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The National Farmers Union Vice President Patty Edelburg provided remarks during a public stakeholder meeting hosted by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Army Corps of Engineers regarding the agencies’ intention to revise the definition of “waters of the United States” (WOTUS) under the Clean Water Act (CWA).
VP voiced concerns about broadening the definition of what waters are considered jurisdictional under the CWA.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced it will make up to $1.15 billion available to help people living in rural communities nationwide access high-speed internet.
Projects in 12 different states will receive $167 million in USDA grants.
The White House and a bipartisan group of senators reached an agreement on infrastructure stimulus legislation, with the Senate voting 67-32 on July 28 to move forward with the deal, which includes significant support for Western water infrastructure.
The July 28 deal includes significant support for Western water infrastructure.
As President Biden’s first 100 days passed, his long-term agenda came more into focus during his first address to Congress.
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As President Biden’s first 100 days passed, his long-term agenda came more into focus during his first address to Congress.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is offering $9 million in grant funding applications to go toward roughly 24 projects aimed at addressing stormwater runoff carrying pollution from the land into water bodies.
Projects are aimed at addressing stormwater runoff carrying pollution from the land into water bodies.
The U.S. Supreme Court issued a decision in the Cedar Point Nursery v. Hassid case on June 23.
Case involved union organizers’ right to access farm property to solicit membership.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Department of the Army (the agencies) announced their intent to revise the definition of “waters of the United States” (WOTUS)
Agencies plan to initiate new rulemaking process to restore pre-2015 WOTUS protections.
The National Ground Water Association and 18 state groundwater associations have sent a letter to congressional leaders urging them to consider utilizing water wells in any future infrastructure legislation.
NGWA is urging Congress to expand grant eligibility to fund the rehabilitation, deepening or replacement of water wells.
For those who missed the deadline to respond to U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Classification Survey (NACS), it’s not too late.
This classification survey helps determine who should receive a 2022 Census of Agriculture questionnaire.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s quarterly agricultural trade forecast released May 26 projects fiscal year 2021 U.S. farm exports at $164 billion — the highest total on record
May 26 forecast projects fiscal year 2021 U.S. farm exports at $164 billion — the highest total on record.