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EPA eases requirements in final pesticide applicator regulations

WASHINGTON, Jan. 18, 2017 - EPA’s August 2015 proposal to regulate application of restricted-use pesticides (RUPs) was roundly criticized by the state agencies responsible for certifying commercial and private applicators. EPA’s plan, they said, would have been so onerous that many states would have to hand over responsibility for their certification programs to EPA.
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House rules change could ease federal land transfers

A change in House budgetary rules could make it easier for states or local governments to gain control of federal lands. The new rule, pushed by Natural Resources Chairman Rob Bishop, would mean that transfers of federal lands to local and state governments would no longer require a sp
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New president seeks to raise visibility for National Grange

National Grange Master Betsy Huber, just completing her first year as president of the oldest U.S. general farm organization, aims to increase its stature as it celebrates its 150th anniversary in 2017. The Grange plans to put its emphasis on crop insurance and health care legi
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