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Environmental Groups Sue EPA Over CAFO Violations

  • January 30, 2015

Posted January 30, 2015 The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is being sued by five animal activist and environmental organizations because...

U.S. Federal Court Rules Farm are Liable for Manure Pollution

  • January 20, 2015

Posted January 20, 2015 A U.S. federal court has ruled that manure from livestock facilities can be regulated as solid...

WI Supreme Court Overturned Manure Pollution Ruling

  • January 6, 2015

Posted January 6, 2015 The Wisconsin Supreme Court reversed an appeals court ruling that ruled a Washington County farm couple...

USDA Requesting Comments on EQIP Rule

  • December 15, 2014

Posted December 15, 2014 The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is publishing a rule that outlines improvements to the Environmental...

NOAA Issues Five Rules Dealing with Marine Fisheries

  • November 21, 2014

Posted November 21, 2014 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) issued this final rule to implement management measures described in...

Threatened Status and Critical Habitat Designation Issued for Gunnison sage-grouse

  • November 21, 2014

Posted November 21, 2014   On November 21, 2014 the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service issued two final rules dealing...

Canadian Beekeepers Sue Bayer and Syngenta

  • September 9, 2014

Posted September 9, 2014 Canadian beekeepers are suing crop pesticide companies for more than $400 million in damages, according to...

EPA Establish Sweet Orange Peel Tincture Tolerance Exemption

  • August 27, 2014

 Posted August 27, 2014 The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) established an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues...

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...

Salmon in Klamath River Could Succumb to Gill Rot

  • August 22, 2014

Posted August 22, 2014 Due to the drought, California almond farmers are competing with wild fish for water rights, according...

Citizens Group to Stop New Water Quality Regulations

  • August 21, 2014

Posted August 21, 2014 A citizens group, opposing new water quality regulations approved by the Iowa Commission, filed a lawsuit...

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...

California Increases Water Plan to $7.5 Billion

  • August 19, 2014

Posted August 19, 2014 On August 13, California lawmakers agreed on a $7.5 billion water plan, which includes $2.7 billion...

Wildlife Refuges Phasing Out GMOs and Neonicotinoids

  • August 8, 2014

Posted August 8, 2014 National wildlife refuges around the country are phasing out genetically modified crops and a class of pesticides...

APHIS Adopting Asian Longhorned Beetle Rule

  • July 21, 2014

–> –> Posted July 21, 2014 Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service is adopting as a final rule, without change, an...

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...

Farm Groups to Remain on Gray Wolf Panel

  • June 20, 2014

Posted June 20, 2014 California Farm Bureau Federation (CFBF) and California Cattlemen’s Associations (CCA) leaders have decided to remain involved...

Wisconsin Dairy Farm Fined for Discharging Manure

  • June 19, 2014

Posted June 19, 2014 Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen announced a judgment and order against a Viroqua dairy farm that...

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...

New Mexico Meadow Jumping Mouse Protected by Endangered Species Act

  • June 11, 2014

Posted June 11, 2014   The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) determinedendangered species status under the Endangered Species Act of...