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Livestock haulers push back on DOT’s ‘Hours of Service’ rule

WASHINGTON, September 27, 2017—Livestock haulers have lost discretionary control over their livelihoods and risk endangering the lives of the animals they transport because of a one-size-fits-all Department of Transportation Hours of Service (HOS) rule and the Electronic Logging Device that aggressively monitors it, industry experts and agricultural groups say.
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EPA stresses scouting in herbicide guidance

WASHINGTON, Sept. 27, 2017 - New herbicide resistance guidance from EPA recommends label language that reminds growers and applicators to scout fields before applications, report when herbicides are not doing their job effectively, “and proactively take action before escaped weeds become widespread in their fields.”
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Syngenta settles corn growers' lawsuits

WASHINGTON, Sept. 27, 2017 - As many as 350,000 corn growers nationwide are likely to get a payment as the result of a settlement of lawsuits alleging Syngenta’s premature commercialization of a genetically engineered trait caused China to reject U.S. corn imports in 2013.
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Roberts: Not the time for a revolutionary farm bill

WASHINGTON, Sept. 20, 2017 - Farmers and ranchers would like to see a new farm bill “sooner rather than later,” says Kansas Sen. Pat Roberts, but he is still in the process of listening to members and various interest groups, while waiting for final budget numbers.
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USDA nominees sail through confirmation hearing

WASHINGTON, Sept. 20, 2017 - President Trump’s nominees for deputy agriculture secretary and the new position of undersecretary for trade used their Senate confirmation hearing to promise to be forceful advocates within the administration for expanding domestic and international markets.


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