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Former Senators Ask Congress to Investigate EPA/RFS Waivers

Former Senators Byron Dorgan of North Dakota and James Talent of Missouri both played major roles in the legislation that established the current Renewable Fuels Standard. This week, the two say Congress should investigate...
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U.S. Beef Could Expand In E.U. To Help Avoid Trade War

The European Union is preparing to allow more tariff-free U.S. beef into the region as part of an attempt to avoid a trade war. Politico says the move comes at the same time French...

2018 Omnibus Bill Nixes DUNS and SAM Requirements for Farmers

Effectively immediately, Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) financial assistance program participants will no longer need a Dun and Bradstreet Universal Number System (DUNS) number, or to register in the System for Award Management (SAM)....

Dairy Industry Commends Congress’ Call for NAFTA Action on Canada’s Dairy Policies

U.S. dairy groups commended the bipartisan efforts of 68 members of Congress who encouraged the U.S. Trade Representative to eliminate Canada’s tariffs on U.S. dairy exports and its protectionist pricing policies during the North...

NCGA Endorses Thune-Brown ARC Improvement and Innovation Act

The National Corn Growers Association today endorsed legislation introduced by Sens. John Thune, S.D., and Sherrod Brown, Ohio, to improve the Agriculture Risk Coverage Program. "The Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) Improvement and Innovation Act will...

Farm Service Agency Makes Administrative Change to the Livestock Indemnity Program

Starting today, agricultural producers who have lost livestock to disease, resulting from a weather disaster, have an additional way to become eligible for a key U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) disaster assistance program. USDA...

FDA Commissioner Pledges More Focus on Mislabeled Imitation Dairy Foods

U.S. Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb told a Senate panel on Tuesday that federal standards define milk as a product sourced from animals, and said his agency would be “taking a very...

RFS Architects Call on Congress to Do More

The National Biodiesel Board has been proactive to defend a strong Renewable Fuel Standard and fight against the Environmental Protection Agency's misguided actions. Today, former Senators Byron Dorgan (D-ND) and Jim Talent (R-MO), who...

Senator Thune on Scott Pruitt and EPA Granting RFS Hardship Waivers

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uf5x03vhN-A?rel=0] Rusty Halvorson asks Senator John Thune (SD-R) about the EPA's granting of RFS waivers.

EPA Chief Says WOTUS Replacement Inspired by Justice Scalia

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt told farm broadcasters gathered in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday that some important developments are on the way regarding the Waters of the U.S. rule.  The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and...

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