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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…
State Finds Undisclosed Pesticides in Pot Growing Products
SEATTLE (AP) — Washington state's Department of Agriculture says it has found traces of undisclosed pesticides in many of the marijuana-growing fertilizers and other products it tested recently.
Inspectors tested 39 products. Spokesman Hector Castro said Thursday that of the 27 tests for w…
Drop in Corn and Soybean Prices; Agricultural Production Up.
Grain farmers should brace for a drop in net incomes this year as the prices for corn, soybeans and wheat have fallen significantly from recent years, according to the American Farm Bureau Federation.
The latest Agricultural Prices report by the National Agricultural Statistics Service, indicated th…

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