May 26, 2017

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Conaway, Goodlatte Call on Attorney General to Evaluate DOJ Overreach in Prosecuting WOTUS Violation in CA Court Case

Today, House Agriculture Committee Chairman K. Michael Conaway (TX-11) and House Judiciary Committee Chairman, Bob Goodlatte (VA-6) sent a letter to U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions calling for a review of the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) decision to prosecute a California court case alleging violations under the Clean Water Act (CWA) – directly related to […]


Weather Warm-Up Should Spur on Crop and Weed Development over the Memorial Day Weekend – Audio

With temperatures expected to warm up over the Memorial Day weekend, early planted crops and weeds alike are going to “warm up to the weather”…. We visited with Bayer Tech Service Rep, Kevin Thorsness….He’s spraying weeds today at the company’s research plots near Sabin, Minnesota.     Take a Listen —>  Bayer Kevin Thorsness May 26   […]


Minnesota Milk Declares New Truck Weight Law a Success for Dairy

One of Minnesota Milk Producers Association’s top legislative priorities became law this week as Governor Mark Dayton signed HF 1725. The measure allows smaller (single-unit) milk trucks a 10 percent increase in their weight capacity, assuming they follow bridge limits and recommended tire load weights. According to Lucas Sjostrom, Minnesota Milk’s executive director, the change […]


House Appropriators Plan to Make Ag Funding Cuts with a Scalpel, Not an Axe – Audio

President Trump’s 10 year budget proposal for USDA handed down on Tuesday is facing blowback on Capitol Hill, even among Republicans. Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle are hesitant to lower spending on the farm safety net, rural development, foreign market promotion and food aid – given the current economic environment in rural America. […]


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