**Researchers with USDA’s Economic Research Service compared natural-cause mortality in rural and urban areas between 1999–2001 and 2017–2019.

They found the gap between rural and urban widened between the two time periods.

Natural-cause mortality rates decreased across all urban age groups, but increased for the prime rural working-age population.

30- to 34-year-olds in rural areas had the largest increase at 19%.

Bread and Oil: California's Central Valley
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**Clean Fuels Alliance America applauds New Mexico’s Governor for signing a clean transportation fuel standard into law.

The new law will help drive demand and open a new market for biodiesel and renewable diesel, creating economic opportunity and cleaner air.

The goal is to reduce transportation emissions by 20% by 2030 and 30% by 2040.

New Mexico is the fourth state to pass a clean fuel standard, after California, Oregon and Washington.

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**The SEC released a limited greenhouse gas disclosure rule that removes a requirement for publicly traded companies to release greenhouse gas emissions data from private companies in their supply chain.

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association says “Scope 3 reporting” could increase burdens on family farmers and ranchers whose beef is processed or sold by publicly traded companies.

NCBA President Mark Eisele says, this is due to NCBA’s talks with federal agencies to defend America’s cattle producers.

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