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New Trade Promotion Legislation Purposed; High Protein Diets Effects

Senate Finance Committee Chair Orrin Hatch and Ranking Member Ron Wyden – along with House Ways and Means Committee Chair Paul Ryan - introduced Trade Promotion Authority legislation on Thursday. Hatch expects t

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EPA and Army Corps Withdraws Proposal on Water Rules; USDA See Increase in Organic Products

The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee has passed the Regulatory Integrity Protection Act of 2015 - which requires the EPA and Army Corps to withdraw its proposed Waters of the U.S. rule within 3

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House Subcommittee Trying to Stop EPA’s Clear Water Rule; Stronger U.S. Dollar Could See More Export Corn

The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment Chairs introduced legislation this week to stop EPA from finalizing the clean water rule it sent to the Office of Management and Budget last week. House Ag Chair

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Mexico and Peru Sees More Beef and Pork Products From U.S.; Snow-pack at Record lows

USDA has reached agreements allowing U.S. beef and pork producers greater access to consumers in Mexico and Peru. The agreements will allow U.S. producers to export slaughter cattle to Mexico and expand access to consumer markets in Peru for U.S. fresh and chi

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Bush Salmon Protection Plan Under Fire In Courts
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Strengthening Dams is High Priority; 9th Case of Avian Flu Confirmed

$73 million is to be invested this year to rehabilitate and assess dams across the nation to ensure this critical infrastructure is protecting Americans from harm, securing public health and expanding water supplies in drought affected areas. About 150 proj

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Chickens Test Positive For The H7 Stain Of Bird Flu
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Avian Influenza Has Surfaced Again in North America; Energy Information Admin. Predicts Gas Prices to Drop

Avian influenza is again popping up across North America as USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service confirmed an eighth case of H5N2 avian influenza in a commercial turkey flock of 30,000 turkeys in Minnesota on Tuesday. The site has be

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Universities to Receive Grants Supporting Water Issues; Crate, Cage-Free Meats to Be Used in Breakfast Sandwiches

USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture announced more than 10-million dollars being awarded through 21 grants to universities to support critical water problems in rural and ag watersheds across the nation. NIFA Director S

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California's Central Valley Impacted By Major Drought
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EPA’s Clean Water Rule Heads Off to Management Budget Review; Farm Service Agency Handing Out Emergency Assistance

The EPA sent the Clean Water Rule - formerly known as Waters of the U.S. - to the Office of Management and Budget on Friday. In a blog post - EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy and Assistant Secretary of the Army Jo-Ellen Darcy say the rule will better define tributaries and protect farming practices. They say they a

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USDA to Help Farm and Ranch Land; CA. Governor Jerry Brown Defends Water Actions

USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service will accept ACEP applications to help productive farm and ranch lands remain in agriculture and to protect the nation's critical wetlands and grasslands, home to diverse wildlife and plant species. NRCS will provi

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Statewide Drought Takes Toll On California's Lake Oroville Water Level
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Asia-Pacific Expanding Its Reach; California Water Shortage Impact Farmers

Trade negotiators for the U.S. and Japan are working around the clock to complete a trade agreement prior to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s visit to Washington later this month. Negotiators are working to have the agreement ready to unveil during Abe’s visit as they hope the deal can pave the way for a broader Asia-Pacific pact involving 10 other countries. U.S. Trade Repr

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