Andrew Wheeler will be nominated to head the Environmental Protection Agency, President Donald Trump said before a White House ceremony where he awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom to seven Americans.
Agricultural banks are generally doing well, but they need to keep a close eye on their portfolios as financial pressures continue to increase in farm country, federal and state regulators told a group of attendees at the National Agricultural Bankers Conference in Omaha Tuesday.
Declaring that dicamba "is a valuable pest control tool for America’s farmers,” EPA Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler announced Wednesday, Oct. 31 the agency was extending by two years the conditional registration for the herbicide to be used "over the top" to control weeds in dicamba-resistant soybeans and cotton.
Farmers in the Western Lake Erie Basin are concerned they will have to develop nutrient management plans and restrict fertilizer applications if a state panel agrees with Gov. John Kasich that watersheds in that area of the state are “in distress.”
Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue reaffirmed his desire to move swiftly in identifying new office locations for the Economic Research Service and National Institute of Food and Agriculture, at the swearing-in today of a new NIFA director.
Supporters of EPA’s upcoming proposal to allow year-round use of gasoline blended with 15 percent ethanol made their case on a call with reporters today, saying that the blend is safe, dependable, and cuts down on smog-forming tailpipe emissions.
A California state court judge issued a decision Monday to slash a jury award to a man who claims his exposure to Roundup caused his non-Hodgkin lymphoma, but let the verdict against Bayer’s Monsanto stand.