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Jul 3, 2014
As critics contend a proposed Clean Water Act rule will extend EPA’s authority over water in ditches and that the rule will be open to inconsistent enforcement, one agriculture industry representative told a House subcommittee last Tuesday that at least one EPA region already is looking closely at ditches as point-sources in need of CWA permits.
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Jul 3, 2014
Midwest corn ethanol’s possible inroads into a potential 1.4-billion gallon California market suffered its biggest defeat yet when the U.S. Supreme Court (SCOTUS) announced last Monday it would not hear a case brought by the industry against the state’s lowcarbon fuel standard.
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Feb 21, 2014
If U.S. ethanol and agriculture industry officials have been holding back at all on their frustrations about restricted market access to Europe and an oil industry full-court press to scale back the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), they let it all loose last Tuesday.
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Nov 8, 2013
Hundreds of farmers in Iowa, Kansas and other states already have signed feedstock supply contracts to provide biomass to nextgeneration biofuels production companies in recent years as the cellulosic ethanol industry draws near to launching commercial production.
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Sep 20, 2013
A California judge dismissed a lawsuit Monday, Sept. 16, that challenged agriculture’s long-held exemption as a pollution point-source in the Clean Water Act, according to a ruling handed down by the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California.
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Sep 13, 2013
Yet as several cellulosic ethanol companies that use corn stover stand on the verge of commercializing their operations across the Corn Belt and as seed companies work to continue boosting average corn yields in coming years, it won’t be long before producers become intimately familiar with a new set of buzzwords: “residue management.
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Aug 23, 2013
Ron Kaiser, professor of water law and policy at Texas A&M, said the state’s ruleof-capture gives landowners the right to pump water from below their property unabated. That has made it difficult to get all water districts on board with conservation..
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Jul 19, 2013
The American Petroleum Institute (API) ratcheted up pressure on federal officials Monday to repeal the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) and announced a national advertising campaign designed to build support for repeal of the RFS.
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May 17, 2013
The Center for Biological Diversity (CBD) and the Pesticide Action Network North America have asked for a two-week extension of a May 22 deadline to file an amended complaint after the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California dismissed the case on April 22 following a U.
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Mar 1, 2013
Production agriculture’s reach for higher profits in response to the recent commodity boom is to blame for a depletion of grasslands in the western Corn Belt and diminishing populations of native birds in North America and Europe, according to two studies released in last week.
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Feb 8, 2013
A group of experts speaking at the National Ethanol Conference on Wednesday, Feb. 6, said the rubber is about to meet the road in the next two years—when corn ethanol’s 15-billion-gallon cap set in the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) becomes a reality..
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Feb 8, 2013
A U.S. bankruptcy court in Michigan is set to auction off, on Feb. 5, assets worth tens of millions of dollars, including hundreds of unexpired land leases from Decatur, MIbased Stamp Farms LLC following the farm’s filing for Chapter 11 protection in November.
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Feb 1, 2013
A 7,810-acre production and recreational ranch opportunity within 50 paved miles from Klamath Falls. This premier cattle operation is well suited for commercial and purebred herds and includes 13 miles of private year-round rivers and streams.
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Jan 25, 2013
Farmers who film parodies of popular songs showing what they do on the farm and then post the videos on such sites as YouTube, Grandin said, go a long way in showing what farmers do. Slaughter houses should install live internet cameras for the world to judge their work for themselves, she said.
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Sep 21, 2012
One week after the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) responded to an Environment Protection Agency (EPA) report criticizing the state’s handling of its concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs) program, EPA opened a 30-day public comment period on Iowa’s proposed changes to the program.


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