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Clean Water Act Challenged, New Conservation Program Announced

  • Florida Representative Steve Southerland has proposed the Waters of the United States Regulatory Overreach Protect Act which would halt any action of the Environmental Protection Agency and the Army Corps of Engineers regarding the proposed definition of waters of the United States.

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State of Emergency Declared, Appropriations Bill Passes House Committee

  • A state of emergency was declared late Tuesday in 20 Eastern Washington counties in response to multiple wildfires threatening homes, businesses, public infrastructure, and natural resources in many parts of the state as fire crews face continued severe fire weather conditions.

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Trade Negotiations On Hold, School Nutrition Convention Shows Healthy Alternatives

  • The Japan Times reports Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiators finished their meeting in Ottawa Saturday without an agreement or date for the next meeting due to differences over contentious issues such as intellectual property.

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Highway Funding Center of Battle, Ben & Jerry’s and GMOs

  • Democrats are warning of a looming highway shutdown, comparing it to the government shutdown of 2013, as the Highway Trust Fund faces a $10 billion shortfall.

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House Cuts EPA Funding, Ethanol Official Questions Cause of Food Price Increases

  • A House Subcommittee approved legislation last week to cut EPA’s funding by nine percent while stopping the agency from finishing carbon pollution regulations for power plants.

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New Farm Bill Helps With Disaster Relief, Farm Education Seminar

  • Farmers and ranchers who waited two and a half years for a Farm Bill are now getting some relief according to Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack.

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Apples Can Boost Your “Appetite” — Dave’s Diary

Ok, this one may move you beyond my usual “G” rating into a “Jeez Louise” type response.  You’ve been alerted!  An apple a day keeps the doctor away and now it seems the same piece of fruit could keep the sex therapist away too.

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Business and Ag Leaders on Immigration Reform, EPA Challenged on Clean Waters Act

  • A coalition of business and agriculture leaders launched a Day of Action on immigration reform yesterday with a media conference call.

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Meat Exports Continue to Excel, Fire Safety During Summer

  • According to the U.S. Meat Export Federation, export volumes for pork and beef exceeded last year’s totals in May.

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Concern Over PEDv Reporting, Cougar in Spokane and Pest Control in Oregon

  • Producers and lawmakers have concerns about the mandatory PEDv reporting program announced by USDA.

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