The White House steps up its campaign to get Congress to approve the U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade agreement this week, dispatching U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer for hearings on both sides of Capitol Hill.
Ethanol producers are hopeful for an increase in year-round E15 gasoline sales after the Trump administration okayed its summertime sale, but consumer demand will likely be modest due to fears of litigation, a lack of blender pumps, and challenges posed by some state regulations.
House Democrats are rolling out a series of fiscal 2020 spending bills that reject a range of White House spending cuts while challenging key Trump administration priorities and regulatory rollbacks at USDA, EPA and other agencies.
The Environmental Protection Agency is lifting restrictions on summer sales of E15, checking off a top policy priority for corn growers and the biofuel industry but kicking off a new chapter as the battle likely heads to the courts.
Pesticide companies and the Center for Food Safety are pleased with a legal settlement that involves canceling 12 neonicotinoid registrations and evaluating the effects of two neonics on endangered species.
The Environmental Protection Agency has until 2022 to reevaluate the registration for chlorpyrifos, but the leader of the agency’s Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention doesn’t expect it to take that long.
The Environmental Protection Agency has kicked off comment periods on two glyphosate-related matters — one a proposed interim registration decision and one a petition to eliminate its use as a pre-harvest dessicant for oats.