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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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AEM Mid-Year Equipment Sales Data Released

7/20/2018 5:12:00 AM

U.S. sales of tractors and combines remained positive at the mid-year mark, with all machine categories in the plus column, according to the latest data from the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM).

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Daines Calls Foul: 400 Days and Counting for Trump Nominees Critical to the West

7/19/2018 1:17:00 PM

Daines: "A fully staffed administration is essential to implementing the objectives of responsible energy and..."

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Endangered Species Act Reform: Wyoming Leads the Charge

7/19/2018 8:41:00 AM

Agriculture groups and elected officials from rural communities are coming out strong in support of the Endangered Species Act Amendments of 2018. The bill, sponsored by Wyoming U.S. Senator John Barrasso, would give more power to state and local governments to make a decision based on their areas unique landscapes, individual needs, and conditions on the ground. Barrasso who chairs the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, held a hearing on the bill this week and believes reforms must take place for species to recover and be taken off the list entirely.


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Hill & Agency Visits Essential Part of Montana Farm Bureau D.C. Fly-In

7/18/2018 6:06:00 AM
Visiting with elected officials and meeting with agency personnel is a critical part of advocacy. When three Montana Farm Bureau members earned a trip back to the nation’s capital as part of the Advocacy and Action Incentive Program, they had an excellent opportunity not only to tour the Capitol and the White House, but to meet with their state’s Congressmen, visit with the major decision makers at the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), and glean critical information from American Farm Bureau’s public policy team. >> Read More
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