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Ag News: ASF Spreading in China
The impact of China's African swine fever outbreak has grown, as the disease arrived in one of the country's largest production areas as pork stockpiles fall rapidly.
Ag News: Optimism on China
Optimism seems to be growing from the possible trade truce with China. The U.S. Soybean Export Council reports net sales for soybeans is up 42% percent.
Ag News: WOTUS Ruling
A Judge ruled that the EPA and Army Corps of Engineers improperly suspended the “waters of the U.S. rule” without public comment. EPA will review the order.
Pruitt Hears Feedback on WOTUS; U.S./Mexico Potato Relationship
**Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt met with farmers, elected officials, and ag industry leaders last week to hear feedback on re-writing the Waters of the U.S. Rule under the Clean Water Act. The controversial rule has been put on hold by the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals while strong opposition from farm organizations, home builders and others who consider it to be an ove
Trump Works on WOTUS and PA Immigration Raid
**The Trump administration is working quickly to withdraw the controversial Waters of the U.S. rule, but that may be the easy part. EPA officials met last month with associations representing state and local agencies to outline the agency’s plans to first withdraw the WOTUS rule and replace it with something less expansive...
Vilsack Leaves Early; WOTUS Legal Challenges
Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack left office Friday, a week ahead of President Obama. A spokesman for President-elect Trump said a nominee to succeed Vilsack would be named “some time soon.” As Agri-Pulse reported, Vilsack will become president and CEO of the U...
Reckless and Unlawful Actions In Enforcing the Clean Water Act
The American Farm Bureau Federation says Tuesday’s Senate report on the Clean Water Act proves the need for the Senate to act against the Waters of the U.S. rule. Farm Bureau President Zippy Duvall says the case studies presented in the report reflect “the serious concerns” Farm Bureau has raised over the last two years...
Battle of Waters of the U.S. Rule Heats Up; Syngenta Up for Grabs
The U.S. House will again attempt to nullify the ‘Waters of the U.S.’ rule in 2016. Voting is planned on a Congressional Review Act challenge to the Environmental Protection Agency’s controversial rule in the House next year and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said the Senate is in the process of putting a WOTUS repeal on the President’s desk...

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