Balanced Reporting. Trusted Insights. Monday, February 17, 2020

Articles by Steve Davies

Hemp rule needs multiple changes, USDA told

State agriculture departments and a broad cross-section of the hemp industry are telling USDA its rule governing domestic production will hurt the nascent industry by imposing sampling and testing requirements that are virtually impossible to meet.
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Proposed BLM grazing EIS sparks differing reactions

A just-announced Bureau of Land Management effort to revise grazing regulations is already sparking sharp disagreements between ranching supporters, who welcome it as common-sense reform, and opponents, who say BLM is favoring the needs of cattle over the environment.
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Farm groups eager for new WOTUS rule ahead of Trump speech

The Trump administration is expected to soon release a new "waters of the U.S." rule redefining what streams and wetlands are regulated by the Clean Water Act, and some observers think the announcement could come this weekend when President Donald Trump speaks at the American Farm Bureau Federation's annual convention.
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