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Ag News: Trump Still Favored
The polling is positive for Trump in key farming states, even though the trade tariffs tactics see farmers feel the high anxiety of marketing their products.
Trump Administration Urged to Avoid Salmon Protection Rules
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A group that represents farmers says saving imperiled salmon in the largest river system in the Pacific Northwest is too costly and is turning to the Trump administration.
The Columbia-Snake River Irrigators Association wants the government to convene a Cabinet-level committee kno…
Delisting Wolves; ESA Debate and Chinese Take U.S. Rice
**Bills to delist gray wolves in the Great Lakes region, give other states a larger role in listing imperiled species and cap attorney fees to Endangered Species Act litigants were the subjects of debate at a House Natural Resources Committee hearing last week...
Western Governors want ESA Changes; Conaway on Farm Bill
**The Western Governors’ Association is calling for changes to the Endangered Species Act, including giving the states a bigger role in deciding when animals should be listed, and when they can be delisted.
The resolution approved at last week’s WGA annual summer meeting was not unanimous, as Democra…
Snowy Plover Chick Hatches in Nehalem Bay State Park
NEHALEM, Ore. (AP) — A Western snowy plover chick has hatched on a beach at Nehalem Bay State Park, the first hatchling spotted there since the 1960s.
The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department said Wednesday that the species is showing signs of recovery along Oregon's southern coast but t…
Perdue’s USDA Reorganization; States Want Greater Role in ESA
**Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue announced a long-awaited reorganization of the USDA, creating two new mission areas and elevating the stature of rural development agencies.
Perdue has expressed support for the creation of a new under-secretary position for trade at the department, and he made it official…

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