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Agriculture largely absent from Iowa Caucus campaigns

posted on January 29, 2016 at 2:10 PM

Agriculture largely absent from Iowa Caucus campaigns
Rural America again serves as the first battleground of the presidential campaign sequence. Iowa is where the tall corn and animals dominate the national perception of the state. So, too, does the presence of candidates seeking the nation’s highest... Full Story

Summit highlights industry while exploring new markets

posted on January 22, 2016 at 5:25 PM

Summit highlights industry while exploring new markets
Presidential politics overshadowed the 10th annual Iowa Renewable Fuels Summit this week, but that didn’t mean the infrastructure of the industry wasn’t discussed in the event held in the Hawkeye State. Full Story

New Mexico is 1st to issue plans to sue EPA over mine spill

posted on January 15, 2016 at 2:19 PM

New Mexico plans to sue the federal government and the owners of two Colorado mines that were the source of a massive spill last year that contaminated rivers in three Western states, officials said Thursday. Full Story

3 quakes of magnitude 4.0 or more hit northwest Oklahoma

posted on January 8, 2016 at 5:05 PM

Three earthquakes capable of causing moderate damage rocked northwestern Oklahoma overnight, but there were no immediate reports of significant damage or injuries. Full Story

EPA says pesticide harms bees in some cases

posted on January 8, 2016 at 4:59 PM

A major pesticide harms honeybees when used on cotton and citrus but not on other big crops like corn, berries and tobacco, the Environmental Protection Agency found. Full Story

EPA wants toxic Nevada mine on Superfund list

posted on December 24, 2015 at 2:22 PM

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Fifteen years after U.S. regulators started assessing damage and health risks at an abandoned Nevada copper mine, the Environmental Protection Agency is moving to add the contaminated site to its Superfund National Priority... Full Story

EPA approves water quality rules dividing Montana, Wyoming

posted on December 11, 2015 at 3:04 PM

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency waded into a long-running skirmish between two states by approving water quality rules meant to protect southeastern Montana cropland from wastewater produced during natural gas drilling in neighboring... Full Story

Feds Reconsider Pathway for Genetically Modified Foods

posted on December 4, 2015 at 11:46 AM

Feds Reconsider Pathway for Genetically Modified Foods
The federal government’s recent approval of genetically modified salmon is raising questions among consumers and scientists about what other biological innovations might end up on American’s dinner tables. Full Story

EPA nixes approval of new weed killer for engineered crops

posted on November 25, 2015 at 10:42 AM

The EPA announced the decision after receiving new information from manufacturer Dow AgroSciences that a weed killer called Enlist Duo is probably more toxic to other plants than previously thought Full Story

Biotechnology takes center stage in Senate committee

posted on October 23, 2015 at 2:34 PM

Biotechnology takes center stage in Senate committee
For the first time in a decade, the U.S. Senate convened a committee hearing on biotechnology. Full Story

EPA: Tests show water sent to Navajo Nation met standards

posted on October 16, 2015 at 3:31 PM

New tests on water sent to Navajo Nation farmers after millions of gallons of waste spilled from a Colorado mine indicate that the emergency supply met federal and tribal standards for livestock and irrigation, federal officials say. Full Story

EPA Proposes New Policies for Three Major Areas

posted on October 2, 2015 at 5:36 PM

EPA Proposes New Policies for Three Major Areas
Appearing before the Senate Environmental and Public Works Committee this week, EPA officials said the current allowable discharge levels from manufacturing plants fail to protect public health and a stricter air pollution policy is needed.... Full Story

Market to Market (October 2, 2015)

posted on October 2, 2015 at 5:28 PM

Market to Market (October 2, 2015)
Full Program: Choice prices turn into hamburger as the cattle industry takes it on the chin. The EPA proposes a plethora of changes to air and water pollution policy. An old-fashioned competition helps harvest memories from the past. Market analysis with Mark Gold Full Story

EPA Hears Widely Different Views on Methane Emission Threat

posted on September 25, 2015 at 6:02 PM

Over-regulating methane emissions could discourage the use of environment-friendly natural gas, an energy industry representative told the Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday. Full Story

USDA Announces Goal of Fifty Percent Reduction in Food Waste

posted on September 18, 2015 at 5:19 PM

USDA Announces Goal of Fifty Percent Reduction in Food Waste
The USDA and EPA hope that by reducing the amount of food we throw away; improvements will be made to the overall food security of the nation and will benefit the environment Full Story
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