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WOTUS: Supreme Court Won't Halt Case

4/4/2017 9:13:00 AM

The U.S. Supreme Court will not halt the case regarding the Obama administration’s Waters of the U.S. Rule after the Trump administration requested the proceedings being paused.

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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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Recent Ag News

Senate Ag Committee Recognizes MT FFA President

3/19/2018 10:51:00 AM
March is Women's History Month, and the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry is celebrating women in agriculture. Today the committee recognized Sheridan Johnson, a 4th generation wheat farmer from Conrad, Montana - and Montana FFA Association president. >> Read More
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USCA Petition for Rulemaking on "Fake Meat" Under Consideration

3/16/2018 1:36:00 PM
(WASHINGTON) – The USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has posted for public comment the United States Cattlemen’s Association’s (USCA) petition for rulemaking on the definitions of “beef” and “meat”. The deadline for letters of support is April 10th. >> Read More
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Montana Ranchers to Support USCA Truthful Beef Labeling

3/16/2018 1:29:00 PM
The United States Cattlemen’s Association’s (USCA) efforts on truthful beef labeling will be supported this month with multiple fundraising events being organized by producers across the state on Montana. >> Read More
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Steel Tariffs Impact on Agriculture Still Up in the Air

3/16/2018 11:26:00 AM
There is a lot of uncertainty across the board when it comes to the impacts of President Trump’s proposed aluminum and steel tariffs. Farmers and ranchers are asking the question, “will this impact me? >> Read More
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Farmers Call on President Trump to Protect Trade in New National Television Ad

3/15/2018 9:40:00 AM

The message to President Trump from Montana family farmer Michelle Erickson-Jones will run on cable news channels and online across the country.

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