wotus rule

Groups Respond to EPA’s Newly Defined WOTUS Rule

Dan General

Secretary Perdue Statement on EPA & Army Corps WOTUS Announcement U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today praised the announcement from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Army Corps of Engineers that they are fulfilling President Trump’s pledge to repeal and replace the Waters of the United States rule.  Perdue issued the following statement: “When I meet with the men …

cotton production

Slight Increase in U.S. Cotton Production

Dan Cotton, Crop Forecasts, USDA-NASS

We told you last month that cotton production here in the Southeast will be much lower this year due to Hurricane Michael. But according to the December report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), U.S. production is now forecast to be a bit higher than what the November report indicated. Chris Singh, with NASS in Washington, …

epa

EPA and Army Propose New ‘Waters of the United States’ Definition

Dan Industry News Release, Water

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of the Army (Army) are proposing a clear, understandable and implementable definition of “waters of the United States” that clarifies federal authority under the Clean Water Act. Unlike the Obama administration’s 2015 definition of “waters of the United States,” today’s proposal contains a straightforward definition that would result in significant cost …

final version

NCBA to Congress: Vote “Yes” to Get 2018 Farm Bill Across the Finish Line

Dan Cattle, Farm Bill, Industry News Release, Legislative

National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) President Kevin Kester issued the following statement in response to the release of the 2018 Farm Bill conference report:  “The release of the Farm Bill conference report is encouraging news for farmers and ranchers across the country. Now it is time for Congress to get the 2018 Farm Bill across the finish line. In these uncertain …

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NMPF Commends Lawmakers for Farm Bill That Makes Significant Dairy Policy Reforms

Dan Dairy, Farm Bill, Industry News Release, Legislative

The National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) thanked members of Congress, especially the bipartisan leaders of the House and Senate Agriculture Committees, for crafting a farm bill that includes much-needed reforms to help American dairy farmers. The 2018 Farm Bill reached a key milestone on Monday with the release of a long-awaited conference report. “Members of Congress on both sides of …