The Bureau of Land Management’s new management plans for tens of millions of acres of greater sage-grouse habitat aim to give BLM and seven Western states “flexibility” to address threats to the bird’s continued existence, BLM said in releasing the plans Thursday.
State pesticide regulators gave EPA an earful on the agency’s new dicamba registration at a meeting this week in Virginia, telling an official involved with the development of new labels for the herbicide they’re still confused about some aspects of the requirements.
The new farm bill largely preserves the commodity and conservation programs but it includes some significant improvements for dairy producers and also would raise price floors for sugar and other commodities.
Farm bill negotiators plan to roll out the eagerly anticipated details of their agreement early this week with an eye toward getting the legislation to President Donald Trump's desk ahead of a showdown over his demands for funding the U.S.-Mexico border wall.
The boost in required renewable fuel blending looks good on its face, but biofuel groups worry the numbers set in today’s Renewable Volume Obligations could simply be numbers on a page without a reallocation plan for gallons waived through exemptions for small refiners.
The Environmental Protection Agency will require refiners to increase their usage of cellulosic ethanol and other advanced biofuels in 2019 under a final rule set for release on Friday, sources tell Agri-Pulse.