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Congress Sides With Farmers Against Proposed EPA Water Rule

posted on September 12, 2014 at 6:32 PM

Congress Sides With Farmers Against Proposed EPA Water Rule
The U.S. House of Representatives passed a measure this week designed to prevent the administration from broadly defining which bodies of water can be regulated under the Clean Water Act. Full Story

US to spend $328 million on conservation easements

posted on September 12, 2014 at 11:31 AM

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced $328 million in funding Monday to protect and restore farmlands, grasslands and wetlands across the country. Full Story

Decision Could Boost Use of Popular Weed Killer

posted on August 15, 2014 at 11:31 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Faced with tougher and more resistant weeds, corn and soybean farmers are anxiously awaiting government decisions on a new version of a popular herbicide - and on genetically modified seeds to grow crops designed to resist... Full Story

Russia bans agricultural impacts from U.S., EU

posted on August 8, 2014 at 5:42 PM

Russia bans agricultural impacts from U.S., EU
Russian President Vladimir Putin retaliated this week against western sanctions imposed over the crisis in Ukraine. On Wednesday, Putin banned ALL imports of meat, fish, fruit, vegetables, and dairy products from the United States, the European... Full Story

EPA opens hearings on coal emissions

posted on August 1, 2014 at 4:05 PM

EPA opens hearings on coal emissions
Hundreds voiced their opinions this week over proposed changes to federal guidelines and clean energy standards governing power companies. The Environmental Protection Agency held hearings in a handful of cities on the reforms. Full Story

EPA agrees to pesticide buffers to protect salmon

posted on June 13, 2014 at 1:38 PM

A federal agency has agreed to restore temporary buffer zones for spraying several common agricultural pesticides along salmon streams in Oregon, California and Washington while it continues work on a permanent rule. Full Story

EPA Water Task Force to Work with Universities

posted on May 23, 2014 at 10:40 AM

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A task force established by the Environmental Protection Agency to curtail farmland pollution that flows into the Mississippi River has reached an agreement to work with 12 universities.  The EPA says states... Full Story

Challenge to Chesapeake Cleanup Tests EPA Power

posted on May 2, 2014 at 1:31 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Maryland is joining three other jurisdictions in supporting the Obama administration's plan to clean up the Chesapeake Bay watershed, seeking to counter an election-year legal challenge by farmers and 21 attorneys general that... Full Story

Court Upholds EPA Rule on Cross-state Pollution

posted on May 2, 2014 at 10:58 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a major anti-pollution ruling, the Supreme Court on Tuesday backed federally imposed limits on smokestack emissions that cross state lines and burden downwind areas with bad air from power plants they can't... Full Story

Court Upholds EPA Emission Standards

posted on April 17, 2014 at 10:07 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court on Tuesday upheld the Environmental Protection Agency's emission standards for hazardous air pollutants from coal- and oil-fired power plants.  In its ruling, the court rejected state and... Full Story

U.S. seeks tougher safety standards for farmworkers

posted on February 21, 2014 at 2:28 PM

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is seeking to strengthen 20-year-old standards aimed at protecting farmworkers from toxic pesticides. Full Story

Market to Market (February 14, 2014)

posted on February 14, 2014 at 7:56 PM

Market to Market (February 14, 2014)
Full Program: The Agriculture Department predicts the bottom line for most U.S. farmers will decline significantly this year. EPA says some Midwestern farmers are making progress in protecting the environment, but much work remains to be done. Despite strident... Full Story

Feinstein - Coburn Want Corn Out Of RFS

posted on December 20, 2013 at 5:43 PM

Feinstein - Coburn Want Corn Out Of RFS
Sen. Feinstein and Sen. Coburn want corn to be eliminated from the Renewable Fuel Standard. Sen. Baucus wants all clean energy tax credits to be reduced from 42 to 2. Warren Buffett's MidAmerican Energy purchases nearly $1 billion in wind turbines. Full Story

New U.S. Autos Continue to Improve Miles Per Gallon

posted on December 13, 2013 at 12:39 PM

New cars and trucks sold in the U.S. last year got an average of 23.6 miles per gallon in combined city and highway driving, a record that came mainly through improvements to engines and transmissions, according to the Environmental Protection... Full Story

Market to Market (December 6, 2013)

posted on December 6, 2013 at 7:00 PM

Market to Market (December 6, 2013)
Full Program: The U.S. trade deficit improves modestly, but agricultural exports soar to an all-time high. The EPA gets an earful on its plan to reduce the amount of ethanol in America’s fuel supply. Christmas Tree growers look for a solution to root rot in the... Full Story
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