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Environment

Ford HQ

Ford champions economy-wide push for using renewables

The Ford Motor Company is championing world-wide efforts to use more agricultural resources in cars, trucks and other products. This push to increase the use of sustainable, renewable ag materials echoes Henry Ford's efforts to build indestructible car bodies from soybean-based bioplastics and his early steering wheels from wheat straw.
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wetlands

SCOTUS decision on WOTUS delivers uncertainty

Current and future court challenges to the “waters of the U.S.” rule must be heard in federal district courts, not circuit courts of appeals, the Supreme Court said Monday in a unanimous decision that ultimately could lead to lawsuits filed all over the country.
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soybeans and farmer

Arkansas approves seasonal ban on dicamba use

A group of Arkansas state legislators has approved a ban on dicamba use between April 16 and Oct. 31 of this year, meaning that soybean and cotton growers will not be able to use Monsanto's Xtendimax or BASF's Engenia for over-the-top applications.
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