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Farm Bureau Concerned Over Water Rules, College Ag Ambassadors

  • The American Farm Bureau Federation has carefully reviewed EPA’s proposed waters of the U.S. rule and AFBF President Bob Stallman says the results of the review are dismaying.

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Drilling Work Continues at Wanapum Dam, USDA Conservation Website

  • Work is continuing on Washington’s Wanapum Dam to determine the extent of the crack discovered back on February 27th.

    Water levels have been lowered to facilitate the work and holes are being drilled to try and ascertain the damage. Windy weather has caused delays.

    The lower water levels are causing concern for agriculture in the area that depends on water from the Columbia River for irrigation and has also been a problem for migrating fish.

    Crews have been installing pumps to help get the fish over the dam.

  • USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has been updating its website to keep up with farmers’ needs.

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Research Leading to Longer Lasting Eggs, Milk Producers Challenging FDA

  • USDA’s Agricultural Research Service has developed a way to pasteurize raw, in-shell eggs faster without ruining their taste, texture, color or other important qualities.

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Labeling Appeal Denied, Farmland Movie Prepping for Release

  • The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit upheld a lower court ruling denying a preliminary injunction request on the Agricultural Marketing Service’s enforcement of the rule implementing the labeling program on Friday.

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FDA Looking at Antibiotics, Land Trust Advocacy Day

  • The FDA says 25 of 26 animal drug companies have responded to its request to phase out the use of antibiotics for growth promotion in livestock with positive written commitments.

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Forestry Lawsuit Hearing, Milk Sales Questioned

  • The House Agriculture Conservation, Energy and Forestry Subcommittee held a public hearing on the impact of the Endangered Species Act and related legislation on the U.S. Forest Service.

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Clarifying Clean Water Act, Peaches Might Combat Breast Cancer

  • The EPA and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers jointly released a proposed rule to clarify protection under the Clean Water Act for streams and wetlands Tuesday.

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Labeling Rules to Get Clarity, Potato Rules from Mexico

  • Lawyers representing organizations in a lawsuit against current Country-of-Origin Labeling rules believe a decision in the case will come any day.

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Potato Trade Opening to Mexico, GMO Survey

  • It appears that the U.S. and Mexico are coming to an agreement to allow trade between the two countries regarding potatoes.

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Breakfast Costs Rising, Food Inspectors Not Limited

  • Breakfast costs are rising according to a new Washington Post report.

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Report on Labor Shortage Released, Wood Products Get Investment

  • The Partnership for a New American Economy and the Agriculture Coalition for Immigration Reform has released a new report titled "No Longer Home Grown - How Labor Shortages are Increasing America’s Reliance on Imported Fresh Produce and Slowing U.S. Economic Growth."

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Trade Talks Progressing, Convictions for Illegal Immigration Up

  • With the fourth round of Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership talks concluded, U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman says there’s still a lot of work ahead.

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