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Dec 29, 2014
A number of technology developers have stepped up efforts in the past decade to commercialize seed and chemical combinations to overcome weed resistance, but farmers indicated in their answers to those conducting the survey that they’re unsure where the battle will lead.
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Dec 5, 2014
Despite outcry from ag interest groups following the release of farmers’ personal information to environmental groups and others early in 2013, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) said last Monday the agency won’t try to keep permit details confidential under a proposal to require more data be sent to it electronically.
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Nov 7, 2014
The climate in their area is semi-arid, with annual precipitation of 16-17 inches. Their land falls on a web of small, ephemeral streams that flow only during heavy rains. Yet those streams would be deemed as waters of the U.S. under the new Clean Water Act rule proposed by Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Army Corps of Engineers.
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Oct 17, 2014
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has approved the use of Enlist Duo herbicide and currently will limit its release to six states, the agency announced last Wednesday. An agency official said the herbicide likely would become more widely available in the coming years.
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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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