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Waters of the U.S. Findings Worse Than the Original Proposal; Conservation Programs in Farm Bill Working Successfully

The American Farm Bureau’s analysis of the Waters of the U.S. rule finds the final rule to be worse than EPA’s original proposal. American Farm Bureau President Bob Stallman said the conclusions “are sobering.” The rule wou

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U.S. to Import More Australian Beef, Ag Department Improving Conservation Program

  • With the smallest beef herd in the U.S. since the 1950’s, imports of beef from Australia are expected to rise for the 2014-15 marketing year.

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Agriculture Exports Set Records, Water Availability in Question

  • The final numbers for agriculture exports in 2014 confirmed a record setting value.

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GMO Labeling Law Fails in Colorado, USDA Conservation Program Seeking Comment

  • The ballot measure in Colorado that would have required GMO labeling has failed.

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Yakima Giving Away Biodegradable Bags for Leaves

The city of Yakima is giving away leaf bags until supplies run out.

You can get the bags at the Public Works complex at 2301 Fruitvale Boulevard. The biodegradable bags can be picked up between 10 a

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Study Shows Benefit of Animal Protein, EDF Looking to Eliminate Fertilizer Pollution

  • Nearly half of U.S. consumers say animal protein is still the best source of protein.

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Program Using Beavers to Restore Rivers

In a heavily irrigated Washington valley where fish, crops and people often compete for water, biologists are turning to one of nature's best engineers to help restore streams and salmon habitat.

Landowners typically trap or kill beavers that block irrigation canals and flood homes in the Yakima Valley

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Millions Available for Conservation, Waters Law Gets Q&A

  • USDA will provide more than $328 million for conservation funding in an effort to protect and restore key farmlands, grasslands and wetlands across the nation.

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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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Korean Importers Learn About U.S. Beef, Conservation Program Opens Next Week

  • The U.S. Meat Export Federation recently hosted a workshop for 230 Korean red meat importers, distributors, retail and food service operators.

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