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Renewable Fuel Standard Budget Review; Policymakers Look for Cost-effective Solutions

The White House Office of Management and Budget has begun its review of the Renewable Fuel Standard. Specifically, the portion of the rule governing the latest volumetric standards are under review and scheduled to be released by the Environmental Protection Agency by November 30th...

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Farm Equipment Maker Deere Post 27 Percent Drop In Quarterly Profits
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Safeguard Plan Announced for Land, Water and Wildlife; Precision Planting Acquired by Deere

On Tuesday, President Obama announced a plan to safeguard America’s land, water and wildlife by establishing a “no net loss” standard for mitigating impacts on natural resources and encouraging related private investment to deliver better outcomes for the environment...

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Canada on Hold With TPP; USDA Projects for Water Improvement

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack last week said Canada is holding up the Trans-Pacific Partnership text, delaying the release to the public...

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A Great Year For the American Angus; Occupational Hazards and Processing of Marijuana

The American Angus Association says Angus breeders are enjoying one of the most successful years on record. New figures released last week show that during fiscal year 2015, sale averages for Angus genetics soared, total registrations grew and the Certified Angus Beef brand achieved its ninth consecutive year of record sales...

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Moderate Consumption of Meat to Reduce Cancer; E. Coli Causes Massive Meat Recall

The World Health Organization issued a news release to clarify the International Agency for Research on Cancer position regarding processed meats last week...

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Waters of the U.S. Rule Could Be Scrapped; One Child Cap Lifted

Iowa Senator Joni Ernst announced last Thursday she believes there is now enough support in the U.S. Senate to consider her bill that would scrap the “Waters of the U...

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Crop Insurance Safe in Budget Agreement; Positive Train Control Delay Up to Five Years

As Promised, outgoing House Speaker John Boehner helped push a budget deal through the House that in his words, was an effort to not “leave the barn full of you know what...

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Candy Maker Nestle Announces It'll Stop Using Artificial Flavors And Colors
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Ag Report: China Lifting Restrictions on Pork Plants While U.S. Wrangles Over Candy Labels

The USDA announced last week that China has agreed to lift import restrictions on six pork-processing factories and eight cold-storage facilities...

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US Forest Service Considers Restricting Photography Within Federally Designated Wilderness Areas
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Ag Report: Court Will Weigh Clean Water Rule, House Panel Stretches Positive Train Control Deadline

The 6th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals will consider the Clean Water Rule Dec. 8. The court will hear oral arguments over whether it has the authority to hear a challenge to the Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Water Rule, or "Waters of the U...

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Federal Cleanup Crew Spills 3 Million Gallons Of Toxic Mine Waste In Colorado's Animas River
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Bad News for AG if Positive Train Control is Met at Years End; EPA Blamed for Spill for Mine

The deadline is fast approaching for implementation of Positive Train Control safety systems and some say the economy will start to feel the effects next month...

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