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Trump Issues Executive Order on WOTUS

2/28/2017 1:03:00 PM

Today President Donald Trump issued an executive action ordering the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Army Corps of Engineers to reconsider their controversial Waters of the United States Rule.

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Trump to Order Reversal of Obama Water Regulation Rule

2/27/2017 6:39:00 AM
U.S. President Donald Trump is expected to sign a measure as early as Tuesday aimed at rescinding a major Obama administration water regulation and direct an end to the government's defense of the rule. >> Read More

Trump to Nominate Fierce Critic of EPA to Head the Department

12/7/2016 1:22:00 PM

Oklahoma AG Scott Pruitt, a longtime critic of the Obama administration's environmental regulations, has been chosen by President-elect Donald Trump to head the EPA

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Duarte Nursery Stands Up to Federal Regulators

9/22/2016 1:51:00 PM

John Duarte, a fourth-generation California farmer, has taken a stand against the federal government over whether farming is a violation of federal law,

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Senate Report Highlights EPA Enforcement of WOTUS Rule

9/20/2016 9:15:00 AM

A Senate committee just released their report highlighting examples of EPA illegally asserting jurisdiction over features traditionally exempt from the Clean Water Act. 

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South Dakota Farmer Challenging Wetlands Designation

9/1/2016 8:01:00 AM
The U.S. Supreme Court is being asked to hear a South Dakota farming couple’s lawsuit over the federal government’s “rigged” formula for labeling their property as “wetlands” converted to agricultural uses. >> Read More

Federal Court Rules Plowing Without an Army Corps Permit Violates Clean Water Act

6/15/2016 1:53:00 PM
A federal court ruled that soil can be considered a pollutant, a plow a point source of pollution if a farmer plows in land considered a wetland without a permit.   >> Read More

Oregon Farmer Faces $100M in Fines for Alleged Clean Water Act Violations

6/3/2016 4:56:00 PM

Oregon farming faces some $100 million in fines for alleged Clean Water Act violations, despite following U.S. Army Corps of Engineers guidance in making repairs to a river bank.

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WOTUS Cases Combined for Speedy Resolution

5/10/2016 11:41:00 AM
Numerous legal challenges to the waters of the United States rule will be consolidated as a result of a federal court order Monday in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit in Cincinnati.  >> Read More
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Trade a Top Priority: Meet the New Director at the MT Dept. of Ag

3/24/2017 9:45:00 AM

Meet Ben Thomas the new Director of the Montana Department of Agriculture. Ben recently discussed his career path and goals to enhance Montana agriculture with Lane Nordlund. 

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Watch: Secretary of Agriculture Confirmation Hearing

3/23/2017 7:59:00 AM

Watch the live Senate Ag Committee confirmation hearing on USDA Security nominee Sonny Perdue. 

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Higher Cattle Prices: Will it Turn Around?

3/22/2017 4:25:00 PM
The beef complex has rallied $30/cwt in the last five weeks, which according to CattleFax is much larger than normal. The market is experiencing the best of the fundamental seasonal factors that normally line up with the spring highs. For the producers who operate feed yards, right now is one of best times they have seen in almost two years. But, how long will it last? >> Read More
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U.S. Sees Furious Start to the Wildfire Season

3/22/2017 6:14:00 AM
Wildfires have charred a whopping 2 million acres across the U.S. so far this year, an area larger than the state of Delaware. >> Read More
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