across the country continues to decline while credit remains tight for producers and net incomes fall.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 15, 2017 – The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee heard from a variety of witnesses on Wednesday that the Endangered Species Act, now more than 40 years old, still provides an important function, but agreed it needs....
WASHINGTON, Feb. 15, 2017 - Court fights over the scope of the government’s authority under the Clean Water Act are likely to increase during the Trump administration, attorneys who specialize in CWA law said at a conference in Washington last week.