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EPA, Army Deliver On Promise Of New WOTUS Definition

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Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Andrew Wheeler and Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works R.D. James recently announced a new definition for “waters of the United States.” With the Navigable Waters Protection Rule, the EPA and the Army delivered on President Donald Trump’s promise to finalize a revised definition for WOTUS that protects the nation’s navigable waters from pollution ... Read More »

Secretary Perdue Statement on House Passage of USMCA

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U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue issued the following statement, Dec. 19, after the House of Representatives passed the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement by a bipartisan vote of 385-41. “I’ve long said that support for USMCA crosses political parties, the bipartisan passage of the agreement today is proof of that,” Perdue says. “I am pleased the House finally brought this agreement to ... Read More »

Farmers learn about soil health at Clemson conference

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Healthy crops begin with healthy soil and researchers with the Clemson University’s Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education program are teaching farmers how they can benefit from keeping their soils fit. The researchers teamed up with other agricultural professionals and farmers who have implemented soil health principles by using cover crops, no-till and livestock integration to hold a conference to teach ... Read More »

Lawsuit challenges Texas drone law

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• By Tiffany McDowell • A lawsuit recently filed in the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas challenges the constitutionality of the Texas “Use of Unmanned Aircraft” statute. Background This background section will focus on those areas relevant to the lawsuit and will not provide a complete summary of the statute. [Read full statute here and read ... Read More »

What is going on in the cotton market?

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• By Seshadri Ramkumar • Demand, trade wars and global economic scenarios are all playing their part in the weak cotton market. About 80 people involved in different aspects of the cotton sector gathered recently in the new building of Lubbock, Texas-based Plains Cotton Growers Inc. and discussed the current cotton scenario. Cotton demand is weak, says Darren Hudson, a ... Read More »

Jensen Scholarship & NAICC Foundation Scholarships

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James Harper from Louisiana State University received the 2018 Foundation for Environmental Agriculture Education $3,000 scholarship. Also known as the Richard Jensen Scholarship, it commemorates one of the early members of the National Alliance of Independent Crop Consultants. Two other students were awarded $1,500 FEAE Scholarships: Michael Goodnight from Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College and Loren King from Michigan State University. ... Read More »