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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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The WTO is broken and US ag is a victim

The WTO’s appellate body — key to resolving disputes among its 164 member nations — ceased to function about a month ago, indefinitely putting key cases on hold that the U.S. ag sector would like to see settled.
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Alarm sounding over USDA hemp rule

State officials and industry groups are raising concerns about USDA's new regulations for hemp, with some officials suggesting that the department delay some "unworkable" portions of an interim final rule that was released last fall. 
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