USDA’s Risk Management Agency reminds producers in Idaho, Oregon, Colorado and Washington of the fast approaching 2016 sales closing deadlines for federal crop insurance programs. Producers need to buy, review, or modify their crop insurance policies for most fall-planted crops with winter coverage before the sales closing date of September 30 has passed.

A series of memos the Obama Administration intended to keep private shows a culture of secrecy, falsehood and dysfunction that permeated the Waters of the U.S. rulemaking process. The American Farm Bureau charges the Army Corps of Engineers memos show the Corps “repeatedly rebuked EPA officials for their abuse of the rulemaking process in producing the deeply controversial Waters of the United States rule,” and the entire economic analysis used to support the rule “had no basis in either science or economics.”