Farmers and other water users in the Klamath Basin have finally come to the end of the legal road in their attempt to get compensation for water that was reallocated to protect endangered fish in 2001.
Agricultural shippers who use one of America's inland waterways to move grain, fertilizer, chemicals, and other products through the nation's midsection say they are ready for lock and dam project closures this summer.
Agri-tourism operations around the nation have seen differing levels of success dealing with stay-at-home orders and visitor restrictions put in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Some farms, notably U-pick operations, are finding it easier to adapt. Others aren’t.
The Environmental Protection Agency announced Monday that it will supply the 12 state members of the Hypoxia Task Force with an additional $840,000 to go towards “improving water quality” and “reducing excess nutrients” in the Mississippi River/Atchafalaya River Basin.
The Senate Agriculture Committee will hold a landmark hearing this week on a bipartisan plan to accelerate the development of agricultural carbon markets, and the panel also is set to act on a measure to reauthorize federal grain standards and export inspections.
Producers across the country are enrolling in the USDA’s Coronavirus Food Assistance Program, and they’re doing so with the help of employees that are either teleworking or back in the office for the first time in months.
EPA has illegally defied the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals’ decision vacating registrations of dicamba for over-the-top use on cotton and soybeans, the petitioner groups argued in response to the agency’s brief filed Tuesday claiming that its cancellation complied with both the court order and FIFRA.
A bipartisan group of 12 senators and 12 representatives signed a letter on Friday calling on the Department of Agriculture to move up the deadline for allowing producers to graze or harvest cover crops on prevented plant acres.