Stories in Category "Government & Policy"

EPA Holds Hearing On Cuts to the Renewable Fuels Standard

EPA Holds Hearing On Cuts to the Renewable Fuels Standard

New crop domestic ending stocks are based on predictions of bringing in near record crops during the 2015 harvest season
The Drought Continues to Make Life Difficult in California

The Drought Continues to Make Life Difficult in California

The parched earth of California's Central Valley is begging for rain…and so are the farmers who use it to grow a majority of the nation’s fresh produce. ....
Two Municipalities Deploy Different Nitrate Strategies

Two Municipalities Deploy Different Nitrate Strategies

Conservation could be considered a basic tenet of modern agriculture. And while the well-worn concept is being adopted, voluntarily, throughout portions ....
Some in Congress Define New WOTUS Rule as Government Overreach

Some in Congress Define New WOTUS Rule as Government Overreach

A few members of the U.S. Senate joined some of their colleagues in the U.S. House of Representatives claiming new rules defining waters of the U.S. were....
Drones Create Precision Ag Buzz in Rural America

Drones Create Precision Ag Buzz in Rural America

The forward march of UAV’s, or unmanned aerial vehicles, is creating a buzz in rural America. In fact, early adopters and newcomers alike predict drones ....
Water policy awashes rural America

Water policy awashes rural America

The final rule released Wednesday clarifies previous exemptions and exclusions in the Clean Water Act as part of the Waters of the United States policy. ....
EPA Proposes Drastic Cuts to Biofuels Production

EPA Proposes Drastic Cuts to Biofuels Production

The Environmental Protection Agency proposed drastic cuts to the Renewable Fuels Standard
Conservation Efforts Weather a Legal Storm in Iowa

Conservation Efforts Weather a Legal Storm in Iowa

The 9 to 5 kicked off this week with clean-up efforts in portions of the Midwest. Emergency responders searched through splintered wreckage in parts of Te....
Following New Regulations, Another Bakken Oil Train Derails

Following New Regulations, Another Bakken Oil Train Derails

Faulty axles on a train carrying grain are getting the majority of the blame for a December 2013 derailment in Cassleton, North Dakota.
Axles likely cause of Cassleton train derailment

Axles likely cause of Cassleton train derailment

Faulty axles on a train carrying grain are getting the majority of the blame for a December 2013 derailment in Cassleton, North Dakota.