USDA’s weekly Crop Progress report, due out this afternoon, will tell traders and policymakers whether farmers are starting to catch up on planting during a year when U.S. crops will be especially important to global food supplies.
Agricultural practices that contribute to nutrient pollution came in for severe criticism at a Midwest regional roundtable Monday hosted by the Environmental Protection Agency and Army Corps of Engineers to gather input on defining “waters of the U.S.” under the Clean Water Act.
Proposed regulations that could require public corporations to start reporting on the greenhouse gas emissions in their supply chains would saddle producers with significant costs and threaten the privacy of farm data, according to an analysis by the American Farm Bureau Federation.
Leading election analysts are downgrading the re-election chances of several House Democrats, including Georgia’s Sanford Bishop, who chairs the House Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee and also sits on the House Agriculture Committee.
Senators pressed EPA Administrator Michael Regan to expand use of E15 in the nation’s fuel supply to combat rising energy prices, at a hearing before the Environment and Public Works Committee Wednesday.
Farm groups are asking the Environmental Protection Agency and Army Corps of Engineers to stop working on a "foundational rule" to define "waters of the U.S" because the Supreme Court has decided to take up the issue.
The Supreme Court could issue a new decision outlining the scope of Clean Water Act jurisdiction by this summer, even as the EPA and Army Corps of Engineers work on a new definition of “waters of the U.S.”
The Supreme Court will take another shot at deciding the scope of the Clean Water Act, granting a petition to determine whether the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit "set forth the proper test for determining whether wetlands are 'waters of the United States'" under the CWA.