Ag News: Navigable Waters Protection Rule
**New federal rules to protect navigable waters promise to provide the certainty farmers and ranchers need to maintain ag production and enhance the land.
That’s according to California Farm Bureau Federation President Jamie Johansson after last week’s release of the E…
Ag News: Cali Power Shutoff
**Operations are returning to normal at California farms, ranches and agricultural businesses that endured public-safety power shutoffs.
The widespread outages interrupted harvest schedules for wine grapes, rice and other crops, and caused scattered produce losses due to lack of refrigeration...
Ag News: GMO Demonization
Opposition to GMOs is unique in that avoids GM food being promoted as an eco-positive initiative. USDA not to seek regulate emerging gene editing tech.
WOTUS Repeal and Cage Free Eggs
** President Trump’s Waters of the United States repeal Tuesday represents hope and optimism for reducing the Environmental Protection Agency’s regulatory reach.
That’s according to new administrator, Scott Pruitt who says we have always been able the strike the balance between being a good steward o…
Organic Grain Imports; Beginning Farmers
An economist says organic grain imports are limiting the ability of U.S. farmers to supply the domestic market.
CoBank’s Dan Kowalski tells Brownfield premiums for organic grain are becoming increasingly volatile as organic imports have surged in the last year...
Vilsack Awards Millions, Defining Organics
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Foreign Agricultural Service is awarding $200 million to more than 70 U.S. agricultural organizations to help expand export markets for U.S. farm and food products...

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