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House Dems Push Rural Internet Bill; AG’s Want WOTUS Gone
U.S. dairy organizations are urging Japan to respect current trade relationships as they review the European Union’s list of common food names during trade talks. On Capitol Hill, a news conference highlighted a high-speed internet service plan to all Americans. EPA being urged to permanentl…
Pruitt Hears Feedback on WOTUS; U.S./Mexico Potato Relationship
**Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt met with farmers, elected officials, and ag industry leaders last week to hear feedback on re-writing the Waters of the U.S. Rule under the Clean Water Act.
The controversial rule has been put on hold by the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals whi…
Trump Names Doud Chief Trade Negotiator; Trump Trade with Cuba
**President Trump is nominating Gregg Doud, president of the Commodity Markets Council and a farm policy veteran, to be the administration’s chief agricultural negotiator under the U.S. Trade Representative.
 
Doud was a senior aide to the Senate Agriculture Committee from 2011 to…
New WOTUS Rules; WTO & U.S. Sovereignty
**The EPA will write a new definition of “waters of the U.S.” rules that is less expansive than the Obama administration’s rule that the agency is withdrawing.
That was the word from EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt Thursday in an exclusive Agri-Pulse intervi…
EPA Chief Gives First Address; Tax Plan Worries Ag
**For the first time, new administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency spoke with a few dozen EPA employees and the media this week after his swearing in.
Former Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt outlined general principles, but offered few specifics...
Clean Water Act Challenges; Grain Council Trade Woes
Court fights over the scope of the government’s authority under the Clean Water Act are likely to increase during the Trump administration.
That’s according to Neal McAliley, with the Carlton Fields law firm in Miami, who thinks there will be an increasing focus on the…
Groups, BNSF Railway Reach Agreement in Coal Dust Lawsuit
SEATTLE (AP) — A tentative agreement has been reached between BNSF Railway and seven environmental groups that sued alleging coal spilled from trains pollutes waterways in Washington state.
Under the agreement announced Tuesday by both sides, BNSF agreed to conduct a two-year study on physical …
Reckless and Unlawful Actions In Enforcing the Clean Water Act
The American Farm Bureau Federation says Tuesday’s Senate report on the Clean Water Act proves the need for the Senate to act against the Waters of the U.S. rule. Farm Bureau President Zippy Duvall says the case studies presented in the report reflect “the serious concerns&Clos…
State Proposes New Fish Consumption Rule
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The state Department of Ecology has released a new fish consumption rule that contains a more protective cancer risk rate.
The new draft rule released Wednesday provides a foundation for the state's efforts to reduce and control toxics in the environment.
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