Ag News: NAWG on WOTUS Changes and Net Farm Income Higher
**Another Ag group is expressing disappointment in the EPA and Army Corps of Engineers’ decision to change the Navigable Waters Protection Rule.
National Association of Wheat Growers CEO Chandler Goule tells www.agrimarketing.com, the NWPR provided farmers with clarity on what was jurisdictional under the Clean Water Act and important provisions for farmers.
He says while he appreciates the opportunity to provide input, farmers don't need more uncertainty through yet another regulatory process.
**Higher prices for corn, soy, hogs, cattle, and broiler chickens will boost net farm income to $113 billion this year, the highest since 2013.
As reported by www.agriculture.com, that USDA income estimated would be 26% higher than the 10-year average, reflecting economy-wide recovery from the pandemic.
Government aid would equal one-third of that net farm income, down from last year but larger than average.
Farmers will see an additional $64.3 billion in crop and livestock receipts, up 18%.
**All of California's national forests are now closed due to raging wildfires.
According to www.agweb.com, wildfire threats continue to grow as more than 6,800 wildfires have already burned 1.7 million acres across California so far this year.
The latest is in the area of Lake Tahoe and the Caldor Fire.
Flames forced the evacuation of California communities on the south end of the resort and put others in Nevada on evacuation notice.