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USDA Extending Coverage for Farmers; Senate Sends Message on U.S. Water Rules

USDA is providing farm owners and producers one additional week, until April 7, to choose between Agriculture Risk Coverage and Price Loss Coverage. If no changes are made to yield history or base acres by the deadline, the farm's current yield and base acres will be used. If a program ch

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EPA’s Clean Water Rule; E-Verify Impact on Ag Industry

EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy told the National Farmers Union convention she’s renaming the Waters of the U.S. rule the Clean Water Rule and said EPA should have done a better job of rolling out its Clean Water Rule - from calling it WOTUS instead of the Clean Water Rule - to not being more clear about what EPA was and was not proposing - to not talking to farmers and others before EPA put out the interpretive rule. McCarthy says t

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Snowpack Declining; EPA’s Air Quality Standards Restrictions

Due to warmer temperatures last month, snowpack in the Cascades and Sierra Nevada have further declined. USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service Hydrologist Cara McCarthy says nearly one-third of SNOTEL sites in the Cascades and Sierra Nevada are reporting the lowest snowpack ever measured and -- for the first time -- some snow sites were snow-free on March 1. McCarthy says t

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USDA Helping with Organic Certification, Farmers and EPA Still

  • USDA has announced $13 million in Farm Bill funding is now available for organic certification cost-share assistance.

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Gas Stations Ordered To Close On Yakima Reservation

AP-The Environmental Protection Agency has ordered two gas stations to close their underground injection wells to protect drinking water on the Yakama Indian Reservation. The agency also announced penalties against the stations Wednesday

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Yakima Valley Diaries and EPA to Improve Water Quality

Dairy operators in the Yakima Valley have reached an agreement with the Environmental Protection Agency to improve water quality in their community.

The agreement provides for long-term certainty for the dairy operators and strong, enforceable measures to protect groundwater

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The EPA, Nitrates, Dairy Farms and More Discussed on KIT’s Mike Bastinelli Show [AUDIO]

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently released a report  that assessed likely sources of nitrate pollution - including dairy farms and crop fields - in lower Yakima Valley groundwater and some drinking water wells

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EPA Finding Nitrates Levels High in Different Areas of the Lower Valley

 

A new study from the EPA says multiple locations in the lower valley had nitrates above ten parts per million, and that's considered unsafe to drink.

The Environmental Protection Agency held a public meeting this week to discuss possible solutions. It's believed at l

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