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California Unveils New Rules on Chloropicrin Pesticide

posted on January 16, 2015 at 1:58 PM

California farmers now must abide by the nation's strictest rules for a widely used pesticide in a change designed to protect farmworkers and people who live and work near agricultural fields but is likely to raise prices on produce. Full Story

New Steps to Boost Private Investment on Infrastructure

posted on January 16, 2015 at 9:47 AM

The Obama administration is announcing new steps federal agencies are taking to attract private money for projects upgrading roads, bridges and other infrastructure. Full Story

Economists Weigh in on Biofuel Mandate Delay

posted on November 26, 2014 at 5:43 PM

Economists Weigh in on Biofuel Mandate Delay
Economists say the government’s continued delay in deciding the amount of renewable fuels that must be blended with gasoline in 2014 may create problems for those seeking investors in the biofuels industry. Despite the potentially gloomy prospects,... Full Story

EPA delays decision on ethanol in gas

posted on November 21, 2014 at 11:30 AM

The Obama administration said Friday it is delaying a decision on whether to reduce the amount of ethanol in the nation's fuel supply. Full Story

Illinois EPA to Release Plan for Rivers, Lakes

posted on November 7, 2014 at 2:09 PM

The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency plans next month to release an action plan aimed at reducing the amount of nitrogen and phosphorous in the state's rivers and lakes. Full Story

EPA Approves New Weed Killer for Engineered Crops

posted on October 17, 2014 at 2:53 PM

The Environmental Protection Agency has approved a new version of a popular weed killer to be used on genetically modified corn and soybeans. 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

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

EPA Holds Hearing on Cutting Renewable Fuel Standard

posted on December 6, 2013 at 5:59 PM

EPA Holds Hearing on Cutting Renewable Fuel Standard
The Environmental Protection Agency held a hearing this week on a proposal to reduce the amount of ethanol to be blended into U.S. gasoline. Full Story

Market to Market (November 29, 2013)

posted on November 27, 2013 at 9:44 AM

Market to Market (November 29, 2013)
Full Program: New data suggests the EPA has dramatically underestimated U.S. methane emissions. The farm bill stalls in conference committee, largely over differences in spending on nutrition. Market analysis with Virgil Robinson. Full Story

Federal Government Shuts Down for First Time in 17 Years

posted on October 4, 2013 at 1:19 PM

Federal Government Shuts Down for First Time in 17 Years
The effect of the federal government shutdown on the rest of the country Full Story

Federal Agency Finds Lax Regulation Of Chemicals

posted on June 27, 2013 at 4:59 PM

HOUSTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency has displayed a lack of urgency in the wake of a deadly Texas fertilizer plant explosion and must regulate potentially explosive chemicals immediately, legislators said Thursday.The Chemical... Full Story

Market to Market (November 16, 2012)

posted on November 16, 2012 at 7:38 PM

Market to Market (November 16, 2012)
Full Program: Congress and the President begin work to keep America from slipping over the Fiscal Cliff… The Environmental Protection Agency denies requests to waive ethanol production mandates. Wind energy proponents explain why tax incentives are crucial for... Full Story

Animal Producers Question EPA Authority

posted on September 14, 2012 at 4:51 PM

Animal Producers Question EPA Authority
Aerial surveillance of confined feeding operations by the EPA has drawn the ire of several from the field to Capitol Hill. Full Story
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