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EPA Finalizes Rule to Repeal WOTUS

The Environmental Protection Agency Tuesday published the final rule repealing the Waters of the U.S. rule. The EPA and Army Corps of Engineers effort repeals and returns the law to provisions in place prior...

EPA’s Wheeler: Response to RFS Proposal a “Knee Jerk” Reaction

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Andrew Wheeler downplayed criticism toward the EPA's small refinery exemptions proposal. Wheeler told reporters, "I think a lot of people who had a knee jerk reaction" because the rule "wasn't...

USDA Announces More Rural Broadband Investments

The Department of Agriculture announced investments into a $9.7 million high-speed broadband project in South Carolina. The project will create or improve rural connectivity for 3,900 rural households in the state, and is part...

NCBA Applauds Livestock Risk Management and Education Act

South Dakota Republican Representative Dusty Johnson this week introduced the Livestock Risk Management and Education Act in the House of Representatives. The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association says the bill “speaks directly to our core...

Legislation Introduced to Help Support Rural Hospitals

New legislation in the Senate would support rural health care providers to deliver high-quality care. The Rural ACO Improvement Act would fix a glitch in the program, according to the lawmakers. The legislation would...

USDA Publishes Pumpkin Production

The Department of Agriculture just updated pumpkin production data. All U.S. states produce some pumpkins, but according to the 2017 U.S. Census of Agriculture, about 62 percent of pumpkin acres were grown in only...

Mexico: USMCA Would Provide Certainty in Global Trade

A government official from Mexico says global trade uncertainty is another reason the U.S. and Canada should ratify the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement. Mexico’s Finance Minister says that in a world that is "probably facing some...

Ross: China Phase One Must be Right Agreement

U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross Monday suggested the phase one agreement with China doesn’t have to be ready to sign next month. Speaking on Fox Business Network, Ross says, “It has to be the...

GasBuddy: China/U.S. Talks Behind Gas Price Volatility

Average fuel prices declined slightly again for the second straight week. The national average price of gasoline posting a drop of 0.7 cents over the last week to $2.63 per gallon according to GasBuddy...

Democrats Switch Focus on USDA Moves

Key Democrats in Congress appear to be shifting focus on the Department of Agriculture agency relocations. Last week, Democrats in the House of Representatives announced they are still “upset” with the relocation, but are...

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