Thursday, November 14, 2019

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Legislation Will Protect America’s Food Supply

The Senate unanimously approved bipartisan legislation designed to address the shortage of agricultural inspectors who protect the nation’s food supply and agricultural industries at the border. The Protecting America’s Food and Agriculture Act of...

EPA Proposes Pesticide Application Exclusion Zone Requirements Update

The Environmental Protection Agency Thursday issued a notice of proposed rulemaking regarding application exclusion zones, known as AEZ. The National Corn Growers Association says the proposal would make two major changes for farmers. The...

USDA Opens Registration for the 2020 Agricultural Outlook Forum

The Department of Agriculture Thursday opened registration for its 2020 Agricultural Outlook Forum. Planned for February 20-21 next year, the event is the largest annual meeting of USDA. The 2020 event, themed “The Innovation...

Missouri Cattle Deal Leads to Murder of Wisconsin Brothers

A Missouri man at the center of an investigation into the disappearance of two brothers from Wisconsin has been charged with murdering both of them. The brothers, Nick and Justin Diemel, were visiting Garland...

U.S. Cattlemen’s Association Fights for Truth in Labeling

The United States Cattlemen filed a petition for rulemaking with the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service to address “Product of the USA” and “Made in the USA” claims on U.S. beef. The USCA...

Joint Statement From Growth Energy, the U.S. Grains Council, and the Renewable Fuels Association...

Growth Energy, the U.S. Grains Council, and the Renewable Fuels Association expressed their disappointment with the news that the Brazilian government amended the recent August 31st rule that raised the quota on U.S. ethanol...

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 this week downplayed criticism towards the EPA's small refinery exemptions proposal. Wheeler told reporters, "I think a lot of people who had a knee jerk reaction" because the...

USDA Announces More Rural Broadband Investments

The Department of Agriculture Tuesday 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...

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...

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