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NRCS Offers $332 Million to Protect Farmland, Wetlands, Grasslands By: 03/31/2015 @ 11:11am

This year, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Services (NRCS) is offering up $332 million through the Agricultural Conservation…

Buffer Regulations, Benefits, and Challenges By: 08/31/2015 @ 2:36pm

Buffer is not a four-letter word, but in Minnesota, it might as well be one. Governor Mark Dayton’s campaign last…

Judge Blocks EPA Waters Rule By: 08/28/2015 @ 9:09am

Commodity groups are responding positively Friday to an injunction issued late Thursday that at least temporarily…

Looking for Ways Out of Water Lawsuit By: 08/05/2015 @ 11:23am

  Des Moines Water Works' nitrate removal tanks  A lawsuit filed by Des Moines Water Works against northern Iowa drainage districts over high nitrates in river water is just over a…

Today’s the Deadline for RFS Views By: 07/27/2015 @ 2:13pm

Welcome to the Procrastinators for Ethanol Web Page!You’ve had much of the summer to comment for or against the EPA’s proposed rule for blending obligations for ethanol and biodiesel for 2014, 2015, 2016…

House Votes To Stop GMO Labeling By: 07/23/2015 @ 6:10pm

A bill that would pre-empt state laws requiring labeling of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in foods passed the House of Representatives Thursday. It would replace any mandatory GMO labeling laws with a…

Jindal Touts Smaller Government at Forum By: 07/21/2015 @ 5:56pm

Presidential candidate Bobby Jindal, who was reelected Louisiana governor in a landslide in 2011, backed estate tax repeal and federal energy policy that doesn’t pick winners during a wide-ranging hour-long…

Conservation Compliance Survives In Senate By: 07/17/2015 @ 4:46pm

The Senate Appropriations Committee has approved an appropriations bill for the U.S. Department of Agriculture that does not have a provision to delay enforcement of the 2014 Farm Bill’s requirement to meet…

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