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EPA Releases Final WOTUS Rule

Posted May 28, 2015 The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army finalized the Clean Water Rule today...

House Votes to Kill WOTUS

Posted May 15, 2015 The House approved by a 261-155 vote H.R. 1732, the Regulatory Integrity Protection Act, to withdraw...

Meat Packer Warned of CWA Violations

  • April 13, 2015

Posted April 13, 2015 An environmental group is threatening to sue Bartels Packing, a Lane County slaughterhouse and meat packaging...

CRS Released WOTUS Report

  • March 24, 2015

Posted March 24, 2015 On March 25, 2014, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers...

WOTUS Concerns Addressed at House Panel

  • March 20, 2015

Posted March 20, 2015 Farmers and leaders from agriculture and government agencies expressed their concerns about the Environmental Protection Agency’s...

WOTUS Interpretive Rule Withdrawn

  • February 3, 2015

Posted February 3, 2015 The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Army Corps of Engineers issued a memorandum of understanding to...

WOTUS Joint Committee Hearing Set for Feb 4

  • January 26, 2015

Posted January 26, 2015 The House and Senate committees have set a joint Feb. 4 hearing on the Environmental Protection...

Senators Requesting Immediate Withdrawal of New CWA Regulations

  • October 24, 2014

–> Posted October 24, 2014 U.S. Senator Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) and Republican members of the Senate Agriculture Committee have requested that...

EPA Decided Against Appealing Federal Ruling

  • September 23, 2014

Posted September 23, 2014 The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has decided to not appeal the key federal ruling in favor...

EPA Amends CWA Regulations

  • August 28, 2014

Posted August 28, 2014 The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has finalized amendments to the Clean Water Act (CWA) regulations to...

AFBF Requesting State Authority in Chesapeake Bay

  • August 22, 2014

Posted August 22, 2014 The American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) has asked a federal appellate court in Pennsylvania to reverse...

Cargill Settles CWA Violations

  • August 20, 2014

Posted August 20, 2014 Cargill has agreed to pay $187,500 settlement to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), according to...

House Agriculture Subcommittee Holds Hearing on Waters of U.S. ‘Interpretive Rule’

  • June 20, 2014

Posted June 20, 2014 Agriculture Undersecretary for Natural Resources and Environmental Robert Bonnie maintained conservation practices under the interpretative rules...

Goehring Forming Panel to Review Ag-Related Federal Regulations

  • June 17, 2014

–> Posted June 17, 2014 Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring announced the formation of a regulatory review committee to help farmers and...

Wheat Growers Request Support for Pesticide Permitting Bill

  • June 16, 2014

Posted June 16, 2014 The National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) is requesting support from Members of Congress for H.R....

EPA’s Waters of the U.S. Causes Concern Among Farmers

  • June 10, 2014

Posted June 10, 2014   The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposal to broaden its authority over ”navigable waters” to “waters of...

Bill Introduced to Restrict EPA’s Water Permit Veto Power

Posted June 9, 2014   House Water Resources Subcommittee Chairman Robert Gibbs (R-Ohio) and full Transportation and Infrastructure Committee ranking number...

Iowa Cattle Producer Fined $12,000 for Water Pollution

Posted May 28, 2014   A northwest Iowa cattle producer has agreed to a pay a court ordered $12,000 fine for...

EPA Fines Idaho Dairy for Violations of the Clean Water Act

Posted May 20, 2014   An Idaho Dairy has agreed to pay the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) $170,000 to settle...

Legislators Urge EPA to Withdraw “Waters of the US” Rule

Posted May 12, 2014   Legislators in the United States Senate and House of Representatives are urging U.S. Environmental Protection Agency...